Product Spotlight: Choose the Canon VBM-40 PTZ Camera for High-End Surveillance

The VBM-40 is an intelligent camera for mid to high end security & monitoring applications. Combining a compact, durable design with smooth movement, the Canon 1.3 Megapixel VB-M40 Pan/Tilt/Zoom IP security camera comes equipped with an impressive 20x optical zoom lens with 4x digital zoom, a 55.4º wide angle of view, and an advanced-algorithm Auto Focus for accurate focusing even in low-light, haze, and other challenging situations.

The VB-M40’s image quality is also aided by an Electronic Image Stabilization feature which minimizes blur that can be caused by vibration in the installation base. The VB-M40 is equipped with a 1/3-inch 1.3 Megapixel CMOS image sensor, Canon’s advanced NET processor for simultaneous transmission of high-quality 1280×960/30fps video in M-JPEG and bandwidth-saving H.264 codec.

The VB-M40 is also equipped with On-board Video Analytics including Moving Object Detection, Removed Object Detection, Abandoned Object Detection and alerts for Camera Tampering and Volume Detection. The VB-M40 also conforms to the ONVIF network-interface standard for integration convenience.

Brilliant Low-Light Performance
The lens on the VB-M40 has been treated with special coatings and engineered with new auto focus algorithms to allow the camera to provide high quality images even in the toughest lighting conditions (like starlight).
The VB-M40 provides color video down to 0.03 Lux and B/W video down to 0.001 Lux.

On-Board Video Analytics

The VB-M40 includes a variety of Video Analytics, such as the following:

  •     Moving Object Detection
  •     Removed Object Detection
  •     Abandoned Object Detection
  •     Volume Detection
  •     Camera Tampering Detection

The detection area, sensitivity and duration can be finely tuned, allowing for precise event detection by the camera, while advanced notification tools can notify predesignated parties, saving valuable response time. The VB-M40 also includes a Privacy Mask Function which can be used to block selected areas of the camera’s view. In sensitive locations where surveillance is required but particular areas can’t be seen or recorded – such as door entry or ATM keypads, computer monitors or apartment windows – a Privacy Mask will hide that area while still allowing a full range of motion.

Advanced connectivity
Onboard two-way (full-duplex) audio allows easy hook up of a microphone and active speaker. So, live audio can be received from the camera site and a warning message can be relayed to potential intruders.

Versatile installation options
The VB-M40B is easy to install, on a ceiling or upright and is very efficient in terms of power usage. The camera supports power over Ethernet and conventional power. VB-M40 can be mounted in any indoor and outdoor optional protective dome housings can be selected: a smoked dome for discreet disguising of camera angle; a clear dome for maximum performance in low light conditions. Admin Tools are in-built, requiring no installation, and a built-in SD Memory Card saves backup security logs, improving reliability