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Surveillance trends and the impact on storage

Surveillance trends and the impact on storage

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by Western Digital | Updated: 5/28/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

The surveillance industry is transitioning from analog to digital at a rapid pace. These changes are having a direct effect on how video storage is chosen and managed.

Increasing detail, resolution and quality
In order to better understand and identify activities, events and people, recording quality has increased. 4K offers four times the resolution of 1080p HDTV. This added resolution can drastically improve the technology's ability to identify crucial details in the camera's field of view such as a person or a vehicle's license plate. Implementing 4K video in a security camera system requires more storage capacity which is of better quality.

Increasing Frame Rates
Capturing and tracking details in real time is crucial in a surveillance solution. From a frame every few seconds, to 5fps or 10fps, is now 24fps, 30fps and more. Although codec efficiency helps alleviate the impact of increases, each step up requires additional storage capacity.

Always on surveillance
Security never rests, so surveillance needs to be ready to record the instant something happens. Constant recording in sensitive areas and motion detection needs fast and reliable storage.

Audio recording and fidelity
Audio is an increasingly important element for video surveillance. Cameras are now even closer to the action – in locations such as major retailers or warehouses it's useful to make out conversations or sounds surrounding events, to identify people, vehicles and the environment. All of these things can be analysed even when out of camera shot. The storage system needs to accurately capture sounds and in sync with video.

The increase of interactivity
The increasing demands of recording video feeds needs to be balanced against the need to access and process historical data. Facial recognition, number plate recognition or object detection over time enable companies to recreate a journey or trace access or proximity to facilities. Multi-feed access, fast replay, slow-motion playback and seamless zoom and enhancement are required for analysis. A storage system that stutters can lead to long and unnecessary delays.

When every second counts in surveillance, reliability, dependency and the cost of operations require the best storage products for the solution. WD Purple and WD Purple NV are surveillance class hard drives designed for high temperatures, always-on, surveillance security systems to ensure reliability and quality video play back when people need it most. Available in up to 6TB capacities and with exclusive IntelliSeek technology, WD Purple drives calculate the optimum seek speeds which lowers power consumption, noise and vibration that can damage and cause desktop drives to wear out more quickly. These surveillance-class hard drives are also equipped with AllFrame technology which works with ATA streaming to reduce frame loss, improve playback and increase the number of drive bays which it supports. AllFrame reduces video interruptions that commonly occur when desktop hard drives are incorrectly used as storage in security systems. Missing frames and lost footage is a serious problem when an event occurs and surveillance footage needs to be retrieved. WD Purple with AllFrame provides the confidence companies should expect when it's time to play back and review critical surveillance footage.

LILIN surveillance for high-risk banking environments

LILIN surveillance for high-risk banking environments

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by LILIN | Updated: 5/25/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Financial institutions and/or banks need dependable backup system. LILIN new NVR series (NVR1400/2400) with RAID storage solutions provide redundant recording and access to IP video data. RAID redundant storage function ensures video data is never lost in the event of a hard drive failure. LILIN 16-channel NVR supports up to 16 IP based cameras and megapixel recording resolution, along with 48Mbps recording capability. With full calendar search, you can search your video by selecting weeks/days so that you can search your video fast.

Teller windows, processing rooms, ATM's, parking lots, lobbies and common areas are all monitored by high quality video cameras for the safety of customers, employees, and staff. LILIN IP video surveillance systems with advanced video analytics such as Facial Recognition is helping to fight the problem of check fraud at banks by recording transaction data and capturing images of offenders.

Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) robberies, fraud, attacks, and vandalism are on the rise. Security for banks and ATMs can be a real challenge when faced with a multitude of threats including physical attacks and fraud. LILIN Covert series IP camera IPC0122 provides miniature IP video surveillance to enhance ATM operations and security.

LILIN S series IP cameras featuring 60fps high speed frame rate; they are great for the most demanding banking surveillance requirements. 60fps high frame rate ensure quick movements can be captured in more details.

WD scales up surveillance-class hard drive line

WD scales up surveillance-class hard drive line

Editor / Provider: Western Digital | Updated: 5/20/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

WD, a Western Digital company and storage industry leader, recently introduced WD Purple NV, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch, high-capacity 4 TB and 6 TB hard drives for the greater demands of scalable network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems.

