Expert Insights Into 360-Degree Video – Oncam Roundtable | Oncam

The needs of end users and the goals of integrators are diverse and often overlooked, but at Oncam we have historically provided customers with award-winning devices that empower organizations to take control over surveillance at their facilities. When it comes to 360-degree video technology, our experts believe that innovations in product development and overall security solutions are both pragmatic and forward-thinking.

Here, the team share some insights on how this technology provides real value and should be part of an organization’s surveillance ecosystem now and into the future:


“The ability to brainstorm new features, updated software functionality and hardware design together, as a team, is what has benefitted Oncam throughout the years and turned the brand into a go-to manufacturer for 360-degree fisheye camera technology. Other manufacturers may use 360-degree technology as one of many cameras in their portfolio, but we specialize in it. We’ve perfected it. And we’re poised to provide a new wave of the technology to the partners who support us, including artificial intelligence (AI) and the ability of intelligent analytics to take video data and make it exponentially valuable within an operational setting.”

Therese Hume, Strategic Partner Director

“When designing a 360-degree surveillance camera, one of the first things you have to think about is how you can allow that stream to be maintained in as many different environments as quickly as possible. Other factors that should be taken into account include the speed and ease of installation, storage, accessories and mounting options, and maintenance.”

Mike Parsons, Design Manager

“Surveillance is a customer need-based technology, so the objectives behind using a camera at a specific location must be ascertained when designing such systems. This is what allows us to meet customer expectations in niche market segments.”

Abhishek Kumar, Regional Director

“At Oncam, we have extremely high standards for everything that we do, and that includes ensuring the highest quality pieces are obtained for our devices. This process begins with auditing our technology suppliers and factories, as well as physically walking through the production line and examining every component to ensure a camera is made with performance in mind.”

Neil Boyce, VP Operations

“When looking at developing these technologies, or any others, the goal shouldn’t be simply answering to the question, ‘Can we do it?’ Instead we should be asking: ‘How will incorporating AI into our cameras address customer pain points?’ For manufacturers, this means that a lot of focus and effort must be placed in working with partners to understand customer feedback and realizing that hardware alone isn’t the only differentiator. The products that will work best as part of a holistic surveillance solution, one that is addressing user needs, are the ones that are going to flourish.”

Dilen Thakrar, Product Manager