IP cameras Comparison: Videotec, Axis Communications  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/3
1/3
1/3
1/4
Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
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Colour
Colour / Monochrome
Resolution
2.3 MP
1 MP
576
640 x 480
Digital (DSP)
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Specialist Type
Megapixel
Network
Network
Network
Sensitivity Lux
0.002 ~ 1.4
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200,000
0.05 @ F1.2
Auto Iris
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--
Direct Drive
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--
Voltage
12 V DC, 24 V DC, 24 V AC
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12
8 ~ 20 VDC, PoE
Motion Activated
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Focal Length mm
4.3 ~ 129
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4.0
Wide Dynamic Range
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--
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Back Light Compensation
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Auto Gain Control
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--
--
White Balance
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--
Electronic Shutter Range
1/1~ 1/10000 s
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1/60 - 1/100000s
1/24500 ~ 1/6
S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB
50
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Image Frame Rate
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Max 10 Fps
30 fps
Lens Mount
--
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CS

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Milestone XProtect and Videotec cameras guarantee total protection at 9.4 MW solar farm in Italy
Milestone XProtect and Videotec cameras guarantee total protection at 9.4 MW solar farm in Italy

“The more critical the environment to be protected, the higher the levels of protection and reaction speeds required. This is why we decided to focus on the integration of different technologies on one single platform to guarantee maximum safety and significant scale economies”– Claudio Toaldo – Owner of Sicurtel Requirements Having now completed the construction of a 9.4 megawatt solar farm in the province of Turin, the company turned to address the problem of guaranteeing the highest possible levels of protection. "The client asked us to design a solution in which the network infrastructure was both sturdy and scalable so that it could be used simultaneously by the security system, the video-surveillance system and the other equipment used to monitor the production of electricity. Moreover, in compliance with the applicable laws in force, the video-surveillance system had to ensure low luminous impact at night and, therefore, had to be able to operate satisfactorily without any lights on, except in exceptional circumstances", explains Claudio Toaldo, owner of Sicurtel, the company that built the plant. The solution The plant took about two months to complete, including meetings with the client and the realisation of the design plan. Given the distance of the perimeter (about 4,000 metres) and the possible electromagnetic interference caused by 12 inverters installed on the field, Sicurtel decided to construct a closed ring fibre optic Ethernet infrastructure using O-ring technology with 12 field switches and an extended temperature range of -40°C/+75°C. The network hosts 28 ERMO 482 X PRO Cias microwave barriers and 11 Ulisse Compact IP 36 + Videotec 110 mt IR cameras. The Cias barriers are connected on the field via 15 485/Ethernet IB-FMCREP-ETH converters and are controlled by means of an IB-SYSTEM IP server. The Videotec cameras used for the surveillance system guarantee lowest environmental impact during night-time monitoring and are also fitted with a powerful optical zoom for close-up inspection when necessary. Sicurtel considered the Milestone XProtect® system to be the only fully integrated platform that could manage all the field equipment on an IP platform, hence satisfying its client’s requirements. "We decided to use the Milestone XProtect® Corporate video management and recording system", continues Toaldo "because it allows you to record video images and transmit them to the security company Control Room. This enables the Control Room to handle emergencies and, at the same time, collect information on any alarms detected by the IB-IP SYSTEM Cias and recorded by one of at least three pre-set cameras, which the Milestone video management software (VMS) immediately positions on the security barrier section that triggered the alarm. This is extremely helpful to the work of the security companies, as they are able to quickly and effectively verify all intrusion attempts". The system provides the end user with real time data on the production of electricity. The XProtect® Smart Client can be used from the company’s headquarters. Furthermore, XProtect Mobile is an exceptionally useful and powerful tool for maintenance operators. It is used to remotely plan and verify all interventions, whenever and wherever they are. The Milestone VMS supports a number of I/O IP modules to allow the operator, the end user and the security company to use the Milestone XProtect Smart Client to turn on the lights installed along the perimeter when an alarm is triggered at night, to monitor anomalies detected inside electrical substations or special situations such as a lack of power supply. The advantages of this solution "The possibility to integrate the anti-intrusion security system, the video-surveillance system and the electricity production monitoring equipment within the same network infrastructure means that the end user has full control over all the systems installed at the solar farm and, at the same time, can realise important economies of scale, while paving the way for all future upgrades to the systems", highlights Toaldo. The solution guarantees efficacy and timely interventions by technical assistance teams managed by Sicuretel using remote systems. In particular, all the routine maintenance operations and interventions to resolve any malfunctions detected by the system that do not imply the replacement or repair of and field devices or equipment are managed via the Internet.

Khartoum International Airport installs Axis network cameras for round the clock security
Khartoum International Airport installs Axis network cameras for round the clock security

 Axis network cameras are connected to the existing computer network of Khartoum International Airport Axis network cameras help Sudan's largest airport to be secured round the clock.MissionKhartoum is home to the largest airport in Sudan, Khartoum International Airport. The airport was originally built at the southern edge of the city; but with rapid growth and consequent urban sprawl, it is now located in the heart of the city. With a growing number of passengers every year going through customs, a surveillance solution had to be flexible and scalable in order to keep pace with the growing operations while maintaining the highest level of security. The system also needed to be easily integrated into the existing airport infrastructure.SolutionBased on the needs of the airport and nature of the site, Gitech Investment Company, an Axis partner in Sudan, designed and implemented the video surveillance solution. To monitor the activities at the customs areas and ensure the safety of passengers, AXIS 207MW and AXIS 211W Network Cameras were installed. AXIS 207 Network Camera was also selected and connected directly to the existing computer network of the airport.It offered excellent image quality even in poor lighting conditions. "The cameras had to accommodate the privacy concerns of travellers. With that in mind, I proposed two models to the customer, each of which offered very high image quality combined with a very discreet design. In addition, they were unobtrusive," says Eng Haithem, General Manager of Gitech Investment Company.To safeguard the areas most at risk, which included the baggage control and check-in areas, apart from passenger surveillance, AXIS 214 PTZ Network Cameras and AXIS Q6032-E PTZ Dome Network Camera were implemented. These are high quality colour network cameras with the flexibility of remote pan/tilt/zoom through operator control. The compact design makes them ideal for conducting discreet surveillance and identifying persons and objects, thanks to 18x optical motorised lens with auto focus. It is also possible to zoom in on a small or distant object with exceptional clarity.AXIS 207MW features compact design and high quality imageThe AXIS 207MW Network Camera was selected as it could connect directly to the airport existing computer network. AXIS 207 Network Cameras offer the best image quality in their class, providing excellent image quality also in poor lighting conditions. The location of these network cameras is not obvious to passengers, who might have felt uncomfortable with the obtrusive design of traditional cameras. These cameras, on the contrary, feature a discreet and non-obtrusive design.ResultThanks to the network cameras, the customs department at Khartoum International Airport can now instantly review images of incidents or fraud. "The video surveillance system fully supports the security personnel in their daily work. The Axis cameras have been instrumental in delivering the best IP solution in addition to reducing the time factor and costs for effective surveillance," says Colonel Anwer Abdalla Ali from Customs Sudan owner of Project in Khartoum International Airport. The surveillance cameras act both as a deterrent and an instant eyewitness. "Unlike videotape, network video lets us pinpoint the event in a couple of minutes and determine what really happened," continues Colonel Anwer Abdalla Ali. "We would like to thank Eng. Haitham Elsir Osman from Gitech Investment Company, the Axis partner in Sudan as well as the consultant, Nadus Solution."

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.”