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Hungarian Spa in Hajduszoboszlo upgrades surveillance solutions with VIVOTEK

Hungarian Spa in Hajduszoboszlo upgrades surveillance solutions with VIVOTEK

Editor / Provider: VIVOTEK | Updated: 3/31/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Hajduszoboszlo, a small town in Hungary, has been well known for its thermal spring with a healing power since 1920s. HungaroSpa, located in Hajduszoboszlo, offers to international tourists a variety of facilities, such as medical spas, open-air baths, aqua parks, and an aqua-palace. In order to create a safer, more comfortable and reliable environment for tourist, in January, 2013, the management hired Satrax, a system integrator in Hungary working with VIVOTEK and VIVOTEK local distributor Alphasonic, to upgrade the surveillance system at HungaroSpa by installing 173 VIVOTEK network cameras.

Solution
For the center of the swimming pool (a 50 m X 50 m area), VIVOTEK's innovative and award-winning Panoramic PTZ solution was installed. Incorporating VIVOTEK's latest 5-Megapixel fisheye fixed dome network cameras and latest launched full HD speed dome network camera, the solution provides a 180° panoramic view or 360° surround view without blind spots, making it an especially ideal solution for monitoring open areas like the swimming pool and its surroundings. Panoramic PTZ offers wide coverage and can be used to monitor elderly tourists and emergency situations.

In addition to Panoramic PTZ, a variety of other cameras were implemented. Specifically, IP8332 was installed at entrances, outdoor swimming pools, and indoor spa pools because of its day & night function, weather-proof casing, and tamper detection features. IP8335H cameras, which feature an HD WDR CMOS sensor for use in challenging lighting conditions, were installed in outdoor swimming pools, which also open at night. IP7361 cameras were installed for outdoor swimming pools, entrances, and spa pools in the block. IP7361 is a high-end 2-megapixel network bullet camera with high resolution and a combination of outdoor specific features such as concealed wiring to prevent tampering. Additionally, the auto-iris capability can protect the lens from damage induced by direct sunlight.

FD8136 were installed for entrances and exits. As the world's smallest network fixed dome camera, FD8136 features a megapixel sensor enabling viewing resolution of 1280x800 at 30 fps. FD8134, an easy-to-use fixed dome network camera specifically designed for indoor security applications, were installed in the entrances to indoor dressing room (ceiling is about 2.6 m). IP8131 cameras were installed for the control center room, where 2 operators monitor the whole scene all time. IP8131 is a compact cube camera designed for indoor surveillance. Activities around the control center room, such as intrusion or vandalism, can be monitored. With supporting VIVOTEK's iViewer, the smart phone application, operators can monitor live video off-site.

The spa was equipped with several analog cameras. However, as the requirement for security increased, a more advanced and comprehensive network surveillance system is necessary. VIVOTEK's video server VS8100 was therefore adopted to connect to existed analog cameras, which the client wished to continue using. VS8100 was used to upgrade analog into digital surveillance system. Additionally, VAST, the central management software, was also implemented. It was designed to support hundreds of cameras and stations in a hierarchical structure of system for monitoring, recording, playback, and event trigger management with ease-of-use and efficient control.

Benefits
Steve Ma, VIVOTEK's Executive VP commented, "We are proud to present an innovative panoramic PTZ to our clients. The entire surveillance network made possible by the advanced cameras and servers developed by our R&D team will guarantee 100% high-quality images for the spa management. We hope tourists from all around the world will be able to have safe and enjoyable vacations in the VIVOTEK-equipped environment."

 

Samsung Techwin IP video solution installed at Paveletskaya Plaza

Samsung Techwin IP video solution installed at Paveletskaya Plaza

Editor / Provider: Samsung Techwin | Updated: 3/4/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Samsung Techwin cameras are at the heart of a network video surveillance system installed at Paveletskaya Plaza, one of the most prestigious business centers in Moscow.

Despite tough worldwide trading conditions, Russia is enjoying strong growth in its economy and this is reflected in the increasing demand for office accommodation from international organizations, as well as locally based businesses in Moscow. Developers have responded to the shortfall in the availability of high quality commercial space with a dramatic acceleration in the number of building projects.

By the end of 2014, Russia's capital is expected to be able to boast 4 of the 5 tallest buildings in Europe, whilst many projects have already been completed, including theimpressive Paveletskaya Plaza complex.

