Halo SiteCAM HD - covertly record video and audio without mains power - closed circuit tv

By: Halo Security  05/12/2011
Keywords: cctv, digital video, High Definition

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The covert Halo SiteCAM HD records surveillance video, audio, and pictures, day or night, rain or snow for 2 to 3 weeks between battery changes. It can even deliver 2-months of service if the optional external battery-pack is used. It doesn’t require an external power source. The Halo SiteCAM HD will capture all the action day or night complete with a time, date, moon phase, and temperature stamp on every video segment. It records crystal clear surveillance video with audio or can be easily adjusted to take fast-action snapshots to keep your property safe, day or night, indoors or out.

Halo SiteCAM HD Features and Benefits:

  • Records video & audio footage in all types of weather.

  • Battery powered - Does not require a hardline electrical connection.

  • Audio & Video stored on removable SD memory-card.

  • Dual cameras: Colour & B&W for perfect Day & Night images.

  • Colour 8 Megapixel camera for Hi-Def imaging.

  • Black and White (B&W) camera is 2 Megapixel for night clarity.

  • Infrared motion sensor to allow system capture images only when needed.

  • 15 Metre covert night-vision LEDs.

  • User settings: This customisable Digital Video/Infrared Camera Records Day or Night when motion is detected. It may be programmed to record fast-action snapshots or video segments. Choose video segments and adjust the unit to record 5 to 300 second video segments depending on your surveillance needs.

  • Perfect surveillance video day or night.

  • Infrared (IR) Sensor [with 54 IR emitters] that captures night vision video up to 15 metres away.

  • Simple Plug & Play Format and Crystal Clear Viewing [H.264 video compression (MPEG 4) format used by the Halo SiteCAM HD is extremely easy to playback on your PC or laptop.

  • 1024 x 720 High Definition (HD) digital video recording results in high quality video playback that lets you see everything perfectly.

  • 100% Weatherproof Camera designed For Outdoor Use.

  • Easily placed in a tree or other covert location.

  • Motion-activated recording will capture all the action onto a removable SD card.

Options:

- Camouflage attachment to blend with trees.
- External Li-ion battery to deliver two-months service life.
- Locking system to prevent theft if unit is discovered.

The Halo EvidentiCam is a small integrated CCTV / digital audio / video recorder for vehicles, and once installed can automatically record sound and video in real world situations that can arise when travelling in a vehicle.

The Halo EvidentiCam can record :

  • Accidents

  • Hit-and-run

  • Dangerous driving

  • Vandalism

  • Aggressive passengers

The Halo Car CCTV system has two cameras (Vehicle Interior & Exterior), G-Shock Sensors for accident detection, GPS Sensor for proof of vehicle position & speed, Acceleration and Deceleration Sensors, Infrared illumination of passenger cabin (providing excellent images even at night), sensitive microphone for recording sounds inside vehicle, and manual switch so the driver can initiate recording.

Sound and Video is recorded on removable Secure Digital (SD) recording media (SD Card). The information on the card can be accessed by most computers.

The embedded GPS sensor in the Halo EvidentiCam automatically embedds vehicle location in each image, proving where the vehicle was at a given time.

The Halo EvidentiCam is a state of the art vehicle CCTV system and provides drivers with evidence of any event involving their vehicle, occurring either internally or externally, with audio & video footage.

Halo EvidentiCam is an ideal compact solution for the private & commercial sectors whether one is concerned about violent or non-paying passengers or bogus insurance claims.

A DVR (Digital Video Recorder) is known to most of us as a way of recording a live image from TV or CCTV for playback at a later date. A mobile DVR works in the same way except that it is specially designed to accept lower voltage and handle the shock and vibration associated with a moving vehicle. Additional features such as the ability to send still images O.T.A (over the air), smart recording (on vehicle movement for example) and optional GPS tracking make this a robust and highly featured mobile DVR solution.

Features of the Halo Rugged mobile DVR :

  • Designed to be vibration-proof.
  • Able to withstand harsh environments.
  • Embedded Linux Operating System offering a distinct performance & stability.
  • Tracking capability via GPS and GPRS (optional). 
  • Still image is transmittable to remote PC via GPRS.
  • Real-time display.
  • Maximum recording rate 25fps (PAL) [fps = frames per second].
  • Alarm notification via SMS (optional).
  • Audio and video recording.
  • 2 audio inputs.
  • High compression rate through MPEG-4 technology.
  • Fan-less design.
  • Low power consumption: Max: 12W.
  • Smart recording mode including motion continuous recording, detection recording, alarm recording and scheduled recording.
  • Easy backup via CF card or USB pc link.
  • Overwrite function.
  • Pre-alarm and Post-alarm recording.
  • 2.7G-Shock Anti-vibration.
  • Adjustable picture quality/recording frame rates/storage device.
  • Designed for use in harsh environments: Rugged, withstands ambient industrial temperature ranges.

