Published on 1 November, 2006
Video Domain Technologies has been chosen to provide solutions for securing 55 Public Medical Centres spread over the Canary Islands.
When the Centro de Salud Primaria de Canarias (Primary Health Centre of Canary Islands) decided to install a centralized security system including remote video monitoring for all of their 55 public medical centres spread over the islands, Video Domain's solutions were chosen.
"Up until then, the Health Centres Administration had been using security guards to secure all of their public medical centres, some of them on a 24hr basis, and their security expenses were extremely high," said Rajiv Wadhwani, CEO of Viratel - the sole distributors for Video Domain products in the Canary Islands. "They wanted to set up a security system that would be cost-effective yet efficient".
The security consultants to the Health Centres Administration proposed setting up one centralized control centre for all 55 medical centres, located in the administrative centre, and installing a system whereby the control centre could monitor after-hour entry at the medical centres via remote video.
A NetiP system was installed in each medical centre to transmit video from the medical centres to the control centre over an existing private IP network. In addition, four D-Cam cameras were installed in each building: one covering the main entrance, one covering the emergency entrance, and two covering reception - public areas.
NetiP is a stand-alone IP Remote Digital Video/Audio Transmitter that transmits high quality video and audio. It supports up to 8 colour cameras, audio channels, alarm triggers and relay outputs. The MultiObserver software that comes with the NetiP supports Video Alarm Verification and Virtual Guard Tours applications.
D-Cam cameras are inexpensive miniature covert cameras featuring integrated high-quality camera, PIR detector and very sensitive microphone. The camera and the PIR have a matching field of vision.
During work hours, the control centre does routine Virtual Guard Tours of all 55 medical centres, to monitor that everything is in order.
After hours, when the D-Cam PIR sensor triggers an alarm, the NetiP automatically connects to the control centre and transmits live stream video and audio, so that the operator can see exactly what is happening on site, what triggered the alarm, and dispatch a response team if necessary.
"Video Domain's combination of NetiP and D-Cam provided a cost-effective solution not requiring complicated installations, that resulted in our winning the tender over all the competitors," said Eli Suhareanu, Video Domain's VP Sales & Marketing. "The Health Centres Administration is delighted with our solution, which is second to none when integrated applications are required."