Compare SNC-CH280 with SNC-VB630  (2)

Chip Inch Size
Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
700 TVL
Sensitivity Lux
12 V DC, 24 V AC, PoE
12 V DC
Focal Length mm
3.1 ~ 8.9
2.8 ~ 8
Image Frame Rate
30 fps
60 fps
Auto Gain Control
White Balance
Electronic Shutter Range
1 ~ 10,000
1/1 ~ 1/10,000 s
S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB
> 50
Signal Mode
Digital (DSP)
Specialist Type
Lens Mount
Motion Activated
Wide Dynamic Range
Picture Elements HxV
1920 x 1080
Inclusion DVR/ Web Server

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Sony video surveillance solution enhances security at Lysia clubsino Lübeck in Germany
Sony video surveillance solution enhances security at Lysia clubsino Lübeck in Germany

Sony mini dome and PTZ-network cameras were installed with Milestone XProtect Corporate video-management software Background Spielbank SH GmbH operates five casinos in Germany, welcoming more than 30,000 guests every year to locations throughout Schleswig-Holstein. The organisation’s newest venue is targeted at guests over the age of 35 who are looking for an entertainment venue as well as a gambling destination. With this in mind, the Lysia clubsino Lübeck opened on 8th December 2012 as both a club and casino rolled into one, with a bar and stage area for hosting in-house entertainment. Spielbank SH GmbH appointed BHS Böhm e.K. to handle the planning and execution of a video surveillance installation due to its specialism in high-end casino equipment and video surveillance technology. Challenges Lysia clubsino Lübeck required video surveillance solutions to monitor slot machines, gaming tables, cash desks, foyer areas and function rooms within the casino. The casino required a bespoke video security solution including; high frame rates (at least five images/s); guaranteed fail-safe functionality; and high-resolution imagery to combat relatively poor lighting conditions.  Installation logistics threatened to be a challenging factor, as the new casino was relocated from an original site in Travemünde. As a result, the installation would have to be carried out within a short time frame. Solution After assessing the specific requirements of the Lysia clubsino Lübeck site, BHS Böhm e.K. recommended a combination of 86 Sony mini dome and PTZ-network cameras, as well as Milestone XProtect Corporate video-management.  The SNC-DH140 and SNC-DH240 HD mini dome cameras deliver optimum performance even under poor lighting conditions due to their outstanding HD image quality and signal processing technology. Furthermore the cameras also feature automatic zoom and focus functions, as well as View-DR wide dynamic range technology and XDNR noise reduction features. The HD bullet camera SNC-CH280 is ideally suited for outdoor use due to its True Day/Night function, IR Illumination and DEPA Advanced analysis capability. The Sony Exmor CMOS sensor delivers high picture quality images to record incidents clearly and reliably. This installation incorporates 27 PTZ cameras, with Milestone XProtect Corporate capability to achieve accurate positioning. The SNC-EP521 model has swivel, tilt and zoom functions for surveillance tasks that cover large surface areas. The powerful 36x optical zoom and 12x digital zoom achieves a total zoom factor of 432x. SNC-DH140 and SNC-DH240 HD cameras deliver optimum performance under poor lighting conditions The HD rapid dome camera SNC-RH124 features high-speed swivel capabilities. The camera has a tilt range of 210° and a continuous 360° swivel range to record images quickly and to a high level of detail. HPoE capability (High Power over Ethernet) and support for various codecs enables optimum flexibility for the system design, integration and installation stages. The PTZ cameras are able to position automatically thanks to the new video system being integrated with several third party systems. For example, surveillance of slot machines is performed using specialist software from BHS Böhm e.K. called ISS Intelligent Slot Surveillance. Results The project commenced in October 2012 and was completed in time for the December opening date. The intelligent positioning of Sony PTZ cameras rendered it possible for video surveillance to be performed using approximately half the number of cameras that would normally be required. As a result of the installation, picture quality was greatly enhanced and BHS Böhm e.K. is already receiving enquiries from other casinos interested in upgrading to a Sony network solution. Why Sony was selected The Sony solution was cost effective and fulfilled the casino’s safety requirements. All of the components were readily available from BHS Böhm e.K. Through this partnership, additional units can be quickly sourced resulting in significantly reduced storage costs. Matthias Hein, General Manager of five casinos in Schleswig Holstein. “With the Sony cameras’ high resolution, we are able to identify individual betting chips and see which player they belong to. The fast focusing of the cameras as well as the automated zooming on previously defined coordinates makes our job much easier. Also, the matching of pictures and data runs very smoothly.”

Sony IP cameras help secure 2014 TCS New York City Marathon
Sony IP cameras help secure 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

