The drama of the heist revolves around security guards sitting around watching a monitor with a narrow FoV covering gold bars:
Axis then reveals that thieves have robbed the bank, carefully avoiding the area covered by the surveillance camera:
Axis evident lesson, as the tagline of the video, declares:
a story about why you need panoramic network cameras
This is foolish. Why would anyone, much less a bank vault, only have a single camera zoomed in to only a small part of the vault? One does not need to be a security expert to understand the value of using a wide angle lens or multiple cameras inside a bank.
And why are the security guards just looking at a monitor? Last month, Axis 'no one wants to buy a camera' story was hyping the power of edge analytics that would detect such things (the inside of a bank vault is a fairly easy and appropriate place to use analytics).
Panoramic cameras have benefits, such as:
Multi-imager panoramics reduce the number of distinct cameras, cables and VMS licenses that need to be used.
Fisheye panoramics make it easier to overview an entire area with a single camera.
Relative to single-imager cameras, multi-imager panoramics can provide similar detail over a wider coverage area.
Relative to PTZs, multi-imager panoramics can ensure recording of a wider area with the tradeoff of lower potential zoom / range covered.
Verint, which is best known in the physical security industry for video surveillance but has built a sizeable cybersecurity business as well, was...
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