Paveletskaya Plaza, which is constructed in the same architectural style as the adjacent Paveletskaya Railway Station, comprises two 12 storey and one 27 storeys tower. Collectively the buildings offer 65,000 squaremete of office accommodation fully fitted with the most modern technologies to provide tenants, which include Adecco, Allianz, Nestle and Tommy Hilfiger, with comfortable and stress-free working conditions. On site there are also several bank branches, a translations bureau, a printing centre and a travel agency, as well as shops, boutiques and restaurants for the benefit of office staff and visitors.

Electronic security and network specialists, YECONS Technology Solutions, were awarded the contract to install the video surveillance system, said: ”It is not perhaps a surprise that there were no shortage of installation companies keen to be invited to tender for this very important project,” said Yusuf Yesilova, General Director of Moscow based YECONS Technology Solutions. “However, although it was a very price competitive tendering process, the owners of Paveletskaya Plaza, ENKA, made it clear from the outset that there should be no compromise in respect of the coverage and quality of the video surveillance solution.”

Single Source
Having successfully installed Samsung Techwin professional video surveillance equipments at a number of other large projects, it gave YECONS Technology Solutions the confidence to single source all the required components of the video surveillance system from one of the fastest growing electronic security manufacturers in Russia.

Working closely with Samsung Techwin's locally based pre-sales support team, YECONS Technology Solutions' engineering design team took a close look at every location where a camera needed to be installed and subsequently recommended what their research had led them to believe was the best model for what it was expected to do.

228 cameras, together with Samsung Techwin network video recorders (NVRs) and monitors, have been installed to enable security personnel to monitor 24/7 all activity within the Paveletskaya Plaza buildings and the surrounding areas.

Fit for Purpose
“At certain locations, where positive identification of unwanted visitors needed to be achieved, we recommended the installation of 3MB Full HD camera models that could deliver evidence grade images, as well as technically advanced features such as Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) and face detection,” said Yusuf Yesilova. “In the majority of locations however, 1.3 megapixel cameras were more than able to capture high definition images of a quality which easily met the client's requirements. We were therefore able to deliver a competitively priced solution that took full advantage of Samsung Techwin's product portfolio that includes both extremely high specification cameras, as well as models which, although competitively priced, deliver a high level of performance.”

The Samsung Techwin cameras have been installed on all floors of the 3 buildings, as well as elevators, reception and parking areas. 124 of the 228 cameras are SND-5010s. Measuring just 100 x 115 x 42mm and part of the LiteNet camera series, the ONVIF compliant SND-5010 1.3 megapixel camera is designed to provide an affordable HD video surveillance solution for environments where there may be limited space. There are also 89 SNB-5000 cameras which are equipped with built-in license-free Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) capability which includes a scene change tampering function, as well as optical tripwire, enter/exit direction detection and an Appear/Disappear function to detect the movement of objects. Of the remaining cameras, 8 are SNB-6004s and 7 are SNB-7080s. With the ability to capture superb quality 2MP Full HD (1080P) images, the SNB-6004 is part of Samsung Techwin's highly acclaimed WiseNetIII camera range, whilst the SND-7080 is a 3 megapixel Full HD network dome camera with 3~8mm motorized varifocal lens.

24/7 Monitoring
Images from all of the cameras are transmitted over a LAN to a central control room where they are monitored live 24/7 by Paveletskaya Plaza operators who are able to direct patrolling security personnel to the precise location where an incident or suspicious activity may be taking place. At the same time the images are recorded onto 1 of 8 Samsung Techwin SRN-1000 NVRs which are able to work in harmony to provide a seamless server style video recording solution. Each SRN-1000 provides up to 24TB of on-board video storage capacity with the potential of an additional 24TB of storage via two external e-Sata direct storage devices. It also features support for Raid 5 storage.

“The video surveillance system plays a crucial role ensuring that our tenants can go about their daily work activities in a secure environment and that their staff, visitors and customers feel safe whilst taking advantage of Paveletskaya Plaza's superb facilities,” said Zihni Coskun, Facility Management Director of ENKA. “The partnership between YECONS Technology Solutions and Samsung Techwin has been a great success. It has resulted in a system that is working extremely well and the feedback from our operators is that it is highly reliable and easy to use.”

