Pixim-Powered Cameras Meet Tough Requirements Posed by Correctional Facilities
Most security tactics are designed to keep people from getting into something. Correctional facilities focus on the opposite goal: keeping people from getting out of jails or prisons. From a surveillance standpoint, however, it doesn’t matter which direction of movement is of interest; the objective is still to focus security cameras on the areas under watch. Security cameras in correctional facilities monitor activities within cells and cell blocks, as well as in common areas such as eating and kitchen areas, meeting rooms and offices, bathrooms and exercise rooms, and areas outside the building. Traditional CCD-based security cameras have difficulty recording accurate, identifiable images under the wide range of lighting conditions typical in these different areas.
Common security camera problems for correctional facilities include:
- Lack of detail in backlight, under fluorescent lights, or outdoors
- Low clarity in shadows, such as corridors, bathrooms, or in corners of exercise facilities
- Image washes out due to glare and reflections from glass and metal
- Color inaccuracies in varying lighting conditions
- Low-quality Digital Video Recorder(DVR) recordings
Pixim's Digital Pixel System® ultra-wide dynamic range technology, a true breakthrough in imaging technology, delivers unprecedented image quality in all lighting conditions. Cameras powered by Pixim’s specialized image processing chipsets can significantly enhance security at correctional facilities through the following capabilities:
- Widest dynamic range: Captures highlight and shadow detail in the same scene.
- Highest total resolution: Makes it easy to distinguish image features and details, even in highly variable lighting conditions.
- Superior color rendering: Accurately displays color even in difficult lighting such as backlight, mixed indoor/outdoor scenes, glare, reflection, and fluorescent lighting.
- No "camera blindness": Eliminates the vertical smear, pixel blooming, and other image artifacts commonly encountered in high-contrast scenes.
- High image compression: Improves image quality with smaller file size - allowing DVRs to record with higher frame rate or higher resolution, or both, while maintaining the same total recording time.
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Pixim, compared with CCD technology, enables the higher compression of images taken by security cameras, which leads to advantages for DVRs:
- Allows the use of higher-resolution settings on the DVR without sacrificing the overall recording time (i.e., # days on a DVR).
- Enables more frames per second to be written on the DVR without sacrificing overall recording time (i.e., # days on a DVR) or resolution.
- Permits the connection of more cameras to each DVR, without sacrificing resolution or frame rate.
- Provides recordings with higher image quality, for more accurate identification of people and events and more compelling evidence.
- Makes it easier to comply with FBI and other regulations that require storage of 10 to 30 days' worth of video - without sacrificing resolution, lowering the frame rate, or reducing the number of cameras connected to each DVR.
- Optimizes the investment in expensive DVRs.
Security cameras based on Pixim technology enable correctional officers to capture details of prisoners and prison activities, even in variable and challenging lighting conditions and despite low-quality DVRs. The ability to detect suspicious behavior before it gets out of hand can help maintain order behind bars. And if incidents do occur, the clear, accurate images captured by Pixim-Powered security cameras can be used to identify what happened and who was responsible, so that appropriate disciplinary actions can be initiated and justified.
- Superior image quality despite harsh lighting conditions
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