GPRS Enabled Security Camera from OSIL
Posted by Irina Tabakina
OSIL offers a new quad band GPRS camera system to the marketplace for site security and asset management. The static, low power system is capable of sending a still color (2 megapixel) image via MMS, email or by FTP to a browser or to a customized website. Pictures can be taken on demand when the camera is sent an activation trigger/request by SMS, telephone, email or web browser, in addition to regular pictures take on a timed schedule, or when the optional motion-activated PIR sensor is triggered.
The camera is housed in a vandal proof IP67 enclosure that can be equipped with a variety of interchangeable lenses to suit various applications (narrow, wide angle, low light, normal light). The camera can be setup wirelessly using the integrated Bluetooth communication, and there is an internal GPS sensor that allows for location tracking, making installation/configuration easier in hazardous/hard to reach areas.
The camera is powered by a 12v lead acid battery which can be linked with a solar panel backup/trickle charge. The power consumption of the system is less than 200mW when idle, and an early low power warning is sent automatically by SMS or email allowing for on-site maintenance to be scheduled in advance. The camera has a backup internal storage for up to 100,000 images and can be linked with additional analogue sensors or networks.
(As published in the June 2014 edition of Marine Technology Reporter - http://www.marinetechnologynews.com/Magazine)