Milestone widens devices support with more than 3,000 products

Milestone widens devices support with more than 3,000 products

Editor / Provider: Milestone Systems | Updated: 3/3/2014 | Article type: Security 50

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has released Device Pack 7.2 for partners and customers using Milestone Xprotect security solutions. Device Pack 7.2 has deep driver support for more than 3,000 devices, which means that Milestone has added more than 2,000 supported devices since 2011. This speedy development has only been possible due to Milestone's dedicated efforts to drive the uptake of open platform technology in the physical security industry.

The Milestone Device Packs include optimized drivers that enable all the relevant capabilities of a camera or other hardware device to be managed fully by the XProtect software. Milestone works closely with the device manufacturers in the Manufacturer Alliance Program (MAP) to achieve the optimal interaction between their devices and the XProtect VMS. This ensures the highest quality for a video surveillance solution - very important for total system operability, efficiency and stability.

Milestone is actively promoting driver standards like ONVIF and PSIA, but these standards are not always able to keep up with the rapid development of security device hardware. Milestone steps up with dedicated, deep driver support to ensure that partners can leverage the newest device technologies in their solutions, with the freedom to choose camera models from more than 100 manufacturers in the Manufacturer Alliance Partner (MAP) network.

Christian Bohn, Milestone Systems VP Corporate Marketing & Alliances, says: “The release of Device Pack 7.2 with deep support for a record number of devices clearly highlights our total dedication to give our partners not only the best VMS, but also the broadest and most comprehensive device support in the market. The ability to add 2,000 devices in just 3 years is only made possible by having an open platform strategy, and clearly showcases the power of our open platform. We celebrated this at Intersec 2014 in Dubai, where we announced the 3000th supported device was the AXIS Q6045 HD high-speed PTZ dome camera, and it was a pleasure recognizing a key Alliance Partner this way.”

The supported devices in the Milestone Device Pack 7.2 span from simple USB webcams to highly specialized thermography cameras from Pelco by Schneider Electrics that enable precise monitoring of temperature. These cameras can be used in the food industry, for example, to ensure that refrigerated and frozen goods always are kept at the right temperature for freshness and safety. Another supported option comes from the Bosch Security Systems MIC Series 550 cameras with integrated lens wipers. Here the Milestone deep driver support enables an XProtect customer to activate the wiper from the VMS, ensuring clear images even in the worst rainstorm.

Enhanced image sensor added to Hikvision PICADIS analog cameras

Enhanced image sensor added to Hikvision PICADIS analog cameras

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

Hikvision is set to extend its PICADIS analog product line with this new, latest offering: the DS-2CE15F5P(N)-VFIR3 720TVL Vari-focal IR Bullet Camera and the DS-2CE55F5P(N)-VFIR3 720TVL Vari-focal IR Dome Camera. Both of these models are aimed to set new standards for both image quality and low-light surveillance. These cutting-edge cameras are designed specifically to capture superior crystal-clear color images in extreme, low-light conditions. Both feature a 1/3” 1.3 MP PICADIS II image sensor and Hikvision's 3D DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) technology.

An Enhanced Sensor for Superior Image Performance
Similar to previous vari-focal PICADIS analog cameras, these two new models - the DS-2CE15F5P(N)-VFIR3 720TVL Vari-focal IR Bullet Camera and the DS-2CE55F5P(N)-VFIR3 720TVL Vari-focal IR Dome Camera - are now equipped with several new, advanced features. Among these improvements, the most noteworthy is this addition of Hikvision's 1/3” 1.3 Mega PICADIS II image sensor. This sensor was specifically designed to be utilized along with Hikvision industry-leading 3D DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) technology to secure higher image quality under challenging lighting circumstances. Ultimately, this improvement results in unparalleled visibility in extremely bright and dark environments and provides a performance that easily surpasses conventional analog cameras.

OSD Menu Control with an UTC (Up-the-Coax) Advantage
This new camera line of is equipped with a BNC connector to transfer the video signal. When compared to conventional analog cameras, this feature provides remote control of the camera's OSD from the terminal (such as a computer monitor in the control room) to the camera, and vice-versa. This also facilitates faster and easier camera management, allowing for higher precision and control over camera functionality and imaging settings/adjustments from the monitoring room. The result is a substantial savings in configuration time and money.

