Outdoor 20X Full HD WDR Smoked Speed Smoked Dome Network Camera

DCS‑6915BS

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The DCS-6915BS Outdoor 20X Full HD WDR Speed Smoked Dome Network Camera is a high-definition professional surveillance and security solution suitable for small, medium, and large enterprises. The DCS-6915BS features a 3 megapixel sensor capable of Full HD 1080p resolution, allowing for very clear surveillance footage to be taken. The powerful 20X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom ensure that you can see even the smallest details with ease. Furthermore, the smoked dome offers an additional degree of surveillance by hiding the direction where the lens is actually pointing without affecting picture quality.


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The DCS-6915BS Outdoor 20X Full HD WDR Speed Smoked Dome Network Camera is a high-definition professional surveillance and security solution suitable for small, medium, and large enterprises. The DCS-6915BS features a 3 megapixel sensor capable of Full HD 1080p resolution, allowing for very clear surveillance footage to be taken. The powerful 20X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom ensure that you can see even the smallest details with ease. Furthermore, the smoked dome offers an additional degree of surveillance by hiding the direction where the lens is actually pointing without affecting picture quality.

Proportional Pan, Tilt, and Zoom Speeds

Proportional pan and tilt make it easy to precisely adjust the camera’s view. When the camera zooms in, the panning speed is automatically slowed to improve camera tracking and control. PTZ presets allow the camera to monitor specified areas along predefined paths. The broad tilt range from -10° to 190° allows the camera to see beyond the true horizon, meaning you can see more even when zoomed in.

Built for Tough Environments

Specially designed for use in challenging environments the DCS-6915BS has a toughened metal, industry-certified IK-10 (vandal-proof) and IP-66 (weather-proof) housing. This means that it is able to withstand sudden high impacts, as well as adverse weather conditions. With its built-in heater and fan, the camera can operate in extreme environments at temperatures ranging from -40 to 50 °C (-49  to 122 °F).

High-Quality Video

To maximise bandwidth efficiency and improve image quality, the DCS-6915BS provides real-time video compression using the H.264 and MJPEG codecs. This versatility enables a wide variety of security applications, such as monitoring public areas to detect incidents and to coordinate responses, enforcing access control to restricted areas, deterring criminal activity, or monitoring inventory. Furthermore, bandwidth requirements can be adjusted in real-time over the network, and recorded video files can be saved to an internal MicroSD card1.

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)

IP surveillance cameras are often installed in areas with consistent lighting, like offices, banks or stores. This makes it easy to set exposure levels for optimal image quality. At other times, surveillance personne-l are not so lucky. Doorways, glass walls or other areas that are exposed to direct or varying sunlight can create backlit or high contrast scenes. In such conditions, detail is lost in bright areas because of over-exposure and in dark areas because of low light. Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology overcomes these conditions by merging two images, one with a short exposure time to capture detail in the brighter parts of the image, and one with a longer exposure time to reveal detail in the darker areas. The resulting WDR image provides natural, balanced detail – a must in critical surveillance applications with tricky lighting conditions.

Removable IR Cut Filter for Continuous Monitoring

The IR Cut Filter can be manually applied, or set to automatically adjust based on lighting conditions. This feature enables the camera to capture crisp colour images during the daytime, and grayscale images in low-light.

Robust Management Software

The included D-ViewCam™ camera management software allows you to view up to 32 cameras on a single computer screen from a central location. Motion detection and digital input devices trigger automated e-mail alerts that can instantly inform administrators of unusual activities.

1 MicroSD card not included

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Features

Camera

  • Sony Exmor 1/2.8” progressive 3 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • WDR for difficult or contrasting lighting conditions
  • 20X optical zoom and 10X digital zoom
  • F1.6 to F3.5 (W-T)
  • ONVIF Compliant

Connections

  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet port
  • MicroSD card slot1
  • Audio in/out
  • 4 alarm inputs/2 alarm outputs

Video & Audio

  • Real-time H.264 and Motion JPEG compression
  • Full HD (1080p) resolution at 30/25 fps
  • HD (720p) resolution at 60/50 fps
  • Multi-stream broadcast
  • 2-way audio
  • G.711 audio codec support
  • Multiple access list
  • Privacy Masks

Housing

  • IP-66 weather-resistant
  • IK-10 vandal-proof
  • Smoked dome cover
  • Built-in heater and fan 