Compared with standard WD Purple drives, the new member of the WD's surveillance video recording family of drives, WD Purple NV, is designed for larger-scale network surveillance systems utilizing higher hard drive bay counts and greater numbers of attached cameras, which demand increased storage capacity and durability. The new drives' high capacities also enable long video retention periods for analysis and reference.

WD Purple NV is also designed to withstand the demands of always-on digital NVR recording environments. It offers low power consumption and many advanced performance features typically reserved for higher end surveillance storage.

“The global video surveillance market is expanding with the increased accessibility to easy-to-use systems for small businesses and municipalities,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of HDD marketing at WD. “WD optimised the WD Purple NV line of hard drives for NVR digital surveillance systems to improve high-definition video playback for high-camera-count applications. NVR surveillance systems can produce incredible amounts of data which makes the WD Purple NV hard drives a perfect solution for NVR systems needing high quality recording and playback and high capacity storage.”

Features
WD Purple NV hard drives are equipped with an array of exclusive WD technologies, including:

AllFrame - When combined with ATA streaming support, AllFrame technology helps to reduce video footage loss with a proprietary cache policy management technology to help improve data flow and playback. WD Purple includes exclusive firmware upgrades that protect against video pixilation and interruptions within a surveillance system.

Premium Protection - Designed with tarnish-resistant components, WD Purple NV offers premium protection in harsh environments where surveillance systems can be installed.

Support for High-Camera-Count Systems - WD Purple NV hard drives are optimized to support systems utilizing high numbers of high-definition surveillance cameras, giving you the flexibility to upgrade and expand your security system in the future. Higher storage capacities also allow you to store the surveillance footage for a longer period of time, especially in situations when every second counts.

WD launches special HDD series targeting large-scale systems

WD launches special HDD series targeting large-scale systems

Editor / Provider: Prasanth Aby Thomas, a&s International | Updated: 5/18/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

Western Digital (WD), the California-based manufacturer of storage solutions, recently launched its latest surveillance hard disk drive (HDD) series for large-scale surveillance systems that require large numbers of drive-bays and cameras.

Known as the WD Purple NV, this purpose-built line of 3.5 inch high-capacity, 4 TB and 6 TB HDD are an advancement over the company's standard WD Purple series, which can handle up to eight bays using its software vibration compensation system.

Beyond eight bays, software vibration systems are not effective. This is where the WD Purple NV becomes useful as it features a hardware vibration compensation system, the company explained while speaking to a&s at secutech 2015 in Taipei.

The new series are built to withstand the demands of continuous recording in complex systems, while ensuring minimum power consumption. Its high capacity also enables long video
retention periods for analysis and reference.

“Along the line that the standard WD Purple supports up to 32 HD cameras, the WD Purple NV supports up to 64, although depending on the system this number can go higher,” said Patrick Lo, Director of Marketing for Digital Video & Data Center Storage Division in APAC at WD. “The WD Purple NV is targeted at large systems while the standard WD purple is targeted at medium to small or even personal home surveillance systems.”

The company further added that the new drives are equipped with several of its exclusive features, including the Allframe technology that reduces video footage loss with proprietary cache policy management technology to help improve data flow and playback.

Axis intorduces HDTV PTZ camera with live streaming and webcast applications

Axis intorduces HDTV PTZ camera with live streaming and webcast applications

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 5/13/2015 | Article type: Security 50

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video surveillance, introduces its first products for streaming, the AXIS V5914 and AXIS V5915 PTZ network cameras. The flexible and high performance cameras deliver high quality audio and smooth pan/tilt/zoom capabilities ideal for audio and video production and live streaming and recording in HDTV quality and can be mounted table-top, wall or ceiling. The cameras can be remotely controlled via a web interface enabling operation from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

“We are building on our experience and expertise in security and video surveillance with a new versatile PTZ camera family specifically adapted for non-video surveillance applications such as live streaming of events and video conferencing. These new cameras offer high quality HDTV video and audio as well as many output connections to suit a variety of uses,” explains Roy Alves, Business Development Manager for Axis Communications Middle East and Africa “While other Axis cameras are being used for some of this functionality, with AXIS V59 Series we are now able to provide them with a camera family that is designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of live streaming and web casting.”