Moreover, an IP66 rating protects against elements, such as rain and dust, making both cameras ideal choices for almost any application and installation – especially for those that are outdoors. Both new models are available in grey and white color schemes.

Samsung Techwin video surveillance system installed in Moscow

Samsung Techwin video surveillance system installed in Moscow

Editor / Provider: Samsung Techwin | Updated: 2/27/2014 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Despite tough worldwide trading conditions, Russia is enjoying strong growth in its economy and this is reflected in the increasing demand for office accommodation from international organisations, as well as locally based businesses in Moscow. Developers have responded to the shortfall in the availability of high quality commercial space with a dramatic acceleration in the number of building projects. By the end of 2014, Russia's capital is expected to be able to boast 4 of the 5 tallest buildings in Europe, whilst many prestigious projects have already been completed, including the highly impressive Paveletskaya Plaza complex.

Paveletskaya Plaza, which is constructed in the same architectural style as the adjacent Paveletskaya Railway Station, comprises two 12 storey and one 27 storeys tower. Collectively the buildings offer 65,000 Square metre of office accommodation fully fitted with the most modern technologies to provide tenants, which include Adecco, Allianz, Nestle and Tommy Hilfiger, with the most comfortable and stress-free working conditions. On site there are also several bank branches, a translations bureau, a printing centre and a travel agency, as well as shops, boutiques and restaurants for the benefit of office staff and visitors.

Electronic security and network specialists, YECONS Technology Solutions, were awarded the contract to install the video surveillance system, said: ”It is not perhaps a surprise that there were no shortage of installation companies keen to be invited to tender for this very important project,” said Yusuf Yesilova, General Director of Moscow based YECONS Technology Solutions. “However, although it was a very price competitive tendering process, the owners of Paveletskaya Plaza, ENKA, made it clear from the outset that there should be no compromise in respect of the coverage and quality of the video surveillance solution.”

Single Source
Having successfully installed Samsung Techwin professional video surveillance equipments at a number of other large projects, it gave YECONS Technology Solutions the confidence to single source all the required components of the video surveillance system from one of the fastest growing electronic security manufacturers in Russia.

Working closely with Samsung Techwin's locally based pre-sales support team, YECONS Technology Solutions' engineering design team took a close look at every location where a camera needed to be installed and subsequently recommended what their research had led them to believe was the best model for what it was expected to do.

228 cameras, together with Samsung Techwin network video recorders (NVRs) and monitors, have been installed to enable security personnel to monitor 24/7 all activity within the Paveletskaya Plaza buildings and the surrounding areas.

Fit for Purpose
“At certain locations, where positive identification of unwanted visitors needed to be achieved, we recommended the installation of 3MB Full HD camera models that could deliver evidence grade images, as well as technically advanced features such as Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) and face detection,” said Yusuf Yesilova. “In the majority of locations however, 1.3 megapixel cameras were more than able to capture high definition images of a quality which easily met the client's requirements. We were therefore able to deliver a competitively priced solution that took full advantage of Samsung Techwin's product portfolio that includes both extremely high specification cameras, as well as models which, although competitively priced, deliver a high level of performance.”

The Samsung Techwin cameras have been installed on all floors of the three buildings, as well as elevators, reception and parking areas. 124 of the 228 cameras are SND-5010s. Measuring just 100 x 115 x 42mm and part of the LiteNet camera series, the ONVIF compliant SND-5010 1.3 megapixel camera is designed to provide an affordable HD video surveillance solution for environments where there may be limited space. There are also 89 SNB-5000 cameras which are equipped with built-in licence-free Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) capability which includes a scene change tampering function, as well as optical tripwire, enter/exit direction detection and an Appear/Disappear function to detect the movement of objects. Of the remaining cameras, eight are SNB-6004s and seven are SNB-7080s. With the ability to capture superb quality 2MP Full HD (1080P) images, the SNB-6004 is part of Samsung Techwin's highly acclaimed WiseNetIII camera range, whilst the SND-7080 is a 3 megapixel Full HD network dome camera with 3~8mm motorized varifocal lens.

