Hanwha Techwin, a global supplier of intelligent video surveillance solutions, is expanding its Wisenet Q Series of bullet and dome cameras with a new NDAA-compliant model offering system installation and configuration flexibility, especially in high camera count video surveillance applications. The new QNO-7012R 4MP IR Bullet Camera continues the Q series’ approach of combining ease of use, cost-effectiveness and high performance. 

“All security and surveillance applications are different and there’s no one approach to meeting every project’s requirements,” said Ramy Ayad, director of product management at Hanwha Techwin. “Integrators need devices designed for maximum flexibility with a powerful combination of features and capabilities. That’s what we’ve achieved with the new QNO-7012R and the entire Q Series.” 

This latest addition to the Hanwha Techwin line reflects the company’s ongoing effort to make all of its products NDAA compliant, added Aaron Saks, senior technical marketing and training manager at Hanwha Techwin. “There are certain chipsets that have been banned by the federal government based on who makes them. So we have been redesigning products to use different chipsets.” 

In an era where supply chain shortages have made chips harder to come by, this was no easy feat. “We design and manufacture in-house,” Saks explained. “We manage that whole supply chain and call it our supply chain of trust. We identified about 25 components that were hard to get, whether sensors or plastic components, and we started to figure out work-arounds to offer products to our customers.” 

The company also utilizes partnerships with strategic national distributors as well as relying on air shipping to help ensure new products such as the Q Series are available, he added. 

The Q Series cameras are equipped with an open platform chipset for easy and seamless integration with third-party systems and solutions, and analog video output (CVBS) support for easy camera positioning during installation. A suite of onboard intelligent video analytics covers tampering, directional/virtual line detection, defocus detection, enter/exit, and motion detection. 

Wide dynamic range (WDR) allows the cameras to perform at up to 120dB to produce clear images from scenes containing a challenging mix of bright and dark areas. Advanced image quality is achieved through lens distortion correction and low-light IR, which also allows adjustments to prevent glare. It also has options for easily switching between 16:9 or 4:3 image to 9:16 or 3:4 modes to monitor a range of areas from wide to narrow. 

“When we launched Q originally our world was a little different,” Saks said. “The 4-megapixel camera had a 4:3 aspect ratio. But people really loved the 2-megapixel orientation. These new models are continuing the 16:9 ratio to better optimize the field of view people are used to while providing higher resolution. This allows you to have a 4-megapixel camera with the same aspect ratio that a 2-megapixel camera would have.” 

The cameras are also H.265-capable for network bandwidth optimization, complemented by WiseStream II compression technology. This combination is said to improve bandwidth efficiency by up to 80 percent compared to current H.264 technology. 

The cameras support Power over Ethernet (PoE), which saves time and reduces installation costs, as it negates the need to run separate cabling and install a power supply at each camera location. The cameras also have an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slot allowing up to 128GB of video to be stored at the edge. In the event of a network disruption, video evidence, which might have been potentially lost, can be retrieved when the network connection has been restored. 

 “It is very versatile,” Saks said. “It has competitive features like WDR, 30 fps and analytics. We really do see the Q series as the workhorse you will use day in day out, particularly for customers with small to medium needs.” 

For more information, visit www.hanwhasecurity.com.