WAMA clarifies the truth with new 4K UHD IP cameras

The rise in terrorist and criminal activities around the world has caused the demand for high definition security cameras to grow by the day. High clarity surveillance videos are not only important for legal evidence in post-incident investigations, with the aid of intelligent video analytics technology, they are also effective tools for crime prediction.

With this challenge and demand in mind, WAMA Technology, have released a new product family, the NS8 Series IP cameras, that delivers ultra-high resolution of 4K, triple independent video streams, H.265 compression technology and built-in video analytics functions. This new series comprises of two models – a compact dome camera and a bullet camera, that are suitable for installation in indoors and outdoors.

“The security industry is moving very quickly with the emergence of many new technologies. 4K and H.265 are among the technologies that we anticipate will have a wide-spread use in the near future,” said Dr. Wallace Ma, CEO of WAMA Technology Ltd. “In the past months, we have been working hand in hand with our distributor, NAS Australia in delivering high quality products and services to the Australian market. With the launch of the new NS8 series 4K IP cameras, we aim to bring security in this region to a higher level.”

4K Resolution and H.265 Technology

The new cameras are capable of capturing videos at 3840 x 2160 pixels (8MP), which is four times the resolution of 1080p. The exceptional details provided by 4K imagery technology allow crystal-clear videos to be produced, ensuring all important details at the site of surveillance not to be missed.

H.265 video compression technology can reduce the network traffic and storage requirement by 50% in comparison to H.264. By optimizing the network bandwidth while maintaining the details of 4K resolution, the overall storage costs can be greatly minimized.

Built-in Video Analytics

The 4K network cameras come with four built-in video analytics functions – tripwire detection, loitering detection, missing / unattended object detection and overcrowd monitoring. These functions are designed to intelligently analyze the captured videos at real-time, detect abnormal events and instantly send alarm notifications to users, all without the need of human involvement.

3 Independent Video Streams

The cameras are also developed to simultaneously deliver 3 independent video streams to provide great flexibility for users with different requirements:

  • Main stream with maximum 4K resolution at full frame rate, which is suitable for live viewing.
  • Sub stream with maximum D1 resolution at full frame rate, which is suitable for remote monitoring on mobile devices.
  • Third stream with maximum 4K resolution at 6fps, which is suitable for extended recording.

Region of Interest

On top of the H.265 compression technology, the ‘region of interest’ encoding technology can further optimise network bandwidth and ultimately saves storage costs. A maximum of four regions can be pre-determined by the user. These regions will be specifically focused, while redundant video data in areas that are not of importance will be omitted. This approach effectively compresses video data without the need of sacrificing image quality in the areas of interest.

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Story credit: NAS Australia (Australian distributor for WAMA Technology)

For more details about this series from WAMA, visit www.wamatech.co, (distributed by NAS Australia, exhibitor at the Security Exhibition & Conference)