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Johnson Controls strengthens Tyco Illustra Essentials camera range

Johnson Controls strengthens Tyco Illustra Essentials camera range

MILWAUKEE—Four new models have been added to Johnson Controls’ Tyco Illustra Essentials IP camera range. The new fourth generation Essentials mini-dome, varifocal mini-dome, bullet and varifocal bullet cameras are all equipped with built-in adaptive IR illumination which enables them to capture up to two megapixel HD resolution images of objects in total darkness up to a distance of 30m (98 ft). These NDAA-compliant, IP67-rated cameras provide protection against everyday elements and offer a one-touch auto-focus with the varifocal models providing motorized zoom.

“These keenly priced Essential cameras provide a cost-effective option for applications of any size, but they are particularly ideal for budget-conscious end users who have a requirement for a large number of cameras,” Ric Wilson, director of product management for Illustra, said in the announcement. “As you would expect from Tyco Illustra, we have not compromised on the build quality of these new models and although they are offered at a low price point, they are packed with much more than just the bare essential features needed to capture high-quality images of any event, incident or suspicious activity.”

The four new additions to the Essentials camera range are as follows: 

  • Essentials IP Mini-Dome with 2.8mm fixed sense; IK10 vandal resistant and IP67-level protection against dust and water;
  • Essentials Varifocal IP Mini-Dome with 2.7-13.5mm varifocal lens; IK10 and IP67;
  • Essentials IP Bullet camera with 2.8mm fixed lens and IP67; and
  • Essentials Varifocal IP Bullet camera with 2.7-13.5mm varifocal lens; IP67; and flexibility to choose between overview and detailed images for each stream.

Key features of the Essentials Gen4 camera models include:

  • True day/night functionality with a removable infrared cut filter (ICR);
  • Pixel by pixel Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology;
  • Support for H.264 and H.265 compression formats;
  • Corridor mode for an efficient, effective method of monitoring narrow areas;
  • Power Over Ethernet (PoE) support;
  • Micro SDXC memory slot allows up to 256GB video or data to be stored at the edge; and
  • All Tyco Illustra cameras are covered by the Johnson Controls’ Cyber Solutions Product Security Program to minimize the possibility of introducing vulnerabilities into its Tyco-branded electronic security solutions.


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