Camera Integration

Introduction

This page covers the protocols by which different makes and models of cameras are integrated into the Witness™ system.

Contents



Overview

Witness supports a variety of cameras for automatic control. Each camera is tested, calibrated and integrated by our software team. This ensures the camera operates correctly when controlled by our radar system. Where additional camera features, such as wiper and lamp control are available, we integrate these so the operator has full manual control through Witness if required. Each camera is tested for speed of response, quality of movement and accuracy.

ONVIF Support

Witness can support most ONVIF cameras not included on our supported camera list. However we still like to test all cameras for compatibility and most cameras will require a zoom calibration. So where possible, we like to test cameras at our UK office before installation. This will guarantee that the camera works as expected. If we find faults with a camera then we request support from the manufacturer to help us resolve the problem before returning the camera.

Although ONVIF is a global standard, not all manufacturers implement the protocol in the same way. We have developed our software to cope with all the variations in the standard and all our supported cameras will work as expected. If a camera does not fully implement the ONVIF Profile S standard then we may not be able to control it correctly. We would recommend that any unsupported ONVIF camera, not working as expected, is sent to us for proper analysis and testing.

Custom Integration

Where appropriate we have used manufacturer specific protocols (i.e. FLIR). Sometimes the manufacturer's own protocol offers more features than standard ONVIF, or in some cases the camera may not support ONVIF. We can undertake integration of almost any PTZ camera as long as it is a network device (i.e. not serial) and supports accurate absolute positioning for pan, tilt and zoom through network communication. If you are unsure if your camera can be used with our software, please contact us to ask about integration.

Zoom Calibration and Testing

Zoom calibration is required to match the magnification of the camera lens to the range of the target. When automatically tracking targets, our software will always maintain the most suitable zoom level based on the size and distance of the target. If your camera works with our standard ONVIF driver, but you are unable to provide us with a device to test, then it may be possible to perform the zoom calibration as part of the on site commissioning. However, without testing there is no guarantee that the camera will respond as expected and we would strongly recommend all non-supported cameras are tested by our development team.

Supported Cameras

The table below shows, at a glance, which camera models have been integrated with Witness and the level of integration achieved. Integration is graded as follows:

Reliable PTZ control and zoom calibration.

 

Reliable PTZ control, zoom calibration and support for additional camera features, such as wiper and lamps.

  

Reliable PTZ control, zoom calibration, additional features and advanced features such OSD and manual override support. 

 

 Make

 Model

Protocol

Integration

Notes

 Make

 Model

Protocol

Integration

Notes

AXIS

P5635-E

ONVIF

 

 

AXIS

Q6045-E Mk II

ONVIF

 

 

AXIS

Q8641-E 

ONVIF

 

 

AXIS

Q6215-LE

ONVIF

 

AXIS

Q8742-LE Zoom

ONVIF

 

Daylight / Thermal Dual Camera

Bosch

AUTODOME IP Starlight 5000

ONVIF

 

 

Bosch

AUTODOME IP Starlight 5000i IR

ONVIF

 

 

Bosch

MIC 7000 HD  

ONVIF

 

 

Bosch

MIC 7000 HD WL 

ONVIF

 

 

Bosch

MIC 9000i HD (Thermal)

ONVIF

 

 

Bosch

MIC 612 Ti x28 (Thermal)

Pelco D via AXIS Encoder

Analogue camera - uses the AXIS for an IP connection

Bosch 

MIC 550 x28

Pelco D via AXIS Encoder

 

Analogue camera - uses the AXIS for an IP connection

Bosch

MIC 412 Ti x36 (Thermal)

Pelco D via AXIS Encoder

Analogue camera - uses the AXIS for an IP connection

Bosch

MIC 412 x18 

Pelco D via AXIS Encoder

Analogue camera - uses the AXIS for an IP connection

Bosch

AUTODOME Starlight 5000i IR

ONVIF

 

 

Dahua

DH-PTZ12248V-IRB-N 

ONVIF

 

 

Dallmeier

Panomera S8 Topline 87/45

ONVIF

 

 

Dallmeier

Panomera S8 Ultraline 78/75 

ONVIF

 

 

FLIR

PT140 x35

FLIR SDK

  

 

FLIR

PT313 

FLIR SDK

  

 

FLIR

PT602CZ 

FLIR SDK

  

 

FLIR

PT606Z HD 

FLIR SDK

  

 

FLIR

PT606Z HD

ONVIF

Does not support camera priority

FLIR

PT612 

FLIR SDK

  

 

Ganz 

LZN-NDNC30X Nautilus

ONVIF

 

 

Geutebruck 

G-CAM/ESD-3280 30x 

ONVIF

 

 

Geutebruck 

G-CAM/ESD-4620 40x 

ONVIF

 

 

HIK Vision

DS-2DF883615X-AELW

ONVIF

 

 

Honeywell 

HDZ302LIK 

ONVIF

 

 

Huawei

IPC6681-Z20

ONVIF

Integrated with F/W IPC V200R003C30SPC232

Panasonic 

WV-SUD638 x45 

ONVIF

 

Panasonic

WV-SW598A

ONVIF

 

Pelco

ES6230

ONVIF

 

RedVision

RVXIP 30 IR WL W 

ONVIF

 

 

Silent Sentinel

Aeron Ranger LR

Pelco D

See note below.

Sony

SNC-WR632 30x 

ONVIF

 

 

360 Vision

Predator HD 

ONVIF

 

 

360 Vision

Predator HD x30 

360 Vision Protocol

  

 

360 Vision

Predator HD x30 Thermal 

360 Vision Protocol

  

 

360 Vision

Predator HD x40

360 Vision Protocol

  

 

360 Vision

Predator HD x40

ONVIF

 

 

360 Vision

Centurion IP 

360 Vision Protocol

  

 

360 Vision 

Dome VR HD 

ONVIF

 

 

 

Note that due to lack of demand, we have now dropped support for analogue cameras which are controlled directly via RS422/485. We still support the analogue protocol Pelco D, but this can only be used through a supported IP encoder. At the moment this is the AXIS range of encoders. More information can be found here. For a cost-effective solution where you need one encoder per camera, we recommend the M7011.