Fisheye 360 degrees may be
Three guesses in no particular order.
- MP replacement for a PTZ
- Cameras and mount sizes can be deceiving on Amazon.
- Government work.
Chick fil a is installing these in the area. They are Samsung fisheye cameras with Samsung corner bracket and pendent mount. They are mounting 2 of these on the corners of the buildings for total coverage of 3 sides of the buildings so they can monitor the complete drive through lane. If they only are looking for situational awareness coverage to see how many cars are in the drive through lane this is a cost effective way to do it IMO.
Pro Focus LLC | 07/17/16 12:55am
We have a client that has a Dahua 12MP fisheye on a very similar mount on the corner of a building. Yes, you lose 90 degrees of view, but he keeps 270 degrees. The Dahua also has IR, but surprisingly, it rarely needs it, due to ample ambient light in the area. This client is a restaurant and they previously had two varifocal cameras in this spot, one for a door and one for the alley. They asked us to swap the varifocal alley cam for the fisheye, leaving the door camera in place. We had to go back to mount the fisheye higher in order for the owner to see street traffic in the distance. He wants to know how busy the surrounding area is.
Now, the Dahua fisheye isn't a very expensive camera, but it is quite a bit more costly than a 2MP fixed lens camera, if that is really what is pictured above.