IQinVision, a provider of HD megapixel network cameras and network video recording systems, announced that Hillfresh, a major Dutch fruit and vegetable distributor, has deployed IQinVision HD megapixel camera technology to improve security and operations at its Barendrecht facility in the Netherlands. GP Installaties is the project integrator and Xserius is the distributer for this installation.
Hillfresh's 123,785 square-foot facility handles 21,000 pallets on an annual basis in conducting its global business of importing and exporting fruits and vegetables. The company decided to implement video surveillance to address a number of business challenges: to stop truck drivers sleeping on the job, more effectively manage trucks entering and exiting the docking stations, ensure staff are staying on the job and to prevent abuse of parking spaces.
In consultation with GP Installaties, Hillfresh decided to deploy 21 cameras in multiple key strategic locations where images are essential. Hillfresh chose IQinVision technology based on the camera's light sensitivity, PoE capability and superior image quality.
System installation was completed in early 2010 and features Mirasys video management software. The surveillance system provides 100-percent coverage of the Hillfresh property, face recognition capability at warehouse entrance points, and the ability to read and record LPR of all vehicles entering the premises.
Hillfresh has five employee administrators monitoring the grounds from the five available Mirasys workstations. In addition to monitoring day-to-day logistical operations and suspicious activities, Hillfresh administrators are also responsible for responding to intercom prompts. When a user pushes a button on one of the five intercoms on the grounds, an image pops up on each administrator video screen and the security system requires a timely response to the intercom query.