Extreme HD PTZ Series (Moog/Videolarm)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 03, 2012

Want a bullet resistant, pressurized or explosion proof High Definition PTZ? Until today, one had to buy a third party enclosure and assemble it themself. Now, Specialty housings manufacturer Moog/Videolarm is releasing an in one kits to solve this. Does the offering make financial sense, or are buyers better off piecing together their own units? We dig into the details in this note.

EXO IP Series

While the announcement of six extreme-use camera kits marks Moog's first venture into the IP camera business, the company has been a mainstay vendor of speciality housings for years. Traditionally, the company has OEM'd outdoor housings for camera makers and sold 'unique purpose' enclosures for special applications under their own brand. 

In all cases, the EXO IP 'kit' pairs an existing Moog housing with a factory installed PTZ camera. The different enclosure options are built to meet environment-specific applications, including: 

  • Corrosive Environments
  • Bullet Resistant
  • Explosion Proof Environments
  • High Impact/Vandal Resistant
  • Pressurized Domes for Hazardous Environment
  • Surface Mount Vandal Resistant
The manufacturer's promotional video below provides an overview of the series models and planned applications:

Aside from the different housing configurations, the PTZ camera included in the kit is the same unit across the series:

Camera Specifications

  • Sony OEM
  • 1080P (1920x1080) Resolution
    --
  • Day/Night rated, with IR cutfilter/ WDR feature
  • 20X Optical Zoom
  • SDHC Memory Slot
  • No POE support: 24 VAC or 120/220 VAC depending on model
  • ONVIF compliant
  • Camera is rated for temperature ranges of -58°F to 165°F (-50°C to 74°C)
  • NEMA TS2 vibration resistance rated
  • Surge Protection for both Ethernet and Power Inputs

VMS Support

While Moog lacks direct 3rd party support, it is using ONVIF to provide VMS integration. ONVIF has extensive adoption how well it works with each VMS, especially for PTZ controls remains a material risk. However, the manufacturer claims that integration with major platforms like Genetec, Exacq, and Milestone are in development. 

Because the camera is a Sony OEM, an alternative method of VMS support is to simply use Sony camera drivers. Moog does not officially support this method, however Sony equipment generally has broad and full featured driver support with 3rd party VMS platforms.

Get Video Surveillance News In Your Inbox
Get Video Surveillance News In Your Inbox

For either method, we recommend testing integration of these cameras with your preferred VMS to ensure no key interoperability issues exist, especially for PTZ controls.

EXO Variant Details and Pricing

Cost varies according to the specific enclosure type. The housing types are listed below, along with a brief explanation of their use and list price:

  • Pressurized (EXPF7C2-3): Sealed with an inert gas to prevent vapor and dust from infiltrating the dome in dirty or industrial environments. Street price: ~$4,000 USD
  • Stainless Steel (EXSS7C2-3): Built of 316 Stainless Steel for corrosion resistance, and IP67 rated against liquid infiltration for washdown environments like food processing. Street price: ~$4,500 USD
  • Rugged (EXRH7C2-3): IK10 Rated cast aluminum pendant housing and polycarbonite dome designed for high vandal risk environments. Street price: ~$3,500 USD
  • Surface Mount (EXSM7C2-3): A flush/wall mount version of the above pendant mount model. Flush mount design makes prying difficult. Street price: ~$4,000 USD
  • Purge Dome (EXPD7C1-3): NEMA 4x rated for Class 1/Div 2 and Class 2/Div 2 explosive environments. Installation of this product requires a source of inert gas to maintain positive pressure. Street price: ~$10,500 USD
  • Bullet Resistant (EXBD10C1-3): Heavy-duty steel enclosure and free-spinning dome are UL 752 - Level 1 rated against handgun calibers up to 9mm. Street price: ~$8,000 USD

Pricing offered by Moog/Videolarm is preliminary at this point, and has not been formally released. Additionally, the manufacturer has indicated that the company's pricing scheme will be changing in the months ahead and will affect the current distribution markup model.

Comparison

The EXO cameras claim a wider temperature range, improved vibration resistance, and surge protection rarely found in other PTZs. However, Moog/Videolarm has previously offered housings equivalent to the EXO models for use with other cameras. 

