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MOBOTIX surveillance cameras improve security at Bergen County Courthouse and Jail
MOBOTIX surveillance cameras improve security at Bergen County Courthouse and Jail

The Customer The Bergen County Courthouse and Jail in Bergen County, N.J., represents a combination of old and new. Built in 1911, the Bergen County Courthouse is a historical landmark and its architecture reflects the Beaux Arts classicism popular at the time for public buildings. Today, the courthouse and jail campus integrates state-of-the-art technology featuring a computerised central command centre tied to all inmate-housing areas, integrating security for the protected premises, and a duress and panic alarm system. But with its prior analogue CCTV system, the Bergen County Courthouse and Jail lacked strong images to provide personnel with the ability to view critical video to respond proactively to threats, liability issues and other problems. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) in Hackensack is the largest law enforcement agency in all of Bergen County and provides a variety of functions for 70 municipalities under its umbrella. The BCSO provides management and administration of a variety of facilities and services, including the Bergen County Jail, a 1,200-bed correctional facility housing both pre-trial and sentenced inmates. The campus for the courthouse and jail is where pre-trial detainees are greeted and processed. The jail includes minimum, medium and maximum-security environments. The Project Bergen County embarked on a multi-year, multi-phase IP surveillance installation, a bid specification won by IMSYS Corp., a systems integration company. The project, which began about three years ago, is now in its third phase, expanding and networking surveillance cameras throughout four buildings on campus. According to Mickey Bradley, Inspector for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department who is the highest non-elected official at the organisation, the goal was to incorporate high-resolution video while ensuring scalability for future expansion. “We had cameras, but they were analogue and primarily task-oriented,” Bradley said. “We wanted a unified network across our entire surveillance environment.” BCSO was able to use the existing infrastructure of fibre and Ethernet connectivity to deploy new cameras and devices, but another aspect resulted in additional savings. “The bid specification actually came in under budget by about $850,000, because we were able to use fewer cameras by using a MOBOTIX surveillance solution,” he said. MOBOTIX cameras deliver a wide range of viewing options, including 360- and 180-degrees, which reduces the number of cameras required. Additional cost savings is derived from the decentralised approach to video surveillance, which was pioneered by MOBOTIX. This approach solves the bottleneck process by using the camera itself to push intelligence and data to the edge of the network. The MOBOTIX decentralised surveillance system incorporates a high-speed computer and memory card into the camera. The PC and video control centre serve for viewing and controlling video, rather than analysing and recording. This approach greatly reduces upfront and long-term costs, and increases ROI. And costs are further reduced due to the scalability of the system because as more cameras are added, only more storage is needed. There are no recording software licenses are required. “Bergen County continues to rely on MOBOTIX cameras and Pivot3 storage to provide high-resolution video, and cost-effective and expandable centralised storage" Bergen County also required the low-light and audio capabilities of the MOBOTIX cameras, according to Phil Lisk, Director of Information Technologies for the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office. Even under the varied and sometimes harsh lighting of the courthouse and the jail, quality images are consistently attainable, he said. The audio and video offered by the MOBOTIX cameras provides personnel with the extra eyes and ears they need to stay a step ahead of possible incidents. “The cameras can be programmed to give an audio alert to warn inmates, guards or other employees of a situation,” Lisk said. “When you can hear what’s going on, in addition to seeing quality images, incident prevention efforts are much stronger.” The latest phase of the installation extends the surveillance network to the Bergen County prosecutor’s office to enable rapid sharing of video evidence as needed. The entire, enterprise-class system now boasts more than 820 MOBOTIX IP megapixel cameras, coupled with more than one Petabyte of Pivot3 storage. Bergen County uses Pivot3 vSTAC Watch converged storage and compute appliances, which combine server and storage functionalities into a single appliance to deliver up to 40 percent savings in power, acquisition cost and rack space. Pivot3 virtualised appliances are purpose-built for video surveillance storage and incorporate robust application failover to protect valuable video data and prevent down time. “Bergen County continues to rely on MOBOTIX cameras and Pivot3 storage to provide high-resolution video, and cost-effective and expandable centralised storage,” said Heath Gaffney, CEO, IMSYS. “The goal of the project was to deploy IP video throughout each facility for positive identification and evidentiary support in liability claims.” New cameras recently installed include the MOBOTIX DualDome D14, which features two lenses and two 3.1 resolution image sensors totalling a maximum of 6.2 megapixels, and the MOBOTIX Vandalism V15, a 5-megapixel, dual-camera system designed especially for harsh environments. The 5 mm stainless steel housing of the V15 is designed to resist even an attack from a handgun. The cameras deployed in the prosecutor’s office are managed by an IPAS Video Management System from IMSYS. With IPAS, users can use map and floor plan based navigation to view live and recorded video from any Web-enabled device. The dual-lens and hemispheric features built into MOBOTIX devices allow county to monitor more locations with fewer cameras Other MOBOTIX cameras installed during the initial phases include the Q24 Hemispheric Camera, which is capable of providing a complete 360-degree all-around view. Bergen County is also leveraging the MOBOTIX T24 Hemispheric IP Video Door Station and the DualNight M12, a dual-lens, day/night camera. Overall, the dual-lens and hemispheric features built into the MOBOTIX devices allow the county to monitor more locations with fewer cameras. “The system is definitely proving its worth,” Bradley said. “In one recent incident, an individual purposely broke a water pipe in the courthouse and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. With our expanded video capabilities, we were able to positively identify that person, and they were prosecuted and convicted.” Coming Attractions The next part of the project will include incorporating the 100-year-old courtroom and second floor detective’s offices into the system, as well as tying in a new six-story building currently under construction and slated for completion in mid-January 2014. “One of the most beneficial aspects of the system is that it is completely scalable. As we grow and budgets allow, we can deploy additional layers of security. Furthermore, the system has delivered significant cost savings as we were able to deploy fewer cameras due to the larger field-of-views delivered by the MOBOTIX cameras and the decentralised concept.” High-resolution video images are critical to many vertical markets, but especially in the criminal justice environment. MOBOTIX cameras, coupled with the latest storage appliances, VMS and other intelligent capabilities, are delivering efficient, effective surveillance at the Bergen County Jail and Courthouse and its facilities, promoting safety and security system-wide.

