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Intelligent video from LILIN ensures situational awareness

Intelligent video from LILIN ensures situational awareness

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 6/9/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

The increasing numbers of thefts as well as terrorist attacks have become the driving force in explosion of security surveillance market in order to protect assets and lives. The security awareness is even stronger in the hospitality sector. Hotel/serviced apartment surveillance has become more important than ever. Installed surveillance system can well protect both the hotel and the guests.

 

Challenges
Everyday Home Apartment at Beijing Xizhimen branch, one of the region's most established serviced apartment hotel chains, has installed LILIN video security surveillance systems to reach total situational awareness. Beijing Xizhimen serviced apartment provides 40 rooms and suits, and is able to accommodate more than 100 guests. The management team requested a long-term security solution, and they chose an integrated and highly scalable security system based on open standards, provided by LILIN.

Solutions
In this project, Beijing Xizhimen serviced apartment hotel installed 21 L series IP-based cameras, 9-channel NVRs (NVR109) and 4-channel NVRs (NVR404c / NVR104). The system is managed through the intuitive and user-friendly video management software, CMX.

Besides, Beijing Xizhimen serviced apartment deployed 9 IP cameras( LR7022) in the hotel. LR7022, 2-megapixel IP Day/Night outdoor IR dome, is idea for both indoor and outdoor environment; they achieve high-performance WDR, 3D noise reduction, and true Day / Night function that delivers high quality image and meets the vandal proof needs that the serviced apartment required at the same time.

The advantages of using front-end NVR devices are able to save bandwidth and cost. Front-end NVR109, NVR104, and NVR404c work exceptionally well for remote locations or extended facilities where there is poor bandwidth back to the monitoring location, as it eliminates maintaining a remote server.

  Products at a glance
1080P HD Dome IP CameraLD2222 x 6
Day/Night 1080P HD IR IP CameraLR7022 x6
Day/Night 1080P HD Vandal Resistant Dome IR IP CameraLR6122 x9
1080P real-time multi-touch portable 4 channel standalone NVR NVR404c x 9
1080P Real-time Multi-touch 4 Channel Standalone NVR NVR104 x 1
1080P Real-time Multi-touch 9 Channel Standalone NVRNVR109 x 1
PoE switch PMH-POE24390WAT x 1 

Customer Feedback
With the installation of the LILIN video surveillance, not only the hotel can keep guests of the serviced apartment safe from violence and theft, but also provides evidences and prevents crimes to create a pleasant stay for all the guests visiting Everyday Home Apartment at Beijing Xizhimen. Moreover, the executive team of Everyday Home Apartment intends to use LILIN solutions for other branches in the future.

 

Sponsored by: 
LILIN is a global IP video manufacturer with over 30 years of experience. Throughout the years, the company has maintained its dedication to Creativity, Progress, and Excellence providing expertise in digital video with a strong focus on innovation moving forward.

Axis unveils Intelligent Transportation Systems with IP video technology

Axis unveils Intelligent Transportation Systems with IP video technology

Editor / Provider: Axis | Updated: 6/5/2014 | Article type: Security 50

With summer vacations and their inevitable traffic jams soon to be on the minds of many, Axis Communications announced how Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) with IP video technology are playing an increasingly important role in helping state and local governments reduce congestion, improve safety and make roadways more efficient. Not only does ITS help create happy travelers, it can also alleviate pressure on municipal budgets by offering a cost-effective alternative to physical roadway construction projects.

Axis will be showcasing its latest camera technologies for the ITS market at the 21st ITS World Congress in Detroit, Michigan, September 7-11, 2014.

Even though drivers may not see workers with hard hats and heavy trucks digging up a street, traffic engineers are often busy working behind the scenes to improve roadways with IP technology. In Iowa, the City of Dubuque has been engaged in a large-scale effort to build a citywide ITS that connects traffic signals, intersection cameras and other IP-addressable technologies to an Ethernet over fiber optic network. This provides traffic engineers with dynamic, centralized control over traffic flow throughout the town.