24/7 Monitoring
Images from all of the cameras are transmitted over a LAN to a central control room where they are monitored live 24/7 by Paveletskaya Plaza operators who are able to direct patrolling security personnel to the precise location where an incident or suspicious activity may be taking place. At the same time the images are recorded onto one of eight Samsung Techwin SRN-1000 NVRs which are able to work in harmony to provide a seamless server style video recording solution. Each SRN-1000 provides up to 24TB of on-board video storage capacity with the potential of an additional 24TB of storage via 2 external e-Sata direct storage devices. It also features support for Raid 5 storage.

“The video surveillance system plays a crucial role ensuring that our tenants can go about their daily work activities in a secure environment and that their staff, visitors and customers feel safe whilst taking advantage of Paveletskaya Plaza's superb facilities,” said Zihni Coskun, Facility Management Director of ENKA. “The partnership between YECONS Technology Solutions and Samsung Techwin has been a great success. It has resulted in a system that is working extremely well and the feedback from our operators is that it is highly reliable and easy to use.”

Cube cameras: Enhanced features for improved surveillance

Cube cameras: Enhanced features for improved surveillance

Editor / Provider: Editorial Department, a&s International | Updated: 2/24/2014 | Article type: Hot Topics

Small business owners or regular homeowners merely want to be able to monitor their property without having to install a full-fledged system. However, most DIY cameras are too basic to fulfill these end users' requirements, such as inefficient resolution or insufficient frames per second, but regular professional systems offered on the market can be quite extraneous for regular home use. Hence, when the compact but full-featured cube cameras appeared on the market, they quickly became the perfect alternative to the costly surveillance solutions that most consumers and SMBs simply cannot afford nor need.

In smaller settings, or for simpler applications, surveillance solutions do not need to be complicated to get the job done. “The need of home surveillance is just basic and easy setting. In the high-end sector, it needs many functions but this sector does not. The complexity of system and position are different than high-end products,” stated John Wu, Sales VP at Hunt Electronic.

Cube cameras are mainly designed for indoor surveillance, such as small- to medium-sized business offices, shops that only need a four- to six-channel system, and home applications. Main features include compact design, wireless connection, Wi-Fi protected setup for easy and secure wireless network connection, mobile surveillance application, and easier and more cost-efficient installation and configuration, according to Ma.

According to Quentin Miao, Head of Global Marketing at D-Link, 1 to 4 cameras are typically needed for home monitoring, located at important entrances (such as front and back doors), bedrooms, nurseries, or living areas. SMBs usually employ 4 to 16 cameras for important entrances, lobbies, stairwells, and storage areas or warehouses.

Furthermore, cube cameras provide flexible installation in indoor areas where restrictions may be imposed on certain types of installation. For example, “in rented spaces, it may not be allowed to mount a full-fledged dome camera into the ceiling or to open walls in order to install cabling. Wireless cube cameras allow for very flexible mounting and positioning without the need to worry about cabling,” added Vigren. This flexibility makes it much more convenient for users as it can be deployed in various applications without any permanent damages to the surrounding environment.

Though they certainly are a possible solution for a majority of the residential and SMB sector, there are some minor disadvantages for cube cameras that can limit their performance. “Due to its form factor, cube cameras are mostly used in indoor environments. Even though some manufacturers have released outdoor versions, the reliability cannot compare to standard outdoor cameras such as a bullet camera. Also, with the fixed lens and limited field of view, cube cameras are suitable for small-sized areas. Cube cameras normally do not have many light-handling capabilities like low light, true WDR etc., so it cannot perform as well as other professional cameras when facing some challenging conditions,” commented Wu from Hikvision. End users must be aware of these particular limitations so they are not used incorrectly in an unsuitable environment or application.

Solutions, Not Devices
By utilizing a wireless connection, cube cameras allow users to view high-resolution videos remotely from their browser or any other mobile devices. It also eliminates the complications caused by multiple cables and wires. Cube cameras can offer professional-grade surveillance that goes up to 2-megapixel resolution at 30fps, which gives much better, smoother video/image quality than DIYs, which typically are 1 megapixel and 15fps max. In terms of low-light performance, some cube cameras are equipped with the mechanical ICR to deliver much sharper nighttime images and truer color at daytime. Also, some cube cameras are built with IR night vision that can reach 10 meters, which is about twice as far than the DIY's that have IR LEDs. The further the IR distance, the clearer the image gets in poorly lit environments, according to Ervin Wang, Sales Director at Messoa Technologies.

