* Fixed Color, High Resolution, Three Way Industrial Dome Cameras from JVC – TK-C215 Series

The TK-C215 (540TVL Easy Day/Night Three-Way Series) is available in:


JVC’s new high-performance dome camera is capable of inconspicuously carrying out surveillance at airports, stores, factories and building exits/entrances. Equipped with JVC’s latest camera technology, this all-in-one solution produces outstanding images with 540 TV lines of horizontal resolution, as well as employs a new easy-to-install mechanism for plug and play setup.



  • 1⁄4 IT CCD with 380,000 Effective Pixels
  • 540 TV lines of horizontal resolution
  • Super LoLuxTM sensitivity:
    • TK-C215V12U (A): 1.0 lx (color), 0.6 lx (B&W)
    • TK-C215V4U (A): 0.75 lx (color), 0.4 lx (B&W)
  • Easy day/night function
  • Triple axis rotation system for wide lens adjustment:
    • Horizontal: 350°
    • Vertical: ±80°
    • Rotation: ±175
  • Easy to install. Camera housing is compatible with a standard electrical junction box for flush mount.
  • Easy focus adjustment
  • Monitor video output (RCA)
  • Automatic gain control on/off (max.26 dB)
  • Auto tracking white balance (ATW) and manual modes 2,300K to 10,000K
  • Backlight compensation on/off
  • Sync systems INT/Line lock
  • AC 24V/DC12V power supply


With 540 TV lines of horizontal resolution and a complete array of high-performance features the TK-C215VP series is capable of inconspicuously carrying out surveillance, particularly in the entrances and exits at airports, retail stores, factories, corporate facilities and schools. A Triple Axis camera head rotation system enables wall mounting with the camera pointing straight down a hallway. In addition, the TK-C215VP12U has an Alarm Zoom function as an added feature allowing the camera to automatically zoom into the center of the field of view when an alarm signal is triggered.

  • 1⁄4 Interline Transfer CCD with 380,000 effective pixels
  • 540 TV Lines of Horizontal Resolution
  • Super LoLuxTM Sensitivity and Easy Day/Night Function
    • TK-C215VP12U (A): 1.1 lx (color), 0.6 lx (B&W)
    • TK-C215VP4U (A): 0.8 lx (color), 0.4 lx (B&W)
  • Built-in 3.8 mm to 45.6 mm 12x Vari-focal Lens with Auto Iris (TK-C215VP12U)
  • Built-in 2.8 mm to 10.0 mm 4x Vari-focal Lens with Auto Iris (TK-C215VP4U)
  • Triple Axis Rotation System for Wide Lens Adjustment:
    • Horizontal – 350°
    • Vertical ± 70°
    • Rotation ± 175°
  • Easy Focus Adjustment and Monitor Video Output (RCA)
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC) and Backlight Compensation (BLC) On/Off
  • Auto Tracking White Balance (ATW) and Manual Modes 2,300K to 10,000K
  • Sync Systems Internal, Line Lock
  • 24V AC/12V DC Power SupplyIP66 Vandal Proof, Die cast aluminum case and Polycarbonate dome.
  • Optional Heater Blower assembly snaps in for easy installation







* JVC’s High Performance IP-Network Industrial Dome Camera (VN-C665U) selected to monitor traffic and loading areas for Maher Terminals in New Jersey


Maher Terminals in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey has selected JVC industrial cameras to monitor truck traffic and loading areas throughout their 300-acre facility. Maher Terminals, one of the world’s largest independent multi-user container terminal operators, is relying on JVC to enhance traffic monitoring of the facility and loading areas and cranes loading containers onto the ships.

The company is using the VN-C655U industrial dome cameras which are located in the terminals entry and exit complex, which handles more than 4,000 trucks a day. These cameras will also easily provide access for up to 10 users to view terminal activities simultaneously to assure efficiency, traffic management and equipment performance.

The VN-C655U is a high performance IP-Network based indoor/outdoor dome camera with pan, tilt and zoom functions. With a built-in web server, it can function as a powerful standalone IP camera for a variety of surveillance applications. Its full feature set and high image quality make it the ideal camera for the most advanced IP-Network systems.



Monitoring the trucks enables Maher to ensure that trucks are loading and unloading containers properly, which helps Maher Terminals maintain excellent customer service. They also monitor traffic flows to alleviate backups. The VN-C655U 360° continuous rotation mechanism provides fast and accurate PTZ operation with superb accuracy.