The Sony HD bullet cameras provided race coordinators with uninterrupted views, regardless of lighting conditions Background The New York City Marathon is a tradition held sacred not only by New Yorkers, but by people from around the globe who come to take part in the yearly event. Participants from more than 130 countries vie for a select number of spots to run the 26.2 mile course. Meanwhile, the whole city unites as spectators to cheer on those undertaking one of the most gruelling feats of physical stamina and endurance, which in 2014 took an average of 4 hours and 35 minutes to complete. The 2014 New York City Marathon — held November 2, 2014 — was completed by more than 50,000 runners who ran through all five boroughs ending in the scenic embrace of Central Park. Furthermore, over one million spectators crowded the length of the course for hours to cheer on runners on. The Challenge When large crowds gather in confined areas for many hours, the topic naturally turns to security. As a result of this spotlight on safety issues at large-scale and widespread events, like a marathon, a comprehensive plan is put in place to keep the race runners and spectators secure. This year, the New York Road Runners (NYRR), the running club who organises the annual race and their medical team chose New York City-based networked technology and systems integrator, Virsig, LLC to spearhead and execute their security plans, and to provide technological assistance and direction to increase safety. Sony Solution Sony was chosen by Virsig to be the IP camera of choice to securely monitor the world’s largest marathon, along with support from several other global technology partners including: Firetide, Inc.—a Division of UNICOM Global; Milestone Systems and Network Video Technologies. Sony’s cameras were required to perform multiple functions ranging from situational awareness at all entrances and exits, to threat assessment, and personnel management. In excess of 50 Sony security cameras were installed along the route, including SNC-HM662, SNC-XM632, SNC-WR632C, SNC-CH260 and SNC-CH280 ; which includes fixed cameras with on-board video analytics, dome, bullet, 360 degree and pan-tilt-zoom style cameras. Additionally, the marathon coordinators required a camera that would provide situational awareness to monitor the activities inside the emergency and medical tents. Because these were temporary structures, they were unable to take advantage of multiple camera views. For those areas, the SNC-HM662, a 5MP camera capable of providing 360 degree views from a single sensor, was selected. From this one camera, race organisers were able to know exactly what was going on in each tent, at all times. Results Sony’s IPELA ENGINE security cameras, which were also installed at the 2013 New York City Marathon, were coordinated through Milestone Systems XProtect Corporate, a powerful IP video management software (VMS) designed for large-scale and high-security deployments. Meanwhile, Sony’s new, ultra wide dynamic range IP surveillance cameras were placed throughout the last mile of the race in Central Park and around the finish line. The camera allowed images that were far more detailed and expansive than anything used in the past The innovative SNC-XM632 IPELA ENGINE camera was used in multiple locations for a broad overview of the areasaround the entrance and exit points at the race. The camera has a 113-degree wide angle field-of-view and a hi-res, full HD imager, allowing for images that were far more detailed and expansive than anything used in the past. Why Sony Was Selected Sony’s reputation as a reliable provider of security solutions made it a clear choice for Virsig. Having a system that necessitated quick and efficient set-up was essential to the proposed solution. Although the marathon takes place during the day, the setup occurs over the course of several preceding days, and Sony’s cameras needed to be able to perform reliably during day and night-time hours. The Sony high-definition bullet cameras that were used come equipped with infrared illuminators that provided race coordinators with uninterrupted views, regardless of lighting conditions. The weather leading up to the marathon was very challenging, including freezing cold temperatures and rain, so it was important for Virsig to use cameras that were durable, reliable and self-sufficient. Sony’s security cameras automatically adjust to meet requirements in lighting and environment, and hold up to the unpredictable demands of the weather. This ensure that race managers can deal with unforeseen circumstances and medical emergencies and rest assured that the cameras will perform their functions without the attention of a team. Quotes “We selected Sony for multiple reasons; first and foremost because of the quality of the picture, and secondly because of the ease of installation,” said Glenn Taylor, Executive Director, Virsig. “We have a very short window to get the equipment up and running and we don’t have a lot of direct access to the cameras during the actual marathon. This is particularly why we relied on the photo framing and auto focus that’s built into the electronics of the Sony camera.” “To help ensure the safety of the biggest marathon in the world is no small task. Sony is pleased that we were able to be an integral part of the security process for the second year in a row,” said Phil Coppola, Northeast Security Manager, Sony Electronics’ Security Systems Division. “Virsig worked day and night to get their system up and running and they had to contend with some terrible weather leading up to the race. With their experience in wireless transmission and video surveillance system design and installation, Virsig allowed the Sony cameras to operate to their fullest potential and play a pivotal role in helping to secure the marathon participants and spectators.”

Sony’s network cameras secure railway crossing at City of Milan
Sony’s network cameras secure railway crossing at City of Milan

Background For several months, there had been many incidents in Italy where the road barriers of railway crossings had been vandalised. Consequently, these barriers could not be opened and closed on time and trains had to pass these crossing at drastically reduced speeds. This led to substantial cumulative delays in the daily train timetable, with numerous complaints by train users. There are about 400 of these railway crossings in the City of Milan, and roughly about 8,000 in the whole of Italy. Challenges The request by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A., the national Italian railway organisation, was to define a lighting and surveillance system that would automatically inform the local police station of any acts of vandalism and also identify the vandals themselves. The solution had to be able to survey the complete scenery on both sides of the barriers, as well as record and store data efficiently. Sony solution Sony’s network cameras SNC-EP550 were chosen by system integrator OWLS AG to provide detailed surveillance at one of the railway crossings in Milan. The cameras were integrated as part of a pilot installation at one of the crucial and vandalised railway crossings, with a view to the solution being adopted across the region. Working in conjunction with OWLS’ lighting solution, two embedded Sony SNC-EP550 720p/30fps PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) cameras survey the scene from either side of the barrier. Concealed within two ATHINA LEDrofit48 streetlights, the cameras work in tandem with Cogvis arealVIS software to enable the automatic detection of persons in-frame. Pictures and videos are then sent to a central station at the local police department either via a LAN connection or a wireless variant. Results With the success of this initial pilot project, the Sony and OWLS solution can be rolled out to further crossings in the Milan area and other parts of Italy. The issue of vandalism at railway crossings is one that is found internationally, and the solution could be implemented in other countries too.