IQinVision, a supplier of HD megapixel network cameras, announced that the City of North Richland Hills, Texas has standardized on IP surveillance technology utilizing IQeye HD megapixel cameras equipped with virtual camera technology and LENSEC VMS. LENSEC is also the system designer and integrator of record for this city surveillance project.
The City of North Richland Hills, a bedroom community between Dallas and Fort Worth, has two major interstates nearby creating a high level of traffic and visitors for the municipality. Sean Hughes, CFO and Emergency Management/Homeland Security Coordinator for the city, received a mandate from the City Manager to provide video surveillance of all critical infrastructure and upgrade to IP technology for any future system expansion.
Hughes explained the situation as the city looked to expand surveillance, “We had six different analog DVR systems, four different vendors, only a few cameras could be networked, and nothing was integrated.” Hughes' goal was to find one solution that integrated all the city's cameras so they could be viewed using one piece of software. LENSEC provided both the VMS and the expertise to design and install the upgrades while providing for future expansion.
The first new cameras were planned to provide interior and exterior views of the city's tennis center. The primary concern here was break-ins to cars parked at the facility. Around this time, North Richland Hills installed a piece of outdoor art located on the grounds of the library, creating a demand for high-level protection. Finally, Hughes wanted to install new cameras at the city's waterpark for perimeter surveillance and to capture license plates at the single entrance/exit point. LENSEC recommended IQinVision's HD megapixel cameras and Hughes readily agreed. Eventually, additional IQeye cameras would also be installed at the city's court complex.
“I love the versatility of the IQeye cameras, I purchase one asset but get multiple features; one camera, several high-resolution views and less traffic on the network,” Hughes said.
“IQinVision has solved our pressing needs to have multiple views with various resolution levels, our city administration and City Council are happy about minimizing the equipment on a brand new building, and accounting is quite pleased that we've increased overall productivity with the same equipment at a lower cost,” Hughes continued.