New Hikvision domeless PTZ pushes surveillance boundaries


Hikvision is launching a new PTZ network camera series (the DS-2DF6AxxxX-AEL) that applies innovation in a number of ways to improve the flexibility and reach of surveillance.
The cameras are designed without a dome, reducing the distortion caused by reflection from a dome’s inner surface. Without this, a camera can deliver a much clearer picture, even at maximum quality usage at maximum zoom and at the highest resolution. Due to the application of innovative materials, the cameras still meet the IK10 international vandal-proof standard, a protection traditionally provided by the dome.

The ‘ball’ design of the series makes it impossible to see where the lens is pointing – so wrongdoers cannot avoid detection. The tilt functionality on the camera also makes it more flexible in applications – it can tilt further than traditional cameras, and see higher than the horizon (up to -20º). The company boasts that this series is the only 4K PTZ that can reach 36x optical zoom.
Other features are 2-/4-/8-MP models, 4K resolution, rapid focus, supports H.265 or H.265+, deep learning algorithm, for enhanced perimeter detection and auto-tracking functions, Darkfighter technology giving clear images in low-light environments, and it meets the IP66 ingress standards.

The series has been designed to come into its own in applications where it is necessary to monitor the behaviour of people and vehicles, like city centres, airports, stations and perimeters. The deep learning algorithm makes the solution much more powerful, making identification accuracy far higher than in traditional solutions.