Hanwha Techwin Wisenet X scoops prize in at Benchmark Innovation Awards 2017
Hanwha Techwin's Wisenet X camera series has been selected as the winner of the Video Surveillance Hardware category in the Benchmark Innovation Awards 2017.
The awards are designed to recognise and reward innovative thinking and the delivery of benefits through advanced security solutions. They are run by Benchmark Magazine, the monthly publication which is widely regarded as the “Which” magazine for the electronic security industry.
A Benchmark test team and an independent panel from the security industry judged across nine technology areas, with Wisenet X standing out against stiff competition as the winner of the Video Surveillance Hardware category.
Defining a new standard
“When we launched the Wisenet X camera series earlier this year, we believed we had also delivered on our commitment to set a new standard for IP network video surveillance cameras,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director, Hanwha Techwin Europe. “We are absolutely delighted the innovative technology developed by our highly talented engineers and product management team, has led to our Wisenet X camera series receiving this high profile, prestigious award.”
Equipped with the World’s best 150dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology and the World’s best motorised varifocal F0.94 low light lens, Wisenet X cameras are supercharged by the most powerful DSP chipset ever incorporated into a full camera range. Together, these features ensure superb quality colour images are captured, regardless of the environment or the time of day, and without the need for IR LEDs or supplementary lighting.
The advanced 150dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology built into many of the Wisenet X cameras and domes ensures clear, sharp images can be captured even when there may be strong contrasting lighting conditions. A standard WDR image is normally captured by composing 2 frames with different exposures. Wisenet X 150dB WDR uses 4 frames to create a more natural image and negates the problem of image blurring which is a weakness of standard WDR.
Faster processing of video
With an all new architecture, the Wisenet X chipset runs up to three times faster than older generations of chipsets. This delivers much faster processing of video as well as specialist analytics pre-loaded on board the cameras as standard. This includes people counting, which offers the opportunity to measure store efficiency between footfall and actual sales and also identifies the busiest days, times and seasons, and queue management to identify peaks and troughs of customer flow at checkouts. Heat mapping provides accurate, real-time information about customer in-store behaviour. It does so by displaying hotspots within a store to indicate customer buying patterns, including dwell times and areas of a store where there might be low activity in order to assist with product placement decisions.
The processing power of the Wisenet X chipset also provides an opportunity to run multiple on-board third-party analytics applications in the same way we use Apps on our smartphones. These include face recognition to assist security personnel to quickly identify known offenders, and ANPR (number plate recognition) to control vehicle access to sensitive areas such as loading bays, as well as to manage car parking areas. This generates event notifications when an authorised vehicle number plate is recognised and these can be configured to trigger access control operations such as opening/closing a barrier, as well as sending activity reports and snapshots via email, FTP or SMS.