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SNC-RH124 Network HD Rapid Dome Cameras are installed at the entrances Background: The Shanxi branch is headquartered in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province. Opened in 1977, the branch has expanded to include 10 second-level branch offices and five sub-branches, with a total of 305 locations serving 11 Shanxi cities. It currently employs about 9,000 people. Services may be accessed in person at branch locations, or by using self-service facilities, telephonic banking, and online banking. Challenges With its business base expanding, the branch moved its headquarters into a newly constructed building in 2011. To support its growing business, the branch deployed an advanced security system that is superior to conventional analog systems, as it offers better image quality, centralised management and maintenance, and superior scalability. This system uses HD network cameras on a broad scale to achieve high-quality surveillance. Sony’s solutions The network at the new office incorporates 500 HD network cameras, 200 SD network cameras, and Sony’s analog cameras deployed in elevators and other small spaces. Sony’s SNC-CH140 Network HD Fixed Cameras, featuring wide dynamic range, are deployed at counters and in the consumer credit area, overseas services area, and ATM and safety deposit box areas. SNC-RH124 Network HD Rapid Dome Cameras are installed at the entrances, and SNC-DH140 Network HD Mini Dome cameras – featuring wide dynamic range and high sensitivity – are installed in offices and underground parking areas. Low-cost, compact SSC-N11 cameras are installed in elevators. Results Sony’s HD network cameras equipped with View-DR technology, featuring wide dynamic range and backlight compensation, deliver clear images in low-light and high-contrast areas. These cameras are equipped with a DEPA™ Advanced intelligent video and audio analytics capability, and include two-way audio, advanced audio detection, and voice alert – they quickly generate an alarm when detecting use of a forged bank card. Criminals may commit various illegal acts at ATM sites: stealing money; making money transfers; and damaging or destroying machines by hitting them, breaking them in half, or even digging them up. Sony’s cameras are very helpful in recording the details of these offenses both visually and audibly, in real time.
The last day of April 2013 was a historical date in the Netherlands. Following his mother’s abdication, Prince Willem-Alexander’s swearing-in as the new king means the country once again has a male monarch for the first time in 123 years. As a result, the program for the festivities on this Queen’s Day in Amsterdam was particularly comprehensive. However, this also posed a large challenge for Amsterdam’s police force, who had to monitor the large crowds expected around the castle on the Dam, as well as alongside the route of the celebrations. Another task, of course, was to shield the royal couple and the visitors from any attack. These concerns were justified not only because of the scale of the event, but also because of tragic incidents that occurred on Queen’s Day in the past. For these reasons, Amsterdam’s police looked for a partner who was able to support them in terms of video surveillance as well as monitoring the streams of visitors. They decided on the Dutch company, Connection Systems, which specializes in the video surveillance of large-scale events and freely moving crowds. Connection Systems was founded in 2000 and has been utilising Bosch Security Systems solutions from the very beginning. In order to reinforce the police’s own monitoring network, 75 additional Bosch AutoDome cameras were installed in Amsterdam. These were integrated within the existing security network, and positioned six metres above ground level. In addition, the cameras were connected to 35 UPS boxes that would have maintained operations in the event of a power blackout. The installation of the surveillance system took three weeks and was ready in time for all the rehearsals necessary prior to April 30. This was to ensure that all likely risks during the event were covered, and that the police would always be in full control of the situation. Connection Systems decided to use Bosch cameras for two major reasons: their robust construction makes them easy to mount and dismount, and the permanent availability of Bosch’s technical support service. Frank Wagemans, Director at Connection Systems, pointed out after the ceremonies that not one event had failed in the company’s history when using this camera solution. Thus, everyone involved in the investiture on April 30 will remember the event as having been run perfectly. For more information on Bosch AutoDome products, visit www.boschsecurity.us.