The AXIS V59 Series cameras offer a powerful 30x zoom and HDTV resolutions of up to 1080p at frame rates as high as 60 fps, providing smooth video even with many moving objects.
While cameras for the video surveillance market feature fast pan and tilt functionality geared to quickly capture incidents, the AXIS V5914 and AXIS V5915 offer smooth pan and tilt functionality. The camera settings are optimized for high-color fidelity in HDTV as required for studio environments.

The many input and output connections available for professional AV (Audio Visual) processing include SMPTE compliant HDTV streaming with HDMI 1.4 output including audio for connection to an external monitor, 3G-SDI output for 3GB 1080p@60fps transmission including audio, RJ45 Ethernet port, balanced XLR-3 line/mic input with 48V phantom feed for superb audio in stereo, 3,5mm line/mic in and out and a full size SD-card slot for edge storage of recordings.

The cameras feature an open Application Programming Interface (API) for easy integration with other systems and support AXIS Streaming Assistant making video and audio streams easily accessible by streaming applications such as Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Microsoft Expression Encoder or Ustream.com and video conferencing applications such as Skype for Business (Lync) or Adobe Connect.

Sea Point sees crime rate drop of two thirds after deployment of Hikvision cameras

Sea Point sees crime rate drop of two thirds after deployment of Hikvision cameras

Editor / Provider: Hikvision | Updated: 5/12/2015 | Article type: Infrastructure

Some of Cape Town's busiest roads, leading to one of the wealthiest suburbs, are now secured with an automated Licence Plate Recognition system installed by LPR Solutions. At its heart is a network of 42 sophisticated Day/Night cameras from Hikvision, whose iVMS video management software streams the video data to the LPR software. The increased surveillance has led to a dramatic drop in crime within the suburb, down an indicated 65% following the introduction of the cameras.

Sea Point is one of Cape Town's most affluent and highly developed suburbs, the only one in fact to have high-rise development of any significance. The area's oceanside location and general level of affluence make it very popular with city residents who enjoy the beach front promenade, a paved walkway along the beach-front used by residents and tourists for walking, jogging and socialising. It is also attracting a large amount of investment in second homes and apartments.

However, it is not that long ago that the area was regarded as less desirable, even dangerous. On top of South Africa's high crime rates, many of the apartment blocks had been neglected by absentee landlords, leaving them in poor physical condition. The result was a very high crime rate, much of which was attributed to vehicle-borne criminals.

Monitoring Universal Access
Located just a few kilometres west of the city's Central Business District, the roads that access Sea Point are some of the busiest in the entire peninsular. Many arterial roads lead in and out of the area, providing drivers with a wide variety of route options and appealing to residents and legitimate visitors. However, the sheer number of route options means that the criminal fraternity has also been able to enjoy only partially restricted access to this valuable real estate.

Recognising the potential to improve the safety and security of the area, the Sea Point City Improvement District, a joint Municipal/Police entity, decided to establish a licence plate recognition (LPR) system to monitor Sea Point's access roads and highways. Their aim was to identify and track every individual vehicle entering or leaving the area and co-ordinate law enforcement activity to combat crime. To design and implement the system they turned to local company, LPR Solutions.

Our challenge - the first LPR installation in Cape Town
"This project is the first large-scale LPR solution to be installed in Greater Cape Town," says LPR Solutions' Chris Hobbis.

"With an average of over 300,000 vehicle movements per hour being expected for the network of just over 40 cameras, the sheer intensity of traffic movement represented a considerable technical hurdle for the system designers to overcome. On top of this, the LPR system had to be robust enough to cope with the speed of the passing traffic on these major link roads in all weathers and be operational day-and-night.

"Therefore, our emphasis for the camera was on build quality, reliability, weather protection, image quality and true day/night capability," states Chris.

The LPR team also installed the network wireless and cabling links to feed the camera streams to a dedicated central control room located within Sea Point, which is manned around-the-clock by a staff of six.