This is NOT an IP camera that needs to be connected to the Internet. It is a stand-alone camera that you can access directly via your mobile phone…

Halo Security specializes in specifying, fitting and supporting Remote View Camera’s.

With Halo 3G RemoteView you automatically get alerts if the camera is triggered by a sensor. The camera will phone your mobile and provide crisp images and audio in realtime so you can decide if your presence is required.

Features:

  • No wires, broadband, LANs, VPNs etc…
  • Password Access on your mobile phone
  • No special phone software required.
  • All you need is a SIM card.
  • The Camera has infrared LED’s for night vision
  • Internal battery with more than 250 hours in standby and 4 hours in video call if power goes off.
  • External power supply supplied.
  • Can be installed outside (IP 54 protection).
  • Solar Panel compatible so you don’t even need a power source. Simple!

Specifications for Halo 3G Remote View Camera

  1. Thermal resistor      Alim. 12Vdc/24Vac. Internal thermal switch

  2. Messages      Receives SMS for camera settings.

  3. Privacy      Limitation to 5 calling numbers.

  4. Battery      2200 mAh. 330 hrs stanby mode, 3,2 hrs in video operation.

  5. Working temperature      -20º to +50ºC

  6. Connections      USB connection for software update

  7. Microphone      Better than -40 dBm

  8. Dimensions      200 x 80 x 80 mm

  9. Weight     300 gr

  10. Camera      CCD 100 Kpixel, 352×288. View angles: 58”diagonal, 46″ horizontal, 38” vertical.

  11. Power supply      12 V DC

Far from just replaying footage of an event using tapes and a basic time/date search one can now search a digital archive using ‘thumbnail’ views to find what one’s looking for quickly.

And that’s just for starters…

‘Intelligent’ motion & non-motion technology can provide alerts when someone or thing enters the image or when something is left behind i.e. a mystery bag at an airport which could contain a bomb. Systems can detect this and more automagically!

The days of having guards manning a site are over- the technology can do the monitoring and only call for assistance when required.

Darkness remains the biggest challenge for cameras but new Infra-Red technology, invisible to the naked eye, allows clear images in total darkness.

For even longer-range night viewing, Halo Security holds a U.S Government export license for 25 Hz FLIR Thermal Imaging Systems - which are a controlled military technology. It displays Infra-Red thermal energy and assembles it so that it may be viewed on a screen. As IR is sometimes only minimally distorted through fog or rain these cameras can work well in difficult conditions (see video) but their main drawback is that they cannot show facial detail.

There are literally thousands of permutations and possibilities with CCTV systems and budget is the biggest constraint. Having a clear budget allows a Halo Security Technology Specifier to deliver what the clients needs rather than wants so that quality is maintained. We have to maintain a focus on the end game, delivering court-admissable recorded footage. If the budget only allows for 5 good cameras, that’s far better than 10 bad ones!

  CCTV Fact 1:  Tapes are gone - they have been replaced with DVR’s (Digital Video Recorders)

Owners and managers of premises also need to know that if there is an altercation or personal injury on the premises that there is recorded evidence available to the police to assist prosecution and to prevent false claims.

   CCTV Fact 2:   Too often CCTV images are too poor to be used as evidence.

Halo Security’s aim is to provide 20:20 hindsight on all recorded images. That means when we walk through your premises and specify a solution our objective is to consider light, distance, camera type, camera position and other factors to correctly specify a solution that will provide usable recorded data - we are more interested in providing a solution - not only a means to reducing an insurance premium.

   CCTV Fact 3:  DVR’s are PC-Based or non PC-Based

PC-based DVR’s offer the best features and are, at their core, computers but are designed for continuous running. The quality of the hardware and software is critical but when done right they provide a versatile multi-function system that can not only catch criminals, but also improve business efficiency through motion and sensor based alerts. These systems are being used in the manufacturing industry to automate quality control.

Standalone DVRs are an ideal budget alternative. They are generally quite stable but are not always user friendly and take a bit of getting used to.

CCTV fact 4:   The ‘live CCTV image’ in a CCTV system is not the same as the recorded image. 

Quality is lost in the recording process. Maintaining Image Integrity is paramount to Halo Security’s ethos. The central aim of any CCTV system is to provide incontrovertible evidence of historical activity.

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