Introducing: Ava Cameras

Last modified: Monday March 07, 2022.

The Ava Cameras include bullet, panoramic and fixed dome models, and versions for connection to both hybrid and cloud installations of the Ava Aware video management system.

The cameras are available with black or white housings.

Ava Cameras
Figure 1 – Ava Cameras range

With on-board AI-powered analytics, bandwidth optimization, advanced video compression, and using AmbarellaTM components, you have the quality of video you need, with reduced bandwidth across your network.

The Ava Cameras are designed in Norway and the UK, and manufactured in Taiwan.

Built-in infrared LED illumination enables night, or low-light vision; Ava Cameras are optimized for daytime, and for low-light video capture.

Designed with cybersecurity in mind, Ava Cameras include Secure Boot to prevent tampering with the device code. All firmware updates are signed and encrypted, ensuring that the devices cannot be loaded with malicious firmware to compromise your security.

With ease of installation and mounting in mind, the Ava Bullet, Ava Dome and Ava 360 cameras feature a removable mounting plate that is fitted before the camera is attached to the mounting plate.

Ava Cameras provide the analytics and video to the Aware Cloud video management system, where all alerts and events are managed and coordinated.

Ava Camera storage options

Each model of Ava Camera includes variants that either include onboard storage, or that are designed to hand off the storage tasks.

Ava Cloud Cameras have onboard storage designed specifically for video surveillance use. Ava Cloud Cameras include options for 30, 60 or 120 days of data retention. Ava Cloud Cameras require only a PoE connection to your internet-connected network to be able to communicate with your Aware Cloud deployment.

Ava Cameras without onboard storage work alongside the Ava Cloud Connectors, with the video and metadata storage and retrieval tasks being handled by the Cloud Connector. This provides you with more options for storage retention, and includes greater resiliency for your data.

Audio analytics

Featuring microphone arrays built into each camera, the Ava Cameras range provides the in-camera audio analysis needed to identify and locate the audio activity, before sending the resultant audio metadata to Aware for further analysis and to use to generate alerts and alarms.

Using these inputs, your Ava video security systems can identify events from both the video feeds and the audio metadata sent from the cameras.

Ava Bullet and Ava Bullet Cloud

The Ava Bullet and Ava Bullet Cloud cameras are adjustable at installation to provide the best field of view for each location. For audio detections, these cameras feature a four-way microphone array to provide feedback on the location of the source of the audio.

Ava Bullet
Figure 2 – Ava Bullet and Ava Bullet Cloud cameras

The Ava Bullet cameras are available with two lens options; Wide angle (with a focal length of between 4.3 — 10.8 mm, giving up to a 100° field of view) and Tele (with a focal length of between 11 — 28 mm, giving up to a 39° field of view). For both lens options, you can rotate the lens in the housing to give either a 16:9 landscape view, or a 9:16 corridor view.

Typical use for Ava Bullet and Ava Bullet Cloud cameras

Bullet cameras are used where you need to monitor large areas. This could be a wide area such as a parking lot, where the Ava Bullet Wide is useful. The Ava Bullet Tele camera is ideal for monitoring long distances, for example, along a perimeter fence, or to monitor a Solar Power installation.

Ava Dome and Ava Dome Cloud

The Ava Dome and Ava Dome Cloud cameras are adjustable at installation to provide the best field of view for each location. For audio detections, these cameras feature a four-way microphone array to provide feedback on the location of the source of the audio.

Ava Dome
Figure 3 – Ava Dome and Ava Dome Cloud cameras

Ease-of-use is of paramount importance in the design of the Dome cameras, these cameras feature both Ethernet and USB connections for setup, enabling the field of view and zoom levels to be adjusted and verified from a tablet or laptop computer.

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During installation, power can be sourced from either the USB or Ethernet connection for additional flexibility during configuration.

Once the camera has been set up, the Ethernet connection is used to link your Ava Cameras to your Aware surveillance network (or internet-connected network for Ava Cloud Cameras).

Typical use for Ava Dome and Ava Dome Cloud cameras

Fixed dome cameras are used where you need discrete devices that are visually unobtrusive. With Dome and Dome Cloud, you configure both the horizontal and vertical fields of view and the level of zoom, to best match the location for each camera.

Ava 360 and Ava 360 Cloud

The Ava 360 and Ava 360 Cloud (panoramic) cameras are wide angle, fixed focus models, with a field of view of 360°. For audio detections, these cameras feature a four-way microphone array to provide feedback on the location of the source of the audio.

Ava 360
Figure 4 – Ava 360 and Ava 360 Cloud cameras

Ease-of-use is of paramount importance in the design of the 360 cameras, these cameras feature USB connections for setup from a tablet or laptop computer.

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During installation, power can be sourced from either the USB or Ethernet connection for additional flexibility during configuration.

Once the camera has been set up, the USB cable is disconnected, and, if not already connected, the Ethernet cable to your Aware surveillance network (or internet-connected network for Ava Cloud Cameras) is connected.

Typical use for Ava 360 and Ava 360 Cloud cameras

Panoramic cameras are used where you need discrete devices that are visually unobtrusive. With 360, you get a device with a wide field of view, enabling 360° (when ceiling-mounted) and better than 180° (when wall-mounted) coverage of the area protected by each camera.

Ava Compact Dome and Ava Compact Dome Cloud

Like its full-size siblings, the Ava Compact Dome and Ava Compact Dome Cloud cameras are adjustable at installation to provide the best field of view for each location. For audio detections, these cameras feature a single microphone to capture audio detections.

Ava Compact Dome
Figure 5 – Ava Compact Dome and Ava Compact Dome Cloud cameras

Ease-of-use is of paramount importance in the design of the Compact Dome cameras, these cameras feature both Ethernet and USB connections for setup, enabling the field of view to be adjusted and verified from a tablet or laptop computer.

Tip

During installation, power can be sourced from either the USB or Ethernet connection for additional flexibility during configuration.

Once the camera has been set up, the Ethernet connection is used to link your Ava Cameras to your Aware surveillance network (or internet-connected network for Ava Cloud Cameras) .

Typical use for Ava Compact Dome and Ava Compact Dome Cloud cameras

Designed for interior use, the Compact Dome cameras capture detail in a range of light conditions. With good daylight capabilities, the Compact Dome cameras also include inbuilt IR lighting to ensure that even images in near darkness are captured.