The second system, monitors crane activity of cargo being loaded on and off vessels. Two cameras are installed on each crane, one on the back of the crane to monitor work being done under the crane and one camera in the cab to provide a direct view of the crane loading and unloading containers on and off the ships.” ( JVC Professional Press Release, April 2008 )

Features of the JVC VNC655U include:

  • ¼-inch High-Resolution Interline Transfer CCD with 380,000 Effectve Pixels.
  • 25x Optical Zoom Lens and 10x Electronic Zoom
  • Built-in web server —New feature!
  • FTP Server —New feature!
  • Up to 30fps Motion-JPEG in VGA Mode (640×480)
  • Extended Dynamic Range
  • Auto One-Push auto focus —Improved!
  • Super-Lolux Sensitivity: 0.6 lux at Color Mode, 0.06 lux at B&W Mode
  • Day and Night Operation with Mechanical IR Cut Filter: ON/OFF, Auto, Alarm, Timer
  • 360° Endless Rotation
  • Auto Patrol, Auto Pan, Auto Tour Motion detection —New feature!
  • 100 Pre-set Positions
  • AC 24V (AV Adapter included)/DC 18V Power Supply
  • Click-to-Center function—Improved!
  • Privacy Mask/Motion Detection
  • Distribution control (variable compression level) —New feature!
  • 3-level Password Protection: User/Operator/Administrator
  • Internet Connectivity: Web Server, FTP Server/Client

* Videolarm’s Outdoor Rugged Vandal-Resistant Dome for Industrial Cameras (RHW75C2N) selected for city of Philadelphia’s new video surveillance system

Videolarm’s Outdoor Rugged Vandal-Resistant Domes (RHW75C2N) were selected by the city of Philadelphia for their new video monitoring center that will act as the information hub for over 250 surveillance cameras. The system was installed to improve public safety and protect property investments.



The RHW75C2N is a IP Network Ready 7″ Vandal-Resistant Outdoor dome housing w/wall mount, rugged cast aluminum top and polycarbonate clear dome, w/24 vac input, heater/blower, for an IP Network PTZ camera, 120 to 24 vac transformer .

The IP Network Ready 7″ Vandal-resistant Rugged Dome model offers versatility and industrial camera protection in a compact size. It accepts analog camera systems from Canon & Elmo and many network cameras from Axis, Canon, Elmo, JVC, Panasonic and Sony or a single fixed camera with a maximum camera length of 7.5″. On outdoor models a heater and blower are standard, and a cold weather kit is available to offer even wider temperature ranges. Videolarm’s RH75 is a rugged dome designed for applications where tough surveillance is needed. Its cast aluminum body and polycarbonate lower dome is perfect for warehouses, parking decks, correctional facilities, power plants, stadiums, airports, bus terminals, schools, and more. The 7″ Vandal-Resistant Rugged Housing models are available for indoor and outdoor applications. Maximum camera length on indoor and outdoor models is 7.5″ The outdoor models come standard with two heaters and two blowers. Hence the temperature range is -40° F to + 120° F.

  • Wireless Option
  • IP Network Ready
  • Resists up to a .22 caliber bullet
  • Wall Mount (1½” pipe thread) standard, pendant mount (1½” pipe thread) available
  • Thermostatically controlled 12vdc or 24ac heater and surge protection (outdoor models)
  • Optically clear and durable polycarbonate lower dome
  • Rugged, vandal-resistant painted cast aluminum top
  • Universal mounting plate to accept IP Network Camera Systems
  • Accepts one PTZ or fixed camera – MCL 7.5″


Article from Reuters ~

PHILADELPHIA–(Business Wire)–Criminals responsible for illegal dumping in the Port Richmond area have a new reason to think twice about the ways they dispose of unwanted waste – they’re being watched. The Richmond Corridor Association, in cooperation with the Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia, today announced the deployment of mobile covert video surveillance cameras designed to capture these acts as they take place and to provide prosecutors with the ammunition needed to deliver a crushing judicial response as part of a stepped up, no-tolerance policy. MAP is the city wide manufacturing association and RCA is a local industrial group. Both are dedicated to the protection and re-growth of the region’s manufacturing and industrial heritage.

According to Steve Jurash, President and CEO of MAP, “This is going to be like Reality TV at its finest. The cameras will record the illegal acts as they take place. We’ll get their faces and their vehicles. And when the perpetrators are brought to justice, they won’t believe the levels of enforcement and penalties they experience even when it’s happening.

“This is an important move funded by the City of Philadelphia and made possible by the cooperative efforts of the Police Neighborhood Services Unit, the DA’s office, and the Streets Department. There is focus on a pressing and common need,” Jurash added. “Part of a program called ‘Philadelphia More Beautiful,’ it follows a similar installation by the Port Richmond Industrial Development Enterprise (PRIDE) that has already taken place. The RCA project is also backed by City Council Representative Joan Krajewski from the sixth district.

The result will be an improved quality of life for residents and business owners in the area and an improved environment to help entice a greater workforce and industrial investment in the area.” ( Thomson Reuters 2008 )

* Surveillance Cameras and Security Systems in the home

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When one thinks of a surveillance system or a security camera, the most common uses are found to be Commercial or “business related”. However, homeowners today are beginning to look into security systems to protect their homes and families.Home security cameras are not as expensive as one would think they would be. Yes, there are systems you can purchase for thousands of dollars, however, there are also systems that are relatively inexpensive making them an ideal option for homeowners looking to protect their property from those who dare to trespass.

