* Videolarm’s Outdoor Rugged Vandal-Resistant Dome for Industrial Cameras (RHW75C2N) selected for city of Philadelphia’s new video surveillance system

Videolarm’s Outdoor Rugged Vandal-Resistant Domes (RHW75C2N) were selected by the city of Philadelphia for their new video monitoring center that will act as the information hub for over 250 surveillance cameras. The system was installed to improve public safety and protect property investments.



The RHW75C2N is a IP Network Ready 7″ Vandal-Resistant Outdoor dome housing w/wall mount, rugged cast aluminum top and polycarbonate clear dome, w/24 vac input, heater/blower, for an IP Network PTZ camera, 120 to 24 vac transformer .

The IP Network Ready 7″ Vandal-resistant Rugged Dome model offers versatility and industrial camera protection in a compact size. It accepts analog camera systems from Canon & Elmo and many network cameras from Axis, Canon, Elmo, JVC, Panasonic and Sony or a single fixed camera with a maximum camera length of 7.5″. On outdoor models a heater and blower are standard, and a cold weather kit is available to offer even wider temperature ranges. Videolarm’s RH75 is a rugged dome designed for applications where tough surveillance is needed. Its cast aluminum body and polycarbonate lower dome is perfect for warehouses, parking decks, correctional facilities, power plants, stadiums, airports, bus terminals, schools, and more. The 7″ Vandal-Resistant Rugged Housing models are available for indoor and outdoor applications. Maximum camera length on indoor and outdoor models is 7.5″ The outdoor models come standard with two heaters and two blowers. Hence the temperature range is -40° F to + 120° F.

  • Wireless Option
  • IP Network Ready
  • Resists up to a .22 caliber bullet
  • Wall Mount (1½” pipe thread) standard, pendant mount (1½” pipe thread) available
  • Thermostatically controlled 12vdc or 24ac heater and surge protection (outdoor models)
  • Optically clear and durable polycarbonate lower dome
  • Rugged, vandal-resistant painted cast aluminum top
  • Universal mounting plate to accept IP Network Camera Systems
  • Accepts one PTZ or fixed camera – MCL 7.5″


Article from Reuters ~

PHILADELPHIA–(Business Wire)–Criminals responsible for illegal dumping in the Port Richmond area have a new reason to think twice about the ways they dispose of unwanted waste – they’re being watched. The Richmond Corridor Association, in cooperation with the Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia, today announced the deployment of mobile covert video surveillance cameras designed to capture these acts as they take place and to provide prosecutors with the ammunition needed to deliver a crushing judicial response as part of a stepped up, no-tolerance policy. MAP is the city wide manufacturing association and RCA is a local industrial group. Both are dedicated to the protection and re-growth of the region’s manufacturing and industrial heritage.

According to Steve Jurash, President and CEO of MAP, “This is going to be like Reality TV at its finest. The cameras will record the illegal acts as they take place. We’ll get their faces and their vehicles. And when the perpetrators are brought to justice, they won’t believe the levels of enforcement and penalties they experience even when it’s happening.

“This is an important move funded by the City of Philadelphia and made possible by the cooperative efforts of the Police Neighborhood Services Unit, the DA’s office, and the Streets Department. There is focus on a pressing and common need,” Jurash added. “Part of a program called ‘Philadelphia More Beautiful,’ it follows a similar installation by the Port Richmond Industrial Development Enterprise (PRIDE) that has already taken place. The RCA project is also backed by City Council Representative Joan Krajewski from the sixth district.

The result will be an improved quality of life for residents and business owners in the area and an improved environment to help entice a greater workforce and industrial investment in the area.” ( Thomson Reuters 2008 )