Coming from the software business, Mobiscope believes the biggest issue that customers encounter is the software which comes with cameras and work to correct mistakes in software made by hardware manufacturers. For instance, Mobiscope offers motion detection alerts regardless whether the camera has this feature or not, and cloud storage for video recordings that customer can access anywhere – on mobile device, in any web browser, even for the most affordable cameras, according to Alexander Ostrovsky, CMO of Mobiscope.

For those who are unfamiliar, it is necessary to highlight exactly what separates cube cameras from regular DIY cameras on the market. “The main differentiations of our cube cameras are professional performance and features, normally only found in more expensive camera types, especially low-light performance, PoE, edge storage, and support for alarm inputs and outputs. Also, we know that customers nowadays are always looking for solutions, not just devices, so our cube cameras come with both our feature-rich NVR software and our easy-to-use, plug-and-play cloud solution,” Shau-Chau You, VP of Zavio mentioned.

Despite the emergence of cube cameras that are fulfilling the needs of the residential and SMB sectors, a few DIY cameras are actually hitting the benchmark too. For instance, some which are designed for the DIY market also feature low-light technology for color images even in dim light, which makes it possible to resolve details like hair and skin color, license plate numbers, and so on. The cameras are also easy to set up and install due to their unique cloud platform, according to Miao.

The availability of such sophisticated technology on a regular DIY camera certainly goes to show the extent of today's surveillance technology. In order to deal with competition from the DIY camera manufacturers, some professional cube camera manufacturers are teaming up with “security or telecom operators to create more complete solutions with more added value and return on investment for customers,” according to Ma.

LILIN plays a role in flood defense plan in Venice

LILIN plays a role in flood defense plan in Venice

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 2/17/2014 | Article type: Government & Public Services

Suffer from severe flooding
The city Venice, Italy, suffers flooding on a yearly basis. In 1966, nearly 80% of the city was flooded by high tides. Known to Venetians as the“acqua alta” or “high water,” brings high waters that spill into the walkways and streets of Venice. It happens several times a year, and has gotten worse over the past century.

MOSE project has been set in motion to save Venice from the sea
The barrier project, known formally as “Experimental Electromechanical Module” project and otherwise as MOSE, is designed specifically to maintain high tides of 2.7m from reaching the city. There are 3 inlets to the 500km2 lagoon, which will be activated when tides rise higher than 110cm inside the lagoon. During flooding, for example, when the water reaches above normal levels, the locks will spring into action. MOSE is scheduled for completion in 2014, the system will protect Venice from high water levels of up to 3m.

Video surveillance from LILIN to oversee the water level
Video surveillance is an important part of disaster monitoring process, it plays an irreplaceable role, and real-time monitoring around the key areas of water is a must-needed in MOSE project. LILIN CCTV video surveillance solution was selected to be part of MOSE, all due to its exceptional quality of LILIN's mechanical housings against sea environment corrosion as well as the cameras built-in with powerful IR solutions.

Products installed
* 57 pcs of IP-based cameras, LR-7428EX3.6
* 4 pcs of multi-touch 16-channelstandalone NVR, NVR-116
* 5 pcs of 8 Port 130W Network PoE Switch, PMH-PoE88130W
* 6 pcs of vandal-resistant WDR 650TVL Speed Dome camera, SP-8368P
* 1 pc of 16-channel standalone DVR device, DVR-316
* 1 pc of multi-function 3D keyboard controller, PIH-931

The first Gate (Lido Lagoon Inlet) is where LILIN solutions serve to help monitor the entire flood prone area. In this project, there are 63 units of LILIN L series IP cameras LR-7428EX3.6 and waterproof speed dome cameras SP-8368P with 256X digital zooming capacity being installed at sensitive key points to carefully watch over the water level. LILIN security cameras are suitable for application in variety of harsh environments such as tide peaks and sea environment-specific corrosion.

Results
LILIN Italy is very proud to be part of this monumental MOSE project in providing long-term durable video surveillance to save Venice from the sea. LILIN set of monitoring equipment including IP based cameras, speed domes, standalone DVRs, and multi-touch NVRs not only to the timely monitoring of water level, while the rainfall measurement, timely data transmission to monitoring center platform. MOSE project is now well equipped for incoming floods with the help of a complete video surveillance system provided by LILIN.


