Multi-sensor Panoramic Camera Bring Multiple Surveillance Benefits
June 21, 2016
Multi-sensor cameras bring several benefits. Most noteworthy is its ability to displace several fixed cameras and reduce camera count, giving users a seamless panoramic view of the scene.
Lowered Camera Count
Multi-sensor panoramic cameras widen view areas; thus, replacing the install several single-sensor cameras installation.Combining two sensors and lenses in one housing can make the camera unit to cover an area of up to 180 degrees. On the other hand, fixed cameras provide a narrow field of view as they are typically limited to a 90-degree angle at most.
Lesser Number of Cameras, More Benefits
Since the camera only has one IP and MAC address, it will potentially only require a single VMS license, significantly lowering the cost as compared to having several fixed cameras covering the same area. Besides, there are less installation and cabling, most newer multi-sensor cctv camera models are PoE-operated, allowing the same cable for network connection to be also used for power which eliminates the need for separate power cabling.
Better Situational Awareness
The wide field of view panoramic IP cameras gives operators better situational awareness. Multi-sensor cameras can blend and stitch images from different sensors , making users an instant knowing of the scene and giving them the ability to zoom in on specific details.
Real-time Monitoring and Recording
The best advantages of 360 panoramic cameras lies is the ability to enable users to combine real-time proactive monitoring like a PTZ camera and recording. Because of VMS system, users can zoom in on one part of the scene for a closer look, while the other sensors continue to monitor the rest of the scene.