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Belgian Industrial Site Protected by Axis Network Cameras

Belgian Industrial Site Protected by Axis Network Cameras

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 11/29/2011 | Article type: Commercial Markets

SA Cometsambre is part of the Comet group, specializing in the acquisition, sale, and treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their derivatives. The group has since its founding become the largest industrial client and supplier to the steel industry in Belgium. The main activity is the recycling of ferrous metals. Since the plant's launch, a security company has been employed to guard precious merchandise on-site on a 24/7 basis. This quickly became a very costly solution. The company thus looked for a more viable and effective alternative in terms of cost: video surveillance with video analysis and a management solution.

The combination of different types of Axis network cameras with ACIC video facilities and a solution to monitor management and access to Genetec proved to be the best solution for the 8 hectare site. Considering its compact design and resistance to vandalism, a dome camera was the clear solution. In addition, it is difficult to detect where the camera is pointing, making it particularly discreet. The dome camera maps out a specific area with optimal image quality. As the area is very extensive, a complementary Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera was chosen to guarantee optimal flexibility. A total of some 30 Axis network cameras have been installed by Digital, the specialist in video surveillance solutions and IP monitoring access.

Each part of the solution is complementary, creating overall high-level security. The synergy between the high-quality Axis camera network that could be integrated with access monitoring and a video analysis system led to a spectacular reduction in the number of incidents.

Norbain Video Keeps a Watchful Eye on UK Nursery

Norbain Video Keeps a Watchful Eye on UK Nursery

Editor / Provider: Norbain | Updated: 11/28/2011 | Article type: Education

Nottingham's new premier nursery, the Applegarth Day Nursery, is the first in the region to have connected its CCTV cameras to the Internet to enable customers to log in via a secure Internet connection.

Mums and dads, with access to the Internet at home, work, abroad or through their mobile phones, will be able to see live video of their children learning and playing at the nursery.

Cameras in each room of the nursery (and the areas for older children) are connected to a video server which both digitally records and connects to the Internet. Parents with permission from the nursery can then view live video from the rooms their child is in via a secure, encrypted Internet connection.

Teletoddler chose Microtec Security to carry out the installation. “We needed a company with national cover and excellent experience in all aspects of security, not just CCTV,” says Mr. Bathurst. “We also know that we can rely on them to do a fast and professional installation to a fixed cost, even when schedules are very tight,” he explains.

In turn, Norbain SD was selected to supply the required CCTV equipment and give advice on which cameras would be most suitable for the task. “We regularly use Norbain because of the flexibility of their returns policy and the next day delivery,” comments Graham Alexander, Director of Microtec. “This allows us to cut our costs and means that we don't need to hold any stock.” On Norbain's advice, 15 Vista fixed internal dome cameras and three dome cameras were selected.

Great care was needed when positioning the cameras. If they were positioned, like many CCTV systems, on the ceiling, they would be too far away from children playing on the floor below and you would see the tops of their heads rather than the expressions on their faces. “Enabling parents to see their children playing happily was the whole point of the system,” explains Mr. Bathurst. “So whenever possible Teletoddler always positions cameras at about six feet from the floor.”

“The 3-gimble solution provided by the Noobain's dome camera, was necessary because of the wall mounting of the cameras,” explains Jon Ward, Internal Sales Engineer for North West Accounts at Norbain and the primary contact for the project. “The camera module needed to be capable of moving horizontally and vertically, as well as freely swivelling to any angle required to ensure the correct image was captured. The internal dome cameras proved ideal due to their very flexible lens size, price point and specification. “Jon's advice and knowledge of the available solutions was key in the success of this type of project and typical of the level of service we receive from Norbain”, compliments Mr. Bathurst.

Special emphasis is being placed on security. The password protected area of the website is encrypted and Internet servers at the school are protected by a firewall and high specification security software. This warns the nursery of any suspicious behavior.

