AHD camera for custodial and hospital use

Posted On 27 Mar 2017
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ITS Products has announced an addition to the range of anti-ligature security cameras. The new model, the CMD3-AHD, is the company’s first camera to feature analogue high definition and joins the existing IP and analogue models. The three cameras are aimed at those in establishments that have the challenging task of balancing security with duty of care to detainees or patients.

The CMD3-AHD delivers images at up to 1920x1080p resolution and the unit includes covert infrared illumination to ensure that it can capture pictures regardless of room lighting conditions.

Director Martin McCarthy said: “AHD was beginning to feature more and more in the security market with our UK and overseas clients. We felt the time was right to introduce an analogue high-definition camera to complete our product range. These cameras are installed at sites where there can be many stakeholders including regulatory bodies, independent inspectors and staff representatives as well as the more traditional user. It’s critical that the products should address everyone’s needs and concerns.”

The CMD3-AHD will benefit customers wishing to move to high-definition video but for whom re-cabling is not an option whatever the reason. Facilities such as police custody suites or secure mental health hospitals simply cannot have new cabling infrastructure fitted in many instances either because of the risk inherent with possible behaviour of occupants or due to the fabric of the building and estate. This can frustrate installers as there is always a demand to increase video quality in any market. AHD avoids risks associated with cabling disruption and allows high-definition images to be recorded.

The camera is built to blend into corners so ensuring it can capture the maximum area in the room. The design minimises ligature points and is resistant to malicious attack.