If you saw the extremely popular movie The Martian this fall, did you happen to spot the cameos by Mobotix cameras?
The Martian follows astronaut Mark Watney as he attempts to survive being left behind on Mars by working with the supplies he has and a background as a botanist, along with mission control at NASA and his fellow crewmembers onboard the Hermes spaceship.
These surveillance cameras allow crewmembers and mission control to monitor actives on the spaceship and spot issues as soon as they happen. Down here on Earth both of these cameras are just as useful - with IP66-rated outdoor housing and HD resolution, Mobotix cameras are used by businesses in every industry.
High definition resolution is quickly becoming the go-to standard in video surveillance systems; HD cameras record larger, more detailed videos compared to non-HD models, allowing you to more easily recognize suspicious activity.
But HD won't matter if your system has other problems that render HD irrelevant. Some reasons your system might be struggling:
- Extreme top-down angle - Your camera may have great resolution, but an extreme top-down angle won't allow you to recognize anyone
- Field of view too wide - HD cameras are great at capturing details, but a field of view that's too wide wont' allow you to focus in on the important areas
- Insects & dirt on the camera - IR lights allow you to record at night, but they also attract bugs that can block your view.
Do any of these problems seem familiar? Right now we're offering a free 20 minute system evaluation, performed by our surveillance experts, to help you identify problems and solutions.
Security is a huge concern for business owners in every industry, but do you know where to start? If you're looking for inspiration on how to use and mange a new surveillance system, we've pulled together some customer success stories from our years of experience to help!
Our Case Studies page highlights 15 VideoSurveillance.com customers in a wide range of industries, from retail, construction, manufacturing, education, and more.
Each case study highlights an issue the business faced, and how we designed a surveillance system to meet their unique needs. You'll also get details on the products, and insights into different system management styles, from owners who want to stay connected whenever they leave the office to researchers who only review off-hours footage.
Also available as free PDF downloads, reviewing case studies is a great start to identifying the reasons you want a surveillance system. When you're ready, contact our experts for a free quote.
A unique video was recently released by the Oregon Metro department. Using day/night cameras, scientists created a time lapse video showing beavers building a dam. Watch the video here.
This video shows the behaviors of the beavers and other animals in the wetland, which was previously hard to monitor. Beavers are most active at night, making it hard for humans to watch them; a camera with nighttime recording gives a clear view otherwise not available to researchers. This unique video captures beavers and nutria working together, with a special appearance by a rare bird.
This kind of information will help researchers at Metro create better-informed programs for wetland management and wildlife protection. You can learn more about the video and the Metro department on their website.
VideoSurveillance.com works with wildlife organizations around the world to help scientists gain new access to animal behavior. Using around-the-clock monitoring, PDXWildlife, in conjunction with the San Diego and Oregon Zoos, tracked panda breeding behaviors to help grow the endangered Giant Panda population.
Download our free case study to read a complete overview of this unique video surveillance application.
New York City is leveraging its existing security camera system to the fullest by counting the number of footsteps of pedestrians in areas with the highest number of commuters. The city believes that the data, recorded by the surveillance cameras already installed in strategic locations, will give law enforcement and government officials valuable information to help curtail urban problems Some of these problems, among others, include public safety and trash collection. Watch the video below to learn more about the new citywide project: