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Hanwha Techwin expands multi-directional security camera range for end users and installers

19 January 2021

TWO NEW Wisenet cameras equipped with Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet7 chipset have “reinforced the company’s claim to be the market-leading manufacturer” of multi-directional cameras. Both the Wisenet PNM-9022V and Wisenet PNM-9322VQP models are equipped with “industry-leading cyber security features”.

The four-channel PNM-9022V makes efficient use of alpha blending technology to stitch the overlapping images captured by its four Full-HD sensors into a “seamless” 8.3 MP 209° image, thereby ensuring an operator never loses sight of a person or vehicle moving across a wide area.

Superseding the Wisenet PNM-9020V, the PNM-9022V can also be used to capture 180° images, with CCTV operators able to take advantage of digital PTZ functionality across two of the camera’s channels.

With Wisenet7 SoC (Hanwha Techwin’s most powerful chipset to date) at its heart, the PNM-9022V’s four sensors, which come with 2.8 mm fixed focal lenses, are able to capture HD  colour images when the lighting level is as low as 0.03 lux.

Wisenet7 also features Hanwha Techwin’s proprietary ‘extreme’ Wide Dynamic Range technology which, performing at up to 120 dB, uses new Local Contrast Enhancement and Scene Analysis technologies to enable the cameras to capture ultra-clear images from scenes containing a challenging mix of bright and dark areas.

Lens Distortion Correction technology employed by the PNM-9022V corrects the distortion created through the use of wide-angle lenses. This delivers images which more closely resemble what’s seen through the human eye.

NDAA compliant

As part of the fast-growing number of new cameras incorporating the UL CAP certificated Wisenet7 chipset, the National Defence Authorisation Act-compliant PNM-9022V is packed with an impressive list of technologies to protect it from cyber attacks. It also benefits from a Hanwha Techwin proprietary device certificate issuing system which embeds unique certificates into Wisenet7 products during both the development phase and the manufacturing process. This further enhances the cameras’ ability to prevent hackers from tampering with their firmware.

Two Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slots enable up to 1 TB of video or data to be stored at the edge should there be any unwanted disruption to the network. Video of any incidents, which potentially might have been lost on the recorder side, can therefore be retrieved from the camera when the network connection has been restored.

Minimising the time needed to be spent on site by installerws, the PNM-9022V incorporates a hinged backplate to provide easy access for cable connection purposes. Installers simply install the back plate, clip the camera into place and tighten two screws.

Other key features of this new camera model include:

*a suite of built-in Intelligent Video Analytics, which includes audio detection, de-focus detection, directional detection, enter/exit, appear/disappear, motion detection, virtual line and camera tampering detection

*heatmap video analytics which provide business intelligence on customer density and buying behaviour

*support for WiseStream II complementary compression technology, as well as H.265, H.264 and MJPEG compression formats (bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 75% when compared to current H.264 technology where WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression)

*PoE+ (which negates the requirement for installing a power supply and separate cabling for the camera)

*IP66, IK10 and NEMA4X-rated for protection against water, dust and mechanical impact

PNM-9233VQP multi-directional and PTZ cameras

Coinciding with the launch of the PNM-9022V, the PNM-9322VQP – itself complete with four sensors and an integral PTZ camera – is designed to provide a highly cost-effective solution for detecting and tracking objects over wide open areas.

The option of exchangeable 2 MP and 5 MP lens modules enables these cameras’ sensors to work together to seamlessly capture 360° images of up to 20 MP resolution. In addition, the device’s PTZ camera element can be configured to zoom in and track a moving object or otherwise move to a user-defined pre-set position when the line crossing detection function of the multi-directional camera detects activity.

It’s also able to ‘hand-over’ to cameras covering adjacent areas in order to ensure operators can continue to observe people or vehicles as they move out of its field of view.

Equipped with the Wisenet7 chipset, the NDAA-compliant PNM-9322VQP supersedes the PNM-9320VQP model, with the additional benefit of providing audio support.

Cost-effective options

“These two new models perfectly complement our other existing two, three, four and five-channel multi-sensor cameras which, collectively, enable us to offer customers an affordable multi-directional camera solution for virtually any video surveillance project,” explained Uri Guterman, head of product and marketing at Hanwha Techwin Europe.

“All of these cameras will help end users to achieve a high return on investment as they can perform the role of a greater number of standard HD cameras. In doing so, they provide significant savings on camera purchasing costs. With less cable, conduit, mounting hardware and network switches required, installation costs are reduced as well. A single IP connection means that the cameras only require one VMS license.”

Guterman concluded: “The value of these two new cameras being NDAA-compliant and UL CAP certificated should not be underestimated. System integrators will quite often find that both can be a key requirement when they’re submitting tenders for projects involving end users operating within multinational organisations.”