Melli Bank is among the largest banks in Islamic world. There are more than 200 branches in the province of Khorasan alone. Prior to August 2010, the management adopted mostly analog cameras as their security solutions. As network and digital technology advanced over time, Kankash Niroo, the system integrator on this case, began to look into IP-based solutions for the bank's infrastructure. VIVOTEK network cameras were chosen as the key solution device.
A total 186 network cameras, known for excellent image quality and unparalleled visibility under low-light conditions, were installed for outdoor surveillance. Following the launch of the full-HD offering with night vision and water-resistance capability, the cameras will be replaced. However, for indoor surveillance, another model was deployed for its ability to overcome different lighting conditions as well as noise disturbance. At least 162 cameras were installed areas customers are hosted and seated. They are equipped with WDR enhancement, which provides clear image in an extremely dark or bright environment. Other VIVOTEK cameras were selected for indoor surveillance, with 233 installed for counters and teller areas. Cameras were also used for low-ceiling sections.
Mr. Taleb, Sales Manager of Kankash Niroo, suggested the use of pinhole cameras for ATMs. The footage is then converted digitally via a VIVOTEK video server, which ends up transferred through network cables to the server. In order to record the videos, the servers are given either 8 or 12 terabyte memory with VIVOTEK's 32-channel software program.
Management of Melli Bank was so satisfied with VIVOTEK's camera performances that once a few branches implemented them, about 150 fellow branches followed. “We are all looking forward to upgrading our branches with VIVOTEK's cameras,” said Darvishi, Project Manager of Melli Bank of Khorasan. “For a bank, facial recognition and currency differentiation are among the top priorities, and VIVOTEK's cameras chosen for our project definitely meet the requirements.”
Kankash Niroo also put VIVOTEK's fisheye camera into the project. Launched in August 2011, it is the company's latest Supreme product, equipped with a fisheye lens for 180-degree panoramic view (wall mount) or 360-degree surround view, assigned for Melli Bank's outdoor surveillance.