“By using cameras and other IP communication technology, we have been able to push thousands of more vehicles onto our busiest roadways at a tenth of the cost of physical construction,” said David Ness, traffic engineer for the City of Dubuque.

Axis network cameras, supplied by systems integrator and Axis partner RACOM Corporation, have been deployed at 80 key intersections and along major roadways and bridges in the City of Dubuque to date. The video footage, managed through Milestone XProtect video management software (VMS), helps city engineers analyze traffic patterns and make critical adjustments such as changing the timing of signals when accidents push vehicles onto alternate routes and adjusting signage and lane markings without engaging in costly construction. The video also helps police determine the nature of accidents, while traffic engineers can use that information to improve safety and reduce accidents in the future.

Traffic managers accelerate use of IP video
Intelligent, IP-based video is fast becoming an integral component of traffic management systems across the country. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Transportation released a comprehensive survey of ITS deployments indicating that the number of freeway miles covered by video surveillance increased from 15% in 2000 to 45% in 2010.

In recent years, advances in digital, IP video technology from Axis Communications have added even more functionality to today's systems, including HDTV quality resolution, powerful processors ready for advanced analytics and flexible, open IP standards. These features let traffic departments assemble best-in-class systems that can be controlled remotely over a fiber optic, Ethernet or wireless network.

The design of Axis cameras also makes installation simple and efficient, which is essential for high traffic areas, and the self-health assessment features of Axis Camera Management software helps reduce the number of trips needed to maintain the cameras. IP cameras such as the day/night AXIS P1355-E Network Camera maintain excellent image quality even in low-light conditions, and features like Wide Dynamic Range – Dynamic Capture in cameras like AXIS Q1604-E Network Camera help fight glare from traffic lights, headlights and the sun. This produces clear, unobstructed images to aid police in investigations of accidents, crimes and other incidents.

“No one likes getting stuck in a traffic jam on the way to their favorite vacation spot,” said Anthony Incorvati, business development manager, Critical Infrastructure & Transportation for Axis Communications. “Using IP video as part of an ITS solution is another great example of how this technology is enabling a smarter, safer world.”

Chinese home camera makers' aggressive moves for exports

Chinese home camera makers' aggressive moves for exports

Editor / Provider: Weili Lin, a&s SMAhome | Updated: 6/5/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

China makers deem the home security camera industry to be uprising in the following years. Being export-oriented, they smell a business opportunity in the global market demand of usability and trendy outlook. They also addressed importance of the emerging domestic market where surveillance kits are still in high demand and the sales of affordable own-brand models has been growing.

China is the largest sourcing base for home security cameras with hundreds of direct manufacturers and traders, offering both OEM/ODM and own-brand business. There are large companies like Foscam, Hikvision, Dahua, and SMART EYE (Wansview), along with much more small and midsized suppliers. The China camera suppliers are clustered in Guangdong and Zhejiang. They consider Europe and North America to be two major markets. They rely on distributors and resellers for export business. A few of them like Foscam put their own-brand cameras to physical or online stores like Amazon. Langshixing exports part of its products under its own brand Slinda. The majority of the China-made cameras are distributed worldwide under their customers' brands nevertheless. For example, Yiant offers OEM and ODM services to worldwide branded companies, mostly in Europe, Asia and the US.

EXPORT-ORIENTED
About export markets, Keen Yao, International Marketing Director of Hikvision sees the US as the largest and most potential export market due to its mature network infrastructure. Asia is a promising area over the next few years to China makers. I Vision, whose major export markets are in Europe and the US, regards Southeast Asia as the fast-growing area. As for the domestic market, China market is still at the introduction stage, having relatively lower growth rate over the next few years. The penetration rate seems to grow at a slow pace due to low consumer acceptance and incomplete network infrastructure.

COMMON FORM FACTORS, DIFFERENT APPROACHES
The major three types of home security cameras offered by China makers are cube, PTZ and all-in-one (robot-type) models of wireless IP cameras. The latter two are generally called the robot type. The cameras from China offer diversified and security-oriented designs. Integration with other features like push alarming is China makers' next focus.

