Hanwha Techwin launches new camera module for ATM and retail applications
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Global security company Hanwha Techwin recently launched PNM-9000QB designed for ATM, and other covert fraud and theft detection applications. The remote camera heads comprise an image sensor camera equipped with a fixed, pinhole or fisheye lens.

They are designed to be installed remotely from the other components of a video surveillance camera and this means they can be discreetly installed within an ATM and other tight spaces, or located neatly into a corner of a room or lift with the help of mounting brackets.


Specially designed cables

With Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet7 chipset at its heart, the PNM-9000QB camera module is able to simultaneously process images from the four remote head cameras. With less cable and network switches required, the module is more cost-effective than its single channel predecessor, as the time system integrators have to spend on-site is reduced. With a single IP connection, there is also a cost saving for end-users, as only one VMS license is required.

When connected via specially designed cables and installed on the other side of a wall to a module, the camera heads are totally isolated from the network. Besides benefitting end-users, it is also important to banks who need to protect confidential customer data and prevent fraud.


Contrasting light conditions

The Tamper Detection feature is included in the module’s suite of Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) Additional protection comes in the form of Tamper Detection which generates an alarm if someone covers, changes the angle or sprays paint on one of the head camera’s lenses. The Tamper Detection feature is included in the module’s suite of Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), as is defocus detection, motion detection and loitering detection.

The Wisenet7 chipset at the heart of the PNM-9000QB features Hanwha Techwin’s latest generation ‘extreme’ Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology. This performs at up to 120dB to enable each of the remote camera heads to capture clear, sharp two-megapixel Full HD images at full frame rate even in strongly contrasting light conditions which often exist at ATMs’ sites.


Cyber security technologies

The UL Cybersecurity Assurance Program (UL CAP) certificated Wisenet7 chipset built into the PNM-9000QB is packed with technologies which collectively offer the highest possible levels of protection for edge-based cameras from the activities of cyber criminals.

These cyber security technologies, together with tamper detection and the use of special network cables, offer banks, retailers and other types of end-users with peace of mind in knowing their confidential data will be kept safe from hackers.

“The PNM-9000QB camera module offers a highly secure and cost-effective way for security personnel to monitor live images or capture video evidence of activity at rows of ATMs installed at airports, banks, hotels, leisure facilities or shopping centers,” said an official at Hanwha Techwin.