Videotec CCTV Network / IP Cameras(19)
The MMX camera is perfect for effective video surveillance and process control in harsh settings where the presence of gases or flammable dust can create a potentially explosive environment. This camera is certified ATEX/IECEx (Exd IIB, Ext IIIC) and UL Hazardous Location for America and Canada (Class I, Zone 1, Class I, Div. 2 and Class II, Zone 21, Class II Div 2). Installation and features Its installation is extremely simple and cost-effective, thanks to its lightweight and compact size, which makes it easy to handle and mount. Moreover, the flexible integrated bracket allows to adapt the camera mounting to any kind of surface, either wall, ceiling or parapet according to the application need. Various cabling options are available to reduce assembly time and cost. Challenging conditions The MMX camera is a Full HD colour camera with a remote optical zoom capability and can reach a 90-degree cone of vision, offering the highest quality video stream in H.264/AVC compression. Its housing is completely made from corrosion-proof AISI316L stainless steel, with an IP66/68 Protection Class. The power source can be either through 24Vac/Vdc or PoE Plus. The MAXIMUS MMX camera offers a cost-effective solution for monitoring applications in the most challenging conditions in onshore, offshore, marine and heavy industrial environments.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 2.3 MP resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 12 V DC, 24 V DC, 24 V AC, Motion Activated, 4.3 ~ 129, Wide Dynamic Range, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1~ 1/10000 s, 50, Zoom, 900, up to +65 C (149 F), HDAdd to Compare
The Videotec MAXIMUS ex-proof PTZ cameras ensure excellent performance for monitoring critical processes in areas with risk of explosion, such as refineries, gas pipelines, oil tankers, offshore platforms, industrial processes, chemical industries, etc. The area is always monitored, thanks to the speed and detection accuracy of the target. Thanks to its reliability, robustness and accuracy, this ex-proof PTZ camera is the ideal solution for demanding video security applications in potentially explosive areas, such as refineries, gas pipelines, oil tankers, offshore platforms, industrial processes, chemical industries, etc. Key features: Entirely made in AISI 316L electropolished stainless steel Integrated day/night camera and wiper Analogue and IP version Total control through PTZ assistant (IP based version) Up to 2 simultaneous video streams Prewired versions with unarmoured cable/barrier cable glandAdd to Compare
The ULISSE COMPACT IP is the new IP-based PTZ positioning system designed for outdoor installations.This high-performance positioning unit integrates a video streaming module, to allow the IP control of all the PTZ functions. All video and telemetry signals are converted and sent through the network and is controlled easily though a bundled software package.The ULISSE COMPACT IP from Videotec is controllable/configurable by WEB browser. The system offers the highest video compression rate via MPEG-4 technology for live video. The max frame rate is 25fps with max picture resolution Full D1. The recording is made directly on the PC hard disk. It is possible to connect a joy-stick to the PC peripherical port for PTZ control.This unit combines the advantages of an IP controlled system with the high performance and the perfect positioning needed for a surveillance application: fast and smooth in motion at 200° per second, continuous rotation, positioning accuracy with simplified system configuration and use.ULISSE COMPACT IP has been specifically created for a wide variety of outdoor video surveillance applications, such as: coast and border patrol, harbour control, urban settings, highway and traffic monitoring, stadiums, industries, prisons or military applications, and perimeter surveillance.Add to Compare
ULISSE RADICAL is the new range of outdoor PTZ cameras, pre-assembled in the factory, with the best motorised network cameras and zoom lenses ensuring a high level of performance. ULISSE RADICAL was developed by Videotec in every single detail during the design and engineering stages to ensure proper functioning, making it ready for use. The camera and lens have been pre-configured during the production stage, and the user only needs to connect up to the power supply and network and carry out the simple final set-up to adapt it to requirements. ULISSE RADICAL integrates Full HD cameras, 1/2 "CMOS sensor, and 1080p/60fps for daytime and night-time broadcast quality video. To obtain flawless images, even for very long distances, extremely high-performance lenses were selected, 18x or 33x (up to 500mm), equipped with an advanced autofocus that allows the user to quickly achieve and maintain automatic focus on a very distant subject, with sharp details. The special Visible Cut Filter enables the removal of disturbances caused by the external environment, due to haze or excessive heat. ULISSE RADICAL offers amazing performances both during the