Technical Specifications

Camera

Camera Hardware Profile

  • Sony Exmor 1/2.8” progressive 3 Megapixel CMOS sensor
  • Minimum illumination 0.1 lux (Colour); 0.01 Lux (B/W)
  • Built-in Infrared-Cut Removable (ICR) Filter
  • S/N ratio > 50 dB ( AGC off )
  • Electronic shutter 1/1 to 1/10,000 sec. 
  • Variable 20x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom
  • Focal length 4.7 to 94 mm
  • Angle of View
    • (D) 64.42° to 4.65°
    • (H) 52.27° to 4.07°
    • (V) 33.4° to 2.33°

PTZ Hardware Profile

  • Pan travel: 360° endless
  • Tilt Travel: -10° to 190°
  • Presets: 256 points
  • Preset Accuracy: ± 0.225°
  • Preset Speed: 5° to 400°/s
  • Sequence Paths: 8
  • Auto Pan Paths: 4
  • Cruise Paths: 8 
  • Pan and tilt speed proportional to zoom ratio
  • Resume after power loss
  • Home Function: Preset, Sequence, Auto Pan, Cruise
  • Auto Flip: Mechanical/Digital/Off
  • Digital Slow Shutter
  • Image Freeze
  • Image Inverse

Image Features

  • Configurable image size, quality, frame rate, and bit rate
  • Time stamp and text overlays
  • Configurable motion detection windows 
  • 16 configurable privacy masks
  • Configurable white balance, shutter speed, brightness, saturation, contrast, sharpness

Video Compression

  • Simultaneous H.264/MJPEG format compression
  • H.264 multicast streaming 
  • JPEG for still images

Video Resolution

  • 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
  • 1280 x 720 (720p)
  • 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
  • 1024 x 768 (XGA) 
  • 800 x 600  (SVGA)
  • 640 x 480 (VGA)
  • 320 x 240 (CIF)

Audio Support

  • G.711 

External Device Interfaces

  • 4 alarm inputs
  • 2 alarm outputs 
  • Audio input/output

Network

Network Protocols

  • IPv4
  • TCP/IP
  • UDP
  • ICMP
  • DHCP Client
  • NTP Client (D-Link)
  • DNS Client
  • DDNS Client (D-Link)
  • SMTP Client
  • FTP Client 
  • HTTP
  • PPPoE
  • UPnP Port Forwarding
  • RTP/RTSP/RTCP
  • IP filtering
  • IGMP
  • IEEE802.1x
  • QoS
  • SNMP
  • ONVIF Compliant

Security

  • Administrator and user group protection 
  • Password authentication

System Management

System Requirements for Web Interface

  • Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000 
  • Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox

Event Management

  • Motion detection
  • Event notification and upload snapshots/video clips via SMTP or FTP 
  • Multiple event notification
  • Multiple recording methods for easy backup
  • Supports multiple HTTP, SMTP and FTP servers

Remote Management

  • Configuration accessible via web browser 
  • Take snapshots/video clips and save to local hard drive

D-ViewCam™ System Requirements

  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher 
  • Protocol: Standard TCP/IP

D-ViewCam™ Software Functions 

  • Remote management/control of up to 32 cameras
  • Viewing of up to 32 cameras on one screen 
  • Supports all management functions provided in web interface
  • Scheduled motion triggered, or manual recording options

General

Power

  • Input AC 24 V, 3 A 

Max. Power Consumption

  • Max 65 W with heater on 

Operating Temperature

  • -40 to 50 °C (-40 to 122 °F) 

Storage Temperature

  • -20 to 70 °C (-4 to 158 °F) 

Weatherproof

  • IP66 standard 
  • NEMA 4X

Vandal-proof

  • IK-10 standard 

Humidity

  • 20% to 80% non-condensing 

Weight

  • 2.32 kg (5.11 lbs), with sunshield 

Dimensions

  • Ø191.97 x 282.11 mm

Certifications

  • CE (Class A)
  • CE LVD (EN60965-1)
  • FCC (Class A) 
  • ICES-003
  • C-Tick

Optional Mounting Accessories

DCS-32-2 Pendant Mount

  • Height: 19.7 inches (500 mm)
  • Diameter: 2 inches (50 mm)
  • Weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kg)
DCS-80-6 Power Box 
  • 187 x 147 x 76 mm
  • 2 kg
  • 220 to 230 V AC

1 MicroSD card not included

Version Date Type File Size
DCS-6915BS datasheet - PDF 0.29mb Download
Version Description Date Type File Size
1.10 Quick installation guide 19.11.2014 PDF 2.62mb Download
Version Description Date
Device Pack 1.5.4

Device Pack

18.2.2014 Download
D-ViewCam 3.50 + Device Pack 3.50

D-ViewCam 3.50 + Device Pack 1.5.2

5.12.2013 Download
Version Description Date
CE declaration CE declaration 14.10.2014 Download
DEU_IP_Surveillance_Cheat_Sheet - 6.6.2014 Download