Building Technologies: New Dome Cameras a Game-Changing Concept
New FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i fixed dome cameras from Bosch deliver clear advantages for users and installers
Munich, April 2019 – Bosch has launched new FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i fixed dome cameras, which provide clear benefits from the outset by enabling simple installation and remote wireless commissioning, detailed image capture in challenging light conditions, and data analysis for improved security and delivering business insights.
The FLEXIDOME’s innovative product concept simplifies the entire process from pre-configuration and installation to commissioning. It saves up to 75 per cent of the time required to get network cameras up and running. Installing the FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i cameras is easy. An additional advantage is that the risk of dust and dirt ingress is eliminated since the camera module now remains sealed throughout the entire installation and configuration process thanks to its remote wireless commissioning functionality.
The innovative remote wireless configuration and commissioning functionality of the FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i range enables installers to work smarter. Currently when commissioning, installers have to repeatedly climb up and down ladders, or hire lift equipment to reach cameras at high levels. With this camera, commissioning can be done completely wireless. No need for ladders or lifts.
Instead, a wireless contactable tablet or smartphone with the Bosch Project Assistant app can be used to adjust the pan, tilt, roll and zoom (PTRZ) in order to set the required field of view without touching the camera or lens. Should any adjustments be required post-installation, e.g., for new store layouts or altered high-risk zones, these can also be carried our remotely after a secure release process to save time, effort and resources.
A key point of difference in all FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i cameras is the built-in Intelligent Video Analytics with Camera Trainer functionality. It is the next step in the development of video analytics and introduces “machine learning” to Bosch cameras. The Camera Trainer enables system integrators to customise Bosch built-in video analytics to detect objects or situations that matter most to their customers.
The ability to identify new user-defined objects with more precision (e.g., persons walking with a shopping cart) and situations can be easily combined with the existing predetermined alarm rules and object filters of Bosch cameras’ built-in Intelligent Video Analytics, for even more flexibility and accuracy.
Higher resolutions and frame rates, better dynamic range and light sensitivity are vital for capturing images that can distinguish individuals or objects for irrefutable evidence. A unique feature of the new FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i range is that Bosch’s starlight technology is built-in as a standard, regardless of resolution. This means all FLEXIDOME IP starlight 8000i models: HD 1080p, 6 megapixel, and the 4K ultra HD resolution provide exceptional detail – even in low-light situations. Fast-moving objects are easily captured with frame rates of up to 60fps, while High Dynamic Ranges of up to 134 dB compensate for dark and bright spots in the scene.