SME Times News Bureau | 31 Jan, 2021
exclusive interview with SME Times, Abhishek Kumar, Regional Director, Oncam, a
global independent manufacturer specialized in single-sensor 360-degree fisheye
cameras and video surveillance technology, said that the electronic policy of the government is the step in the right direction.
Excerpts of the interview…
What are the security trends that you are
observing in India at present?
The surveillance industry is rapidly adapting
evolving, with cameras becoming ever-present in our daily lives and camera
manufacturers always looking to increase the resolution of their
products. This increased deployment of cameras have increased the need of
storage efficient cameras without compromising on camera
resolution. Compression technologies have hance become one of the key
technologies to look at to look at limiting storage and transmission costs of
data from an increasing number of devices.
How Oncam is leveraging the latest security
technologies for its customers amidst this Coronavirus outbreak?
C-Series gives organisations a camera that can
offer them total situational awareness, with the ability to monitor large
spaces without blind spots. The advanced HDR, light management and compression
technologies (including our unique colour compression technology), coupled with
the market leading framerates allow organizations to record and access footage
of high quality to sustain their investigations. This is of tremendous advantage
to companies when they want to efficiently monitor spaces remotely, limiting
the movement of employees and safeguarding their health.
What steps have you taken to fight this
Health of the team is first priority, which is why
we have moved the team in a WFH environment. We’re practicing social distancing
rules and complying to country specific laws.
Any latest product that Oncam has come up
with, to help dealing with Coronavirus pandemic?
Oncam cameras are widely used to monitor large
areas. In the current pandemic environment, our cameras are increasing deployed
along with strategic technology partner solutions for monitoring of crowd
including occupancy details. Technologies like camera analytics helps in
guaranteeing if social distancing norms are being observed.
How Oncam’s C-series has helped in the
Oncam has 15 years of experience in with 360-degree
technology and has always been at the forefront of this particular camera
technology. The C-Series is the culmination of the learnings of the Oncam
development team and it represents the best that customers and partners can
find in the market when looking for this niche camera. Attention to design,
ease of handling and installation and focus on user experience, coupled with
Oncam’s image quality are the elements that will make this camera a success.
What is your stand on 'vocal for local'
campaign? How is your manufacturing facility contributing to it?
India lacks in having a
semiconductor manufacturing set up. Without semiconductor fabrication and made
in India ICs, it is difficult to have truly Made in India Cameras. The
electronics policy of the government is the step in the right direction. We are
keenly watching the ecosystem developments and shall truly manufacture Made in
India product as and when the ecosystem makes it feasible.