Security ready for take off: MOBOTIX helps protect 11 million passengers at major Italian airport
Security ready for take off: MOBOTIX helps protect 11 million passengers at major Italian airport

Security at airports has become indispensable, and entails continuously increasing requirements. The only way to keep satisfy the most demanding standards day after day, is to constantly further develop the technology in use. Video surveillance is a crucial contribution to airport security; this technology has a great deal of potential, as long as the current configuration is not taken as the final goal in terms of development. Il Caravaggio airport expansion phase “Since the technological developments and the need to increase the level of security were clearly evident, we could no longer put off considering a flexible video surveillance system, one that would be ready to meet the security and analysis requirements and guarantee a high level of performance,” says Ettore Pizzaballa, Manager of Information Systems at SACBO S.p.A. The important expansion phase at the Il Caravaggio International Airport terminal, which involved building a long gallery of shops and expanding the passenger boarding area, made the situation even more complex and challenging. This added another piece to the puzzle, alongside the usual airport security scenarios. The video analysis software allows us to better understand how the flow of passengers moves inside the terminal" Improving surveillance image quality Il Caravaggio International Airport is the third-largest airport in Italy in terms of traffic, with a volume of over 11 million passengers. Security is crucial when it comes to an airport infrastructure of this size, and a great deal of attention is required to maintain the necessary level of surveillance. Introducing MOBOTIX technology (offered by the systems integrator Tecnosystem) enhanced the quality and resolution of the surveillance images. In turn, this further improved the activities carried out together with the constantly present police forces operating at the Il Caravaggio International Airport terminal, thereby providing suitable support for investigations. “Inside the airport, not all the halls are homogeneous in terms of height and lighting; thanks to MOBOTIX, we were able to achieve excellent image quality under all conditions.” Analysing aircraft and vehicle movements Video surveillance has also turned out to be a valuable additional tool for improving operating procedures related to safety: “We can analyse aircraft and vehicle movements in the manoeuvring areas to help train operating personnel. Even the luggage is constantly under surveillance: If a piece of luggage stops or is stuck where employees can’t see it, the system immediately sends a notification to employees”. Several different models were used in keeping with needs, including the c25, i25, M24/25, 24/25, S15, S15 SurroundMount, M15/16 and T25 The parties involved aim to complete the project within two years. That may appear to be a long period of time, but it is actually rather short considering the complexity and scale of the task at hand. Over 300 MOBOTIX video cameras have been installed, both indoors and outdoors. Several different models were used in keeping with respective needs, including the c25, i25, M24/25, 24/25, S15, S15 SurroundMount, M15/16 and T25. Each one of these cameras is active 24/7. The new VoIP infrastructure and NAS recording allow the different control rooms to share the images. Perfect synergy between hardware and software When it comes to ensuring state-of-the-art security, though, even the most advanced hardware technology does not suffice to cover all of the related tasks. A less visible component plays an important role in ensuring the efficiency of MOBOTIX solutions. “In addition to the image quality, we were also impressed by the option to receive thoroughly customisable software based on our specific requirements – not to mention the video analysis functionality.” At this point, it is actually easy to spontaneously develop ideas for the future, expanding the field of application of a system that boasts continuously developing potential, and utilising the video surveillance infrastructure and its video analysis applications in order to obtain immediate and concrete results. The benefits are numerous: “The video analysis software allows us to immediately detect abandoned objects, locate the optimum route for vehicles in the manoeuvring area and better understand how the flow of passengers moves inside the terminal (which we need to plan optimal routes), studying which type of traveller goes directly to the gate and which one stops instead to make purchases at the shops. The software also allows us to constantly monitor the lines at security checks and check-in and boarding areas in real time,” summarises Pizzaballa.