Mr. Bathurst added: “Our company has been founded by people who have an understanding not only of new technology but also of running early years facilities and looking after children. Our aim is to bring educators, parents and children closer by facilitating better communication.”

Teletoddler has seen strongly increased demand for places at schools and day nurseries where parents can tune in to live action of their children. Mrs. Norma Leslie, the nursery Director of Operations and HR, said: “As well as the obvious advantage to parents, this system allows my staff and I to show our pride in our standards of care.”

American Long-Haul Trucking Facility Deploys Avigilon Video Management for Staff Safety

American Long-Haul Trucking Facility Deploys Avigilon Video Management for Staff Safety

Editor / Provider: Avigilon | Updated: 11/17/2011 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Xpress Cargo staff seamlessly manages the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system using the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS) with High-Definition Stream Management (HDSM) technology. The commercial trucking company installed Avigilon HD cameras ranging from 1 MP to 8 MP to monitor activity at its main entrances and exits both inside and out, along with all major traffic areas to ensure maximum protection. Additional Avigilon HD cameras were installed in the parking lot to protect docked trailers and trucks from theft and damage, while several Avigilon HD dome cameras provide complete coverage of the warehouse. An Avigilon HD dome camera monitors the company's repair shop and outside employee lounge area. The company also added audio recording functionality in the dispatch office, repair shop, and drivers lounge area for added safety. Storing two weeks of continuous surveillance video, the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system is monitored live around the clock.

By installing Avigilon HD dome cameras, Xpress Cargo was able to achieve greater coverage with fewer cameras and lower installation costs. With indisputable evidence in hand, the company has also been able to reduce liability costs by 15 percent. The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system provides complete oversight of all trucks being loaded to ensure the proper handling of client goods and to confirm that safety and freight handling requirements are being met, helping to boost overall operational efficiencies. In addition, Xpress Cargo employees now enjoy a heightened sense of security while on the job.

With a fleet of more than 150 trucks, 700 trailers, and 25 years in the business, Indiana-based Xpress Cargo offers consolidated freight and expedited transportation services across the United States. Specializing in team transportation of dry goods, refrigerated goods, and specialty freight, Xpress Cargo manages up to 375 trucks on the road at any given time, traveling from coast to coast. To protect its valuable assets, facilitate cargo management, and maintain employee safety, Xpress Cargo has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system at its 20,000 square foot

Infinova Cameras Watch Over Metro Line in Chongqing, China

Infinova Cameras Watch Over Metro Line in Chongqing, China

Editor / Provider: Infinova | Updated: 10/27/2011 | Article type: Infrastructure

Infinova announced that, with the opening of the first phase of a new metro line in Chongqing (southwest China), 750 Infinova fixed cameras and 40 Infinova dome cameras will be covering the 37 km (23 mile) Chongqing Metro Line 1 which includes a grand total of 23 stations. The first section was completed in July (2011) and the second phase completes next year.

“Considering that metro security is considered a main requisite of the Chinese transportation system, the metro authority chose Infinova because of our worldwide experience in providing such solutions, including the 1000-plus camera system that covers the Shanghai metro system in China,” explains Mark S. Wilson, Infinova VP of Marketing. “We also have similar systems in countries from Turkey to the United States.”

In Chongqing, cameras are located at the platforms, station centers and inside the train cars. Both the entrances and exits of metro stations have fixed cameras, each capable of viewing a person from the front as they enter a ticket-check station. In each of the metro halls, an integrated high-speed dome camera surveys the entire facility. Secluded corners also have additional fixed cameras so that these areas are not out of sight to the surveillance system.

Cameras are also on the platforms to give rail system administrators an overview of passenger flow. As a result, the system can monitor passengers entering and leaving the station centers and the cars to prevent and detect crimes, including potential terrorism and kidnapping.