In order to determine what camera or cameras will meet your needs, you must first understand what the needs are that you are trying to fulfill with your new security camera:

  1. What are you trying to monitor?
    • Entrances – People coming in and out of your home
    • The external property surrounding your residence
  2. How many cameras do you think you will need to cover the areas in question?
  3. Knowing what you want to record, where are the cameras going to be located?
    • Are the cameras going inside your home, i.e. your living room and kitchen?
    • What about on the outside of the house? Is the camera needed by the windows or doors?
  4. Does the camera need to be weatherproof?
    • If so, then you should look for a camera with a rugged exterior housing design.
  5. Does the camera need to capture both Day and Night Images?
    • This will again, eliminate certain camera models from your search based on these needs.
  6. Do you want color, black and white or both?
  7. What resolution/how much detail are you looking for?
    • Remember the higher the resolution, the crisper the picture given to you.
  8. What type of mount are you looking for?
    • Wall or Ceiling mount? (Personal security cameras are typically wall mount)
  9. What type of lighting will you be working with?
    • Decide whether or not you have a high level of lighting, a low level or both at given times during the day. The lower the light the more sensitive the camera needs to be.
  10. What type and size of lens are you going to need?
    • Depending on the lens, Focal lengths can range from 2.5 mm-16.0 mm.
  11. What accessories do you need?

Knowing this information prior to shopping for your security system/surveillance cameras, will help expedite your process of determining what type of surveillance camera(s) you want/need.

If there is anything you have questions about, contacting a professional about your needs can help determine what type of system you in fact need in order to get the security coverage you desire.

* Daisychain, VISCA, S-Video and BNC Cables for Industrial Cameras

8pin Mini-Din Plug to 8pin Mini-Din Plug VISCA RS-232 cable for connecting multiple cameras and/or connecting RMBR300. When connected to your video camera and PC, these cables allow operation of the video camera from that PC. Supports Sony EVI-D70, Sony EVI-100, Sony BRC-300 and Sony EVI-HD1

* Daisychain/VISCA-6FT
* Daisychain/VISCA-25FT
* Daisychain/VISCA-50FT
* Daisychain/VISCA-100FT

9 pin D-Sub to Sony 8 pin Mini-Din Plug RS-232 VISCA control cable. Supports Sony EVI-D70, Sony EVI-100, Sony BRC-300 and Sony EVI-HD1


* S-Video-6FT
* S-Video-12FT
* S-Video-25FT
* S-Video-50FT
* S-Video-100FT

BNC to BNC Video Connector

* BB-6FT
* BB-12FT
* BB-25FT



**This connection diagram is merely an example, it is recommended that you contact a Professional if you have any questions or need assistance.**

* Pan Tilt Zoom Industrial Cameras for Complete Security Solutions

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Pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) cameras are some of the most versatile industrial cameras when looking for a camera that meets the needs of any security/surveillance application. They can pan (move right and left), tilt (move up and down), and zoom in or out. Additionally, PTZ domes can rotate 360 degrees and view an object directly below them. PTZ Cameras are also available in analog or digital formats.

Controlled remotely via a keyboard, a camera’s motion/patrol movements can also be programmed depending on the camera. Users can either manually pan, tilt, and zoom the camera into a specific area with just a push of a button or they have the capability of using preset patterns which automatically trigger the camera to move to a predetermined location. Using devices suck as panic buttons, magnetic door contacts or motion detectors are beneficial because when a certain device is triggered, the camera can immediately move to that particular location, even when the keyboard is unattended.



When looking at what PTZ camera is right for you, there are many manufacturers to consider. Sony’s most popular PTZ cameras are the EVID70, EVID100, the new high definition EVIHD1,the 3 CCD Megapixel BRC-300 and the Multi Codec 360 Network Color Camera SNC-RX550N. Sony also offers IP pan tilt zoom cameras.



Canon’s analog Pan Tilt Zoom camera the VCC50i (VC-C50i) has been the popular replacement to the VCC3 and VCC4 PTZ models. JVC offers an Indoor/Outdoor PTZ Dome Network Camera, the VN-C655U. ELMO’s PTC-400C PTZ Color Remote Video Camera and PTC-401C Indoor Day/Night PTZ camera with Audio are also popular camera models.

When looking to purchase a PTZ camera, an integrator can also look into what complete vision system packages are available that include the necessary components to make your application successful. A full p/t/z industrial camera package can include frame grabbers (Osprey, Integral and CyberOptics), visca and s-video cables(Sony RS-232, Daisy Chain and BNC), controllers (Sony RMB300), wall-mounts(WM100B, Videolarm RHW75C2N), ceiling mounts, DVRs and Videoconferencing software (depending on the application).