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Afidus provides mobile surveillance for city buses in Istanbul

Afidus provides mobile surveillance for city buses in Istanbul

Editor / Provider: Sponsered by Afidus | Updated: 2/14/2014 | Article type: Infrastructure

Background
Nowadays, the awareness of surveilllance issues have been rasing around the world. Turkish people are aware of its importance as well. They endeavor to have IP cameras applied to every aspect of their lives, making them feel more secure and convenient. The city bus project in Istanbul is a part in their future blueprint. With the cutting edge technology support and smooth communication, Afidus completed the mission and satisfied all the needs from their customers.

Mission
Afidus was responsible for handling the surveillance project of city buses in Istanbul. With Afidus' high technology, each bus only needed to equip with one 3Mega Panorama IP Dome (FH-330F3) and one mobile NVR. After the installation, security was no longer a concern to them.

FH-330F3, 3 Mega panorama IP Dome which is also called Fisheye IP camera. It allows 360° /180° /90° panoramic angle view and e-PTZ control. By installing on the right hand side of bus driver and choosing 4R Display mode (4regions views angle), installers are capable to monitor every corner and situation on the bus, including the bus driver. For low light environment, it is equipped with 0.1 low lux Sony Exmor sensor and Mechanical ICR – well designed for the transportation application.

 

Highlight
Before the installation of FH-330F3, Afidus noticed there were some conundrums and challenges that needed to resolve. Firstly, power supply. Afidus understood that the range of power supply is quite different : starting the engine consumes the most power, a stark contrast to regular driving. Therefore, Afidus FH-330F3 was designed to sustain the maximum of 36 volts and to be maintained by 15 volts.

Secondly, the bumpy road. Istanbul is a charming city which is combined with 2 contrasting characteristics: ancestry and modernity. However, in order to maintain the original view of this ancient city, they chose to put less emphasis on reconstructing the roads. Afidus' mechanical department takes on this challenge. They put great efforts in designing and passing the vibration test and drop test. Eventually, FH-330F3 can be used successfully on the bus with stability without any interruption from the mechanical problem.

Cooperation
Afidus not only provided technology support but also cooperated with the third party – a mobile NVR supplier. With good communication, Afidus provided “OCX component”, sample code which is based on “.net system” and “cgi command” to them. Afidus' R&D department successfully supported the mobile NVR supplier to integrate their NVR as well as Afidus IP cameras to cater to customer's needs.

Postscript
Afidus always provides solutions to fit customers' needs. It is not only about the products, but also the applications. Afidus cares about customers and understands what they need. Afidus not only provides products in good quality, but is also proud of its services and solutions. This is exactly the aspiration that drives Afidus to cooperate with people who are interested in surveillance issues over the world.

 

EverFocus surveillance products deployed in W Hotel Qatar

EverFocus surveillance products deployed in W Hotel Qatar

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by EverFocus | Updated: 2/10/2014 | Article type: Residential & Consumer

The increasing numbers of worldwide terrorist attacks and thefts have become the driving force in explosion of surveillance systems to protect lives and assets. Every newly built public or private building now requires a complete security and safety plan.

As desert dunes soar next to towering skyscrapers, W Doha Hotel & Residences dazzles by the Arabian Sea. As more and more high-end hotels are built in Qatar, W Hotel wanted to provide more secured experiences for their employees and their valuable guests during their stays in W Hotel. Therefore, W Hotel turned to EverFocus for a well –planned surveillance system.

In order to provide a complete safe environment for its guests, W Hotel chose EverFocus's cameras and later installed around 450 EverFocus advanced surveillance cameras in their main entrances, lobby, hallways, stairs, and at the front desk. In order to satisfy W Hotel's requirements, EverFocus worked with the system integrator Genius Vision Digital (GVD) for a complete solution. Installed EverFocus surveillance cameras include EHN3260 IP IR dome, EPN4220 speed dome, and EZN3260, EZN3340 bullet type cameras.

Taiwan Excellence Award winner EPN 4220 is a network-based speed dome camera specifically designed for professional applications. It offers 2 megapixel resolution and a built-in 20x optical zoom, aimed at guaranteeing impeccable image quality, in addition to cutting-edge features, such as digital slow shutter (DSS), wide dynamic range (WDR), and dynamic noise reduction (DNR). Equipped with an IP66-rated housings and true day/night function with a removable IR cut filter, the EPN 4220 is certainly designed to withstand all environments. The advanced motion detection function also meets the needs of almost every end-user.

