MOBOTIX develops “MxActivitySensor 2.0” for Intelligent 3D Motion Detection
MOBOTIX rings in the New Year with several new innovations, including MxActivitySensor 2.0, a proprietary network switch, perfect for installations in smaller spaces, and an update to the Video Management Software MxMC 1.3.
MOBOTIX is kicking off the new year with a range of new innovations; chiefly, the further development of the MxActivitySensor.
This video motion detector, which has been integrated in the camera since 2013, differentiates between events that are relevant and irrelevant to alarms and thereby reduces the number of false alarms. This motion analysis reliably detects moving objects and does not trigger any false alarms in the event of interference such as rain, snowfall or moving trees or poles.
MOBOTIX has gone one step further with the MxActivitySensor 2.0 thanks to intelligent 3D motion detection, false alarms caused by common types of motion from birds or small wild animals can be reduced. This means that the camera always keeps an eye on the essentials and only triggers an alarm for security-relevant events. A practical example is the monitoring of the flat roof of a warehouse. With MxActivitySensor 2.0 in place, intruders trigger an alarm wherever they might be on the roof, while a bird would not. Persons at the fence do not go undetected, either. If someone enters the premises, an alarm is triggered, whereas with a watchdog (such as the one in pictured here), no alarm is triggered.
Alongside MxActivitySensor 2.0, which is available in the latest firmware version (188.8.131.52), MOBOTIX now offers a new four-way sensor: MxMultiSense. This sensor records information such as the noise level, movement (PIR), temperature and brightness and is an inexpensive supplement to camera installations. It also monitors areas that cannot be captured by cameras. For the first time, MOBOTIX also introduced a PoE+ capable network switch. MxSwitch is a compact DIN rail module that can be used to directly connect and power up to four MOBOTIX Door Stations, cameras or other PoE/PoE+ devices. It is very well-suited for IP installations in small systems and, thanks to its minimal mounting height, it guarantees quick and simple installation into any electrical cabinet. For instance, MxSwitch also reduces cabling during the process of installing the fully preconfigured T25 Smart Access Set 2. This set is an easy-to-start security solution featuring smart home technology. The set is particularly well-suited for use in single-family homes and small businesses.
The new firmware version (184.108.40.206) is available on the MOBOTIX website for download.
MOBOTIX is also continually developing in terms of software. The latest video management version of MxManagementCenter, the MxMC 1.3, was recently released and has already been downloaded over 10,000 times in the first five weeks since its launch. MxMC 1.3 offers many new functions that make the software even more efficient and easy to use. For instance, a tree structure in the device bar (which can be expanded on the side) provides a clear overview and enables simple navigation between cameras and camera groups.