The Solution
The focus of the design was to record every vehicle movement into and out of the Sea Point area from the minimum number of cameras. After analysing the road infrastructure, the engineers at LPR Solutions identified 42 points for the cameras, with each camera dedicated to monitoring one lane of traffic. Once these points were calculated, the demands to be placed on the cameras were investigated.

Although the primary imaging requirement was for a rugged and reliable, true Day/Night camera capable of withstanding the environmental conditions in this busy seafront neighbourhood, the team's stringent assessment protocol also included:

* Camera and video monitoring software features
* Product availability
* Level of technical support
* Price
* Total Cost of Ownership
* Warranty

Their eventual choice was the Hikvision DS-2CD4012F-A Smart IPC day/night box camera, with every camera protected from the environmental stresses by IP66 housing. Each camera's video stream is recorded on a dedicated server through Hikvision's iVMS video monitoring software suite and fed from there to LPR's itrack licence plate recognition software.

A truly SMART solution
Reflecting on their choice of the DS-2CD4012F-A camera, Chris says, "The main challenges we faced on this project were the changes in lighting conditions as we passed from day to the dark of night, the speed of the passing traffic and ensuring the utmost in reliability.

"We opted for one of the new breed of SMART cameras from Hikvision, which offers unparalleled image quality under all lighting conditions and fast, remote focusing capability whilst more than meeting our needs for efficient bandwidth and storage utilisation. Visitors to South Africa will know that daytime conditions can be very bright but the DS-2CD4012F-A copes with everything. Moreover, the bright lens produces brilliant 1280 x 1024 HD720p video at up to 60 fps, critical for an application where image detail is critically important. Combined with the Smart Focus capability, which allows the SMART cameras to automatically adjust the image sensor position to guarantee optimal focus without user intervention, accurate rendering of licence plates no matter what the vehicle speed has not been an issue.

"As well as Smart Focus, the Hikvision DS-2CD4012F-A also features a comprehensive suite of SMART features, including Smart Codec, Smart VQD (video quality detection), Smart Face Detection and Smart Audio Detection. The Smart Codec is particularly significant in a network situation as the advanced encoding algorithm streams images at a very low bitrate without compromising quality. Compared to traditional cameras, the Hikvision Smart cameras enhance image quality by up to 30% while minimizing the system's load and storage requirements. And, if necessary, up to 64 GB of on-board storage can be utilized," added Chris.

The result is crystal-clear images under the most challenging of environmental conditions, making it the ideal camera for all forms of surveillance, from large scale projects to small businesses.

A first for Cape Town and a Drop in Crime
The installation of Cape Town's first large-scale Licence Plate Recognition solution has had "an immediate impact", according to Chris. "Crime in the area has dropped dramatically! Early indications are that there has been a 65% decrease in recorded crime within the Sea Point suburb.

"Another immediate result of the success of the Sea Point installation is the award of a large, 75-camera contract from City of Cape Town Metro, which involved a change from the originally specified camera manufacturer to Hikvision Smart cameras.

"The roads in Sea Point are now being used by those with a legitimate interest in travelling to and from the area, and this is likely to have a significant impact on those that live, work and play within its confines. The contribution of the Hikvision cameras to this increased quality of life cannot be underestimated and should not be ignored."

Upgrade convenience stores security with GKB's solution

Upgrade convenience stores security with GKB's solution

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by GKB | Updated: 5/11/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

Background
Being an excellent retailer of convenience for global emerging market, 7-11 tries to make each customer's daily life easier by providing modern convenience. Being one of the top large-scale convenience stores among Philippine, 7-11 continues to live its vision of providing consumers' easy and quick shopping experiences by expanding its branches in the near future.

Challenge
Such convenience chain stores' surveillances are required to be extreme stable, high resolution, and easy to backup. Due to its special necessities of 24/7 service, high definition recording and quickly obtain footage; shop keepers are able to obtain events evidence in a short period of time. After comparing with numerous brands, GKB Security stands out among other competitors. Since GKB's strengths to this case are exceptional instant responsive team, high definition cameras, excellent stability and simple backup plans.

