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    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").

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    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.

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    “ClearSight” Coating Technology

    While the developments of outdoor surveillance cameras has led to i tremendous increase in image resolution, poor quality of the images recorded has become an issue. These issues arise when vital images cannot be made out due to external factors such lens covers becoming dirty due to rain, water, and dust in outdoor surveillance environments.

    Panasonic has developed the ClearSight Coating technology to tackle the issues of reduced visibility due to rainfall, dirt, etc. It has been employed on H.264 outdoor PTZ cameras to achieve environments with both good visibility and resistance to dirtying. With this technology, stable outdoor surveillance can be provided and maintenance costs for lens cover cleaning minimized.

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    Tough outdoor cameras

    With the growing concern over physical security, surveillance cameras have been installed outdoors more and more in every industry sector and public space from towns, airports and railroad stations to offices, retailers, healthcare providers and more. Installing cameras under the open sky with expensive outdoor housings became required. Today outdoor-ready cameras offer high-waterproof performance. External housings are no longer required but other points need to be considered when installing cameras outdoors. Panasonic has shipped the largest number of outdoor vandal resistant cameras in the security camera industry. This paper describes the considerations and latest technologies for outdoor surveillance cameras.

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    Key Functions and Features for advanced video surveillance system

    This document describes the histories, core technologies, and customers' benefits of our security business activities relating to the "visual security products" offered by Panasonic, based on the technical and product aspects. Together with supporting the security and safety of customers' properties, the aim of the document is: to provide products that care about operators and installers involved with security that incorporate the technologies to save costs not only for introduction but also operation and that are eco-friendly as well as to explain their characteristics.

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    Panasonic i-PRO Video Surveillance

    The Panasonic i-PRO video surveillance system supports today’s demanding video surveillance, including the latest 4K high-definition video and Intelligent Video applications. Security departments are required to provide a higher level of security than before: proactive prevention, better situational awareness, earlier detection, quicker identification and prompter action. 

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    Intelligent Video Technology

    Intelligent Video (IV) is also referred to as Video Content Analysis (VCA) and Video Analytics (VA). IV automatically analyzes the video stream and extracts useful information from images such as detected intruders. The typical applications are video motion detection, video pattern matching and auto tracking.

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    In search of better visibility

    Nature has given severe challenges to video surveillance. While indoor lighting may have a not-so-wide dynamic range, natural light such as direct sunlight causes difficult lighting conditions. Adverse weather conditions such as snow and rain may also cause poor visibility. In low visibility, it is difficult for security personnel to identify suspicious objects and movements, or to monitor road traffic conditions and rail infrastructure. But the great need exists for reliable surveillance and remote monitoring in these challenging conditions.

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    Upgrading Analog Video Surveillance System with IP Technology

    With the increasing concern over better protection of people and assets, security departments are required a higher level of security than before: proactive prevention, earlier detection, a better situational awareness, a quicker identification, a prompter action and more. It is essential to conduct surveillance in a well-planned manner, give security staff good training, and ensure good communication between all related parties. Video surveillance has also become essential. Now many organizations are continually reevaluating and enhancing their video surveillance system to provide optimal daily security and operational efficiency.

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    Smart Coding Technology

    Surveillance cameras are seeing almost daily advancements in the areas of lenses, imaging
    sensors, and image signal processing. This is done to allow subjects monitored, such as people
    and cars, to be more clearly recorded. Resolution in particular has gone from analog resolution
    (720 x 480) of a decade ago to HD (1280 x 720), FHD (1920 x 1080), and 4K (3840 x 2160) in the
    past few years, and even higher definition will likely be achieved in the future.
    With the advance to high definition, data volumes for video are increasing to levels
    incomparable with those of the analog age. Due to that, costs for networks to deliver that video
    data and recording media to store it are becoming major issues.
    Meanwhile, not all of the video recorded is of use by customers, and in most cases it is
    disposed of without being checked even once. For that reason, technology to allow delivery and
    saving/storing of just the video really needed (video that includes the subject monitored) and
    thereby reduce costs is demanded.