QNAP NVR & CMS secures Chinese Culture University campus

QNAP NVR & CMS secures Chinese Culture University campus
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Founded in 1962, and located near Yangmingshan National Park, the Chinese Culture University’s (CCU) educational vision is to promote growth and prosperity of the Chinese culture, particularly in traditional Chinese arts, and physical education. Based on the past forty years, it is obvious that the original disciplines, concentrated in the arts, have played a leading role in the academic world, remained culturally and professionally relevant, and remained in the forefront among Taiwanese universities.
In order to manage a 115-hectare wide campus, and to keep its students in a safe educational environment, CCU had previously installed about 650 cameras to keep an eye on the educational buildings, stadium, open spaces and other structures around the campus.
When asked to comment about the original PC-based video recording software solution used on campus, Mr. Chen, the Head of the CCU Surveillance Department, said: “The PC-based solution isn’t stable enough. The PC shuts down from time to time.” Therefore, CCU looked for an alternative solution. Their requirements included a Linux-based standalone NVR, as well as a central management system (CMS) to be placed in the main control center which can be used to centrally monitor and manage the whole campus. They approached their long-term SI partner, Wergen Technology, who recommended an upgrade to a QNAP surveillance solution. 
Several buildings in CCU had mini-monitoring rooms to monitor nearby cameras. QNAP NVRs were installed in each room to provide the HDMI local display and aid easy monitoring.
Camera videos with D1, 1.3M, and 2M resolutions were recorded for one month while QNAP embedded RAID 5 was used to protect the footage from possible HDD crashes.
At the main control center, all the video input from the NVRs were centralized, monitored and managed by QNAP CMS. Bandwidth consumption between each mini monitoring room and the main control center was effectively controlled as the flexible system allowed users to choose a smaller video stream. All the surveillance devices were connected by a dedicated gigabit LAN environment, ensuring no interruptions from other network services.
”The management of a big, wide campus becomes possible and easy. Thus, almost no student violence occurred after the surveillance system was built,” said Mr. Chen. “There are other benefits for structural planning such as how the local display at each mini monitoring room eliminated the need to purchase another PC, saving a great amount of money. Most importantly, QNAP Linux-embedded solution provided us with a stable and reliable surveillance environment, more than ever before.”

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