Hikvision, Dahua, Lingshi, Yiant and Langshixing pointed out the importance of a total solution containing network cameras, software and cloud or NVR storages. It is a trend to sell home security cameras via surveillance kits to residential communities and complexes. Most of them are surveillance companies who offer both NVRs and security cameras. A few of them are NVR suppliers to offer surveillance kits by working with IP camera companies. For example, Yeastar, a NVR provider, offers surveillance kits with an IP network camera company Milesight.

It is an emerging trend for China makers to sell their own-brand products via the online stores like tmall.com and Amazon, or via physical channels like Walmart, JCPenny and Auchan.

FOCUS ON USEREXPERIENCE AND WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
User experience is an emphasis for China makers, referring to application-oriented design and ease of use. They try to offer products with easy setup and user-friendly experience that are important for home users. Yao of Hikvision indicated that ease of use is a major design direction for the consumer market. Jimmy Cai, Sales Director of Huanso indicated that wireless systems are more suitable for home users than those wired solutions without complicated wiring. Cai added that plug-n-play is essential for the DIY market. So far, Wi-Fi and RF2.4GHz are two major wireless standards. Wi-Fi connectivity is the major adoption for new products.

We can see application-oriented solutions like baby monitors which can also be used to watch the elderly and pets. The cameras usually come with cute shapes and wireless connectivity with small-sized monitors or wireless mobile devices. In terms of functionality, users can setup configuration within minutes by the mobile phone or control by the remotes. Besides, Huanso's IP cameras features non-stop vibrating alert to notify users more effectively unlike most systems sending solely message alerts. Regarding ease of use, Milesight's mini dome features a click-open enclosure to offer easy maintenance.

Multifunctional or integrated design is kind of China's innovation. Milesight, one of a few companies to offer integrated function, releases cube IP cameras supporting remote surveillance over SIP phones besides smartphones and PCs. Moreover, JMC Electon offers JMC-WF28 Wi-Fi home security camera, resembling alarm sensors and featuring wall-mounting and remote control. The sensor-like outlook is designed to warn intruders and avoid sabotage. EAZZYDV bulb-shaped IP cameras work as both Wi-Fi cameras and LED bulbs. The device can just be screwed in like a bulb and comes with the rechargeable backup battery for emergency use. The product supports universal AC voltage range from 100 to 240V, applied for worldwide markets. Those two are kind of hidden-type cameras.

Axis, Grantfen and Genetec watch over Manchester City Council offices

Axis, Grantfen and Genetec watch over Manchester City Council offices

Editor / Provider: Axis | Updated: 6/5/2014 | Article type: Government & Public Services

Axis partner, Grantfen Fire and Security Ltd (Grantfen), won a competitive tender to implement an efficient IP- based video and access control solution for Manchester City Council following the redevelopment of its central accommodation, which comprises Manchester Town Hall Extension and Manchester Central Library. The council specified that the project must include cameras that not only delivered clear picture quality and advanced feature applications, but that were also aesthetically pleasing and did not diminish or detract from the historic buildings. The system must be futureproofed, support multiple third-party integrations, and have a single user interface with centralized control.

Solution
A state-of-the-art solution was developed that combined Axis network cameras and Genetec's Security Centre video management software (VMS). To effectively cover the 680,000 sq ft area of both sites, the surveillance specification for the project included over 200 Axis network cameras.

Result
The integrated solution featured intrusion detection, fire alarms, a building management system, emergency lighting protocols, flood and leak detection, lift alarms and network-enabled intercoms. Thanks to the unique scalability of the Axis network cameras in combination with Genetec's software, Manchester City Council has room to grow the system as its requirements develop over time. Further integration is also on the horizon, with the possibility of adding mobile connectivity and automatic number plate recognition systems.

Updating an aging system
Manchester Town Hall Extension is Grade II listed and of distinct architectural significance. It was built between 1934 and 1938 to provide additional accommodation for Manchester City Council services. Along with Manchester's Central Library the buildings comprise the main seat of local government in the city. The civic nature of the sites means that they are required for public access – for meetings, enquiries, transactions and admission to other facility services.