day and night: optimal results even in complete darkness thanks to the support of two powerful IR LED illuminators ensuring clear illumination up to a distance of more than 300 metres. They are all IP, and all functions can be managed via the ONVIF-S protocol by most VMS on the market. With its sophisticated temperature control system, ULISSE RADICAL is designed for perfect continuous operation even in extreme temperatures, from -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F). The powerful ULISSE RADICAL motors provide exceptional fluidity of movement, even at a minimum speed of 0.02°/sec. Ideal solution for the surveillance of vast outdoor areas, perimeters, border lines, harbours and airports, control of highways and military installations.Add to Compare
1/4 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 550 resolution, Digital (DSP), PTZ, 0.01 ~ 0.25 lux lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 230 V AC / 24 V AC / 120 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, Wide Dynamic Range, 25 fps, Back Light Compensation, White Balance, > 50 , PAL , NTSC, Zoom, H.264/AVC, M-JPEG, RJ-45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-T, AMERICAN DYNAMICS, ERNITE, PANASONIC, PELCO D, VIDEOTEC MACRO, 660 x 330 x 570, 16000, IP66, -40 ~ +60 C (- 40 ~ +140 F), 10 ~ 95Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.013 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 230 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, 4.3 ~ 129, Wide Dynamic Range, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 ~ 1/10000 s, >50, Zoom, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, PTZ, RJ45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-T, TCP/IPv4-IPv6, UDP/IPv4-IPv6, HTTP, NTP, DHCP, WS-DISCOVERY, QoS, IGMP (Multicast), 40 W, 66 x 33 x 57, 16,500, IP66, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), HDAdd to Compare
1/2 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 550 TVL resolution, Digital (DSP), Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 230 V AC, Motion Activated, High Speed, Wide Dynamic Range, 720 x 576, 25 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, >50, PAL, Zoom, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, RJ45, 10BASE-T/100BASE-T, TCP/IPv4-IPv6, UDP/IPv4-IPv6, HTTP, NTP, DHCP, WS-DISCOVERY, QoS, IGMP (Multicast), 40 W, 66 x 33 x 57, 16,500, IP66, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
Videotec's NXPTZHD is an exceptional, stainless steel, FULL-HD, PTZ camera that guarantees high performance with high-definition images. It is ideal for video surveillance applications in highly corrosive environments such as high-traffic areas, industrial zones and offshore/onshore marine areas. NXPTZHD featuresThe full-HD, day/night, 1080p, 60fps camera with 1/2.8" sensors and 30x zoom can accurately identify details of a scene and provides from 2 to 4 video streams simultaneously (H.264 or MJPEG, up to a total of 20 Mbits, depending on configuration).The full-IP connectivity of NXPTZHD allows all camera and P&T functions to be controlled via network, including wiper, washer pump, pre-sets, illuminator activation and setup, using the most common ONVIF-S VMS?s on the market. No maintenance neededThis elegant and compact HD PTZ camera requires no maintenance and is made entirely of AISI316L stainless steel. A double surface-polishing process makes sure that resistance to corrosion is both improved and guaranteed. Operational performance has been maximised with a variable horizontal and vertical speed of up to 100°/s and a pre-set recall accuracy of 0.02°. Complete protection against bad weatherThe IP66/IP68 rating ensures complete protection against bad weather and allows immersion in up to 1m water for two hours. The IP69 certification means that the device can be cleaned with high-pressure, high-temperature water jets. The operating temperature ranges from -4°C to 6°C.Installation is really simple, thanks to the pre-installed multipolar cable that is supplied with the unit. The HD-PTZ camera always comes with a built-in wiper, with a wide choice of tanks with washer pumps, with different delivery heights and capacities.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 V AC, 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, High Speed, 3.8 ~ 38, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 × 1080, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 - 1/10000 s, 50, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, JPEG, MPEG4, 8,000, 325 x 190 x 230, IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69, -40 ~ +65 C (-40 ~ +149 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 V AC, 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, High Speed, 3.8 ~ 38, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 × 1080, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 - 1/10000 s, 50, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, JPEG, MPEG4, 640 x 208 x 590, 11,000, IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69, -40 ~ +65 C (-40 ~ +149 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
