Multi-Sensor Cameras – Provide More Eyes For Less – Multi-Sensor Cameras (multi-lens) Provide More Eyes For Less – Technology continues to offer new ways of improving video surveillance without the cost associated with traditional camera installations.

Today’s state-of-the-art multi-sensor surveillance cameras provide a wider field of view than a single fixed camera. Think of it as getting two or even four views without the need to install two or even four cameras.

Multi-sensor Cameras Maximize Surveillance

Multi-sensor cameras provide multiple views from within a single camera housing. Yes, it may look spaceship-like, but don’t let the camera form factor scare you. A single-lens camera can survey a selected area; the size of the area surveyed depends on the lens focal length. On the flip side, a multi-sensor camera with multiple lenses provides a much wider surveillance area, depending on its position. For example, it can easily capture a 180-360-degree field of view if mounted on a ceiling, the corner of a building, or pole mounted.

This multi-sensor view adds functional and aesthetic minimalism to a facility or property. So, instead of having four cameras stationed together (with one facing forward, another facing down, and the two others facing the sides), you could have one multi-sensor camera. And it will capture the entire area more effectively than a traditional PTZ.

How many times have you missed something because the PTZ camera was not in a position to capture what you needed to see when you needed to see it?

Want more coverage? No problem, multi-sensor cameras are even available with an optional PTZ camera that allow you to zoom in to an area of interest during an event or incident.

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Less Cameras Equals Cost Savings

Using a multi-sensor camera significantly reduces the number of cameras you need to install, saving you money on hardware, infrastructure, and labor. For example, since multi-sensor cameras only require a single POE network connection, you essentially save money by having to pull a single network cable that can support multiple lenses.

Cost is significantly reduced compared to running cable to multiple sign lens cameras. 

Real-Time Surveillance and Recording

With multi-sensor cameras, you can combine real-time monitoring, analytics, and behavioral analytics, with multiple viewing, streaming, and recording options. Combining the robust features of multi-sensor cameras provides a powerful and reliable forensic investigation tool in the event of an incident.

Coupled with its robust AI analytics features, a multi-sensor camera can alert you to what matters most, such as intrusion detection, weapons detection, and people counting, to name a few of the available analytics.

Ask An Expert

The CGL Electronic Security Team of security professionals is available to help you make the right choice to maximize your video surveillance goals and objectives.

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Mike McGuirk, Vice President of Sales, CGL Electronic Security

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