Building an impermeable security infrastructure for protecting consumers and employees The EDEKA Group is one of Germany’s most successful companies, with success attributed to the seamless collaboration between the three levels of the Group - management, wholesale, and retail. EDEKA Voth in Lemgo is one branch among several EDEKA’s retailers. EDEKA HQ is located in Hamburg, where strategies are formulated to create and maintain smooth IT structures throughout the entire organisation. The wholesale level, comprising seven regional wholesale businesses, is to supply top-quality goods to 4,000 subsidiary, self-employed retailers nationwide, and support management in terms of distribution and expansion. The retailers provide not only top-class products, but also friendly and professional customer service. The EDEKA Voth management acknowledges that the security plays a crucial role influencing the stability and sustainability of operations. From this aspect, EDEKA Voth places considerable effort in building an impermeable security infrastructure for protecting consumers and employees. EDEKA Voth has reviewed its security options in 2013. A comprehensive solution is designed for encompassing the entire branch SECOMP, a German-based distributor of VIVOTEK products, is widely known in the industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors for providing quality services in Germany. Therefore, SECOMP was commissioned to revamp the security system in EDEKA Voth. Following careful planning and cooperation with CNS in Lemgo, a comprehensive solution was designed that encompassed both indoor and outdoor surveillance throughout the entire complex. Twenty-four VIVOTEK’s cameras were installed throughout the complex, comprising a combination of FD8166, FD8335H, IP7361, and MD7560. FD8166, regarding its ultra-mini size, low-profile design and the excellent quality, was specifically selected for monitoring grocery aisle activity. Twenty FD8166 cameras, one between two aisles, were installed throughout the complex. This model features a 2-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of capturing 1920x1080 resolution video at 15 FPS. Additionally, the camera supports the industrial-standard H.264 compression technology, which drastically reduces file size and conserves network bandwidth. This technology is essential in this context due to the number of cameras installed. The fixed dome network camera FD8335H, featuring WDR Pro, removable IR-cut filter, and built-in IR illuminators, was selected for monitoring back door activity around the clock. Designed with 1-megapixel CMOS sensor, the camera is capable of capturing 720p HD at 30 FPS. Additionally, the IK10- and IP66-rated housing renders this model ideal for outdoor applications. Overall stringency in surveillance has increased significantly since the employment of the solution in November 2013 while maintaining the ease of use and seamless operations The bullet style IP7361 was selected to monitor the warehouse loading area. The IP7361 is equipped with a 2-megapixel CMOS sensor (1600x1200) with a 6 to 9 mm vari-focal, auto-iris lens that enables the camera to deliver extremely detailed images at 6 times the coverage of conventional VGA cameras without sacrificing storage space or network bandwidth. Similar to the FD8335H model, the IP7361 features the IP66-rated housing, removable IR-cut filter, and built-in IR illuminators, making this model perfect for outdoor surveillance. For the entrance of the complex, fixed dome network camera MD7560 was opted. The MD7560 features an advanced 2-megapixel CMOS sensor capable of capturing 1600x1200 resolution video. It also supports a wide-angle lens, making this camera ideal for areas with high volumes of activity, such as store entrances. The IP67-rated tamper- and vandal-proof housing further increases the robustness of the camera, enabling it to withstand the harshest environmental conditions. Achievement: Full satisfaction with the performance and high confidence in future cooperation Overall stringency in surveillance has increased significantly since the employment of the solution in November 2013 while maintaining the ease of use and seamless operations. The customer is fully satisfied with the performance of the solution and expresses confidence in future collaboration. The strategic advantages of reinforcing the security of an organisation from the bottom of the structural pyramid are countless. At a consumer level, the tangible sense of security throughout the shopping experience elevates consumers’ loyalty, satisfaction, and repurchase intention, generating positive word-of-mouth. At a management level, a sound security infrastructure frees decision-makers to tackle other aspects of management, formulating decisions with greater value for the company. At an organisational level, consumers’ positive word-of-mouth and managers’ favourable decisions created in the previous levels reinforce investor confidence in the organisation, ultimately increasing market size. Therefore, the state-of-the-art solutions developed by VIVOTEK not only explicitly satisfy security and surveillance demands, but also implicitly promote organisational progress.