Vidilanz is the first intelligent portable video security
camera designed to connect directly to existing alarm systems, providing a far
less expensive alternative to CCTV and greater clarity of still images. The
Vidilanz’s unique ultra low power video processing technology, also enables it
to operate as a standalone surveillance camera for up to nine weeks on one
small internal battery. This opens up thousands of different applications
across many fields.

Vidilanz is the brainchild of David Hill, managing
director of Moreton Bay Systems. Hill has an electronics background and
founded Moreton Bay Systems after seeing an opportunity in the digital security
and surveillance camera market. Formerly, he was Australian general manager
of Motorola Semiconductors.

“Vidilanz 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,” says
Hill.

“Our concept was to take digital still images at
whatever frame rate is necessary for the particular application or environment,
and we have developed our own video processing engine to do that at a very low
power level”

A lower cost variant of the Vidilanz surveillance camera
is the security system version which is a first step for the householder or
business to upgrade their existing alarm system to become an image-based alarm
system. The camera is simply a drop-in replacement for existing motion
detectors and takes only minutes to setup.

“This is an exciting opportunity to grow our
security offering with a unique technology – there’s nothing that really comes
near it. The camera basically has unlimited possibilities of use. For instance,
because of its portability and cost effective ‘no wires’ installation,
businesses such as large retailers can use the product to complement their
existing CCTV by shadowing high risk goods on the move,” says Jason
McCreanney, MD, VUK.

“High resolution JPEG images from the camera mean that retailers
get very distinct still images of perpetrators, which are better for getting
convictions”