Videotec is launching DELUX, the new imaging and encoding technology for outdoor surveillance that generates incredibly vivid and clear colour video images day or night. In particular, thanks to the camera’s increased light sensitivity, the DELUX technology can obtain bright images with well-defined colours in very low light conditions – even typical night-time conditions to 0.006 lux (0.0006 lux in black and white). The technology offers significant advantages for video surveillance in sensitive outdoor areas where it is necessary to identify people, objects, moving vehicles and abnormal events with the highest levels of detail possible at all times, even at night. Developed end to end by Videotec’s R&D team, the new DELUX technology has now been integrated into the ULISSE COMPACT PTZ, the worldwide benchmark for the surveillance of urban and industrial areas, critical infrastructures, transportation, perimeters and borders. The ULISSE COMPACT is a Day/Night, FullHD 1080p camera with a 30x optical zoom and a frame rate of 60fps. It is capable of accurately pinpoint details in any scene – even dynamic, rapidly changing situations. In addition to improved light sensitivity, with outstanding colour rendering and greater noise reduction, the DELUX technology has brought new advanced performances to the ULISSE COMPACT, namely in the control of speed proportional to zoom and management of Privacy Masking. ULISSE COMPACT’s robust mechanical construction guarantees unbeatable performance in all weather conditions, – from -40°C to + 60°C – with a rotation speed of up to 200°/s, highly accurate preset positioning, a wiper and an integrated LED illuminator. Thanks to the meticulous care taken in all of the DELUX technology design stages, significant reductions have been made to the costs of this new ULISSE COMPACT model. In addition to the improved performance, this has increased the model’s competitiveness thus responding to customer’s needs and an increasingly selective market.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Megapixel, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 V AC, 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, High Speed, 3.8 ~ 38, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 × 1080, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 - 1/10000 s, 50, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, JPEG, MPEG4, 640 x 210 x 590, 14,000, IP66, IP67, IP68, IP69, -40 ~ +65 C (-40 ~ +149 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.002 ~ 1.4 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 230 V AC, 24 V AC, 120 V AC, Motion Activated, 4.3 ~ 129, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 × 1080, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 - 1/10000 s, 50, Zoom, 100 Base-TX, 27 ~ 157 W, 590 x 780 x 420, 26,000, IP66, -40 ~ +65 C (-40 ~ 149 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
Videotec is launching NVX, an IP FULL HD super low-light camera with high corrosion resistance. This camera incorporates the DELUX imaging and encoding technology for recording incredibly clear colour video day or night. The most important feature is the extremely sensitive light sensor that works with the DELUX technology to provide high colour rendering and maximum noise reduction in night-time or very low light conditions (up to 0.006 lux, or 0.0006 lux in black and white). Videotec’s NVX camera is super low-light Day/Night Full HD 1080p, with 30x optical zoom and 60 fps shooting speed. Images can be transmitted via network with H.264/AVC, MPEG4, MJPEG or JPEG compression, and it’s possible to have up to 3 simultaneous and independent Full HD video streams. The NVX camera is made entirely from AISI316L stainless steel and stands out from other cameras thanks to its compact and lightweight design that, along with the simple connectors, helps installation and maintenance. The windscreen wiper is a standard feature, as is the modular support for wall, ceiling or railing mounting. NVX has exceptional corrosion resistance, a wide operational temperature range and IP66/IP67 protection. These features mean it is well suited to applications in marine, harbour and industrial environments – including the food industry – as well as in motorway tunnels.Add to Compare
1/3 inch, Colour / Monochrome, 1080p resolution, Digital (DSP), Network, 0.0006 ~ 0.006 lux, Auto Iris, Direct Drive, 24 V AC, 24 V DC, PoE, Motion Activated, High Speed, 4.5 ~ 135, Wide Dynamic Range, 1920 × 1080, 60 fps, Back Light Compensation, Auto Gain Control, White Balance, 1/1 - 1/10000 s, 50, H.264/AVC, MJPEG, JPEG, MPEG4, 100 Base-TX, TCP/IPv4-IPv6, UDP/IPv4-IPv6, HTTP, HTTPS, NTP, DHCP, WS-DISCOVERY, 40 ~ 125 W, 660 x 330 x 570, 16,500, IP66, -40 ~ +60 C (-40 ~ +140 F), 10 ~ 95, HDAdd to Compare