MOBOTIX cameras utilised in Conview Care solution for Savelberg nursing home, Holland
MOBOTIX cameras utilised in Conview Care solution for Savelberg nursing home, Holland

The Savelberg nursing home has implemented smart domotics to provide elderly people affected by dementia with a wider range of movement. Depending on individual abilities, residents can move freely within three living zones. Savelberg has chosen the Conview Care solution from Leertouwer, which uses MOBOTIX cameras. Integrating residential and care services Savelberg in Gouda is part of Zorgpartners Midden-Holland. Zorgpartners is a full-service organisation offering diverse residential and care options for elderly people in the Central Holland region. A lot of attention is paid to integrating independent living and care provision.Conview Care is a complete care solution for organisations that wish to improve their processes with the help of technology One of the fifteen centres, Savelberg is managed by Irene Feenstra, who said: “We have been investing for years in care for elderly people affected by dementia in order to increase their quality of life. In late 2014, prior to commencing the planned renovation of two sections that house elderly people affected by dementia, we started looking for a new call-for-assistance system. "Zorgpartners Midden-Holland have been using the IQ Messenger communication platform for some time, which is one of the reasons why, after comparing several solutions, we decided on Conview Care from Leertouwer.” Conview Care is a complete care solution for organisations that wish to improve their processes with the help of technology. It stands out in the market due to its open integrability, vendor-neutral technology, and ease of management. Video and audio care solution As soon as a resident ventures outside their allowed living zone, the care givers are notified through a message on their smartphone" "Here at Savelberg, the care solution includes video surveillance, sound and motion detection and electronic wristbands", says Jasper Coppes, Care & Technology specialist at Leertouwer. "This combination automatically informs the staff if one of the residents exits the approved living zone. "High resolution Q25 MOBOTIX cameras function as smart video and audio sensors. In addition, an infrared ring developed by Gold-IP is provided thus allowing for night-time surveillance. This naturally happens with the consent of the customers or their direct family, and without saving any images." "Each residence is equipped with a smart sensor with camera which automatically sends a message once a resident gets out of bed," says Feenstra. "If the person returns to bed after going to the toilet, there is no problem and nobody needs to go and check on them. If said resident needs help, the care giver in charge notices immediately, enabling them to react adequately." 24/7 wander detection Using the Conview Care solution, Leertouwer has created three living zones for Savelberg, allowing for 24/7 wander detection. The innermost zone consists of the floor where elderly people affected by dementia live. Within this zone, they can move with a greater feeling of freedom, as the previous boundary using air-lock doors has been removed from near the elevator. The second living zone consists of the entire building with nine floors and all shared areas, while the third zone has an additional open terrace and garden. "Since we removed all physical boundaries our dementia patients have visibly thrived," says Feenstra. "As soon as a resident ventures outside their allowed living zone, the care givers in charge are notified through a message on their smartphone. If a resident leaves the outermost zone and thus our premises, we can immediately bring him or her back.”We plan to work with Leertouwer to equip all flats with Conview Care and smart MOBOTIX cameras over the coming years." New domotics give more freedom Although Feenstra prepared a business case for the new solution in late 2014, the greater freedom for all residents and the staff are more important than financial savings. "Our employees no longer need to do unnecessary night-time rounds which may disturb the sleep of residents, but can nevertheless immediately intervene if there really is a problem. Moreover, they feel that the new domotics ensures a lighter and happier atmosphere in the ward, which helps them enjoy their work more. "Approximately 40 flats over two floors have currently been equipped with a MOBOTIX Q25 camera connected to Conview Care. Until now, they have been working flawlessly. Implementing them was easier than expected and our care givers are also remarkably enthusiastic about and happy with them. They perceive it as a new way of working which increases the well-being of our residents. "Given these positive experiences, we plan to work with Leertouwer to equip all flats with Conview Care and smart MOBOTIX cameras over the coming years."