Published on 8 Apr 2008
IndigoVision's integrated IP video system is providing high-security CCTV surveillance for the Madhya Pradesh State Mansion in India's capital New Delhi.
India has 28 states and 7 union territories each run by its own state government and each has their own representation in New Delhi, including Madhya Pradesh, the largest state in India. Madhya Pradesh's political office in New Delhi is the Bhawan Mansion, which is overseen by the state's Commissioner of Police. This very important local government site comprises of residential suites, administration buildings, armed security outposts, car park and approach roads.
The new CCTV system has been designed and supplied by IndigoVision's local partner Neural Integrated Systems and installed by Royal Computers. IndigoVision's IP video solution was chosen following on-site trials of competing systems and provides both high-quality video and audio surveillance of the interior and surrounding grounds. The State Mansion is faced with multiple security issues including criminal activity, terrorism and the need to counteract corruption and therefore needed the very best CCTV solution. The building also accommodates many visiting high-ranking state dignitaries who require the highest level of protection.
Commenting on the project, Mr. R.R. Gupta of Neural Integrated Systems said: "The requirements for the new CCTV system were very demanding, both in terms of flexibility and quality. The client was particularly impressed by the quality of the recorded video and audio from the IndigoVision system and the flexibility to up-scale the system for the future."
With extensive experience of CCTV installations across various sectors, Mr. Anil Gupta of Royal Computers said of the IndigoVision solution: "The ease of installation, set-up and user-friendliness of the system has been excellent. This, complemented with an exceptional level of support, is becoming the benchmark in the increasingly important IP video marketplace."
Control Center, IndigoVision's IP Video and Alarm management software, allows the security team to view live and recorded video and to listen to the audio from any of the cameras in the system. The flexibility of the IndigoVision solution means that Control Center PC workstations can be located at any point on the network. Control Center is also licence-free and so additional workstations can be added for no more than a cost of a standard PC. This was another important reason that the IndigoVision solution was chosen as workstations have been installed in a number of locations throughout the building, in addition to the main security control room. IndigoVision's Network Video Recorder (NVR) software provides 30 days of continuous recording for both video and audio from all the cameras in the system. Tamperproof high-quality video and audio clips can be exported for evidential purposes using Control Center.
The surveillance is achieved with a combination of internal and external fixed dome and PTZ CCTV cameras, each fitted with a highly sensitive microphone. The video and audio feeds from each camera are connected to an IndigoVision 8000 transmitter/receiver module, which converts the signals to digital data for transmission over the network. IndigoVision's MPEG-4 compression technology ensures the very best quality images are transmitted and recorded with the minimum of data, reducing the network bandwidth and NVR storage requirements.