Panasonic unveils new surveillance technology

Panasonic unveils new surveillance technology

Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa has announced an expanded security product and solution portfolio aimed at addressing the region’s growing demand for intelligent security and surveillance systems. Headlining the new series will be the WV-X6533LN, a Full-HD 1080p iA PTZ Network Camera with long-range infrared. 

Joining this is the new H.265 Series Multi-Sensor Network Cameras that feature four repositionable lenses, each with 4K image sensors.  Completing the brand’s enhanced security offerings is a more powerful and more intuitive FacePro WV-ASF950, which now comes with the Unregistered Face Detection feature.




“The strong focus of the Middle Eastern governments on socioeconomic reform programs call for vast infrastructure and technological developments.  Panasonic, with our long heritage and continuing commitment to breakthrough innovations, is well-positioned to supply the region’s growing needs for sophisticated and reliable security and surveillance solutions,” said Yoshiki Kogane – Manager, System Solutions & Communications, Panasonic.

The WV-X6533LN, part of the i-PRO EXTREME series, can capture high-quality images automatically, even in very challenging and fast-changing surveillance environments. It’s heavy-duty pan/tilt gear mechanism offers a long life cycle and is designed to minimize blind spots at areas where a wide area needs to be monitored.

With an outstanding Intelligent Zoom Stabilization feature, the WV-X6533LN allows increased visibility in blurred conditions. Intelligent Auto, meanwhile, automatically adjusts key camera settings in real-time when monitoring challenging scenes, reducing motion blur of moving objects.  With its H.265 Smart Coding technology, the camera intelligently reduces bandwidth efficiency for longer recording and less storage.

Panasonic is pushing the limits of technology in video surveillance with the addition of two new i-PRO Extreme Multi-Sensor cameras.  The WV-X8570N delivers 4 x True 4K high resolution (33MP) 3840×2160 15fps image quality, while the WV-S8530N is capable of a 4 x Full HD (8MP) 1600×1200 / 1920×1080 30fps image output. 

Additionally, they are optimized for nighttime applications, delivering outstanding low light performance in true color with Super Dynamic 108dB, for backlit situations and shadows.

The Panasonic FacePro WV-ASF950, using a Deep Learning algorithm, can identify faces that are difficult to recognize with conventional technologies, including faces at an angle of up to 45 degrees to the left or right or 30 degrees up or down, and those partially hidden by sunglasses.  Maintaining an accuracy rate of 90% when detecting faces partially hidden by sunglasses or face masks, FacePro WV-ASF950 can also recognize faces taken from up to ten-year-old passport images. 

Additionally, FacePro features the iA (intelligent Auto) mode that automatically adjusts settings for the camera to shoot optimal images best suited for facial recognition. When it is used with Panasonic’s i-PRO EXTREME series network cameras installed with the “Best Shot License Key” that comes bundled with the software, only the “Best Shots” will be sent to the server for facial recognition.

Furthermore, using this software with cameras equipped with the iA function enables image analysis to be performed on the camera instead of the server to send only the best images to the server. This will result in reducing server and network loads, which leads to overall system cost reductions.