EHN3260 is a 2 megapixel IP wide dynamic Day/Night outdoor IR dome that is perfect for both indoor and outdoor environment. W Hotel installed 398pcs of EHN3250 cameras in the hotel because its P-IRIS Lends, WDR, high performance noise filter, True Day/Night function provide high quality image and meet the vandal proof needs that the hotel required at the same time.

EZN3260 and EZN3340 bullet type IP cameras are also used in this project. EZN3260 is a 2 Megapixel Wide Dynamic Outdoor Bullet IP camera patented algorithm for expert exposure control in dynamic lighting environments. Its highlight suppression backlight compensation/Control (HSBLC) intelligently masks the extreme blooming effects from high-contrast light sources such as car headlights. EZN3340 is a 3 Megapixel outdoor bullet IP camera with the same design as EZN3260 but higher performances that can monitor further distance in darker areas.

Hotel surveillance has become more important than ever. A well organized and installed surveillance system can not only protect the hotel itself but also the guests. 441 EverFocus cameras are installed for complete surveillance and protection in W Hotel. With the installation of the hotel video surveillance, not only it can keep guests safe from thefts, violence, but also provides evidences, prevents crimes and thus creates a better and pleasant stay for all the guests visiting W Hotel.

Video surveillance is the perfect security solution for hotels and resorts. EverFocus surveillance solutions have been widely used in different vertical markets including businesses, housing, banking, retail.

Axis launches Q60-S PTZ dome network camera line

Axis launches Q60-S PTZ dome network camera line

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 1/29/2014 | Article type: Security 50

The new top-of-the-line AXIS Q60-S PTZ Dome Network Cameras in nitrogen-pressurized stainless steel casings are suitable for surveillance and remote monitoring applications in marine, mining, oil and gas environments, as well as food, medical and clean room manufacturing facilities.

The rust-free cameras can resist the corrosive effect of sea water and cleaning chemicals, and withstand high-pressure steam cleaning. Pressurized nitrogen prevents internal condensation.

Axis Communications, a global supplier of network video, launched 3 outdoor-ready, marine-grade stainless steel cameras that enable 360 degrees coverage of wide areas in resolutions up to HDTV 1080p and great zoomed-in detail with up to 36x optical zoom.

“AXIS Q60-S cameras provide exceptional video surveillance and high durability for reliable performance in demanding indoor and outdoor environments,” says Erik Frannlid, Axis' Director of Product Management. “The stainless steel models are the latest additions to our newly upgraded AXIS Q60 PTZ Dome Series.”

AXIS Q60-S cameras, with SAE 316L stainless steel and a nylon clear dome cover, can operate in -30°C to 50°C (-22°F to 122°F). They have IP66, IP6K9K, NEMA 4X and MIL-STD-810G 509.5 approvals, ensuring protection against dust, rain, high pressure/steam jet cleaning, snow, ice and salt fog. The cameras come with a multi-connector cable and a media converter switch that allows for network connection using standard network or fiber optic cables. The switch also enables the cameras to connect to external alarm devices via 2 configurable input/output ports and to 12 V power. Stainless steel mounting accessories are sold separately.

AXIS Q6042-S provides Extended D1 resolution and 36x optical zoom. AXIS Q6044-S offers HDTV 720p and 30x optical zoom, while AXIS Q6045-S supports HDTV 1080p and 20x optical zoom.

All AXIS Q60-S cameras support shock detection, which mechanically detects and triggers an alarm if the camera has been hit. AXIS Q6042-S and AXIS Q6044-S provide electronic image stabilization, which reduces the effects of camera vibrations (from wind or traffic) to provide clearer, more useful video.

AXIS Q6044-S also supports automatic defog, which automatically detects fog in the scene and digitally filters it out of view for clearer video. AXIS Q6044-S has nearly three times better light sensitivity than the industry norm for HDTV cameras, enabling excellent video quality in low-light conditions.

AXIS Q6045-S offers the highest video resolution, enabling exceptional detail in wide and zoomed-in views. In addition to auto tracking and Active Gatekeeper—which are available in all AXIS Q60 models—AXIS Q6045-S has built-in video analytics such as highlight compensation (which masks bright lights for ease of viewing), object removed, fence detector, object counter and enter/exit detection.

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