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New security camera keeps an eye out for you

New security camera keeps an eye out for you

Moreton Bay Systems launches the Digilant® Intelligent Portable Security Camera System in New Zealand

Hamilton, New Zealand – The new Digilant® Portable Digital Security Camera, released today in New Zealand by Moreton Bay Systems, marks a new frontier in security camera technology, making it more affordable for the average householder or small business to have an image based security system.
Digilant® is available in New Zealand from Hamilton-based Indepth Forensics.

Dennis Parsons of Indepth Forensics in Hamilton, says Digilant® is the perfect choice for many security applications in the home or business as well as for using in external situations because of its low cost and portability.

“The camera with its high resolution photos provides the perfect security choice for monitoring remote areas like sheds, gates, garages and boats, putting the digital security system streets ahead of its competitors,” said Dennis Parsons from Indepth Forensics.

Digilant® is the first intelligent portable security camera designed to connect directly to existing alarm systems, providing clear still images of intruders.
Its unique ultra low power video processing technology also enables it to operate as a battery powered surveillance camera for up to nine weeks on one small internal battery, compared to only six hours for its closest competitors. This opens up thousands of different applications across many fields.

According to David Hill, managing director of Moreton Bay Systems, which developed the technology, Digilant® marks a real shift in thinking in the security camera industry.

“It revolutionises the digital video security market by offering a different technical approach to capturing and processing images, and a longer battery life than anything else on the market,” Hill said.

“This provides an added insurance policy so that if someone does break in, you can access the images and get a full visual history leading up to the break in.

“You get very clear JPEG images from the camera, which are better for getting convictions.”

“We’ve had interest from all sorts of groups – including police, industrial and mining, department stores, fast food chains, tourism operators, Government and small business – through to domestic household sites.”

“Digilant® can easily be moved from site to site because of its cost effective ‘no wires’ installation, which makes it great for commercial, domestic and remote applications, and for protecting high risk goods.”

The camera has been tested and approved to meet standards in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Europe. For more information contact Indepth Forensics on 7838 2265. or visit or contact Moreton Bay Systems on 07 3488 1000.

About Moreton Bay Systems
Moreton Bay Systems was established in Brisbane, Australia, in 2001 by former Motorola Semiconductors General Manager David Hill, to develop advanced, low power wireless digital-camera technologies (WDCT) for the security and home automation markets. The R&D has been funded by its sister company TE Australia, which for 17 years has been a major Australian distributor for semiconductor manufacturers such as Toshiba and Epson. This relationship has kept Moreton Bay Systems at the forefront of technology and it now has international patents pending in Australia, U.S., Europe and other countries based on their unique ultra low power digital camera technology.


Customer Comments

Digilant® has been tested in the marketplace for the last 12 months. Here are some of those applications.

Applications in Mines and Hotels

Gary Sorensen of runs a security solutions company and has been trialling Digilant® with great success in the mining and hotel industry.

“We’d been looking at setting up video surveillance for my mining clients to monitor gate access,” Gary said. “This was going to be pretty expensive to do.

“I ditched that video idea as soon as I saw the Digilant® cameras,” Sorensen said. “I could see the use for them and bought them basically on the spot because they were much cheaper and easier to operate as a standalone item and we can leave them there for weeks at a time.

“The Digilant® cameras take up to 65,000 photos triggered by a motion detection sensor and they’re dead easy to disguise.”

Sorensen now has 12 cameras in use at mining sites and in the hospitality industry.

“We’ve put them on the gates to monitor access to the various mine sites. This works both for when gates are accidentally left open or to detect and gather legally admissible evidence if people are doing things they shouldn’t be doing, such as taking items off site illegally.

“Some of my mining clients are also using the cameras to monitor wildlife activity at waterways and dams to fulfil their environmental duties, make sure that birds and other wildlife are returning to the areas and also detect pests such as wild pigs or goats so that appropriate action can be taken.

“In hotels and pubs, we’re using the cameras to monitor ATMs, gaming machines and high risk stock such as alcohol. The photos we get are all date and time stamped and digitally encoded so it is admissible evidence in court if someone is caught doing the wrong thing, or if there is a violent incident in the venue.

“So for example, one of my clients had a complaint from someone using the ATM that it had swallowed $500. Using the Digilant® photo sequence we can now see if this actually happened or if the person is trying to scam the hotel.”

Peace of Mind to Vandalism Victims

Digilant® has brought peace of mind to landscape architect Bronwyn*.

Brownwyn has been victims of a vicious vandalism campaign for the last twelve months and installed Digilant® cameras at their private residence, which has a 40 metre long driveway and is in a quiet, remote area.

“We’ve had sump oil thrown all over our new concrete driveway, had intruders on the property slashing our tyres and had bottles thrown over the fence on numerous occasions,” she.

“We just weren’t game to go anywhere because of these incidents, and certainly didn’t feel we could go away on a holiday.”

With Digilant® in place they are able to get clear photos of intruders on the property to show to police if any damage is done.

“Now we feel more confident that we can see people coming to the house when we’re not there and even when we are there, we’ve got photographic evidence”, she said. “We’ve now been able to go away for two weeks and the camera batteries lasted the whole time, recording anybody coming onto the property. It was great for our peace of mind.”

* Full name not available for reasons of security.


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