Effective video surveillance of an area requires clear, sharp and hi-res images so the operator has complete situational awareness in any weather or light conditions. Cameras continuously film monitored areas and so acquire an abundance of data-rich images. The complexity and volume of information can cause operators to lose attention, making the whole system vulnerable to mistakes and false alarms. It is now possible to reduce these critical issues, which exponentially increase a security system’s risks and operating costs, by using video analysis applied to surveillance cameras. Analysing video footage has become essential to the intelligent management of images and alarms. It ensures that potential intrusions that could threaten people, goods or property are detected and prevented. Videotec is proud to announce that is has released a “robust and smart” video analysis technology, integrated into ULISSE EVO cameras, that offers an end-to-end solution for preventative detection of intrusions in outdoor monitoring applications of critical infrastructures, industrial sites and perimeters. Videotec Analytics is the result of more than 10 years of research and design, carried out by a team of R&D professionals, cooperating together with prestigious international universities and research centres and is designed to be extremely reliable and proactive and be simple to configure and easy to use. Outdoor surveillance specialists The ULISSE EVO camera with Videotec Analysis technology comprises robust algorithms for accurate PTZ detection and precise and smooth auto-tracking, even in the most adverse external environmental conditions. The operator will have complete situational awareness no matter the circumstances. The Advantages of Videotec Analytics ULISSE EVO with Videotec Analytics means: Maximum preventative anti-intrusion efficiency A reduction in human error and therefore Reduced storage space needed: only necessary footage is recorded. Optimal external operation in the most critical and complex atmospheric conditions The GeoMove&Track function allows two ULISSE EVO to communicate with each other through intelligent language, create advanced actions, and perform a tracking based on the geo-coordinates of the target. It gives the immediate benefit of having a complete, turnkey positioning and tracking solution, guaranteed by Videotec. Unbeatable detection performance even at long distances, thanks to the analysis of detail-rich high-definition images. Reduced time and effort needed to monitor, detect and search the recordings for anomalous events. The resulting security system is highly efficient, reliable and convenient. How does Videotec Analytics work? Every time there is an alarm, the auto-tracking automatically activates and event metadata is sent to the VMS via the ONVIF protocol. Simultaneously, the security operators are then alerted and recording starts. The ULISSE EVO keeps the moving target at the centre of the frame and zooms in on the target to make recognition easier. The metadata sent to the VMS system can be used to frame the target with a bounding box for clear identification of the subject or it can be used to activate alarms or begin recording. How to configure Videotec Analytics A simple initial configuration allows ULISSE EVO to detect an object or person present in a sensitive area. Depending on the rules set by the user, an alarm is displayed and auto-tracking activated if an object enters, exits, or appears or stops more than allowed in an area. Thanks to an intuitive management interface, up to ten rules for each pre-set can be configured quickly. Any violation of these rules will activate auto-tracking and other scheduled actions. line crossing (the target crosses a line in one direction or multiple directions) entering/leaving area (the target enters or leaves a specific area) appearing in area (the target appears in a specific area loitering (the target stays in a specific area longer than a defined time) target classification (for people and vehicles) function of detection mask (disables detection activity in a part of the image) Function of video tampering detection (an ONVIF alarm occurs if the camera lens is obscured or covered to block the view) Calibration and target classification with Videotec Analytics The operator can calibrate, via a very intuitive web interface, the scene’s point of view, so it is possible to render the targets in 3D. Targets can be put into three categories: generic object, person, vehicle. Targets will then trigger an alarm based on their size and so false alarms as a result of irrelevant objects appearing in the frame are drastically reduced. Videotec know-how and technology Videotec’s ULISSE EVO range with Video Analytics offers an integrated professional outdoor solution that is more robust and performs better than any other PTZ on the market. Videotec puts its all-in-one products through hundreds of validation tests in order to guarantee optimum robustness and reliability. As well as this, the electronics and networking are chosen from the industrial and automotive sector in order to ensure operation in the most critical environments. Mechanics, electronics, positioning, networking, software, video analysis algorithms and firmware are developed end-to-end by Videotec’s own R&D team. Videotec bases the development of its products on the concept of cyber-sustainability, where support, updates and training about the products span an interval that is larger than each single product lifecycle and assist integrators and customers keeping their systems protected. ULISSE EVO therefore offers Videotec’s guarantee of being a reliable, cyber-safe, future-proof platform that is easily integrable with third-party products.Add to Compare