Solution
After inspecting details of 7-11 convenience stores' needs, GKB representative offers a package solution to fulfill chain stores' requests. Each store installed with three GKB 8CH AHD DOME 5480 cameras and one 60080 AHD Bullet camera. GKB 8CH AHD DOME 5480 camera provides high definition recording to ensure sudden unexpected events in store and storage room. As for 60080 AHD Bullet camera, it secures entrance safety with water and dust protection and hidden cabling to avoid intentional destruction. Moreover, GKB's exceptional team provides DVR training and additional uninterruptible power supply as value-added service.

Benefit
GKB instant responsive assist team and one year product warranty.
Excellent installing strategy with one year warranty of on-call assistance to ensure customers receive the best quality in every aspect.
A well packed solution with economical and practical plan.
GKB put ourselves in customers' shoe to provide the most suitable and economical solution.

 

 

 

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About GKB GKB Security Corporation is a global security solutions provider with a full range of CCTV, IP, Mobile, Video Fire Detection System and Home Automation products and support services designed to meet the needs of small and medium-sized system integrators and security installers.

 

Crowd control: securing outdoor events

Crowd control: securing outdoor events

Editor / Provider: Israel Gogol, Freelancer, a&s International | Updated: 5/6/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

On December 31, 2014, a terrible tragedy occurred in Shanghai, where around 300,000 people had gathered for the new-year celebrations on the Bund, a water front promenade which is part of Shanghai's historic downtown. Overcrowding on a staircase leading to an observation platform left thirty-six people dead and forty nine more injured.

This is only one sad example of the deadly force stored in crowded events. Human stampedes occur almost annually in music festivals, sports events religious festivals and night clubs. Famous examples are the July 2010, Love Parade music festival in Duisburg, Germany, where 21 people died from suffocation and at least 510 more were injured. In January 2006, over three hundred pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia as the result of overcrowding at the Jamarat Bridge, a pedestrian bridge that is part of the path believers walk through while performing the ritual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

But what exactly is crowd control?
“We need to differentiate between crowd control that is done with access control tools, for example controlling a large number of spectators in a closed football stadium, and crowd control in an uncontrolled open environment like a street. The first one is achieved with conventional tools like security check points, turnstiles, gates and CCTV with video analytics based counters. The second one is usually closer to ‘safe city' projects and is more challenging and complicated since it is difficult to cover a wide area filled with people, be it for counting purposes or behavior analysis” explained Hagai Katz, Senior VP Business Development and Marketing at Magal Systems.

Accurate estimation of the number of attendees is indeed crucial for successful crowd control. Underestimating the number of people attending the Shanghai New Year's Eve was one of the factors leading to the tragic consequences. The police underestimated the number of attendees and assigned only about 700 officers (compared to 6000 officers in previous years) to handle a crowd that turned out to be 300,000 people.

In Germany, about 1 million revelers attended the Love parade venue that could only hold 250,000.

Role of video surveillance
In general, video surveillance cameras are still the main sensor for real-time crowd control and monitoring; “HD and IP network cameras have become the trend. 4K surveillance cameras have started to enter the market, but it is unlikely they will disrupt the surveillance segment. The cost of video transmission, storage, and processing (video analytics) would be prohibitive for 4K camera. Reliability would also be an issue” said Karianto Leman, Head, Situational Awareness Analytics Program, A*Star's Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) in Singapore.

“For effective crowd control and monitoring, high-resolution video is critical to achieve situational awareness, as well as the ability to see greater detail within certain areas of interest. Today that means megapixel 180-degree cameras” stated Steve Gorski, Chief Sales Officer at Scallop Imaging. Scallop Imaging's cameras simultaneously combine output from multiple image sensors creating a continuous panoramic image that can cover a large outdoor scene. “We've seen a trend moving away from pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cameras because inevitably, when an incident occurs, it's likely that the PTZ camera is positioned somewhere else, and not able to see the action. Another reason for this trend is that the motor inside PTZ cameras tends to wear out over time” he added.

Portable solutions for Temporary Events
Unlike fixed venues, short term events like music festivals, sports competitions or city marathons pose a unique challenge for outdoor crowd control. The needed infrastructure is not always readily deployed and end-users face a dilemma of whether to make a big investment in infrastructure that will be used only for a few days.

