Increasing attention is now being given to the monitoring of airports, train stations, shopping malls, and other important facilities where large numbers of people gather. In the security industry, there is a growing need for monitoring systems that can help to stop crimes before they happen. Rather than using high resolution cameras to passively capture people’s faces and behaviors, there is a growing need to identify important and suspicious people to provide an active security response. In order to solve problems such as these, Panasonic has newly developed FacePRO, a facial recognition system which utilizes deep learning technology. With inbuilt analytics changing traditional monitoring, the system is better equipped to provide safer and more secure environments.
Intelligent Zoom Stabilization Technology
Demands for surveillance camera performance have been on the rise in recent years with increased social worries about terrorism in addition to worries about road, railway, and other accidents. Performance demanded includes higher resolution including 4K, higher data compression based on H.265, and surveillance in low light environments outdoors. In particular, inability to gain satisfactory images as demonstrated by shaky images and the like due to the environment where the camera is set up has become an issue in harsh outdoor environments including those of for urban surveillance. To overcome those issues, Panasonic has released new H.265 PTZ cameras. A high-level surveillance environment is provided by PTZ cameras optimized for outdoor surveillance.
Secure Communication i-PRO System
Cyber-attacks on IoT devices have been increasing in recent years. Surveillance systems centering on analog cameras and recorders had mainly been used in closed networks such as companies' internal networks. However, with the migration of surveillance camera systems from analog to digital, network composition is becoming large scale and being connected to the Internet is becoming the norm. Moreover, surveillance systems are recognized as being an important part of the social infrastructure, and the risk of cyber-attacks on IoT devices is similarly increasing day by day.
This white paper describes the functions of and how to set security functions on Panasonic's i-PRO series of surveillance cameras and recorders (hereinafter, the "i-PRO system").
Just how secure is your video surveillance?
No professional IT network is run without virus scanners and firewalls. IT departments have learned, at times to their own high cost, just how important security in IT networks is. However, we seem to consider ourselves to be very secure in the area of video over IP. Existing security settings are simply disregarded and not configured. Security updates on cameras are ignored and service contracts that could seal precisely these gaps continue to remain rare in German IP networks.
It can often be misleading to believe we enjoy security – something we want to explore in greater detail in this brief report.