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Today’s environment has evolved into something that according to some may seem unexplainable. But in the context of video surveillance, this is something that we understand. Allow me to shed some light and understanding in terms of security and why it truly is a necessity. Security is not a luxury, it is a necessity. An essential practice now peaking the interests of all businesses small and large. A video surveillance system is a cost effective option that does not require monitoring fees. As business slows, temporarily shuts down or closes, an increase in vacant properties is inevitable. This pandemic will continue to put severe pressure on many businesses around the country. With so many considered non-essential, it is really sad to see how many must shutter their doors and lay off employees. Keeping an eye out for suspicious activity using a commercial grade surveillance system that supports advanced analytics, may end up saving your potential customers thousands of dollars down the road. Demand for video surveillance and security products We can certainly draw on the conclusion that security is a “need” more so than a “want”. Times like this just further cement that thought process. In today’s economic spiral, people aren’t actively looking for lighting controls or home theaters. What they look for is a way to keep their loved ones safe, protect their homes, businesses and property. Video surveillance technology provides added security for you, your family and your business In my opinion, you will see video surveillance and security product sales skyrocket in the coming months and years. It has been reported that response times for first responders may be impacted as a result of COVID-19, leaving those with bad intent more time to ransack a property knowing that law enforcement may be slow to respond. Criminals will always take advantage of the situation. All we can do as a community is use common sense, stay vigilant through these odd times and watch out for one another. For some of us that may mean mitigating risks with technology. Affordable video monitoring solutions Having a solution that can quickly and securely share video footage may be the difference between identifying a perpetrator and becoming a victim. Ella, a video search platform developed by IC Realtime, makes every second of video instantly searchable and shareable, either with the authorities or your neighborhood social apps. Plus it is compatible with any RTSP streaming device. To wrap this up, it’s not about pointing out the obvious, it’s really about bringing awareness as to how technologies can be implemented to provide peace of mind without breaking the bank. Video surveillance technology is a way to do that and provide added security for you, your family and your business.
The safeguarding of premises through the monitoring of entrance and exit points has traditionally been a very manual aspect of security. Human operators have been relied on to make decisions about who to admit and deny based on levels of authorisation and the appropriate credentials. But the access control business, like many industries before it, is undergoing its own digital transformation; one where the protection of premises, assets and people is increasingly delivered by interconnected systems utilising IoT devices and cloud infrastructure to offer greater levels of security and protection. Modern access control solutions range from simple card readers to two factor authentication systems using video surveillance as a secondary means of identification, right through to complex networks of thermal cameras, audio speakers and sensors. These systems, connected through the cloud, can be customised and scaled to meet the precise requirements of today’s customer. And it’s the ease of cloud integration, combined with open technologies and platforms that is encouraging increasing collaboration and exciting developments while rendering legacy systems largely unfit for purpose. Remote management and advanced diagnostics Cloud technology and IoT connectivity means remote management and advanced diagnostics form an integral part of every security solution.Cloud technology and IoT connectivity means remote management and advanced diagnostics form an integral part of every security solution. For example, as the world faces an unprecedented challenge and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause disruption, the ability to monitor and manage access to sites remotely is a welcome advantage for security teams who might otherwise have to check premises in person and risk breaking social distancing regulations. The