Hikvision, the world’s leading supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has launched two new underwater cameras, capable of delivering clear images in challenging underwater environments. These high-quality cameras can provide monitoring solutions in aquaculture, hydraulic engineering and underwater salvage scenarios.
The cameras can withstand pressure and corrosion underwater, with a water resistant structure design using SUS304/SUS316L stainless steel. The deep water camera (DS-2XC6225G0-L) can operate in the high pressure environment at depths of 50m. The shallow water camera (DS-2XC6224G0-L) can operate at a depth of up to 15m. Both cameras come with strengthened cable for use at depth.
These cameras are specially designed with a number of features to give full monitoring support underwater. They can detect 10m distance in the darkness (0 lux), using ‘white’ light supplementary illumination. Both cameras have variants with 2.0mm, 2.8mm and 4mm fixed-focus lenses and are sprayed with an anti-corrosion paint to protect them against the corrosive nature of sea water. They also have a coating on the surface glass to prevent attachment and growth of marine microorganisms, like algae. Finally, special underwater full-colour defog technology improves surveillance in moving waters.
Other features include:
- Up to 2.0 megapixel high resolution
- 2.0/2.8/4.0mm fixed lens
- 1920 × 1080@30fps
- H.265/H.264/MJPEG video compression
- 120 dB wide dynamic range
- Three video streams
- On-board storage, up to 128 GB
Typical applications for these cameras include to help monitor offshore drilling platforms, aquaculture sites, reservoirs, swimming pools and sewers. The cameras can also be used in certain corrosive environments, for example in industrial or chemical waste water, subject to specific evaluation.
“At Hikvision we are always looking at new ways to help customers wherever they have the need. Security and surveillance is needed in the water as well as above it, so our underwater cameras can add a different aspects to any waterside installation”, says Allen Xue, DACH Regional Manager for Hikvision Europe.
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