New Illustra Pro Series 2MP Micro Camera

The Illustra Pro 2MP micro camera provides a low profile with a high performance solution Watch this video to see how the Illustra Pro 2MP micro camera excels.

Small Form Factor

  • Ideal for small indoor locations like ATMs, store entrances, banks
  • Delivers the small form factor needed for limited spaces

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Saves Time and Money with Simple Installation

  • Simple to install the micro IP camera in a confined space for discreet installations
  • Mounting options included
  • Compatible with exacqVision or VideoEdge
  • Reduces time and optimizes installation

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On-Board, Durable Features for the Most Demanding Conditions

  • Delivers high definition video of 1080p at 30 IPS
  • Exceptional video quality in high contrast lighting with true wide dynamic range 82db
  • Automatic rotation to the optimal image orientation with corridor mode
  • Automatically enhances the video quality around detected faces with face detection
  • Lens options available for all viewing areas: telephoto and wide angle
  • Convenient video storage with support for on-board SD card

Learn more about the new Illustra micro camera.

New Illustra Essentials Varifocal IP Cameras

The new Illustra Essentials 1 and 2 megapixel outdoor mini-domes and bullet IP cameras offer a low cost, high definition video solution. Watch this video to see the cameras in action.

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  • See wider field of view with new 2.8-12mm varifocal lens
  • Durable enclosures with IK10 rating on the mini-dome to protect against vandalism
  • High performance wide dynamic range to simultaneously view high contrast areas
  • Excellent low light color and black/white video qualitywith true day/night IR illuminator
  • Easy installation with exacqVision, VideoEdge and Holis

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Learn more about Illustra Essentials cameras on our website. If you have questions, contact your local sales representative or call 317.845.5710.

Edge-Based Video Surveillance Recommended Approaches & Considerations

Edge Technology Options

Server vs. Serverless Recording

Edge recording eliminates the server from the network. This type of edge recording decreases the bandwidth load and saves on hardware. While these benefits do result in several limitations to the capabilities on the camera. This application can also be challenging to implement with legacy devices.

Hybrid Approach

Local recording can be used in conjunction with a video recorder to make the system more robust. A system may have a network recorder and also have edge recording capabilities to provide fault tolerance in the event of a network failure. In an event of an outage, the system would record to the cameras on the edge to avoid losing video completely.

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Video Management System (VMS) Software on the Camera

The VMS software can be installed directly on compatible IP cameras. This edge installation saves bandwidth but also retains most of the benefits of a full-featured, sophisticated VMS. High resolution video is recorded directly to an SD card on the camera. See how Illustra Edge using exacqVision Edge VMS software pre-installed works.

Typical Applications

Edge technology works best in environments where network bandwidth is constrained or space or budget limitations impact the use of physical recorders. In isolated environments where the network and WAN connectivity is unreliable such as power substations, mobile facilities, edge technology can provide a better way for video security.

View how the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla, California implemented the exacqVision Edge solution to successfully receive high quality video in their ground breaking Ocean Technology Development experimentation tank.

SD Card Key Considerations

SD cards come in a variety of types and capabilities. To most effectively store your video directly on the edge remember these key considerations when purchasing an SD card:

  • Quality matters: Select high endurance SD cards
  • Speed matters: Recommend at least speed class 10 or UHS Speed Class 1 rated cards for full HD continuous recording
  • Ensure SD cards are capable of functioning in the camera’s environment
  • Leverage record-on-motion features of the VMS software or the camera to maximize the retention of useful video and the life of the SD card

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Moving to the Edge: Leveraging Edge-Based Technology in Every Environment.

New Illustra Pro 2MP 30x PTZ For Improved Searching & Identification

The new Illustra Pro 2 megapixel 30x PTZ camera offers powerful 30x optical zoom to deliver better forensic details from even greater distances. The combination of the PTZ’s advanced optical capability and high quality HD resolution video allows users to identify critical details such as reading license plate characters at distances of more than 1,000 away from the camera.

Watch this video to see how.

Available in indoor and outdoor models, the new Illustra Pro PTZ delivers a greatly improved true wide dynamic range performance ensuring premium quality surveillance is maintained in the most challenging of lighting conditions. These camera’s clear video quality is maintained during rain, fog or snow through the advanced auto defog feature, while the whiteout highlight reduction feature ensures that car headlights or street lamps do not compromise the image during nighttime surveillance. The 30x PTZ also supports electronic image stabilization for lower effects of vibrations from wind and other sources when using long range optical magnification.

Illustra ProSuperior Image Quality

  • See the most important details with powerful 30x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom
  • Exceptional video quality in high contrast lighting with true wide dynamic range
  • Lowlight Color Video at 2 Lux with low noise and highly efficient bandwidth use

Exceptional Responsiveness

  • Industry leading low latency performance for precise real-time control to accurately track subjects
  • Intelligent Guard Tour feature using embedded video intelligence to automatically track, zoom in and record events or suspicious activity
  • Quickly identify subjects and suspicious activity at distances of up to 1000’ from the camera

Advanced Video Features & Reliable Operation

  • Easily identify details since camera moves into position at 512 degrees per second delivering 835 pixels per degree
  • Produces clear video in the most complex environments with auto defog and frame noise reduction
  • Easily configured with American Dynamics VideoEdge and exacqVision VMS software and recorders

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Illustra Partner Integrations Provide Complete High Definition Solution

Illustra IP cameras are supported by a number of video management system (VMS) software and hardware partners for a complete end-to-end solution.