Messoa Cameras Help Ease Traffic Congestion in Colombia

Messoa Cameras Help Ease Traffic Congestion in Colombia

Editor / Provider: Messoa | Updated: 10/25/2011 | Article type: Infrastructure

Located at northern Colombia, the city of Santa Marta is a popular tourist destination due to its colonial past and proximity to the Caribbean Sea. Job opportunities have drawn many Colombians to the city in recent years, but the urban development cannot catch up with the surging population and vehicles, which have led to congested roads and increase in traffic infractions.

To mitigate the problems encountered, Santa Marta's traffic authority decided to apply stricter law enforcement while prohibiting cars with certain license plates from being on the road during rush hours on certain days to stop traffic conditions deteriorating further. To ensure the policies could be effectively enforced, the authority officials decided to deploy surveillance cameras at 10 strategic locations throughout Santa Marta. With an extensive experience in traffic surveillance solution and successful case from the past, MESSOA's local partner recommended the most appropriate MESSOA traffic surveillance cameras to meet the challenging tasks. Each site is then monitored by 1 MESSOA camera and up to 3 cameras depending on the number of the lanes for that particular roadway.

The LPR camera specifically designed to capture close-up snapshots of vehicle information in remarkable clarity, particularly license plates. The camera is powered by MESSOA's advanced CatchAll II and Lumii III intelligent technologies. CatchAll II significantly improves the surveillance capabilities in tracking vehicle information even when cars are travelling at a high speed, whilst Lumii III further enhances camera sensitivity to deliver sharp images in adverse lighting conditions.

The 30M IR vandal-resistant fixed dome camera with mechanical D/N function to provide round-the-clock surveillance of the intersection. The dome camera was selected to provide an overview and panoramic video recordings of the monitored scene.

All the data captured are then sent to a centralized control site, where an LPR system is used to identify whether any vehicle is not supposed to be on the road or violating traffic regulations, such as speeding, running on red light and etc. Should any infraction be detected, the system will then verify the license plate and automatically send a traffic fine notice to that driver with photo evidences attached to it.

With the help of traffic surveillance technology, the restrictive car policy and traffic law can be effectively enforced in Santa Marta. The authority officials are especially impressed with the performance of the MESSOA's surveillance solution as traffic violation and congestion have been notably alleviated since the deployment. Having seen how successful this project has turned out in Santa Marta, city officials from Cali and Bucaramanga, Colombia have also decided to duplicate this model in their respective cities in the near future.

Honeywell Launches Security Cameras Powered by Pixim's Seawolf Chip

Honeywell Launches Security Cameras Powered by Pixim's Seawolf Chip

Editor / Provider: Pixim | Updated: 10/20/2011 | Article type: Component

Pixim, a leading provider of imaging chips for enterprise security cameras, announced that Honeywell, based in Morris Township, N.J., has released a new dome camera series, the HD4US and HD4USX, integrating Seawolf, Pixim's latest chip technology. The cameras are designed for optimized image quality in locations where low light, high contrast, and variable light conditions exist. The weather-tight housing is engineered for both indoor and outdoor installations. The new vandal domes are available immediately through multiple distribution partners including ADI, the largest camera distributor worldwide which supports over 80,000 security installers.

Based on Seawolf, Honeywell's HD4US camera family has an effective resolution of 690 HTVL as well as the industry's proven best wide dynamic range. In addition, the new dome cameras require just 0.1 lux of illumination to produce usable, color images at a full 30 frames per second.

Resort for Terminally Ill Children Selects Panasonic Cameras for Multimedia Experience

Resort for Terminally Ill Children Selects Panasonic Cameras for Multimedia Experience

Editor / Provider: Panasonic System Networks | Updated: 10/6/2011 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Children battling a life-threatening illness are given a magical multimedia experience at Give Kids The World Village (GKTW) with the participation of Panasonic video surveillance solutions. Panasonic high-definition pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras deliver a high-definition video element for the exciting experience, which is built around the positioning and unveiling of a commemorative “star” personalized by each child as a permanent reminder of his or her visit.

