Digital video recorder (DVR) case studies

Digital CCTV for Birmingham A&E

The ChallengeThe Heartlands Hospital, a 900 bed acute teaching trust hospital in central Birmingham and Solihull Hospital, and a 400 bed operation 12 miles further south both lost their existing CCTV coverage in December last year due to system failure.Solihull and Heartlands NHS Trust had been operating a combination of a PC-based digital recorder and a number of traditional analogue multiplexers and VCRs.  The system was becoming less reliable, so the decision was made to upgrade to a new...

Dedicated Micros has Eye on CCTV For DangerPoint

Dedicated Micros has delivered the main CCTV element for DangerPoint, an innovative safety education centre created by the Police and the key agencies responsible for safety in North Wales.  The centre at Talacre, Flintshire, is targeted at school children across the region and is scheduled to open to the public this September.Dedicated Micros has delivered the main CCTV element for DangerPoint, an innovative safety education centre created by the Police and the key agencies responsible for...

March Networks railway system win boosts mobile surveillance strategy for Europe

Ottawa-based network management specialists and DVR manufacturers Mach Networks have been specified to provide mobile video surveillance systems for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in California. March Networks' reseller and channel partner Diversified Security Solutions Inc. secured the contract through its Viscom Division in a deal worth $1.5 million, that includes a three-year maintenance agreement.  The programme will see some 80 light rail vehicles (LRVs) equipped...

Rainbow at nuclear reactor

Zoom lenses from Rainbow CCTV are being deployed following the development of previous camera usage at Oldbury, a nuclear power station in Gloucestershire. As part of its remit to ensure that the plants work properly and are safe to operate, British Nuclear Group Reactor Sites perform detailed observations inside nuclear reactors using specially-built manipulators and robots.  The procedures allow the company to meet criteria set by an external body, the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate....

AirAsia Improves Its In-Flight Security with FlightVu Cockpit Door Surveillance System

AirAsia, the Malaysian Low Cost Carrier pioneer, has selected FlightVu Cockpit Door Surveillance Systems (CDSS) for seven Boeing B737-300 aircraft. As a forward looking innovative airline AirAsia is taking this important step to increase the safety and security of its passengers.With this order FlightVu CDSS can now be truly said to be aiding aircraft security worldwide with airlines using the systems in Asia, Europe and America. AD Aerospace of Manchester, UK and Aircraft Engineering & Inst...

Urban cure

New Zealand city brings new life to troubled neighbourhoodsA crime prevention video surveillance network deployed by New Zealand's Manukau City Council is proving to be an effective means of reversing urban blight.Crime rates have been slashed, drug dealing and other illicit activities have been curtailed, and real estate values are staging a comeback in four commercial areas subject to video surveillance.  Located on New Zealand's North Island within greater Auckland, Manukau is the countr...

San Francisco Muni deploys mobile DVRs on light rail fleet

Automated wireless download a key capabilityEfficiency is a way of life at San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni).  Each day, the public transit authority is responsible for the safe and on-time transport of more than half a million people, and the operation of a 1,000 vehicle fleet that includes light rail vehicles, electric trolley buses, diesel buses, historic streetcars and the city's world-famous cable cars. Muni staff is always looking for ways to work smarter and save time.  Tha...

Rainbow are prize exhibit

Zoom lenses from US security product manufacturer Rainbow CCTV are forming a key element in the complex security and management of the National Exhibition centre (NEC) in Birmingham. The lenses are being used predominantly with Philips cameras on PTZ assemblies throughout Britain’s leading exhibition and conference venue. The NEC stages more than 180 events a year, ranging from Crufts and the British International Motor Show to our own industry’s IFSEC trade fair. Up to four million...

Avigilon HD security solution creates a safer research environment for Novartis Research Foundation

The GNF has upgraded its security system with Avigilon HD surveillanceThe Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF), a research arm of the multi-national healthcare products company Novartis, was founded in 1999 to better understand the underlying mechanisms of human illness and help prevent and cure diseases such as the flu, malaria, and cancer. To this end, GNF researchers rely on a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure to pursue innovative drug discovery research. To p...

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