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Security and Surveillance Lenses from Universe Kogaku

Universe’s CCTV lenses are ideally suited for the Security and Surveillance industry. Whether a precision optical lens is needed for traditional security lens assemblies, like CCTV cameras, or the product design calls for the latest in biometric scanning lenses, Universe has a lens for many security and surveillance applications. Our pinhole lenses are a standard surveillance lens assembly. The following lenses are designed to work well for Security and Surveillance needs, as well as digital photography, barcode scanning, machine vision and video conferencing applications. At the bottom of this page you will find excerpts of Optics News articles related to the Security and Surveillance industry. If you are looking for a specific lens for your security or surveillance optical project, please contact us for personal assistance from a design engineer.

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Security and Surveillance Optics News

  • Shy Black Hole

Camera Shy Black Holes

In April astronomers announced what is quite possibly, the most extraordinary piece of scientific news ever. They had at last captured an image of the unobservable, always illusive, black hole – cosmic abyss so deep [...]

  • Earth's Climate System

Earth’s Climate System

Global-scale observations of the Earth’s climate system (including temperature, precipitation, and other parameters) started in the mid-19th century. Modern observational techniques include both direct measurements at the ground and remote-sensing measurements from satellites. Ancient climates [...]

  • Grocery Store Automation

Automation in Grocery Stores

The advent of online shopping ushered into homes across the globe, a revolution in convenience. No longer do consumers have to travel to a store to browse items and make a purchase. Instead, the store [...]

  • Security Scanning

Security Scanning Program CLEAR

Two decades ago, going through airport security was a simple process. You simply got into “the” line, put your stuff through the x-ray machine, and walked through the metal detector. Today, the process is much more [...]

  • License Plate Readers

License Plate Readers

The use of license plate readers is increasing in popularity with police and other law enforcement agencies to find stolen cars and catch up with people with expired licenses or active warrants. And when they’re [...]

  • Surveillance Cameras

Types Of Surveillance Cameras

They are everywhere. Security cameras seem to be on every corner, at entry ways at shopping centers, in parking lots, private homes, and businesses. Government agencies, private businesses, and homeowners know that there are now [...]

  • CMOS Image Sensors

CMOS Image Sensors

Virtually all digital and video cameras use CMOS image sensors. In the past two decades, numerous advances have been made in this type of imaging technology. Now, CMOS image sensors are beginning to be made [...]

  • Traffic Cameras

Traffic Cameras

Part of the mystique of driving has often been the possibility of someday getting into a fast car, pointing it in a random direction, and just driving for the sure pleasure of driving.  However, the [...]

  • Terahertz Radiation

3D Printing And Terahertz Radiation

Terahertz radiation is used in a wide variety of applications including airport security checks and material analysis in a lab.  The wavelength of this radiation is significantly larger than the wavelength of visible light, as [...]

  • Ultraviolet Lenses

Ultraviolet Lenses

Ultraviolet lenses are used in many focusing, collimation, or laser applications that operate within the ultraviolet spectrum. They are optical lenses that consist of a single, or multiple elements that have been designed for optimal [...]

  • Construction Drones

Construction Drones

There are drones for package delivery; drones for search and rescue; drones for surveillance; drones for photography. Now, another application has emerged, and continues to take steps getting it closer to reality: construction drones. [...]

  • Night Vision Goggles

4-Tube Night Vision Goggles

Many US Special Operations Forces (SOF) operations happen under the cover of night. American’s elite warriors employ various electronic equipment to let them see into the shadows. These include thermal imagers and image-intensifying 4-tube night [...]

  • Computer Vision

Understanding Computer Vision

Someone throws a ball. The other person catches it. Simple, right? No, not really. This is one of the most complex processes science has ever attempted to comprehend, let alone recreate. Inventing a machine to [...]

  • Photoelectric Sensors

Photoelectric Sensors

Sometimes known as photo eyes, photoelectric sensors emit a beam of light that is used to detect the presence or absence of items and equipment, or changes in surface conditions.  When the emitted light is [...]

  • Lidar Technology

Using Lidar Technology In Archeology

Lidar, short for light detection and ranging – is a key tool for archeologists around the world. Using lidar technology in archeology is quickly taking the place of radar in the attempts to detect more [...]

  • Passive Infrared Sensors

Passive Infrared Sensors

The use of motion detectors to keep an eye on the public has been increasing steadily over the past decade.  These ubiquitous pyroelectric eyes (passive infrared sensors) can detect everything from thieves breaking into a [...]

  • CCTV

Using CCTV At The Workplace And At Home

One of the most popular and cost-effective ways of providing security in the home and place of work is with CCTV cameras and equipment. CCTV cameras can act as a very successful deterrent to thieves and burglars, certainly making [...]

  • Jupiter

Images From Space

Globally, the fascination with deep space began in the early 1900’s. Since them, imaging satellites are launched in an ongoing effort to see space more accurately. The images from space sent back will help researchers [...]

  • Robotic Appliances

Robotic Appliances Simplifying The Home

More and more robots and artificial intelligence is being seen throughout the world of technology. Alongside smartphones; fitness accessories and robotic appliances are showing up. Personal, practical and well-designed, these products bundle both robotic hardware [...]

  • Optical Beam

Optical Beam Smoke Detectors

An optical beam smoke detector is a device that uses a projected beam of light to detect smoke across large areas, typically as an indicator of fire. They are used to detect fires in buildings [...]

  • CCTV_Cameras

CCTV Cameras and Police Robots

Law enforcement agencies around the globe are beginning to rely more heavily on technology to assist in their roles to keep the peace. The use of CCTV cameras, and more recently, police robots, are aiding [...]

  • Cyber Surveillance Systems

Cyber Surveillance Systems

Today, all the developed countries in the world are using a variety of weather forecasting systems to assist disaster prevention, relief, and evacuation, to drastically reduce the number of casualties and the amount of economic [...]

  • terrain mapping

Digital Terrain Mapping

On December 4-5, 1884, John Wesley Powell addressed the U.S. Congress seeking authorization for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to begin systematic topographic mapping of the United States. During the next 125 years, terrain mapping [...]

  • African Elephant Poaching

Using Drones To Stop Poaching

By the time you finish reading this article, another elephant will have been killed by poaching in Africa for its ivory. Every 20 minutes, every single day, another elephant is massacred. In 2014 alone, 40,000 [...]