Vivotek Surveillance Solution Protects India's Historic Library
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Goa Central Library, located in the State of Goa, West of India, is the oldest library in the country. Since the Library opened its door in 1832, the facility has maintained a collection of nearly 200,000 books in Goa's official language of Konkani, as well as many other languages. The book section carries Goan newspapers dating back 130 years as well as a collection of literature printed in Goa of the 17th century. The Library also houses a number of rare collections documenting Goa's past as a Portuguese colony and other items of historical importance.
While the Library owns many valuable items, its most recurrent security issue has been visitors thoughtlessly tearing pages out of books or otherwise damaging them. Lost and stolen books, disturbances resulting from loud conversations, and theft of stationery were other problems that administrators hoped an effective monitoring regime could help alleviate.
Goa Library's facilities encompass a wide variety of environments – from dimly lit stacks with long narrow aisles to brightly illuminated reading rooms with broad unbroken spaces – posing a challenge for system integrators aiming to provide a robust surveillance solution while keeping administration simple. Ultimately, Reconnoitre Systems, in association with AUTOCOP, developed a solution adopting a total of 116 pieces of VIVOTEK cameras.
VIVOTEK fixed dome network camera designed for indoor surveillance. Its wide-angle vari-focus lens provides maximum coverage, while a sophisticated 3-axis mechanical design enables simple, flexible installations on either a ceiling or a wall. The dome network camera fields not only a rich feature set but also advanced technologies like a passive infrared sensor for motion detection and built-in white-light illuminators for situations where light levels are low. The dome network camera can even transmit dual streams of video at different resolutions, allowing simultaneous real-time viewing on separate devices—for example, on an on-site administrator's PC and on a mobile phone, thanks to 3GPP support.
VIVOTEK speed dome network cameras, which are now in use at the Library, is like an icing on a cake to dome network camera's baseline of features by adding powerful 12x optical zoom, enabling administrators to obtain sharp details even at considerable distances. With sophisticated remote pan/tilt capabilities, the camera offers a full 360 degree pan and 90 degree tilt, controllable via a mouse or joystick, with up to 128 preset positions available for patrolling set-ups.