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    Axis introduces thermal surveillance cameras


    Axis Communications, one of the leaders in network video, has introduced thermal network video surveillance cameras for round-the-clock surveillance. The new cameras use thermal imaging. "They are not just security surveillance cameras systems,” informs Oh Tee Lee, regional director, South Asia Pacific Region, Axis Communications on the eve of the launch of AXIS Q 1910 and AXIS Q 1910-E thermal network cameras.
    “They could be used for data collection, recording, to study pattern and behaviour etc helping businesses to improve,” he adds.

    The thermal cameras function creating images based on the heat that always radiates from any object, vehicle or person. This makes it possible to see even in complete darkness. The camera delivers images that allow operators to detect and act on suspicious activities. The thermal cameras can be operated or handled in many difficult weather conditions better than conventional cameras. "This is more than just security surveillance device. With the use of this camera, retailers can identify the popular area of the store and replenish the stock regularly," says Lee.

    “Our newly launched products will attract retailers in supermarket vertical," says Lee. Even though the product is new to Indian market, Lee believes that the demand is going to increase in areas such as airport, tranport, retail, warehousing etc.

    "The product has got utility in places like warehouses, where round the clock surveillance is require. The (thermal) cameras can detect any object moving, which can be captured, relayed and can be seen via appropriate media," informs Prakash Prabhu, country manager, Axis communications, India. According to him, after the launch in 2007, the company has registered 60 per cent growth in India.

    Axis currently holds 31.2 per cent market share in global network surveillance camera category and aims to make significant inroads into the Indian market, which is projected to go up to $89.2 million by 2010.

    – Gaurav Kumar