One of Tyco Security Products’ network video recorder (NVR) and VMS software product lines, exacqVision, is completely integrated with all Illustra IP cameras making it the easiest high definition video security solution. Illustra Compatibility with exacqVisionUsers can easily configure their cameras and recorder in a single exacqVision application. exacqVision EasyConnect automatically finds, assigns and addresses Illustra IP cameras to the network, reducing camera configuration time. The exacqVision integration also offers remote focus and zoom for Illustra IP cameras. Illustra IP cameras and exacqVision recorders provide a complete solution. See more about this integration.

IllustraIP cameras are also compatible with partners such as Verint, Bosch, QNAP, Artec Technologies, Salient Systems, Next Level and more.

See all the full Illustra NVR partners compatibility chart.

Illustra IP Cameras Provide Clear Video for Better Surveillance

The Challenge
The new Royal Caribbean Club Casino at the Port of Spain in the Republic of Trinidad & Tabago’s city capital required a surveillance solution to easily monitor slot machines, cashiers, players and money transactions. The Casino needed a cost-effective way to utilize analog and IP video into a unified security system.

Additionally, security managers needed a way to quickly pull up video footage when they detected anomalies. Beyond monitoring the casino floor, security personnel oversee the casino entrances and parking lots.

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The Solution
To meet their needs and stay within budget, Royal Caribbean Club Casino selected a complete, end-to-end Tyco Security Products video security solution. This solution created a cost-effective, seamless transition from analog to IP.

They installed 16 Illustra Flex 3 megapixel mini-dome cameras because of the high resolution quality images they provided. These cameras are located over the gaming tables for a clear view of the gaming chips and movements of the dealers and gamblers.

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Royal Caribbean Casino was satisfied with the extreme ease of installation and use as well as the new benefits they received from their integrated security system. “The video survelliance system left a very positive impression with our Security/IT management team because of its characteristics, on-time execution and cost-effective plan,” said Alexander Calito, Royal Caribbean Club Casino Director.

Benefits of the new security solution include:

  • Combines analog and IP into one, cost-effective solution
  • Reduces investigation time on gaming table activity
  • Delivers high quality, color video images for faster identification
  • Reliable operation with no downtime or maintenance required
  • Easy for all staff members to navigate and use
  • Faster response to critical events with remote video access 24/7
  • Ensures a safe environment for visitors and staff

Learn more about Tyco Security Products solution to migrating from analog to an IP security system.

Illustra Pro 2MP LT Bullet with New Lens & Rounded Sunshield 

The Illustra Pro LT 2MP Bullet camera now has a larger field of view with a 2.8 – 12mm motorized varifocal lens. The new rounded sunshield reduces light interference and improves video quality.


New Part Number

  • IPL02B1BNWIY has replaced the obsolete SKU IPL02B2BNWIY
  • 2.8–12mm lens has replaced the 3-9mm lens
  • Illustra Pro LT 2MP Bullet, 2.8 – 12mm, outdoor, non-vandal, white, true day/night w/IR, wide dynamic range

Learn more about the Illustra Pro LT Bullet on our website. If you have questions, contact your inside sales representative or call 317.845.5710.

Migrating From Analog to IP Video

Is your legacy analog video security system reaching the end of its life? Some companies have been hesitant to make the leap to IP-based video, while other companies continue to look for the most cost-effective solutions to utilize existing infrastructures and maximize their surveillance investment while also adding new IP cameras. Meanwhile, the benefits of switching analog cameras and aging DVR systems to IP-based surveillance systems and network video recorders (NVRs) continue to grow.

Leverage Existing Infrastructure and Add IP Technology
Video surveillance technology is rapidly improving. Hybrid NVRs allow users to connect existing analog cameras and encoders as well as the latest IP cameras to the same server. This approach maximizes a company’s initial security investment while providing the flexibility to upgrade over time. As a result, end users can add IP cameras to their system in order to reap the benefits of high definition resolution, panoramic video, camera-based video analytics and more.

So What Makes IP Video Better?
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Why IP Video

IP-based video provides radical improvements over analog video. IP video is transferred over a computer network cable instead of a coaxial cable, which provides options for more flexible and higher resolution video. IP video improvements include video resolution, event analytics and situational awareness.

  • Larger, flexible viewing areas – Standard definition analog cameras have a maximum resolution of 704 pixels wide by 576 pixels tall—or .4 megapixels of resolution. Most IP cameras are between 1-5 megapixels, and some are up to 20 megapixels. In many cases, one IP camera can cover the same area as four or more analog cameras. Flexible resolutions are available to optimize the viewing area of the user’s environment. IP cameras can define their own aspect ratios to meet specific needs.
  • Panoramic video – There are many IP cameras on the market today that use multiple lenses and imagers to create 180 to 360 degree fields of view. Other cameras utilize panoramic or “fisheye” lenses to achieve these parameters on a single lens. A good VMS will allow you to bring this powerful video into your server with a single stream and to even zoom in and move around within the image for greater detail.
  • Improved camera analytics – Many IP cameras make use of video analytics that are built into the software or firmware utilized by the camera. These “smart” cameras can detect when a person or object crosses a line, detect objects left behind or removed from a field of view and more. These events are sent from the camera to the server so the user can be quickly notified. This approach does not require as much processing power from the server while freeing it up for other video management system tasks
  • Manage video from anywhere – IP-based video gives users the opportunity to easily view live and recorded video from any location through a PC, web browser or mobile device.

How to Configure Your System with Analog and IP
You know the cameras your company has in place or want to add to your system and need to know what server best suits your needs. An online configuration tool can help you calculate the approximate storage and bandwidth necessary for a security system. Users can simply enter the number of analog and IP cameras, the number of streams, compression, desired video resolutions and other features to find the best NVR that fits their needs.

Migrating From Analog to IP Video – Recorded Webinar
Watch our recorded video to learn more about the advantages of IP video and how best to migrate from your analog system.

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