Over time, both the Town Hall Extension and Central Library buildings had been fitted with an assortment of mismatched analog CCTV systems, controlled by various incompatible management software packages. Concerns were raised that, as the current security system aged, its vulnerabilities were becoming pronounced and it was essential that archived video footage is appropriately safeguarded.

Grantfen, led a proof of concept trial at the start of the project in which Axis was chosen as the preferred supplier. The palm-sized AXIS M3005-V Fixed Dome Network Camera tested best in the line-up: it met all of Manchester City Council's requirements, combining HD-quality video, with a modest, unobtrusive footprint and robust reliability in a wide variety of applications. The camera's broad-spectrum of feature-rich functionality was also crucial.

Adaptability in every environment
Graham Cole, operations director at Grantfen, said: “Thanks to their broad product range, partnering with Axis meant that we could use one manufacturer throughout, with one consistent user interface to achieve a high degree of synergy across the system.” Custom integrations between the Axis and Genetec systems meant that alarms would be relayed to the centralized control area in case of emergencies, with detailed procedures added to instruct security operators how to proceed in the event of an exception alarm.

For the Central Library, one of Manchester City Council's specific surveillance requirements was the ability to accurately monitor visitor numbers and ‘people count' those entering and exiting the building. To do this, Grantfen specified the use of the AXIS M3005-V IP camera, which has an exceptional range of view and the ability to look straight down onto entrance doorways. In the case of the main entry way, this proved to be a challenge because of the door's unusually narrow transom, which was too small to accommodate most surveillance cameras. To account for the discrepancy, Grantfen selected Axis' P1214 Miniature HDTV pinhole camera for discreet surveillance, which encompassed the required technology and performance to run the video analytics application.

Effectively safeguarding staff and visitors
Ian Jackson, sales director at Grantfen, said: “This technology is steering Manchester City Council towards greater efficiency and improved customer service. Despite more access being granted to the public, the new security system has made the buildings feel more secure and the management team confident in the knowledge that Manchester City Council staff, visitors and important archive documentation are all being effectively protected.” Discussions are now underway to replicate the success of the installation to cover the main Town Hall building.

Synectics to present intelligent integration at IFSEC 2014

Synectics to present intelligent integration at IFSEC 2014

Editor / Provider: Synectics | Updated: 6/5/2014 | Article type: Security 50

For global surveillance solutions expert Synectics, IFSEC 2014 is about one thing - intelligent integration.

Synectics recently announced the wide-scale roll-out of its evolved Synergy 3 command and control platform, which it says has been developed in response to customer demand for heightened situational awareness through an elevated approach to systems integration.

David Aindow, Product & Technology Director with Synectics, said: “It's not enough to physically connect disparate security and operational systems – data needs to ‘make sense'.

“Operators need to have information from multiple sources presented to them in a single, unified command and control environment that enables the ‘meaningful' to be easily differentiated from the ‘meaningless'. This is how you get full situational awareness and subsequently, how security managers can make truly informed decisions.

“This is what our customers want and what we have evolved our field-proven Synergy technology to deliver through intelligent integration. It is security command and control in the truest sense.”

The flexible, open platform enables alarms and events, security and process control sub-systems, video, and data to be monitored, managed, and recorded from a single unified interface.

The latest evolution of Synectics' field-proven technology, Synergy 3 is simple to deploy and integrate and features new functionality including a fully customizable user interface, incident collaboration tools, and interactive mapping engine with Geospatial Information System (GIS) technology. Operators using Synergy 3 will also benefit from enhanced workflow functionality and reporting capabilities to facilitate more immediate and consistent responses to potential and actual threats.

Paul Webb, Managing Director, Synectic Systems, said:“We have a 25 year heritage of delivering integrated end-to-end surveillance solutions for applications spanning critical infrastructure, oil and gas, marine, retail, gaming, education, banking and public space applications. Each has unique demands but the need to mitigate risk and improve efficiencies is universal. Intelligently integrated security solutions meet that need comprehensively, and we've evolved Synergy to ensure that organizations of any size can benefit from this concept.”

