Body camcorders are a small and lightweight hybrid of a camera and a video player that records information and transfers it directly to storage. This device is already on the world market, but the broad view is a novelty. In this article, we will tell you what the camera principle is and where it is applied.
What does it look like? Weight, parameters
An all-round surveillance camera is attached to the neck and looks like an ordinary “plastic collar”, only with four mini-cameras with a wide view fixed in the corners.
The system can operate in frost and heat: from -20 ° C to + 60 ° C. The charge is supported by built-in rechargeable batteries, they are enough for 2 hours of operation. You can extend the service life by using external batteries; they give a charge for another 6 hours. The system’s weight is only 200 grams, so you will not feel it on the neck.
Surround cameras are located on four sides, so they capture each direction. The system mustn’t create blind spots; the installed devices operate in a panoramic mode, covering 360 degrees, and stitch the resulting image from all four cameras.
The data from the recording equipment is stored in a 64GB memory card but can also be transferred wirelessly over Wi-Fi. How it works, read here.
The cameras shoot in Full HD quality, can work at night in low light, and record sound through the built-in microphone.
Video computing capabilities
Video surveillance is now following the multifunctional fashion. The systems are moving away from conventional surveying, adding all analytical calculations to their capabilities.
The 360-degree view device can recognize faces and give alarm signals based on the information received thanks to artificial intelligence. For example, the camera can react to a user running or falling.
Areas of use
There is a positive trend of increasing the volume of body cameras every year on the Russian market by an average of 15%. Such devices are used only in specialized security services: the police, the traffic police, the Ministry of Emergencies.
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Presentation of new items
This technology is developed by IDIS engineers and is called “IDIS NEXX360”. To date, there are no analogs of the model.
Thanks to 24/7 control and the collection of video evidence, which helps in the investigation of crimes, the system goes to a new level. The device is not yet used in Russia, but everything is actively moving towards this.
Body video cameras are a novelty in surveillance used by security services. Thanks to its wide-angle view and video analytics, the system will become an indispensable assistant on the city streets in the coming years.