IP cameras Comparison: Sony, Hikvision  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/3
1/3
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Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
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Resolution
600
2 MP
4K
1920 × 1080
Sensitivity Lux
0.0
0
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0.002
Voltage
12 V DC, 24 V AC, PoE
12 V DC
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36 V DC
Focal Length mm
3.1 ~ 8.9
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5.7 ~ 205.2mm
Image Frame Rate
30 fps
25 fps
30 fps
30 fps/ 25 fps
Auto Gain Control
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White Balance
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Electronic Shutter Range
1 ~ 10,000
1/25 ~ 1/100,000 s
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S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB
50
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120 dB
Signal Mode
PAL/NTSC
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Digital (DSP)
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Specialist Type
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Infrared
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Motion Activated
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Wide Dynamic Range
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Picture Elements HxV
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1920 x 1080
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1920 × 1080
Back Light Compensation
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Auto Iris
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Direct Drive
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High Speed
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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.”

Hikvision IP CCTV system secures perimeter and enables remote monitoring of workshop for GRW, South Africa
Hikvision IP CCTV system secures perimeter and enables remote monitoring of workshop for GRW, South Africa

GRW is one of South Africa’s leading providers of sophisticated road transport trailers; designing, manufacturing and servicing a wide range of bespoke vehicles, each configured to provide a solution to the unique transportation needs of an individual client. GRW has now invested in a state-of-the-art IP CCTV system to protect its premises against unauthorised access and monitor the large, modern production facilities, and is already reaping the benefits from the integration of analytics with the IP cameras. GRW transport operations Founded in South Africa in 1996, GRW’s operations have always revolved around the transport of commercial goods. Whether it’s carrying petroleum, chemicals, temperature-controlled perishables, FMCG, pallets or bulk general cargo, the trailers manufactured by GRW are specifically designed to meet the individual transportation requirements of customers throughout Southern Africa, the Middle East, Australia and the UK. All the company’s products emerge from its large, ultra-modern manufacturing complex in Worcester, in South Africa’s Western Cape. As well as housing the extensive production facilities and spare parts department, the facility is also home to GRW Services and GRW Financial Services, which are responsible for worldwide customer care and after-sales contract servicing and the supply of rental units. Surveillance of the perimeter of this large facility and protecting the plant from unauthorised access was a key security concern for the company. However, manned patrols of the perimeter proved ineffective and Sensor Security was tasked with designing a solution that would automate the process of securing the boundary and eliminate the possibility of human error. At the same time, GRW recognised that an intelligent camera infrastructure might enable remote monitoring of the production process and Sensor Security was asked to investigate.Surveillance of the perimeter of this large facility and protecting the plant from unauthorised access was a key security concern for the company Integration of analytics with IP cameras “From the outset we knew that the proposed CCTV system should successfully serve a dual purpose, helping supervisors and managers monitor the workshop operations during opening hours and securing the perimeter 24 hours a day,” says Edmund Casaleggio, Sensor Security’s Sales Executive. “There was also a need to make the combined system as simple and easy to operate as possible, ensuring that operations staff had unrestricted access to the workshop video feeds while not being distracted by the security cameras and vice versa for the security officers, who are best served by complete concentration on securing the premises.” Following extensive consultations with GRW staff, the final design of the dual-purpose system involved a total of 18 Hikvision cameras, eleven on the perimeter and seven in the workshop area, all feeding in to a 32-channel Hikvision NVR at GRW, and to Security Sensor’s control room. “GRW was actively involved in the whole consultation and design process, right from day one, with suggestions on key sites needing monitoring and protecting and information and advice on the flow of work and personnel around the workshop area” continues Edmund Casaleggio. “This was hugely beneficial and one of the main contributory factors in the successful installation. In my experience it is always more challenging, risky even, to install any security-related system without sufficient input and collaboration from the end-user client.” A smart perimeter Perimeter patrolling with guards having proved ineffective, GRW was also keen that the introduction of cameras did not mean that an individual would have to be assigned to constantly manage the CCTV system around-the-clock. Therefore, the Hikvision DS-2CD4012F-A Smart 1.3MP low-light box camera was selected to monitor the perimeter of the plant, with active use of the cameras Smart Analytics intrusion flags ensuring that GRW’s security officers and Sensor Security’s control room are pro-actively notified of any unauthorised movement around the premises.  According to Edmund Casaleggio, “The integration of analytics with the Smart IP CCTV cameras is a significant added advantage, flagging alarms only when intrusion occurs within the specified range. We do not have to use alarm inputs and outputs to connect passives and actives on the DVR/NVR, which saves significantly on maintenance of the system. It also reduced installation time significantly. What’s more, the accuracy of these Smart cameras with analytics is far better than beams, as long as the cameras are correctly calibrated when installed. In this regard, the Auto Back Focus on these Smart cameras greatly assists the installation technicians to achieve the best possible viewing quality.”  As well as the Smart Intrusion Detection, the Hikvision DS-2CD4012F-A also features Smart Codec, Smart Focus, Smart VQD, Smart Face Detection and Smart Audio Detection. They also benefit from 3D DNR and Digital WDR, and the Day & Night IR cut filter allows successful video operation down to 0.001 Lux. Remote monitoring of perimeter and workshop Seven Hikvision DS-2CD2132-I 3MP Mini Dome Cameras keep watch over all operations in the workshop area, assisting the supervisors and managers to remotely monitor processes on the floor. This process is made much easier and more efficient for these staff due to the integration of the Hikvision DS-9632NI-ST 32-channel NVR with a PC, ensuring that operational staff are only presented with images relevant to the production area.GRW is already reaping the benefits from the integration of analytics with the IP cameras and is set to continue for many years" “The full HD, 1080p real-time video is a huge asset for the supervisory staff and the camera itself, protected within its IP66 vandal-proof housing, has withstood the rigours of a harsh industrial environment really well,” continues Edmund Casaleggio. “True day/night operation thanks to its 30m IR range and Digital WDR and 3D DNR also contribute to the high-quality video at all times.” A real success “This newly-installed state-of-the-art IP CCTV system automates the process of protecting GRW’s premises against unauthorised access and monitoring the production facilities while eliminating the possibility of human error,” says Edmund Casaleggio. “GRW is already reaping the benefits from the integration of analytics with the IP cameras and is set to continue for many years. “At the same time, they are benefitting from the user-friendly nature of Hikvision’s technology. This deceptively “simple” platform helps GRW staff to operate the software easily with minimal training while Smart features, such as ABF, aids our technicians to achieve the best possible video quality. “However, the quality of Hikvision’s hardware and software does not come with an unaffordable price tag. In fact, since Hikvision’s iVMS-4200 software allows for the integration of analogue and IP cameras free-of-charge, this serves to increase the affordability of their products. What’s more, the free Hikvision software allows the feeds from analogue and IP cameras to be integrated on one screen. “In conclusion, Hikvision’s huge range of cameras, NVRs, DVRs and software allows us to propose unitary solutions to their security needs and to more successfully back-up and service the installation over many years. Quite simply, it is easier to provide post-sales service and support with a single, reliable brand.”