Digital video recorder (DVR) case studies

Nothing fishy about digital security at London aquarium

The Challenge The London Aquarium and County Hall - formerly the London GLC building - have upgraded their interlinked CCTV control systems with Dedicated Micros digital multiplex recorders.Located on the south bank of the Thames, the buildings are now using five Digital Sprites in conjunction with 75 video cameras covering the County Hall's two miles of corridors and leisure facilities; which include the London Aquarium, Dali Universe exhibition, Namco Station pleasure dome and several res...

Securing the City

The ChallengeDedicated Micros Digital Sprite digital multiplex recorders have been installed as part of an innovative seven-year security plan in a South African "mini-city".  Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, is one of the largest urban development projects in the country, comprising a complex of shops, restaurants, offices, homes and hotels.  The first phase of a three-part security system rollout by Provicom, which will include a total of 1000 cameras when completed, has now bee...

Oxford street shopping in style and safety

The ChallengeOne of London's busiest shopping centres has upgraded to a digital security system controlled by three Dedicated Micros' DS2 multiplexers.The Plaza on Oxford Street is a 3-floor complex comprising of 38 retail outlets, a food court and a health club.  With long opening hours and a prime location at the heart of the capital's shopping district, security is a key management issue. The existing VCR-based system could no longer meet the stringent requirements for high quality image...

Installation inspiration: Integrators rely on Honeywell for River Rock Casino’s surveillance

The ClientThe River Rock Casino and Resort opened for business in June 2004, with the hotel portion opened in August 2005.  River Rock is the first resort-style casino to be built in Western Canada, and is one of the newest resort and casino combinations in the Great Canadian family, which includes seven casinos and one horseracing track.  River Rock features 1,000 slot machines, 70 table games and Canada's largest Poker Room.The SituationDoug Gilroy and Mark Bayrock of Advanced Audio...

DM safeguards stars at the Lanesborough

The ChallengeLondon's most exclusive hotel, which has played host to stars such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, The Lanesborough has turned to Dedicated Micros to keep a tight rein on security.  The Lanesborough has built its world renowned reputation on hospitality and depends on top level security to ensure guests receive the care and personal attention they have grown to expect.  Director of Security Charles Smith had heard a lot about the benefits of digital CCTV technology and was...

No sporting chance for thieves

The ChallengeOne of the UK's leading sportswear retailers, JD Sports, has undertaken a security overhaul of some of their stores as part of a major refurbishment program. The SolutionJD Sports worked with consultants and installers Integrated Electronic Security (IES) who specified a digitally networked security system based on Dedicated Micros' DS2 multiplexers and Dennard's dome cameras. AIan Baker at IES says, "With shops on most UK high streets and large stock distribution warehouses in...

Good Manors depend on good digital image management

Why ‘only the best in visual surveillance' will doThe Celtic Manor Resort near Newport in South Wales will be most widely known as the host course to the recent All*Star Cup celebrity golf championship.  For golfing aficionados it will also be known as the host to the Ryder Cup in 2010.The Resort is noteworthy on several levels, not least of which is that it represents the single largest private investment ever made in the entire British hospitality industry.  Welsh telecommunica...

Taxi environments: Winnipeg taxicab board

OrganisationThe Manitoba Taxicab Board is an independent quasi-judicial tribunal created under the authority of the Manitoba Taxicab Act.  The Taxicab Board is responsible for regulating the operation of taxicabs in the City of Winnipeg.ChallengeDue to the nature of the occupation, taxicab drivers are frequently victims of robbery, physical assault and even murder.  In many cases, incidents are not even reported to the police.  However, with the most recent murder of Mr. Pritam De...

Kirklees Council invests in tower of security strength

The ChallengeKirklees Council in Yorkshire has invested in a major new security and access control system for tower block tenants in Huddersfield. The SolutionCombining traditional analogue matrix technology with the latest digital capability, the new system has been designed to offer residents of two 16-storey tower blocks, Holme Park and Bishops Court in Kirklees, near Huddersfield, secure access to their homes.The concierge system comprises a 256-way FBM analogue matrix, 14 BX2 digital video...

The Home Depot

The Home Depot builds a strategic advantage with actionable intelligence from Verint Video Solutions Every week, more than 22 million customers visit The Home Depot.  The world's largest home improvement retailer operates more than 1600 stores across North America, with 2002 sales topping $58 billion.  And with a new store opening its doors every 43 hours, The Home Depot is also the country's fastest growing retailer, evidence of its success in offering "the ultimate home improvem...

A simple solution for BP

The ChallengeFollowing software problems with its existing installations, BP was looking to upgrade its security system network without having to embark on a lengthy and disruptive installation and staff training programme.  AGE Electrical Services recommended Dedicated Micros' Sprite Lite multiplexer from Gardiner Security. The SolutionPeter Robinson, Director at AGE explains: "We opted for DM's Sprite Lite because it's the most user-friendly multiplexer on the market, both from an in...

Top Marks For Dedicated Micros

The ChallengeUK Watch Ltd, Dudley, recommended Dedicated Micros popular digital product to replace the school's video recorder and matrix. The SolutionA 16-camera Digital Sprite with networking was installed and, by using the existing computer network, images can now be viewed from any networked PC around the school ensuring coverage in all areas.  Dave Parker, managing director of UK Watch explains: "The school wanted to update its security to provide all round cover, but it had to be...

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