A recent trending solution for such a scenario is the deployment of a temporary surveillance system using a wireless mesh network, which is easy to establish and then take down during an incident or public event. Because it doesn't require a fixed infrastructure, a mesh network is commonly deployed by public safety departments, municipalities and police forces. “The network is usually made up of mesh network software, digital cameras, workstations, a server and mesh nodes (hardware) that share information with one another wirelessly. Radios, smart devices or mobile devices of some kind often provide communication pathways between operators. Video analytics and other technologies can then be deployed in these temporary systems” detailed Ian Westmacott, Computer Engineering Manager, Tyco Security Products .

San-Diego based MicroPower Technologies offers a solar powered wireless system that allows deployment on a per-need basis.

“Flexibility is key. Utilizing an integrated solar/wireless surveillance system as an extension of the broader surveillance system allows users to deploy and redeploy the cameras as their needs evolve” explained Dave Tynan, Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales, MicroPower Technologies. “We're seeing growing interest in technology that can be quickly and easily installed directly at the points where it is needed most. Rather than, for example, installing fixed cameras on a building and then attempting to gain usable footage of a crowded event several blocks away, customers want to be able to place cameras closer to the hot spots of risk. This is particularly true for night activity, when placing cameras closer to the action helps take advantage of available light. The result is clearer, more usable video evidence” he added.

The benefit of this solution is the ability to deploy cameras according to immediate needs, e.g. at a parking lot during a major event, and then re-deploy them to other hot spots in the next big event without running costly and time consuming cables.

However, an important factor that needs to be taken into account is the limited transmission range that wireless cameras have and the image quality which is not Megapixel. This type of portable solution is suitable for securing a defined ‘hotspot' but might not be as relevant when securing the long route of a marathon.

Portable solutions are not just for video surveillance. temporary fences and even vehicle barriers are available. “Parking for temporary events like football games, political meetings, freshman matriculation day and open houses requires only a temporary solution. Our solution is in the form of portable, towable barriers. These barriers can be deployed quickly and effectively, even in places where it's impossible to excavate for a permanent foundation,” said Greg Hamm, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Delta Scientific. “These mobile crash barriers can be towed into position by a medium-sized pick-up truck or equivalent. They deploy in 15 minutes and can be operated locally or remotely for guard protection. Deployment, retrieval and operation are all hydraulic. The barriers stop and disable a 15,000-pound vehicle (6803 kg) moving at 30 mph (48 kph). Once positioned, the mobile barricade is separated from its transporter and lowered into position by means of a battery-operated hydraulic power system, which is then used to raise or lower the barrier for normal or emergency tasks”, described Hamm.

Information transmission
Another challenge outdoor events pose is how to transmit high quality video streams from the cameras to a remote security center reliably and in a cost efficient way for processing, storage and viewing. There are several option including transmitting the information over cable, over a dedicated wireless networks, or using 3G/LTE networks. “In the latter configuration, cameras will compete in bandwidth with civilian cell phones that use the same network” explained Leman, “The solution is to reduce the requirement to transmit video all the time. This can be done with an edge computing device that runs video analytics. The device stores video locally and will only stream back video when a video analytics alarm is triggered” he added.

Wireless networking for surveillance solves the need for cables, which might not always be optional or easy to install (either due to specific area considerations or due to cost if it is a temporary event). However, this type of networking is more difficult than wired networking: having to overcome difficulties such as, limited range, obstructions (houses, trees etc.) and complicated configurations when many cameras are involved. NVT's IP transmission product technology allows for the deployment and PoE powering of cameras, event monitors and other IP sensor devices deployed at great distances using very cost effective coax cable.

“In the case of the recent NY City Marathon, NVT supplied coax connected transmission devices that needed to be fully operational at distances of up to 3,000ft in order to provide effective situational awareness for the securing of this large event” described Guy Apple Vice President, Marketing and Sales Network Video Technologies.