benefits of not physically having to be on site extend to the locations within which these technologies can be utilised. As an example, within a critical infrastructure energy project, access can be granted remotely for maintenance on hard to reach locations. Advanced diagnostics can also play a part in such a scenario. When access control is integrated with video surveillance and IP audio, real-time monitoring of access points can identify possible trespassers with automated audio messages used to deter illegal access and making any dangers clear. And with video surveillance in the mix, high quality footage can be provided to authorities with real-time evidence of a crime in progress. Comprehensive protection in retail Within the retail industry, autonomous, cashier-less stores are already growing in popularity The use of connected technologies for advanced protection extends to many forward-looking applications. Within the retail industry, autonomous, cashier-less stores are already growing in popularity. Customers are able to use mobile technology to self-scan their chosen products and make payments, all from using a dedicated app. From an access control and security perspective, connected doors can be controlled to protect staff and monitor shopper movement. Remote management includes tasks such as rolling out firmware updates or restarting door controllers, with push notifications sent immediately to security personnel in the event of a breach or a door left open. Remote monitoring access control in storage In the storage facility space, this too can now be entirely run through the cloud with remote monitoring of access control and surveillance providing a secure and streamlined service. There is much to gain from automating the customer journey, where storage lockers are selected online and, following payment, customers are granted access. Through an app the customer can share their access with others, check event logs, and activate notifications. With traditional padlocks the sharing of access is not as practical, and it’s not easy for managers to keep a record of storage locker access. Online doors and locks enable monitoring capabilities and heightened security for both operators and customers. The elimination of manual tasks, in both scenarios, represents cost savings. When doors are connected to the cloud, their geographical location is rendered largely irrelevant. Online doors and locks enable monitoring capabilities and heightened security for both operators and customers They become IoT devices which are fully integrated and remotely programmable from anywhere, at any time. This creates a powerful advantage for the managers of these environments, making it possible to report on the status of a whole chain of stores, or to monitor access to numerous storage facilities, using the intelligence that the technology provides from the data it collects. Open platforms power continuous innovation All of these examples rely on open technology to make it possible, allowing developers and technology providers to avoid the pitfalls that come with the use of proprietary systems. The limitations of such systems have meant that the ideas, designs and concepts of the few have stifled the creativity and potential of the many, holding back innovation and letting the solutions become tired and their application predictable. Proprietary systems have meant that solution providers have been unable to meet their customers’ requirements until the latest upgrade becomes available or a new solution is rolled out. This use of open technology enables a system that allows for collaboration, the sharing of ideas and for the creation of partnerships to produce ground-breaking new applications of technology. Open systems demonstrate a confidence in a vendor’s own solutions and a willingness to share and encourage others to innovate and to facilitate joint learning. An example of the dynamic use of open technology is Axis’ physical access control hardware, which enables partners to develop their own cloud-based software for control and analysis of access points, all the while building and expanding on Axis’ technology platform. Modern access control solutions range from simple card readers to two factor authentication systems using video surveillance as a secondary means of identification Opportunities for growth Open hardware, systems and platforms create opportunities for smaller and younger companies to participate and compete, giving them a good starting point, and some leverage within the industry when building and improving upon existing, proven technologies. This is important for the evolution and continual relevance of the physical security industry in a digitally enabled world. Through increased collaboration across technology platforms, and utilising the full range of possibilities afforded by the cloud environment, the manufacturers, vendors and installers of today’s IP enabled access control systems can continue to create smart solutions to meet the ever-changing demands and requirements of their customers across industry.
