Video servers (IP transmission) Comparison: Bosch, VideoIQ  (4)

 
Video Inputs
4
1
1
16
Audio Input
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Alarm Input
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Compression Type
H.264
H.264
H.264
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Network Protocols
IPv4, IPv6, UDP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, RTP/ RTCP, IGMP V2/V3, ICMP, ICMPv6, RTSP, FTP, Telnet, ARP, DHCP, SNTP, SNMP (V1, MIB-II), 802.1x, DNS, DNSv6, DDNS (DynDNS.org, selfHOST.de, noip. com), SMTP, iSCSI, UPnP (SSDP), DiffServ (QoS), LLDP, SOAP, Dropbox, CH
HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, RTSP, UDP, RTCP, DHCP, NTP, DNS
HTTP, HTTPS, TCP, RTSP, UDP, RTCP, DHCP, NTP, DNS
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Interface
10/100 Base?T, auto-sensing, half/full duplex, RJ45
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT - RJ45 connector
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT - RJ45 connector
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Other Inputs
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2
3
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Image per second (IPS)
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30
30
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Control
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PTZ
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System Requirements
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Core-2 Duo 2.0 GHz CPU or higher, 2 GB RAM, Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
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No of Other Outputs
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2
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VideoIQ provide perimeter security at one of the most prestigious housing communities in South Africa
VideoIQ provide perimeter security at one of the most prestigious housing communities in South Africa

Featherbrooke Estate in Guateng is one of the most prestigious housing communities in South Africa. Its expansive perimeter borders, among other things, a nature reserve and other open space.   Featherbrooke’s residents insist on knowing that they are safe in their homes day and night, but did not want to compromise the rustic and rural ambiance of their natural setting in achieving their perimeter security goals. Additionally, the solution needed to work within the constraints of a limited budget and be deployed quickly.   The wilderness area surrounding the community and Guateng’s climate posed unique challenges when designing a system to effectively monitor Featherbrooke’s perimeter. The system needed to minimise the time and manpower lost to false alarms caused by rain, wind, animals, vegetation or any moving objects other than humans or vehicles. In addition, the ideal solution would also protect the entire surveillance system from network failure or downtime in the event of a lighting strike and eliminate the risks associated with power outages in general.   It was determined that VideoIQ® intelligent video analytics offered the best available way to give guards, camera operators and remote monitors an accurate tool to correctly identify critical events, minimize false alarms and initiate appropriate responses quickly. And edge storage in the HD cameras would effectively address the challenges of power outages due to extreme weather conditions.   Solution   After considering several options Featherbrooke decided to install VideoIQ’s HD iCVR devices. The solution was quickly installed on the perimeter & integrated into the estate’s control room by SysControl – one of VideoIQ’s accredited partners and a preferred supplier to Featherbrooke.  The final design includes VideoIQ Full HD Video Surveillance Systems and IQ Track with remote motorized focus and high-power infrared LED directional illuminators from Tekno Europe. Various early warning rules were set for each device. Each VideoIQ iCVR acts as an independent device with its own rules and storage, eliminating the need to constantly stream video. The cameras were simply mounted on poles at the perimeter and connected back to the control room. The iCVRs installed just like a PC on their network, enabling SysControl to pre-configure and quickly install them on site when the poles were ready. All that was required for the control room was a Windows PC. Solar panels with battery reserve at each pole supply power to the illuminators and HD SmartGuards for lightning isolation, reducing dependence on centralised power. VideoIQ intelligent video analyticsoffered the best available way togive guards, camera operatorsand remote monitors anaccurate tool    The VideoIQ choice   Since the VideoIQ solution required no servers or other hardware infrastructure, Featherbrooke realised savings not just on installation and overall system costs, but they also reduced indirect and future expenses including additional guards, beams, fences and control room staff to monitor screens. An added benefit to Featherbrooke is that their new solution is completely scalable. They simply add more VideoIQ units as needed without modifying or upgrading existing infrastructure.  The new solution also wisely isolated each pole and camera, dramatically reducing risks from storm damage and power outages, eliminating a single failure within the system. Featherbrooke’s control room operators are now notified of any potential threats or incidents before they occur, as live video alarms are triggered for suspicious activity outside the fence. At any time, an operator can quickly review live video or search recorded video for specific events and times. They verify the activity before alerting guard patrols of suspicious activity. Unlike before, their guards now respond to any incident with accurate, real-time information – including the location and descriptions of people or vehicles involved. Detecting and analysing activity outside the community’s fence lets security guards respond quickly and appropriately to events and prevents a perimeter breach. The VideoIQ real-time prevention solution helps to minimise guard costs and provides the best instant alert and response options for perimeter surveillance applications.

