SourceSecurity.com US Edition
Security camera lens, CCTV Camera, Digital Recorder, Telemetric Transmitter and Controller, Intruder Alarm Control Panel, Access Control Reader, Dome Camera
Home  |  Settings  |  Marketing Options  |  eNewsletters  |  About Us  |  FAQs  |  Contact Us    Site tour of SourceSecurity.com
Unique perspectives

Dallmeier CCTV cameras go underwater for live coverage of Guinness World Records attempt

Published on 9 Mar, 2010

Dallmeier CCTV cameras take a dip for the Guinness Wolrd Records attempt
A Dallmeier CCTV camera will monitor everything and transmit the record attempt via the Internet

From March 30th to April 13th, 2010, a spectacular Guinness World Records attempt will take place at the LEGOLAND® Deutschland leisure park in the German city of Günzburg. Australian marine biologist and adventurer Lloyd Godson plans to spend 14 days, living in a four square metre house submerged at the underwater world at "LEGOLAND ATLANTIS by SEA LIFE". His goal is to generate the largest amount of electricity ever produced by riding a bicycle underwater. A Dallmeier camera will monitor everything and transmit the record attempt via the Internet. Additionally, the images are stored on a Dallmeier recorder for later evaluation.

For his world record Lloyd Godson uses a maximally technically downgraded bicycle. Godson will have to pedal hard in order to generate 2,500 watt-hours in 14 days and to thus generate the largest amount of electricity ever produced by riding a bicycle underwater. An official Guinness World Records arbitrator will confirm this record on April 13, provided Godson succeeds.

The house Lloyd Godson will move into on March 30 measures 2.50 x 1.60m. That small floor area will have to suffice for the 32-year old, who will have to eat, sleep and wash himself within the limited space. Further space in the house is occupied by a compact Dallmeier box camera, various measuring instruments and a computer. Using the computer Godson will communicate with the outside world via the LEGOLAND homepage. The camera images will also be transmitted online by a MicroStreamer. So not only the approximately 1,300 fish in the Ocean Tank, which is filled with 535,000 litres of water, but marvelling visitors will also be able to watch Lloyd Godson live.

The images will be recorded on a Dallmeier DIS-2/M StreamerPro HDD Large digital recorder

For subsequent evaluations and to provide clear evidence of the fact that Godson has not left the small underwater house during the record attempt, the images will be recorded on a Dallmeier DIS-2/M StreamerPro HDD Large. "It was very important to me to have a reliable recording of my stay underwater so that my attempt at the world record would be clearly verified. During my search for a suitable camera and recording solution I was recommended to use Dallmeier because of the high quality of their products," Lloyd Godson explains. The recording includes audio, which, although not required by Guinness World Records, can be helpful with subsequent analyses following the stay.

The project will be accompanied by numerous researchers and scientists. The surveillance of Godson's vital functions is expected to yield new insights about the effects of a long-term underwater stay. The measurements are closely related to research conducted by Dennis Chamberland, a bio engineer with NASA. The results of Lloyd Godson's underwater stay should provide valuable information that will contribute to the establishment of permanent underwater colonies. The international association of diving medicine physicians, the Divers Alert Network (DAN), will also participate with a scientific study. Among other issues, the flow characteristics of body fluids are to be examined. The results are meant to increase the safety of sport diving in the long term.

 


Related videos
Bookmark and Share
Latest Technology Report

SourceSecurity.com Technology Report: Managing Business Remotely Using the Cloud

A Technology Report from SourceSecurity.com, produced in collaboration with Oncam Technologies, highlights how a new technology platform that combines cloud-based computing and automated on-site data collection can help businesses with remote monitoring and management.

The white paper outlines how the OnVu360 management platform combines inputs from surveillance systems, access control, intrusion detection systems, and video analytics, among others to improve remote business management and security management across several markets including retail, public security, and home automation.

Download White paper

See privacy and cookie policy
International Edition