In addition to Synergy 3 in action, Synectics' COEX 2000 and 3000 camera stations - specifically designed for industrial and marine applications - will also be available for demonstration.

VIVOTEK IP security solution deployed to manganese mine in South Africa

VIVOTEK IP security solution deployed to manganese mine in South Africa

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 6/4/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Background:
Mines are challenging environments. The terrain where mines operate is cruel and the working conditions are perilous. Every element in a mine can impact the operation. The safety and security are of paramount importance. Hence, the regulations and requirements are extremely stringent. To construct a safe working environment for mine workers, the utilization of effective technology is important. A new manganese mine in Kuruman, which wasn't yet operational, recently installed a site-wide network of IP-based security cameras for monitoring the safety of construction workers and to secure the site. The security system had to be able to cover the mine's needs once mining got started.

The installation, done by specialist company I3S Security Solutions, was simple, but with few challenges. In addition to the nature of the harsh operating environment, the extensive regulations and approval processes for each element installed are quite strict. Besides, there was no communications infrastructure in place at all. The communication infrastructure with a wireless connectivity solution was constructed from scratch. I3S Security chose RADWIN point-to-point and point-to-multipoint solutions to work with the VIVOTEK IP cameras for meeting the mine's needs. John Gerber, Shareholder of I3S Security, indicated: “This manganese mine is situated in relatively flat terrain, so there was bound to be some radio noise. With implementing a wireless network that covers 12 square kilometers, allowing us to effectively utilize the camera network as well as provide infrastructure for the Access control system.”

Solutions:
Partnering with VIVOTEK's local distributor Miro, the installation of communication infrastructure and security system was successfully completed. Miro has provided professional advisory services and technical expertise along with VIVOTEK's network camera products, making the installation process exceptionally smooth. In this project, over 150 varying types of VIVOTEK high end network cameras were installed, including bullet network camera IP8362, IP8331 and IP8332, fisheye fixed network camera FE8171V, speed dome network cameras SD8321E and SD8322E, and P/T/Z network camera PZ8121. These cover all areas of the mine, from the construction village, to the shaft, to the entry turnstiles, and everything in between. VIVOTEK's cameras were selected due to the high-resolution 2 to 5 megapixel video recording and the ease of integration with other equipment such as smart phones, access control systems, safety systems and surveillance software. Moreover, VIVOTEK's cameras were perfectly suited for outdoor environments with auto-iris lenses and IR cut filters to ensure superior video quality under challenging lighting conditions, which is essential to securing the mine.

Customer Feedback:
“We chose the VIVOTEK range because these cameras provide clear imagery and are IP-based, so the data can be sent back to the central control room in real time. This not only provides security, but will be invaluable for safety monitoring when the mining starts,” John Gerber, Shareholder of I3S Security added.

Axis to demonstrate ‘smarter and safer world' video surveillance at IFSEC 2014

Axis to demonstrate ‘smarter and safer world' video surveillance at IFSEC 2014

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 6/3/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Axis Communications will demonstrate how it is continuing to open new opportunities and delivering a smarter and safer world of video surveillance at IFSEC International 2014.

As well as showcasing the latest innovations in network video at the international security trade show, Axis will be inviting attendees to learn first-hand how partnering with them can help businesses discover new markets and tap into new commercial opportunities.

Axis will be joined by 5 of its key partners offering visitors the chance to learn more about cloud hosting, edge-embedded analytics, efficient transmission and the use of network video to continually drive business improvement and performance as well as safety and security.

Sharing the Axis stand (Stand E1000) will be leading video analytics companies, Digital Barriers, IPS Intelligent Video Analytics, Wavestore and also communications and video specialists Falt Communications and video hosting system provider, Observit.

The Axis stand will feature some of its most cutting-edge technologies, including the latest innovations in ultra-high definition 4K resolution and AXIS Camera Station software for video monitoring and recording. Other advances on show in the ‘image usability' area will allow visitors to see first-hand Axis' Lightfinder technology as well as its Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), thermal imaging and other technical innovations such as its nitrogen-pressurized stainless steel HDTV PTZ dome cameras.

