IP cameras Comparison: Messoa, Arecont Vision  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/3
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1/3
1/3
Colour Type
True Day / Night
True Day / Night
True Day / Night
Colour / Monochrome
Resolution
3 MP
1.2 MP
1080p (2.07MP)
3 MP
Digital (DSP)
Specialist Type
Infrared
Megapixel
Megapixel
Megapixel
Sensitivity Lux
0
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0.02 ~ 0.2
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Auto Iris
--
Direct Drive
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Voltage
24 V AC, PoE
12 V DC / 24 V AC / PoE
PoE
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Motion Activated
--
--
Focal Length mm
2.8
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2.8 ~ 8
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Wide Dynamic Range
--
Picture Elements HxV
2304 x 1536
1280 x 960
1920 x 1080
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Image Frame Rate
30 fps
37 fps
30 fps
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Back Light Compensation
--
--
Auto Gain Control
--
--
--
White Balance
--
--
Electronic Shutter Range
1/10,000s ~ 1/7.5s
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1ms ~ 500ms
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Signal Mode
NTSC
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--
--
Mount Type
--
Surface, Ceiling, Flush, Wall
Wall
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Inclusion DVR/ Web Server
--
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Arecont Vision camera captures images of speeding vehicles in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arecont Vision camera captures images of speeding vehicles in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Customer Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. The city of Buenos Aires is an autonomous district, and the separate province of Buenos Aires is the largest and most populous province in Argentina. Challenge The local governments in Argentina needed a portable mobile solution to monitor and document speed limit violations. Megapixel solution In a unique integrated solution, Arecont Vision 5-megapixel cameras are used in conjunction with a radar speed gun. The camera's small size and excellent performance provided the perfect imaging solution for this specialised law enforcement application. The system consists of a radar speed gun, a central processing unit (CPU) module, an Arecont Vision AV5115 5-megapixel camera and a laptop computer for programming and monitoring. The CPU controls and administers all functions of the system. The Arecont Vision camera connects to the CPU through an Ethernet connection, and the radar pistol communicates with the CPU via an RS-232 port. When measuring a vehicle’s speed, the CPU analyses whether the speed is in excess of the speed limit. If it is, the Arecont Vision camera takes a high-resolution digital image of the vehicle for license plate identification and fine processing. The information is then correlated to Argentina’s vehicle registration database and the speed, operator's name, speed limit and location are superimposed on the picture and saved in memory on an SD card housed in the unit. A single SD card can store more than 1,000 files. Local monitoring is performed using a laptop computer, which is connected using a Wi-Fi network. The system also communicates via Wi-Fi to a desktop computer for remote monitoring. The AV5115 camera is part of Arecont Vision's MegaVideo® Compact series of IP cameras. It features H.264/MJPEG dual encoding and up to 32-times the resolution of a VGA camera. Forty of the radar/video speed gun units were built, and the first units have been working uninterrupted since 2009. The handheld radar speed gun system was designed and installed by Dyna Group, Buenos Aires, a customer-oriented company providing high-quality technical and environmental engineering services to its clients, according to Hector H. Zino, manager. Dyna Group's goal is to exceed every client's expectations with outstanding customer service, increased flexibility and greater value, thus optimising system functionality and improving operation efficiency. Dyna Group specified the Arecont Vision camera for the radar speed gun application in Buenos Aires. Megapixel benefits The high resolution of the Arecont Vision camera provides clear images for identification and the ability to read license plates. Megapixel-quality images include greater detail at an affordable price. Value drives the market, and less-expensive systems with higher resolution and better system performance provide the best value. During the design phase, several solutions were tried, but the Arecont Vision camera was chosen as the preferred solution because of performance, small size and easy operation. The system has been well received because of the high-resolution of the images and the small size of the complete device. Better images ensure more revenue from speeding fines, which yields return on investment (ROI) for the new system. The radar/video guns have more than paid for themselves based on increased safety and collection of speeding fines. In one block in Buenos Aires, for example, 98 vehicles in one hour were each fined up to $480 for speeding violations. In another example, there were approximately 200 tickets issued in a single four-hour shift. Residents can request police to provide speed controls in their neighbourhoods based on concerns about the safety of pedestrians. “The solution has worked well, and Arecont Vision has been responsive to the customer's needs,” says Mr. Zino of Dyna Group. “The Arecont Vision megapixel camera provides a very compact and lightweight product at a reasonable price.”

