Swarm Perception Box Camera Support

This page provides details on what cameras are supported and recommended.

The Swarm Perception Box is designed to work with as many types of camera as possible, while ensuring that reliability, performance and accuracy levels are maintained.

Camera Specification

The generally required camera specification is:

  • Advanced Video Coding H.264

  • Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

  • For Person Detection (via Head Detection) e.g. for Retail and Public Transport:

    • Min. 720p resolution

    • Min. 25 Frames per Second

    • Camera height: 1– 3 m

    • Camera Field of View: 105°- 120°

    • Max. object distance 0.5 - 10 meters from camera

  • For Traffic Detection for all objects

    • Min. 720p resolution

    • min. 25 Frames per Second

    • Camera height: 3 – 6 meters

    • Camera Field of View: 105°- 120°

    • Max. object distance 25 meters from camera

  • For Parking

    • Min. 720p resolution min.

    • Min. 25 Frames per Second

    • Camera height: 3 – 6 meters

    • Camera Field of View: 105°- 120°

    • Max. object distance 25 meters from camera

  • For Parking with FishEye Camera

    • Min. 720p resolution min.

    • Min. 25 Frames per Second

    • Camera height: 2.5 – 4 meters

    • Fisheye Objective (180°)

    • Max. object distance 25 meters from camera

Camera Deployment

The camera needs to be powered (wither via power adaptor or PoE) and the IP address of the camera (for the RTSP stream) needs to be accessible to the Swarm Perception Box.

Camera's installed outside should also have a anti-rain cover in order to prevent water droplets on the lens.

Cameras that have been tested with the Swarm Perception Box

The following models are known to work with the Swarm Perception Box:

Manufacturer

Model

Link

Notes

Streamax

IPC C25

http://www.en.streamax.com/index.php?m=Fujian&a=show&id=283#

1080P HD IP Camera

Vivotek

IB8377-H

https://www.vivotek.com/ib8377-h

4MP 30fps, 2.8~12mm. 30M IR, WDR Pro

Vivotek

CC8370-HV

https://www.vivotek.com/cc8370-hv

Fisheye 3MP, 30fps, WDR Pro, SNV

SV3C

B08POE-5MPL-A

https://sv3c.com/product-item/b08poe-5mpl-a/

5MP POE Camera

HikVision

Dome Camera DS-2CD2146G2-I(SU)

https://www.hikvision.com/en/products/IP-Products/Network-Cameras/Pro-Series-EasyIP-/ds-2cd2146g2-i-su-/

Dome Camera

HikVision

Normal DS-2CD2046G2-I(U)

https://www.hikvision.com/en/products/IP-Products/Network-Cameras/Pro-Series-EasyIP-/

'Normal' Camera

Standard Settings for different camera manufacturers

When connecting a camera to the Swarm Perception Box, the value for path is different for every camera manufacturer. Here are some examples:

  • Most Ctronics cameras use channel=1

  • Most Axis Cameras use axis-media/media.amp

  • Most Vivotek cameras use live.sdp

  • Most Hikvision cameras do not require the path to be set

    • Some models require the path streaming/channels/101