Comparing the cost of combining other cameras with equivalent housings reveals lower pricing compared to buying the EXO kits. For example, take the Sony SNCEP580 (FULL HD PTZ W/ 1080 HD, 1920x1080) with a street price of $2,300 and adding the housing yields the following results:

  • Bullet Resistant: $2,300 camera + DeputyDome housing (DDW10CN2) $5,500 = ~$7,800, compared to the ~$8,000 EXBD10C1-3 kit.
  • Explosion Proof: $2,300 camera + PurgeDome housing (PDW7CN9) $8,000 = ~$10,300, compared to the $10,500 EXPD7C1-3 kit.
  • Stainless Steel: $2,300 camera +  Fusion Stainless Steel Dome (SSDP75C2NY) $1,500 = ~$3,800, compared to the $4,300 EXSS7C2-3 kit.

Conclusion

In most cases, there is a slight to moderate cost advantage to assembling these kits yourself from housings and 3rd party cameras. However, the EXO line features broader temperature range, vibration tolerance, and surge suppression than other outdoor 1080P PTZ cameras and may be better suited for 'extreme' application/environments.

Comments : PRO Members only. Login. or Join.

Related Reports

Milestone Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 21, 2019
Milestone's favorability moderately strengthed, in new IPVM integrator statistics over their results from 2016. While the industry has been...
The IP Camera Lock-In Trend: Meraki and Verkada on Jan 18, 2019
Open systems and interoperability have not only been big buzzwords over the past decade, but they have also become core features of video...
Mobile Surveillance Trailers Guide on Jan 17, 2019
Putting cameras in a place for temporary surveillance where power and communications are not readily available can be complicated and expensive....
Avigilon Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 15, 2019
Since IPVM's 2017 Avigilon favorability results, the company was acquired by Motorola and has shifted from being an aggressive startup to a more...
Gorilla Technology AI Provider, Raises $15 Million, Profiled on Jan 15, 2019
Gorilla Technology is a Taiwanese video analytics manufacturer that recently announced a $15 million investment from SBI Group, saying this...
Pelco Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 11, 2019
Pelco had a significant favorability problem amongst integrators in our previous study (see 2016 Pelco results). Now, in the first edition of our...
NTP / Network Time Guide For Video Surveillance on Jan 10, 2019
Inaccurate time can lead to missing or inadmissible video, yet this topic is often overlooked, with cameras and servers left defaulted,...
H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial on Jan 08, 2019
H.265 support improved significantly in 2018, with H.265 camera/VMS compatibility increased compared to only a year ago, and most manufacturers...
IPVM Best New Products 2019 Opened - 70+ Entrants on Jan 07, 2019
The inaugural IPVM Best New Product Awards has been opened - the industry's first and only program where the awards are not pay-to-play and the...
CyberExtruder Face Recognition Profile on Jan 04, 2019
CyberExtruder offers 3D modeling face recognition software that they say provides quicker and more accurate matches than other 2D face recognition...

Most Recent Industry Reports

The IP Camera Lock-In Trend: Meraki and Verkada on Jan 18, 2019
Open systems and interoperability have not only been big buzzwords over the past decade, but they have also become core features of video...
NYPD Refutes False SCMP Hikvision Story on Jan 18, 2019
The NYPD has refuted the SCMP Hikvision story, the Voice of America has reported. On January 11, 2018, the SCMP alleged that the NYPD was using...
Mobile Surveillance Trailers Guide on Jan 17, 2019
Putting cameras in a place for temporary surveillance where power and communications are not readily available can be complicated and expensive....
Exacq Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 17, 2019
Exacq favorability amongst integrators has declined sharply, in new IPVM statistics, compared to 2017 IPVM statistics for Exacq. Now, over 5 since...
Testing Bandwidth Vs. Low Light on Jan 16, 2019
Nighttime bandwidth spikes are a major concern in video surveillance. Many calculate bandwidth as a single 24/7 number, but bit rates vary...
Access Control Records Maintenance Guide on Jan 16, 2019
Weeding out old entries, turning off unused credentials, and updating who carries which credentials is as important as to maintaining security as...
UK Fines Security Firms For Illegal Direct Marketing on Jan 16, 2019
Two UK security firms have paid over $200,000 in fines for illegally making hundreds of thousands of calls to people registered on a government...
Access Control Cabling Tutorial on Jan 15, 2019
Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every...
Avigilon Favorability Results 2019 on Jan 15, 2019
Since IPVM's 2017 Avigilon favorability results, the company was acquired by Motorola and has shifted from being an aggressive startup to a more...
Gorilla Technology AI Provider, Raises $15 Million, Profiled on Jan 15, 2019
Gorilla Technology is a Taiwanese video analytics manufacturer that recently announced a $15 million investment from SBI Group, saying this...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact