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Hanwha Techwin introduces three-channel Wisenet P multi-sensor cameras

05 January 2021

THE LATEST addition to the Wisenet P ‘Premium’ camera series from Hanwha Techwin removes the risk that important video evidence might be missed when there’s a need to monitor two adjacent sides of a building.

With the middle camera sensor covering the ‘blind spot’ between the areas being monitored by the other two sensors, the three-channel multi-directional Wisenet PNM-8082VT camera provides an efficient way to ‘see around corners’ and, in turn, offers a cost-effective alternative to deploying three standard fixed cameras.

“Together with our existing two, four and five-channel multi-sensor cameras, the PNM-8082VT offers cost savings for both system integrators and end users,” said Uri Guterman, head of product and marketing for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “They all use less cable, conduit, mounting hardware and network switches when compared to that normally needed to install a greater number of standard cameras. With a single IP connection, only one VMS licence is needed.”

IP66, IK10 and NEMA4X ratings for protection against water, dust and mechanical impact makes the PNM-8082VT an ideal choice for outdoor applications, although it also offers an equally affordable solution for indoor projects (for example, when there’s a requirement to observe activity taking place at a ‘T’-shaped corridor).

The PNM-8082VT’s middle sensor can be used to make it impossible for an intruder to attempt to attack or spray paint on the lens without video evidence of them being captured. A potential ‘blind spot’, which can occur when two standard cameras are pointing in different directions to cover two corner sides of a building, is avoided. This is because the PNM-8082VT’s three-directional monitoring ensures that, regardless of which direction the intruder approaches, they will be caught on camera.

Clear and sharp images

With a removable infrared cut filter, each of the PNM-8082VT’s sensors offers true day/night camera functionality and is able to catch 2 MP HD colour images when the lighting level is as low as 0.04 Lux.

They’re also equipped with Hanwha Techwin proprietary ‘extreme’ Wide Dynamic Range technology which, while performing at up to 150 dB, uses new local contrast enhancement and scene analysis technologies to capture ultra-clear images from scenes containing a challenging mix of bright and dark areas.

The PNM-8082VT’s two micro SD/SDHC/SDXC slots enable up to 1,024 Gb of video or data to be stored at the edge should there be disruption to the network. Video of any incidents, which potentially might have been lost, can therefore be retrieved when the network connection has been restored.

Key features

Other key features include the following:

*Simple Focus: A single push of a button located at the back of the camera is all that’s needed for automatic focus

*Suite of built-in intelligent video analytics includes de-focus detection, directional detection, enter/exit, motion detection, virtual line and camera tampering detection

*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% in comparison with current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression)

*PoE+ which negates the need for installing a power supply and separate cabling for the camera

Competitive edge

“The Wisenet PNM-8082VT gives system integrators a competitive edge as it can be installed much quicker and with less cost than the equivalent number of standard cameras,” concluded Guterman. “It also provides a more cost-effective option than a four-channel multi-directional camera when only three sensors are needed to meet the requirements of the application. In a highly competitive market, there’s an opportunity for system integrators to pass on these cost savings to their end user clients.”