The “stars”, about an inch and a half in diameter, adorn the ceiling of the Star Tower, a new venue at Give Kids The World Village, a non-profit resort located in Kissimmee, Florida that provides cost-free, weeklong vacations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Children decorate and sign their commemorative stars, close their eyes, make a wish, and place each star into the Star Fairy's chest. The next day, they return to find that their personalized star has joined the thousands of stars of other children on the Star Tower ceiling. But where is their star amid all the stars displayed up to 32 feet above them on the ceiling? Finding the star becomes a colorful interactive video game adventure and multi-media experience in which an iPad directs the child to point in the direction of his or her star. When the iPad is positioned correctly, a graphic image icon confirms the star has been found. Touching the icon enables the child to see a live video close-up of his or her star displayed on the iPad, provided by one of nine Panasonic PTZ megapixel cameras located within the walls of the Star Tower.

The iPad application uses the Panasonic i-PRO Smart HD WV-SC385, a Super Dynamic network dome camera that provides feature-rich pan-tilt-zoom control, 720p high-definition (HD) images, and superior low-light performance. Most importantly, the camera has the ability to repeatedly “map” the locations of its PTZ views based on internal software and a coordinate system relative to the camera's “home” position, which is calibrated at installation. Panasonic worked with developers of the Star Tower to make the coordinates available as part of a database that directs the iPad video game to each star's location. As each new star is attached to the ceiling in preparation for the unveiling, one of the nine cameras is directed manually to the position of the star, and the coordinates are recorded and saved.

Over the last 25 years, GKTW has partnered with wish granting organizations across the world to help fulfill the wishes of more than 110,000 children whose one desire was to visit the theme parks of Central Florida. GKTW provides accommodations for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at its whimsical “storybook” resort, along with donated attraction tickets, meals, entertainment, transportation and much more.

“There is no better application for Panasonic cameras than to make wishes come true for children who are dealing with serious illness on a daily basis,” said Bill Taylor, President, Panasonic System Networks Company of America. “This unique application also helps to emphasize the versatility, reliability and higher resolution of Panasonic's SmartHD camera line.”

College students from the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) of Carnegie Mellon University designed the video game application, which included creating a virtual world inside the Star Tower that is calibrated to the exact physical position in which the iPad is being held. The game includes animated figures and interactive graphics and features the Star Fairy, who offers to show the child where their star is located. Children can also use the iPad to bring the inside of the tower to life with special effects, lighting changes and lively sounds including the bangs and whistles of fireworks. Carnegie Mellon's ETC was conceived by Randy Pausch, author of “The Last Lecture,” and co-founder Don Marinelli, with a goal of blending left brain (logical) and right brain (artistic) skills to prepare students for careers as artists, graphic designers, programmers and engineers.

ITEC Entertainment designed and supervised the creation of the Star Tower. An entertainment design company that has been involved in the design, installation and construction of theme park attractions all over the world, ITEC enthusiastically undertook this project as part of a 20-year history of work with Give Kids The World.

“The star program provides one of the most cherished memories for the families that stay with us at Give Kids The World,” said GKTW President Pam Landwirth. “This simple, yet poignant moment in a child's visit has become a symbol of hope for so many. We are deeply grateful to our friends at Panasonic for helping us create this magical experience.”

Zara Stores Across China Watched Over by Messoa Cameras

Zara Stores Across China Watched Over by Messoa Cameras

Editor / Provider: Messoa | Updated: 9/30/2011 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Over 100 Zara fashion stores across China have installed 800 MESSOA cameras. Zara is expanding across China and chose the MESSOA cameras because it is an easy to install and operate camera. Not to mention the camera matches the interior of Zara stores.

Zara is a Spanish clothing store that is quickly expanding worldwide. China currently has over 200 Zara stores and counting. Several of these new stores needed interior surveillance. They had to provide safe shopping while monitoring the crowds and goods. Also, they had to keep an eye out for thefts, break-ins, accidents and emergency health matters that may arise. To date, over 800MESSOA cameras are being used in over 100 Zara stores.

