FlatMesh Camera

The FlatMesh Camera is a fully integrated product which combines a high quality digital camera, GPRS modem and FlatMesh network radio node in order to provide a high quality and robust visual monitoring capability as an integral part of the FlatMesh network.

Dual Infrared illuminators ensure that the camera is capable of taking very clear images at night whilst the integration of a rechargeable battery ensures that the camera can be powered without the need for external mains supply.

Key benefits

  • Can be triggered to take an image via the FlatMesh Web Monitor or by a message initiated by Senceive’s dual-axis tilt sensor nodes and passed over the FlatMesh wireless communications network
  • Dual illuminators for good image quality in low light conditions
  • Choice of lens types i.e. wide or narrow for different site conditions, depending on the length of the site and the possible positioning of the camera
  • Integrated Quad Band GPRS Modem
  • Fully integrated solar charging circuit connected to internal rechargeable lithium battery pack (no external battery pack)
  • Integrated invisible infrared illuminators for simple and error-free installation. The use of infra-red means there is no visual disturbance for personnel in the vicinity
  • Integrated temperature sensor and battery monitor
  • Weatherproof to IP66

Physical specifications

Parameter Value
* Approximate values only
Dimensions excluding pole bracket 336 x 174 x 302 mm
Dimensions including pole bracket 356 x 305 x 302 mm
Total Mass 5.6 kg*
Housing Material Extruded aluminium with plastic end caps
International Protection Marking IP66
Mounting Options Wall mounting bracket included with one-screw rotation and tilt adjustment Pole mounting bracket adaptor also available
Operating Temperature Range  -20°C to +50°C

Imaging Specifications

Parameter Value
Maximum Image Resolution 1600 x 1200 pixels
Shutter Type Rolling shutter
Scanning Progressive
Lens Focal Length 6mm for standard configuration
Angle of View Approximately 35° wide, 25° high (6mm lens)
Compression Format JPEG

Infrared Illuminator Specifications

Parameter Value
* Consult with Senceive for your application
Power 48W
Wavelength 940nm (invisible to the human eye)
Beam Angle 35° wide, 10° high for standard configuration

Other configurations are available

Range Approximately 60m in standard configuration*

FlatMesh Radio Specifications

Parameter Value
* Consult with Senceive for your application
Communication Type Proprietary FlatMesh v3 Mesh Networking Protocols IEEE 802.15.4 compliant
Frequency Band 2400 – 2485 MHz ISM Band
Maximum Transmit Power (EN 300 328 v1.8.1) +6.5dBm
Maximum Permitted Antenna Gain +2.2dBi
Maximum e.i.r.p. +8.7dBm
Gain of Supplied Antenna +2.0dBi
Range Up to 500m depending on the environment and fitted antenna *

Cellular Radio Specifications

Parameter Value
Communication Type Quad band GSM
Frequency Bands 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
Output Power Class 4 (+33dBm) for 850 and 900 MHz

Class 1 (+30dBm) for 1800 and 1900 MHz

Maximum Antenna Gain +1.5dBi
Data Transfer Standards Multislot Class 10 GPRS

Coding Scheme 1 – 4

Internal Battery

Parameter Value
* Consult with Senceive for your application
Battery Type Lithium Iron Phosphate, rechargeable
Nominal Voltage 12.6V
Nominal Capacity  9000mAh
Typical Runtime without charge 10 days when taking up to 6 photos per day*

Power Input

Parameter Value
Recommended Solar Panel Type 12V 20W
Target Voltage for MPPT 15.0V
Mains Power Supply XP Power AEL20US24C2