I'm not even going to pretend I don't love these.
IPVMU Certified | 03/26/14 04:07pm
Truly bizarre! It's the intersection of Patch Adams and 1984.
Is that for real or is it a joke?
IPVMU Certified | 03/26/14 05:45pm
I am shocked at how life like they actually look, they would fool any "real" animal or any would be intruder. I am thinking about getting the squirrel and mounting it in the corner of our office, right next to our avigilon micro dome, it will be an addition to our "discrete" lineup of cameras.
They are real. I talked to the designer about a month ago about doing an interview, but she is still traveling in Europe and wants to wait until she's settled down.
Those are fantastic. Please keep the group posted on any updates you receive.
Let me know if she branches out into steampunk designs, I know some people who would be totally into that.
IPVMU Certified | 03/27/14 12:08pm
Hi Ari, I'm curious. How did you find out about these cameras? I can't even find any info on their site to say they are cameras or camera housings, and Google didn't find any other info for me. I've been looking for attractive housings so this is of great interest. Thank you for your post.
Chesapeake & Midlantic | 05/14/14 04:20pm
Now taking preorders, apparently.
Wired has a story on these housings, with obligatory reference to 1984. Some surveillance manufacturer needs to commision a movie or TV show or something where the CCTV installer is a good guy.
prob like 50 million depending on location of the movie shoot.
if we do it low budget it may not attract enought viewers to offset the cost...
Norris, Inc., S. Portland, ME | 05/27/14 10:19pm
It will not take long for this idea to get ripped off and be mass produced. It is a novel idea, though, especially for theme parks and public parks. Do they come in goofy, donald, and Mickey for my local daycares.
Evidently, they are ONVIF compatible as well...
I don't see any update or news on how to order them. However, this might be a real opportunity for a real manufacturer to create something like this.
Though I still think it's absurd as it will require a box camera and the black / smoked lens area is going to seriously undermine low light performance.
IPVMU Certified | 06/17/14 01:37pm
If you are at IFSEC, you can see these on the floor at stand F1752:
Pricing for these cameras are almost unbelievable - ~$2,300 and up (volume discounts apply)
Here's the price list.
Parson emphasizes that, "The production is entirely hand-made by Italian artisans, and they are composed entirely of cast aluminum."
IPVMU Certified | 07/15/14 06:12pm
This could be a good sell for daycare and kindergarten schools. I'm working on a high-end art school where these would be a great replacement for all of the standard interior domes. But the price just isn't anywhere close to being affordable... unless of course you're Bill Gates.
Hay Parson, just a suggestion; consider substituting the cast aluminum with vandal resistant plastic to help make it more affordable.