For the older population, the security and comfort provided by retirement living communities makes them an attractive option. At St. Andrews Village in Auckland, New Zealand, the comfort is provided in a world-class multi-option residential facility and the security is provided by Arecont Vision megapixel camera technology.
Arecont Vision megapixel cameras are used to capture high-quality images of vulnerable areas such as entrances and parking lots to help ensure a safe environment for residents and staff members. With megapixel technology, fewer cameras are required to cover the facility's expansive grounds. Megapixel cameras also enable security personnel to keep a close watch on activities without imposing the feeling of “big brother” that can be present when dozens of cameras occupy a site.
To oversee the daily and nightly activities of residents, staff and visitors, 13 Arecont Vision megapixel cameras have been strategically positioned to monitor vulnerable areas. . The 3.0 megapixel is a unique camera suited to the variable 24-hour lighting conditions in the St. Andrew's Village environment. In low light conditions, it changes from color to black-and-white mode and the camera's frame rate increases to a maximum of 30 fps at 1,280 x 1,024 pixels.
A wireless connection is used to transmit images from one of the 1.3 megapixel cameras, positioned to monitor an unused rear gate at the Village. Both this and the cameras offer simultaneous full field-of-view and region-of-interest (ROI) video and feature on-camera motion detection.