Bosch offers built-in AI with Autodome IP starlight 5100i video camera

Bosch states that its new Autodome IP starlight 5100i offers enhanced image quality and built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help operators react before a potential situation occurs. Designed for outdoor surveillance applications when light levels vary, the Autodome IP starlight 5100i has a new ½ inch camera sensor offering 4MP resolution and 20x optical zoom to detect people or objects at a maximum distance up to 1,676m.

The camera is equipped with advanced motion optimised High Dynamic Range (HDR-X) at 133dB and starlight technology, which the manufacturer states allows the camera to provide “exceptional image quality during daytime and at lower light levels such as dusk and dawn without blurring of moving objects”. The camera is weatherproof with vandal-resistant housing expanding its use to demanding city surveillance situations.

Built-in AI, like video analytics, uses metadata to add sense and structure to video footage. Bosch states that this enables cameras to “understand what they are seeing and gives customers a smart choice to know what is next”.

The Autodome IP starlight 5100i camera comes with built-in Essential Video Analytics to deliver actionable insights that help operators react before a possible threat or unwanted situation occurs. This built-in AI captures relevant data for uses such as enforcing traffic regulations, detecting vehicles driving in the wrong direction, and delivering occupancy data, such as the number of vehicles entering and leaving a parking garage for smarter, more efficient parking. When idle, the camera can provide relevant, usable statistics like the number of people entering a specific area, analyse behavior, or assist in enforcing health and safety regulations such as raising awareness of a blocked emergency exit.

Higher resolutions and frame rates, improved dynamic range, and enhanced light sensitivity are essential to capturing images that can distinguish individuals or objects for identification or proof. A unique feature of the Autodome IP starlight 5100i is the new ½ inch camera sensor offering 4MP resolution, 20x optical zoom, and durable housing to meet demanding applications, especially outdoors.

The AUTODOME’s built-in starlight technology and HDR-X technology are described as an “ideal combination” for this mid-range moving camera. Starlight technology enables the camera to capture colour detail when light levels drop to nearly zero and maximise low light performance. HDR-X eliminates shadows and balances uneven exposure with a dynamic range of 133dB. Operators can locate a person or object in motion at a distance up to 1,676m and can manually track individuals of interest as they move, regardless of speed, far beyond a fixed camera’s field of view.

All Bosch video security cameras offer built-in AI as standard and connect to the Bosch cloud for remote maintenance and device management. Systems integrators can work with customers remotely to perform service when they cannot meet face to face.

With the free Bosch Project Assistant software, systems integrators are supported in the planning, pre-configuration, commissioning and reporting for video security projects without the need to be physically near the cameras. The Bosch Remote Portal offers secure device management, set up and health monitoring via the Bosch cloud from anywhere.

Because video data is often highly critical and sensitive, Bosch has a systematic approach to maximising data security centered on a built-in Trusted Platform Module to keep video data secure. With remote configuration, management and planning, systems integrators can reduce installation and set-up time and minimise the number of commutes, resulting in sustainable business practices that are economically viable, socially responsible and environmentally friendly.


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