Physicists are trying to understand the dynamics of crowds. Their analysis of video footage from events like the Saudi Arabian pilgrims stampede and the German Love Parade helped identify the phenomenon termed “crowd turbulence” – as the scene becomes more and more crowded, more and more people push forward trying to move. The overall pressure of the masses moves through the crowd causing people to fall and eventually to be crushed to death. Hopefully, advances in video surveillance and video analytics will give better ways to count people and identify the ‘tipping-point' beyond which a crowded event has the potential to become deadly.

 

>>> Crowd control: video analytics and alternative surveillacne cameras

Axis introduces Q3709-PVE with multiple 4K sensors and panoramic overview

Axis introduces Q3709-PVE with multiple 4K sensors and panoramic overview

Editor / Provider: Axis Communications | Updated: 4/25/2015 | Article type: Hot Topics

Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, introduces the first camera in the new AXIS Q37 Series. AXIS Q3709-PVE provides situational awareness of a large area, making the camera ideal for city surveillance applications, as well as in installations in logistic centers, airports and train stations.

“An effective one-camera installation providing overview and image detail at the same time is an efficient way to ensure that surveillance needs are met in large open areas,” Erik Frännlid, Axis' Director of Product Management explains. “Multi-sensor cameras are also well-suited in applications such as squares, stadiums, parking lots and perimeter surveillance, where large areas need to be monitored in high image detail in order to ensure complete situational awareness.”

Installation is easy, reliable and cost-efficient. No focusing is required since the lenses are factory-focused. The camera comes in a stylish and discreet design with an easily repaintable and removable weather shield that protects against rain, snow and sunlight and allows for easy blending in with the environment.

The camera provides a perfect 180° overview in up to 33 megapixel resolution. It offers a video streaming performance of 3 × 4K at 30 fps or 3 × 11 megapixels at 20 fps.

Further features of AXIS Q3709-PVE include: ·
* The camera is outdoor-ready with IP66 and NEMA 4X ratings. ·
* It is vandal-resistant with IK10 rating. ·
* It can operate in a wide temperature range with standard Power over Ethernet (PoE+). ·
* The camera offers video motion detection and tampering alarm.

The camera is supported by the industry's largest base of video management software through the Axis Application Development Partner Program, and AXIS Camera Station. The camera also includes support for edge storage, AXIS Camera Application Platform, AXIS Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.

AXIS Q3709-PVE is planned to be available in Q2 2015.

Vietnam bank safeguards patrons with QNAP IP surveillance system

Vietnam bank safeguards patrons with QNAP IP surveillance system

Editor / Provider: Sponsored by QNAP | Updated: 5/11/2015 | Article type: Commercial Markets

Background
Vietcombank, formerly known as JSC Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, currently has almost 14,000 employees, more than 400 branches and offices in Vietnam and abroad. Vietcombank has many advantages of applying advanced technology into the automatic banking system, products development, e-banking services, based on its high technology foundation.

Challenge
The Vietcombank offers comprehensive banking services and handles numerous foreign exchange transactions every day. As their existing surveillance system found itself increasingly inadequate for their needs, the Vietcombank sought a digital solution to safeguard their customers and staff. In order to meet Vietcombank policies, each branch also needs to retain surveillance recordings for at least 183 days. The existing system was insufficient at meeting their heavy surveillance recording requirements, and as the Vietcombank was expecting to implement an IP-based solution they would need storage expansion requirements to store this massive amount of recording data.

Solution
The Vietcombank decided to replace their existing analog surveillance system with an upgradable digital system and chose the QNAP NVR solution. In their first stage of implementation they installed QNAP VS-8100U-RP Pro+ series NVR in eight of their branches. They then upgraded their surveillance infrastructure to an all-IP solution featuring network cameras and network-attached storage.

Result
The Vietcombank was satisfied with the quality service and reliability from QNAP Security. The VS-8100U-RP Pro+ series NVRs runs with high stability and enhanced compatibility & performance with the chosen cameras. After easily deploying QNAP NVRs, the storage expansion solution fulfills the requirements of high-quality surveillance recording and video data storing at the same time. QNAP NVRs, with the comprehensive functions of central management, live-view, recording, playback, and event management, make surveillance solution simple and effective, enabling the Vietcombank to offer a safer environment for its customers and staff.

 

For more information, please go to:
http://nvr.qnapsecurity.com/n/en/

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