The MESSOA cameras were typically installed at key places such as entrances, in store, corners and near the cashier. Between 4 and 15 cameras were installed per store depending on the size.

The camera is a fixed dome camera that uses a super high-resolution high-density Sony IT module for true color daylight images. A 3.7~12mm high optical quality auto Iris varifocal lens allows a wealth of viewing angles. The conventional BNC video output facilitates installation and increases their flexibility. Ceiling or Wall mount is easy with the true 3-Axis rotation gimbal. It features compact mechanical designs, vandal-proof 1,000-kg impact resistance, and IP67 rating. All of these make it an ideal camera for retail surveillance.

Zara cares about the look and atmosphere of their stores. They needed a sleek and stylish camera to match their fashion. The sleek and shiny Ever since the MESSOA cameras started being utilized, security personal cost and pick pocketing and theft have been greatly reduced. If an incident should happen, then evidence captured on the cameras can be provided to the police to help capture criminals and secure a conviction.

So satisfied is Zara, that they plan to install even more MESSOA cameras cameras in the rest of their China stores.

Behind the Hotel Scene With Real-Time Surveillance

Behind the Hotel Scene With Real-Time Surveillance

Editor / Provider: Geutebruck, Hikvision Digital Technology and UTC Fire & Security | Updated: 9/28/2011 | Article type: Commercial Markets

In addition to keeping tabs on activities going on around hotel premises, surveillance cameras assist with managing hotels for guest satisfaction.

Geutebruck Secures and Automates Unmanned German Hotel
With the 2010 opening of his Vasano Abito Suite Hotel in the centre of Leipzig, Germany, hotelier and entrepreneur Gregor Gerlach has introduced a new concept to the German hotel scene: five-star quality but without the frills, at a modest price. The Vasano boasts 18 spacious, one- and two-storey suites with high-quality fixtures and fittings and Italian designer luxury. Unlike other hotels in its class, it has no receptionist, no restaurant, no room service and certainly no pool or gym. Essential services such as security and customer care rely on the video security and communication systems from Geutebruck and Elcom, which link the hotel with two of Gerlach's other business interests — the Vapiano pizza and pasta restaurant below it on street level and the Seaside Park Hotel a few streets away.

In the absence of a receptionist, video cameras keep a watchful eye on foot traffic in the entrance hall at the Vasano. Guests check in by using a self-service terminal much like an ATM. It takes payment by credit card and issues a room card which also operates the elevator. When the card is swiped in the reader, the elevator automatically proceeds to the designated floor. There is no manual control.

If human assistance is required for checking in, the terminal's two-way video and audio intercom puts guests in touch with the restaurant downstairs or with the Seaside Park Hotel reception, where help is available round the clock.

If a guest encounters problems while opening a room door with the card, help is only a video cal away. Video intercoms and dome cameras are mounted in the corridors on all three floors. Staff at the remote sites can call up video to see both the guest and the door and assess the situation. In addition to providing security and peace of mind for guests, the dome cameras in the corridors also provide management with a means of confirming that newspapers and fresh breakfast items are left outside guest rooms each morning.

Hikvision Protects Omanian Al Wadi Hotel
The coastal city of Sohar in Oman has long been considered one of the most beautiful cities in the Middle East, and much of its recent economic success is directly linked to the newly built Port of Sohar. To accommodate this influx of foreign and domestic business, a variety of infrastructure was constructed, including the Al Wadi Hotel. Haja Mohideen, Project Engineer at OHI Electronics, chose to utilize a number of cameras from Hikvision Digital Technology in order to specifically meet the security challenges this project presented.

One such challenge was the indoor environment, where hotel management had requested a model of indoor camera that was aesthetically pleasing, largely unobtrusive and provided performance . Additionally, the management team wanted all of these features embedded in one single model of camera, instead of a smattering of various models. Hikvision's analog dome model was selected to oversee the hotel lobby, the corridor on each floor and the elevators.