MESSOA Maven IP cameras secure Tokyo shopping district
MESSOA Maven IP cameras secure Tokyo shopping district

The shopping District, or Shoutengai, in Koto-Ku, Tokyo is located next to a busy train station that gathers many restaurants, shops, and sake bars together in this newly vibrant neighbourhood. As the area becoming more commercially alive, there was an increasing concern for crimes taken place within the district, especially during late nights. For the purpose of crime prevention, the Shopping District Association began to consider deploying surveillance cameras at the crime hot spots as a way to strengthen the public safety in the neighbourhood. Yet with its limited finances, the association had to look for an effective solution at a lower cost that would cope with its tight budget. Solution With the help from MESSOA, more than 60 Maven series NCR365 IR bullet cameras and a dozen of NOD385 IR dome cameras were introduced in this project. Equipped with a 3MP CMOS sensor and removable IR-cut filter for 24/7 monitoring, these cameras deliver exceptional image quality for accurate identification at crime-prone spots. Both cameras support onboard memory with microSD card slot that utilises edge recording technology. Up to 64GB of HD quality CCTV footage can be recorded locally on each camera without the need of installing NVRs, saving a significant amount of installation costs. Structure-wise, both the NCR365 and NOD385 are IP67 certified, featuring built-in heater and weatherproof enclosure to ensure the cameras are capable of withstanding any harsh environments in Japan, particularly in winter times. Result By utilising the edge-based recording technology, the whole project eliminated the need for a centralised recording server or storage, helping the association saving a great deal of costs as planned. This solution did not compromise reliability thanks to SD card’s solid state without any moving parts like a hard drive. The files can be securely stored and easily retrieved when needed. The motorised lens with auto focus of the NCR35 provided benefits to the project as well by drastically facilitating the time-consuming installation. Technicians were able to get the job done fast with easy by taking advantage of remote configuration with simple mouse clicks. The simplified set up cut the installation process short and saved lots of labour costs as result.

MESSOA IP solution brings positive impacts on Lush Taiwan’s operation efficiency
MESSOA IP solution brings positive impacts on Lush Taiwan’s operation efficiency

Lush, a globally recognised brand of handmade cosmetics and personal care, entered Taiwan market in 2001 and established Lush Taiwan with its office situated in Downtown Taipei. Currently managing over 20 locations across the island and an online shop, the branch office also serves as the hub for stocking inventories and handling all the logistics arrangement. As the product variety and the business grew over the years, logistics has become increasingly complicated, resulting in greater chances of making errors during packaging and shipment. To improve its operation efficiency, Benjamin Chen, General Manager of Lush Taiwan, contacted MESSOA to seek a network video solution that enables him to closely monitor the logistics process anytime. Mr. Chen also expected the solution to reinforce security to the office where valuable stocks are stored. Solution MESSOA provided a total solution consisting of the NCR870 1080p network cameras and a 4 channel standalone NVR to meet Lush Taiwan’s requirement. Cameras were installed at the office entrance and the packaging area where products are prepared and packed before being shipped out. The NCR870 is a high-performance IP camera featuring exceptional video quality in 1080p clarity, which allows for clear images, more detail and better viewing experience when overlooking the logistics process. The Full HD resolution also provides a larger monitored coverage to ensure nothing is missed. Built-in proprietary Lumii™ Low Light Optimising Technology further enhances the camera’s sensitivity to deliver sharp images on a 24/7 basis. Pairing with the NCR870 is the NVR203-004, a 4-channel Linux-embedded standalone NVR. Ideal for small-scale installations such this project, the NVR provides local display just like a DVR yet with high-quality video that can be viewed and recorded up to 1080p resolution in H.264 compression. The NVR solution too features a mobile application available on both iOS and Android, providing a convenient remote access for Mr. Chen to monitor the office in real time right on his Smartphone and tablet PC when he is on the go. Result The deployment of the MESSOA IP video surveillance system made an immediate difference at Lush Taiwan. Now with the ability to supervise the logistics operation through network video, the occurrence of packaging and shipping error has been significantly dropped. “The megapixel video lets me know exactly what is being handling by the staff and how it is handled at the packaging area, whether I am in the office or on a business trip,” said Mr. Chen. “Thanks to the MESSOA IP solution, I am glad to see fewer errors and much better operation efficiency now.” Mr. Chen is also satisfied with the office’s enhanced security, knowing the staff safety and valuable stocks are now in good hands. And with the upgrading of operation efficiency and workspace security, he is confident that Lush Taiwan’s business will flourish for a long time to come.