In addition, Axis will also be dedicating an entire section of the stand to its hugely successful partner programs, including the Channel Partner Program and the Architecture and Engineering Program, designed to support network architects engineers and consultants involved in the design and specification of IP-based security systems.

As part of its commitment to training and development, Axis Communications' Academy will also have its own presence on the stand. After having trained over 40,000 people globally and with training in the Northern European region at record levels, the Axis Academy is proving to be an expert in its field and clearly demonstrates the desire for recognized certified training to enable surveillance professionals to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace.

Atul Rajput, regional director, northern Europe, Axis Communications, said: “I passionately believe that, as an industry, we are guilty of underselling the benefits of network video. All too often network video is viewed as a cost when in reality it can be a revenue generating opportunity.

“We know that one of the benefits of network video is the endless opportunities for integration into complementary applications, but the question remains, is that of real benefit to our customers and what opportunities does it present? We need to be bold and engage with all areas and departments as our technology touches every part of a business from logistics and operations right through to marketing and, of course, security. Network video shouldn't be just a cost center; it should be a key component in driving operational efficiencies throughout a business. ”

“For years the conversation has only been about the transition from analogue to digital – that discussion has ended. Today's successful companies are those that are proactively looking at ways in which network video can create new business opportunities. Companies that embrace this and strive to discover new and innovative solutions can look forward to a smarter and successful future. ”

“At IFSEC we are determined to show people how we can help them and their organisations not only enhance their security, but also add real value to their business. We believe that our experience and that of our partner network mean we are perfectly positioned to drive this change.”

VIVOTEK releases central management software VAST 1.8 version

VIVOTEK releases central management software VAST 1.8 version

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 6/3/2014 | Article type: Security 50

VIVOTEK announces the release of its central management software VAST 1.8 version. For enhancing the flexibility and scalability of the entire surveillance solutions, VIVOTEK has added a series of new features to this new version, including ONVIF Camera Support, Device Packs, Playback Rewind, Seamless Recording, Windows Active Directory. More uniquely, VIVOTEK expanded the language support with Persian and Russian.

VAST is VIVOTEK self-developed central management software for managing IP surveillance products. With intuitive functions and several easy-of-use features, VAST provides unlimited supports to cameras, servers and clients in a hierarchical system structure, efficiently and effectively monitoring, recording, playback, and event trigger management. With those new advanced features just announced, VAST 1.8 version is indisputably capable of constituting a robust system for stores, banking, and public space. Users, who have installed older versions, can easily upgrade to 1.8 version directly by downloading from VIVOTEK's official website.

Steve Ma, Executive VP at VIVOTEK, stated, “To provide our customers with user-friendly surveillance solutions is always the top priority. Therefore, in addition to hardware products, VIVOTEK has also been putting great efforts to developing video management software. By taking customers' needs and various circumstances of each installation into consideration, we have been working hard on the VAST performance enhancement continuously. Today, we are quite pleased to announce the release of the upgraded version of VAST, which is believed to bring users with better security and better operational efficiency.”

Samsung Techwin launches remote head camera

Samsung Techwin launches remote head camera

Editor / Provider: Samsung Techwin | Updated: 6/3/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Samsung Techwin has introduced a 2MP Full HD remote head camera.The discreet SNB-6010 has been designed for ATM and retail applications, but provides a highly effective solution for any video surveillance project where a small sized camera is required, including covert surveillance applications.

A key feature of the SNB-6010 is that its processing unit, which houses the camera's DSP chipset and Ethernet connection, is supplied as a separate unit that can be installed in a secure location to prevent would be attackers from gaining access to video stored on an SD card.

The SNB-6010 can capture quality (1920 x 1080) images in real time when the lighting level is as low as 0.05 Lux. An enhanced Wide Dynamic Range feature, with performance greater than 120dB, enables the SNB-6010 to accurately produce images in scenes that simultaneously contain very bright and very dark areas. This can be particularly important when, for example, the camera may be looking out from a ‘hidden location', whilst the camera's privacy zone masking feature can blank out sensitive areas, such as a pin code keypad, from being recorded.