Large event venues spend significant resources on physical security, and the vast majority invest in video surveillance systems as a way of monitoring public areas such as parking lots, garages and seating, as well as “backstage” areas such as loading docks and offices. Even though the camera footage is often preserved for investigating incidents, for the most part, video footage goes untapped because – realistically – security staff cannot constantly and efficiently monitor cameras in real-time or review the high volumes of archived video. Video analytics powered by Artificial Intelligence Increasingly, event venues are overcoming this challenge and maximising this video data by investing in intelligent video surveillance. In this article, I will explore how the combination of traditional surveillance and groundbreaking video content analytics enables event venues to not only optimise physical security and safety, but also improve customer service, streamline operations, and gather valuable business intelligence. Deep learning and artificial intelligence-based video content analytic systems detect, identify, extract, and catalog all the objects that appear in video footage based on classes and attributes such as gender, appearance similarity, color or size. This – along with behavioral detection, such as object interactions, dwell times, and navigation paths, as well as face and license plate recognition – enables searchable, actionable and quantifiable analysis of video. The technology makes it easy for users to accelerate post-event investigations, improve situational awareness, and derive critical business insights from video data. Accelerate post-event investigations, improve situational awareness, and derive critical business insights Accelerating investigations Where there are crowds, it’s not uncommon for medical or criminal incidents to transpire. In the aftermath, security teams must quickly understand the scene and, by making video searchable, video analytics helps them efficiently gather information or evidence from multiple camera. Whereas a manual search of video footage would require hours, if not days, of valuable time and staff resources – while being subject to human error – a video content analytics system enables effective multi-video search using a variety of filters, so that post-incident investigations can be focused and, thereby, accelerated. For instance, if witnesses claim that a man in a yellow shirt caused a disturbance and then drove away in a blue pickup truck, security could filter video to review instances where people or vehicles matching those descriptions appeared, and then focus their investigation on relevant video evidence. For the same example, if the perpetrator was still at large in the venue, security managers would want to track the person’s movements and, ultimately, apprehend him. Using the same cataloged metadata that drives video search, intelligent video surveillance accelerates real-time response to developing situations from threats and suspicious behaviors to emergencies, or even any behavior that requires closer monitoring or intervention. Something as mundane as an unwieldy queue forming at a concession stand can alert logic that increases operators’ situational awareness and ability to effectively intervene. By understanding developing situations in real-time, they can respond more quickly to prevent or solve a problem. Rule-based real time alerts Users can configure rule-based real-time alerts, based on specific scenarios – such as when people counts in the defined space next to the cashier are higher than the specified threshold, indicating a queue, or when vehicles are detected dwelling in a no-park zone or sensitive security area. In the case of the offender in the yellow shirt, security could configure alerts to notify for appearances of men in yellow shirts or blue pickup trucks within the event complex. If they’re able to extract the perpetrator’s face or license plate from the video search, security officers can also identify and track the specific person and vehicle of interest. Intelligent video surveillance users can compile “watchlists” Object recognition is helpful for tracking specific, identified threats, but it can also be leveraged for locating missing persons or vehicles or offering VIP services to guests who comply. Intelligent video surveillance users can compile “watchlists” – that include persons of interest, such as past agitators, recognised criminals or terrorists, missing persons or VIPs – to be alerted when matches for these faces appear in video. Face recognition can also be used to differentiate recognised employees from visitors that are not authorised to be in certain spaces in order to prevent security breaches. Because camera conditions aren’t always optimal for “in the wild” face and license plate recognition – where lighting conditions or camera angles don’t always allow for a pristine face or plate capture – it is critical to have a comprehensive video content analysis tool for triggering alerts based object classifications and non-personally-identifiable parameters. Optimising operations based on business intelligence While having real-time situational awareness is crucial for proactive intervention to developing situations, understanding long-term activity and trends can be equally important for an events venue or stadium. With video analytics, video surveillance data can be aggregated over time to generate statistical intelligence, trend reports, and data visualisations for operational intelligence. This capability transforms video surveillance from a siloed security tool to an intelligence platform with broad value for business groups across the organisation. Marketing departments can gain visitor demographic information for targeted advertising and product placements. On-site retailers can uncover how visitors navigate their stores and the products or spaces that draw the most attention. Property management can follow heatmaps demonstrating where visitors dwell and the durations they stay at certain exhibits or areas, to base rental and leasing fees on actionable and quantifiable intelligence. Operations managers can more effectively plan and hire staff for events, by analysing visitor traffic trends, entry and exit points and occupancy statistics. Video surveillance data can be aggregated over time to generate statistical intelligence For these reasons and more, event organisations that already rely on CCTV networks should consider how to better leverage those existing investments to deliver substantial value across the organisation. By making video searchable, actionable and quantifiable, intelligent video surveillance empowers event managers to enhance public safety and physical security, while also streamlining operations and improving customer service.
Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) is a company in Indonesia for the transportation and distribution of natural gas. The total length of distribution pipelines of this company is 3,187 km, serving around 84 million customers. As the owner and operator of four transmission pipelines, PGN is responsible for guaranteeing security along the entire chain of conservation and distribution of gas and for delivering products and services in accordance with the needs of consumers. Securing gas supply lines During the transport phase, the gas is pushed through the pipelines at very high pressure. When it reaches the end-users, however, its delivery pressure must be adjusted so that it falls within an acceptable range (as detailed in the contractual delivery specifications). This is to prevent consumers from being exposed to the full transport pressure reached within the pipeline. A metre and regulator station is used to regulate the Natural Gas outlet pressure, and reduce it to an acceptable value. To this end, PGN has developed a meter and regulator station (the Master Control Station) that works via remote control, directed from the control room. This project plays an active role in the PGN's commitment to achieving Operational Excellence in process management, with the focus on optimising safety, improving efficiency and on maximising reliability throughout the gas supply chain operations. PTZ cameras and remote monitoring To guarantee reliability and security of the control function, it is necessary to monitor the process using specialised CCTV equipment for hazardous zones. 10 PTZ units from the MPXHD series have been chosen for the realisation of this surveillance system, because of their reliability in providing perfect video footage and their compliance with the security standards for operation in hazardous areas. The PTZ units are used to directly monitor the metreing and regulating operations remotely from the master control room.
When overseeing the installation of video surveillance in a refinery, it is necessary to understand that there are a number of complex issues that must be resolved. The infrastructure is, generally, very large and presents a series of extremely dangerous environments and processes that must be closely monitored in order to ensure that the numerous manufacturing operations taking place are carried out safely. Monitor large complex One of the customers in Mexico has asked for a system that enables them to monitor these complex operations in real time, so that precautionary action can be taken, if necessary. The system has to show the work that PEMEX staff and all suppliers within the processes area are undertaking in order to avoid risky situations and ensure that all jobs are performed in accordance with safety standards. In addition, the system needs to be able to show various parts of infrastructure, such as instruments, valves, pipes, etc. and detect any malfunctioning production equipment. In some places, production processes must be monitored as they occur in zones made hazardous by the presence of flammable substances. The customer’s top priority is being certain that the installed cameras themselves are not a possible ignition source for flammable products in the surrounding areas. Explosion-proof PTZ IP cameras The integrator REX ENTERPRISE S.A. de C.V. carried out two projects with these characteristics in Mexico: one in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz and the other in Poza Rica, Veracruz. In Poza Rica, Milestone software manages the system’s 51 devices, including IP cameras for internal monitoring, analogue cameras from a previous system and 22 explosion-proof PTZ IP cameras. Milestone has been chosen due to its ability to integrate a number of alarm systems, analytic systems, etc. in the future, as it wasn’t possible to fund and use the complete system at the time of installation. ONVIF protocol Videotec's explosion-proof PTZ cameras were selected for their unlimited lifespan, with three-year warranty, their corrosion-resistant construction and their conformation with all the applicable standards for explosion-proof devices. The integration of Videotec products and Milestone is guaranteed by the ONVIF protocol. ONVIF is a worldwide industry standard that offers standardised interfaces and promotes effective interoperability of physical safety products.
Videotec is once again showing its ongoing commitment to keeping up to date with worldwide technological innovations with the announcement that most of the company’s products are available as Building Information Models (BIMs), created with BIMscript technology. Building Information Modelling Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process based on 3D metadata that is full of useful information for the design, planning and integrated management of infrastructure or building projects. In particular, BIM offers huge economic and competitiveness advantages to architects, designers and project managers. Videotec BIM library The new Videotec BIM library has 3D models of the company’s video surveillance products, complete with data such as volume and dimensions, materials, appearance and technical characteristics. These are ready to be imported directly into a project or technical document. The Videotec BIM library is constantly being updated as it is filled with new documents that cover the latest product releases and it can be downloaded from the BIM Object portal.
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