Bosch provides IP CCTV solution to protect University of Sussex
Bosch provides IP CCTV solution to protect University of Sussex

Reliable technology from Bosch Security Systems is playing a principal role in a new CCTV installation at the University of Sussex as it extends the IP camera network to cover further areas of the university campus. The University of Sussex is a single site campus covering 280 acres on the outskirts of Brighton. Its CCTV system, specified originally in 2003 by the university in conjunction with specialist installers A.M Fire and Security, is a Bosch-based solution primarily based on dome cameras to cover critical areas across the entire site. As Trevor Clifton-Sprigg of A.M Fire and Security explains: "There are 120 cameras in total, with 35 external cameras, most of which are domes from Bosch's EnviroDome and FlexiDome series. The system runs over IP, with the use of Videojet 10, Vip  X1, Vip X2 and Vip X1600 video servers which migrate the existing analogue cameras to IP." EnviroDomes are an integral part of Bosch's AutoDome range, featuring its innovative motion tracking capability Auto Track. Rugged in design and ideally suited for perimeter surveillance, car parks, and other similar outdoor applications, EnviroDomes feature Day/night cameras that automatically switch from colour to monochrome when light levels decrease to give extra sensitivity, whilst high-resolution cameras with optical zoom of up to 25x capture the finest details. The cameras are controlled and monitored centrally at the University's security office in a building known as York House, with resilience monitoring at a separate location should a problem occur. "In addition," Trevor continues, "there are multiple client PCs at the individual buildings running VIDOS viewing software allowing each building user to view their own cameras and recordings." "The recording equipment consists of two Dell servers (each capable of handling up to 64 cameras), which are connected to the University's Storage Attached Network (SAN), with Bosch VIDOS networked video recorder (NVR) software (which can handle an unlimited number of cameras and user) to manage the recordings. Each PC uses graphical maps for fast, simple, access to cameras around the site." The University of Sussex received its Royal Charter in August 1961 and 40 years on, the University has become a leading teaching and research institution, renowned for its research excellence. Situated on the edge of the Sussex Downs, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the University campus is described as a large, self-contained village, with lecture theatres, seminar rooms, libraries, accommodation, restaurants, bars, shops and sports facilities all within easy walking distance. The security challenges facing the University are not untypical of a campus site. Antisocial and criminal behaviour is not uncommon and can take place in the car parks, within teaching buildings or the student union areas, and access to the campus is open to would-be thieves.  Reliable technology from Bosch Security Systems plays a principal role in a new CCTV installation at the University of Sussex as it extends the IP camera network to cover further areas of the university campus Roger Morgan, Head of Security at the University explains: "The University has a good rating for security in the National Student Survey and this will in part be due to the presence of our surveillance system which is used very successfully in conjunction with security offices on the ground. It helps us to monitor activities on the campus and prevent incursion from unwanted visitors." "As an example of how beneficial the system is, recorded CCTV images (and work by our officers on patrol) led to the detention of some youths who were targeting our site and stealing bicycles from the cycle racks over a period of days." "We constantly review the system to ensure that we have the best coverage in all the key areas. As a University, changes are often made to how the buildings are used, and new buildings being constructed always necessitate a review of internal and external surveillance. The latest change to the system involved the addition of cameras to extend surveillance to a newly-built student residence." "The new building is effectively a satellite site on the other side of the main road, on the boundary of the campus. Cameras will cover the internal and external areas of the new site, including the subway between the campus and the halls of residence." Roger was previously Head of Operations for Gwent Police and has extensive experience of CCTV from his work with local authorities to establish and develop systems. "The University has a good system," he continues, "and technically we cannot get much better." "The only way we can improve the system is to develop operationally - become more proactive in our approach to monitoring rather than reacting to an incident. There are many benefits of this system that I look forward to exploiting, like the possibility of facial recognition technology to spot known people who might target the university as walk-in thieves. The only limitations we might currently face come from not knowing what the system is capable of."

Bosch caters CCTV at Athens Intenational Airport
Bosch caters CCTV at Athens Intenational Airport

End user: Athens International Airport (AIA) Athens International Airport was opened in 2001 to replace the now-closed Athens (Ellinikon) International Airport. It has become increasingly popular as a gateway to southeast and East Asia. In addition, it is the largest European gateway airport to the Middle East, due to its nearness to the region. Business objective The airport is designed to be upgraded over the ensuing years in order to meet the challenges of the increase in air travel. It is known for its continuous investment in pioneering technology. One of the most important and critical elements in airport security is the video monitoring system. The security solution has to handle open public areas, large fenced areas as well as to ensure the integration of all relevant systems. Solution AIA started with an analogue CCTV solution from Plettac. However, in the last years it became necessary to transfer that solution to digital. The first digitalization was based on Bosch's software management system VIDOS with the existing analogue cameras being connected to VIPXPRO encoders and VIP1000E decoders. Now the next step to full digitalisation is done again with Bosch Security Systems. The Bosch Video Management System (VMS) for the airport consists of the fully digital IP CCTV network upgrade solution and embraces the following subsystems and equipment: Indoor/outdoor fixed and dome colour analogue cameras of which the existing number is 318 and they will reach a total of 450, two redundant Bosch VMS Servers for online management, 220 VIP X1600 module encoders, and 38 decoders using latest compression technology. For the management and displaying of the images 9 Bosch VMS Operator Client Workstations and 37 Bosch 20' Monitors are installed. For recording Bosch' patented Video Recording Manager solution for storage of digital video on decentralized network-based iSCSI arrays is used with a total of 66TByte of storage with RAID 5 redundancy. The Bosch VMS also includes an alarm/security management system. Intelligence is incorporated in the security system from the base up with the intelligent Video Content Analysis (VCA) embedded in the encoders. Bosch's Intelligent Video Analysis (IVA) automatically adapts to difficult conditions like changes in lighting or environment such as rain, snow or leaves blowing in the wind. Result After a transition period of three months the system was successfully implemented and all areas of interest have been covered sufficiently. The expectations of the end-user were surpassed and the CCTV system of Athens International Airport raises the security standards of every other airport in Greece.