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Russia Hunting Ground Deploys AxxonSoft Intelligent System for Property Monitoring

Source: AxxonSoft | Date: 12/16/2011

Related tags: Axxon, monitoring, Video Surveillance

The hunting ground with an area of over 100 hectares is located at the junction of the Vladimir, Moscow and Yaroslavl regions. The hunting ground offers exceptional comfort and everything needed for a good hunt.

In line with the recent trend of using video cameras to monitor forests and prevent wildfires, the customer chose to have video surveillance posts and local monitoring stations installed across the property. In addition to fire supervision, the video surveillance system was also meant to oversee buildings and facility perimeters located in the vicinity of installed posts.

The customer installed two 27-meter high posts in the hunting ground. Each post has an equipment installation platform at the height of 23 meters. Given the distance of 1,500 meters between the posts and the monitoring station, decision was taken to use fiber optic cables which brought about advantages.

Unimax objectives included the monitoring of a 6 to 8 meters area around the posts. Stationary analog cameras are incapable of ensuring a high level of detail with such vision angle and distance range. Therefore, it was decided to use highly sensitive high resolution IP cameras. Analysis revealed that Axis megapixel cameras offer the optimal combination of price, quality, resolution, and sensitivity.

To ensure the connection between the cameras and the monitoring station, the switchboard equipment was to be mounted directly at the camera installation site. Given that the switchboard equipment can be no farther than 100 meters from the cameras and that there are no heated premises in the camera's vicinity, the equipment had to be used at below-zero temperatures and in severe weather conditions. Moreover, the switchboard cabinet had to be protected against unauthorized access and be under surveillance. Hence, it was decided to mount the switchboard cabinet on to the camera installation platform and provide it with necessary climatic equipment.

The posts are located inside the hunting ground's sealed-off area but there remains a possibility that someone can trespass the ground's territory and try to access the video surveillance post. To monitor the situation, a vicinity overview was added to the cameras' presets. Every minute the camera overlooks the 15-20 meters area around the post.

To monitor the area around the posts at night, two high-power Axis IR-LED infra-red illuminators with adjustable angle of between 120 degree and 180 degree were installed. The optimal illumination range identified was 60 meters around the posts with the illuminators mounted at the height of 10 meters.

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