The SNB-6010 provides the option of utilizing intelligent video analytics(IVA) to detect activity by various means such as face detection, which can be especially important for covert surveillance applications, and ‘tampering' which creates an alert if paint is sprayed on the camera's lens or if there is unauthorised movement of the camera away from its usual field of view. Alternatively, advanced motion detection technology built into the SNB-6010, can greatly reduce the false alarm rate by learning what the normal motion of the scene is.

A multi-crop feature enables users to highlight and crop areas of interest in order for the camera to only send the images within that area at a preferred resolution and frame rate. This flexibility in the video's resolution and frame rate enables the efficient use of the network's bandwidth.

FLIR security solutions: temperature measurement and condition monitoring application explained

FLIR security solutions: temperature measurement and condition monitoring application explained

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by FLIR | Updated: 6/2/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

FLIR introduces a complete family of products ranges for temperature measurement in security and surveillance environments. FLIR thermal imaging cameras are able to measure temperatures, monitor critical equipment and protect your perimeter with the same camera at no extra cost.

FLIR FC R Series and A-Series Fixed and Pan Tilt Series cameras can be installed almost anywhere to monitor critical equipment and other valuable assets. They will safeguard plants and measure temperature differences to assess the criticality of the situation. This allows users to see problems before they become costly failures, preventing downtime and enhancing worker safety. They can also be used for Security & Surveillance.

Although most of the thermal imaging cameras that are being used in a Security & Surveillance environment do not need to measure temperatures, there are some cases in which the ability to measure temperature offers advantages. Thermal imaging cameras become definitely necessary when Security & Surveillance needs to be combined with temperature monitoring of critical installations.

A typical example is substation monitoring. With a thermal imaging camera that is able to measure temperatures you can monitor transformers and other substation equipment during daytime. At night, the same thermal imaging camera can be used for perimeter security.

Why not use the same cameras to do both?
Security professionals around the world have been using FLIR thermal cameras for perimeter and critical asset security for years. Facility operations and safety personnel have been using FLIR cameras to gather non-contact temperature measurements and condition monitoring data for decades.

By merging FLIR industry-leading thermal imaging cameras with thermal video analytics and non-contact temperature measurement, the FC R series, and the A310 Fixed and Pan/Tilt camera systems create a multi-role solution for perimeter intrusion detection and facility safety monitoring. With FLIR Analytics users can use security cameras to measure and display actual object temperatures and generate alarms when thresholds are exceeded, even at remotely monitored facilities.

Benefits of FC- R Series A310F and PT cameras
* Perimeter security with thermal imaging and analytics
* Equipment monitoring to anticipate unscheduled failures
* Wide-area surveillance for fire detection and monitoring of critical materials
* Alarms based on actual object temperatures exceeding pre-set thresholds

Benefits of Thermal Analytics Applications
Powerful and versatile, FC- R Series and A310 cameras with FLIR Thermal Analytics protect users from loss on multiple fronts.
Pole-mounted fixed cameras using FLIR Analytics provide automated alarming of intruders, while cueing pan/tilt cameras to interrogate alarms for more detailed assessment. When no intrusion alarms are present, the cameras can examine substation components for heat signatures that signify efficiency loss or impending failure and generate temperature alarms. Proactively fixing these faults saves utility companies from losing millions of dollars in revenue due to unplanned service interruptions every year. These same cameras provide intrusion alarm assessment with built-in analytics and respond to alarms generated by other third-party devices. Strategically positioned cameras send alarms when a concentrated area shows a temperature increase.

These FLIR Thermal Analytics solutions protect facilities from intrusion, fire hazards, premature equipment failure, and other factors that can lead to expensive downtime and lost revenue.

As a proven application for:
-Monitoring hazardous chemical storage facilities, bulk coal piles
-Forest Fire detection
-Substation Monitoring
-Airport Fire detection
-High value asset monitoring
-Major high density people venues/locations

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