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Zandar upgrades chemical facility's video monitoring system

Published on 18 May, 2006

Zandar Technologies has successfully teamed up with security systems integrator, Guardian Security Services to upgrade the video system used to monitor a chemical facility in Ohio, USA.  Recognizing the need to scrutinize the site for potential threats, Guardian wanted to ensure that it could clearly monitor perimeters, parking lots, entry points, and busy internal areas to secure the site.  The result of this partnership is increased security for the chemical facility.

Guardian Security Services, which specialises in the design, installation, maintenance and monitoring of physical electronic security systems for high risk environments, had recently designed and installed the facility's surveillance systems.  However, the images were often unclear due to the combination of analogue surveillance video feeds monitored on large digital LCD displays.  To resolve the problem, Guardian approached Zandar through representative Heartland Media Group to install a multi-source display processor, or in this case, the FusionPro MultiViewer.

Zandar's FusionPro MultiViewer processes the analogue video feed and converts the image format to one that is compatible with the LCD monitors, greatly increasing the quality of the video on these displays.  As Rick Frye, Senior Security Consultant for the Chemical, Oil and Utilities practice with Guardian said, "It's great to have good looking video feeds, but the system is truly designed for a specific purpose; security guards must be able to easily identify potential threats.  It's easier to monitor the premises when the images are crisp, clear and highly detailed.  Zandar contributed extensively to video quality that facility guards rely on to secure the site."

Additionally, incorporating the FusionPro in the facility's security control room helped to upgrade the entire system.  Zandar made it possible to fuse information from different systems on the large format high-resolution LCD displays, including intelligent video analysis systems, facility maps, live video feeds, and access control systems while maintaining a logical presentation of this information for the guards to use. 

Zandar offers a range of MultiViewer solutions including the FusionPro+ and Predator Series.  FusionPro+ is ideal for critical applications where 24/7 operation is required, with its modular and upgradeable rack, dual redundant hot swappable Power Supplies and easy access for upgrades and support.  Predator Series MultiViewers also combine the ability to view both camera images and computer data at extremely high quality for live monitoring, with simple operator control or trigger inputs  for display reconfiguration in alarm conditions.

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