is a visual sensor?
sensors are simple devices designed to accomplish
a single purpose. Contacts, vibration, and
temperature sensors all monitor status conditions,
and output alarms if that status changes.
A visual sensor is a simple device as well.
It utilizes low-cost, fixed use components
(lens, processor board) to accomplish a
single task: reliable intrusion detection
and visual notification (up to 200 feet).
In order to be effective as a physical security
device, the sensor also needs to filter
out the illumination and weather changes
which typically cause numerous false alerts.
Advanced, proprietary algorithms perform
this function on-board. These complex yet
extremely efficient algorithms are the heart
of the Emza advantage.
Once an intrusion is detected, live event
images (JPEGs) are transmitted by the sensor’s
built-in RJ45 or WiFi network interface,
through the local ECU unit, to either local
security or a remote Monitoring Station
via an IP network – even if it is
a low-bandwidth or a cellular network.
Combining this advanced functionality into
a small outdoor (IP66) package requiring
zero configuration allows visual sensors
to be deployed and operated by electricians
or other general technicians for low cost.
Emza’s WiseEye represents the world’s
first visual sensor for security applications.