The Oncam team introduced its latest offering: the Evolution 12 (Evo-12) camera line, during the 2015 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Anaheim, Calif. Built with the company’s patented 360-degree technology, the Evolution 12 camera line has no moving parts, and is designed for quick and easy installations. The technology delivers constant 360-degree situational awareness with full live and retrospective dewarping. The cameras have state-of-the-art 12-megapixel 4K Exmor R image sensors that deliver an impressive 9.6-megapixel high-resolution 360-degree image, even in low-light conditions.
The Evo-12 product suite comes in the following form factors: outdoor, indoor and indoor concealed. All of the company’s cameras easily integrate with today’s leading video management and network recording systems, enabling system flexibility and scalability.
On Tuesday morning of the show, Oncam hosted an interactive discussion with large end customers during a breakfast in their Hilton-Anaheim suite, speaking of the value of 360-degree technology and introducing attendees to both new products and valued customers. Attendees were able to interact with panelists Ted Whiting, Director of Surveillance for MGM Resorts International; Eddy Collier, Surveillance Technical Manager for MGM Resorts International; Darryl Daniel, Senior Consultant, Houston Airport Systems; and Jumbi Edulbehram, Regional President, Americas, for Oncam. The end users discussed how 360-degree technology was being used at the airports and in casinos to retrieve lost items, oversee operations, help improve operations and assess risk across a number of locations.
Daniel said the Houston Airport System uses six to eight 360-degree cameras to provide surveillance for five belts in the baggage claim area, as well as oversee security lines and hold rooms within the city’s busy airport systems. “A single 360-degree camera can replace as many as eight fixed cameras,” he said, which helps security officials justify cost and offers operators the ability to oversee far more places with a single Oncam camera.
At MGM Resorts, Whiting said 360-degree cameras are used to offer superior customer service in addition to the safety and security aspects of surveillance. At times, the cameras are used to return lost property to customers – sometimes even before they notice the items are missing. Additionally, security officials can keep a watchful eye over casino table games and slot machines to help ensure the casino’s security. “As the technology [of 360-degree cameras] grows, our use of it does, too,” Whiting said during the panel discussion. In the hotel Aria, for example, officials are able to use the technology to follow a subject from one point to another – through various rooms and choke points – without losing them, which allows them to forensically justify response actions.
In the future, Collier added, MGM will continue to use Oncam 360-degree products to retrofit current projects and establish new surveillance in new properties that the company is working on. They will also begin incorporating more analytics capabilities, which will add more value to their surveillance system investments for the future.
Coming off this successful show, Oncam would like to thank those attendees, end users, consultants and members of the media who stopped by their suite inside the Hilton-Anaheim to learn more about 360-degree technology and the products that the company offers. For more information, visit www.oncamgrandeye.com.