Mohideen also had one additional factor to consider in his decisionmaking process. Oman has enacted a law that cameras responsible for public meeting areas must now be manually monitored. This change was stipulated to prevent the possibility of random preset coverage missing potential incidents. Hikvision analog dome camera's day/night auto switch feature and resolution of 540 TVLs greatly enhance Al Wadi's security staff with the ability to acquire clear images regardless of conditions and on demand.

It was deemed that high-priority areas in the lobby — particularly the reception desk — may require an increased level of resolution. As such, Mohideen chose Hikvision's 2-megapixel, CMOS-based network camera for the reception desk. “Not only can we monitor every step of the customer from the front door to the front desk, we can track who the customers are with facial recognition,” Mohideen explained.

Outdoor areas like the front and rear entrances, the pool and the parking facility each presented a differing set of specific challenges that had to be resolved. “The pool needed clarity and a wide angle; the parking lot needed to be able to see tremendous detail, such as license plates, while both entrances required a high level of resolution to see who was entering or leaving,” Mohideen said.

Linking all these cameras together is a central command center that employs Hikvision's stand-alone DVRs, which allow the Al Wadi Hotel to successfully comply with the Omani law requiring video storage for 30 days worth of recordings. Additionally, the Al Wadi Hotel employs four security personnel to actively monitor the interior and exterior of the hotel 24/7. Future areas of installation would be restrooms, bars and any additional meeting point that customers frequent.

Hungarian Hotel Relies on UTC System
Kempinski is Europe's oldest luxury hotel group. Since it was founded in 1897, the group has built an impressive reputation in the hospitality sector. Today, the group's portfolio consists of 62 hotels in 28 countries around the world. As Kempinski's customer base grows, so does its footprint, with an ambitious expansion plan set for the coming years.

The Kemp inski Corvinus Budapest in Hungary was the first luxury hotel to grace the Hungarian capital following the political changes in Central and Eastern Europe. Its elegant interiors, 366 luxurious rooms, cozy restaurants and bars, and fully equipped conference rooms are testament to the quality of the brand. As a venue for many high-profile events, the Kempinski hotel regularly plays host to prominent public figures, including politicians and artists. Ensuring the safety of all guests is of the highest priority. In order to meet its own exacting standards, an upgraded video surveillance system was recently installed.

Bringing a vast offering of UTC Fire & Security's product portfolio, Azur Avis Hungary, a local installer, was selected to work out all technical details and provide the system of choice. Throughout the hotel's nine floors, stairways and garage, close to 100 cameras were installed. These cameras, including mini domes, cyber domes, conventional and megapixel cameras, are all linked to UTC Fire & Security's DVRs. This package offers the Kempinski Corvinus Budapest superior image quality, recording possibilities and a broad set of management and maintenance tools.

Newest Camera Offerings from Advanced Technology Video Based on Pixim's Seawolf Chip

Newest Camera Offerings from Advanced Technology Video Based on Pixim's Seawolf Chip

Editor / Provider: Pixim Inc | Updated: 9/8/2011 | Article type: Component

a leading provider of imaging chips for enterprise security cameras, announced that Advanced Technology Video (ATV) has launched the P690WDR camera series integrating Pixim's new Seawolf chip. The UL-listed series includes an indoor/outdoor dome camera (VDP690WDR), and a box camera (CBP690WDR).

Based on Seawolf, ATV's P690WDR series cameras are specified at a resolution of 690 HTVL effective and offer the industry's proven best wide dynamic range. In addition, the cameras require just 0.1 lux of illumination to produce accurate color images at a full 30 frames per second.

"Developing cameras based on Seawolf, Pixim's newest technology, furthers our reputation as an provider of innovative security solutions," explains Bob DeProspero, director of sales for ATV. "Our customers will benefit from the industry-leading wide dynamic range and lowlight capabilities of our new camera series."

"ATV has a broad reach in the security industry," says Scott Takaoka, Pixim's director of sales for the Americas. "We are pleased that, through ATV, more integrators and end users will now be able to discover the capabilities of Seawolf."

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