Pharos SVC-7835MI rapid wireless CCTV deployment system explained

PharosThe Pharos SVC-7835MI wireless CCTV deployment system integrates a SharpView Micro NVR with Panasonic’s WV-SC385 to offer a reduced total power consumption.

SharpView is a solid, reliable and highly secure software platform. Using enterprise grade Linux operating system, it is inherently immune from software attacks and computer viruses.

Edge Recording Cluster Technology ERC: Uniquely, Pharos will record clusters of networked cameras within the built in SharpView Micro NVR, thereby allowing users to create CCTV systems on the edge for a cost effective multi-camera HD CCTV system. Modular in design and scalable, Pharos provides solutions for unlimited number of units that can be deployed in any terrain and location. Integration with video analytics, access control, fire alarms, PIR, intercoms, GPS tracking and mapping is also easily achieved with SharpView. Pharos can be configured using any web browser. All system parameters can be set or changed over SSL connection and vital system information can be accessed in the same way. Video recording parameters are set up either directly in the IP camera or encoder or via the configurations options where frame rate, resolution, motion detection, storage times and schedules can be set. Video streams are stored on a proprietary file format that ensures the highest security. The system supports triggered recording, for example motion detection or alarm events with pre-recordings saved at higher quality (resolution and frame rate). Units operate from either 110 / 240VAC or 9-36VDC supplies needing typically 15W of power during normal use. The chassis is made from cast aluminium and rated IP66.

SharpView Manager Professional: Feature rich security management software that allows users to manage their CCTV with complete integration of IP devices on the network. SharpView Manager is available for Win XP, Vista, Windows7 or Apple Mac OS X. Access Control, Fire Alarms, Motion sensors and Intercoms can all be managed alongside CCTV and more importantly linked to each other using the Connections module that allows local on-site customization via simple macro scripting. Security personnel can be alerted to specific events and have confidence in their system to carry out automated responses to alarms. The user interface is configerable and all feature modules (plug-ins) can be repositioned or undocked for multiple screens. Unlimited number of users can use SharpView Manager.

Video View: Displays cameras with play controls in 1, 4, 9, 16, 25 or 36-way screen split options. Monitor feature provides extra Video View for up to a total of 72-ways. Save images (snapshot) as jpeg, instant print, digital PTZ with preview window, create virtual cameras, mark incidents with Tags for instant access and review. Play controls include slow motion, x2048 fast forward and rewind speeds, pause and an interactive timeline marker bar, which represents recorded video. Recordings can also be accessed by simple date and time entry for either a selected camera or all cameras in a multi-way.

Device Manager: Allows users to see all IP cameras, NVRs, DVRs, and workstations on the system either by classic tree view or by location groups. PTZ control for supported cameras is provided by use of the mouse or via USB joystick. Back-Up Manager Video clips can be downloaded from the recorder to the local hard disk or to any storage device on the network in the original video format. Downloaded clips can be further exported into .avi or .mov. Previously downloaded clips can be mounted and viewed alongside the live video. Mapping Cameras can be represented on an interactive map of the premises. Positions of alarms, access control points, intercoms and motion sensors can be marked out on the map. The relative PTZ position of each sensor can be preset in the camera or DVR and linked to the device manager so that by simply clicking on a particular part of the map, the associated camera will reposition to that reset coordinate.

Alarm Manager: Alarm Manager ‘listens’ and logs events by time, date, reference and allows specific actions to follow after an alarm. Alarms could be video intelligence alerts, motion detection from cameras or PIR motion sensors, fire detectors, door entry systems or even monitors from other electronic devices on the network. This module allows the user to create specific responses to triggers received by the system via simple scripting or by use of the wizard. This powerful module enables the user to design the security based on ‘action on event’ specified criteria. An action could be to start a macro that sends an e-mail alert, plays a sound file and transmits an image to a security guard’s workstation following the triggering of an intruder alarm. All plug-in modules are scriptable within Connections, thereby the user is able to link and control any devices that are connected to the system.

Pharos is built to a robust standard for unsurpassed quality, reliability and performance designed to provide rapid deployment capability with a cost effective solution.

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