IP Dome cameras Comparison: VIVOTEK, Avigilon  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/4
1/4
1/2
1/3
Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Resolution TVL
640 x 480
8 MP
1920 x 1080
2 MP
Sensitivity lux
1.5 @F1.4
0.6
0.04
0.02
Dome Type
Fixed Focus
--
PTZ
PTZ
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
--
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Voltage
12 VDC, PoE
12 ~ 24 V DC, 24 V AC, PoE
12 V DC / 24 V AC / PoE
24 V AC
Focal length
2 ~ 4
--
4.7 ~ 94
3 ~ 9 mm
Compression
MPEG-4, MJPEG
JPEG2000
H.264, Motion JPEG
H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Auto Gain Control
--
--
--
White Balance
Electronic Shutter range
1/5 ~ 1/15,000
2 to 1/30000 sec
1/6 ~ 1/8000
1/6 ~ 1/8000 s
Built-in IR LED
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Mount Type
--
In-ceiling
Pendant
Surface
Back Light Compensation
--
--
--
Pan Speed o/ sec
--
--
0.05 ~ 450
--
Tilt Speed o/ sec
--
--
0.05 ~ 360
--
Rotation Angleso
--
--
360 pan, 186 tilt
--
Presets
--
--
100
--
Signal Mode
--
--
NTSC, PAL
NTSC/PAL
Digital (DSP)
--
--
--

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VIVOTEK cameras ensure complete security and safety of India’s oldest library collection
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116 VIVOTEK cameras were utilised to design the surveillance solution for the library Background Goa Central Library, located in the State of Goa, West of India, is the oldest library in the country. Since the Library opened its door in 1832, the facility has maintained a collection of nearly 200,000 books in Goa’s official language of Konkani, as well as many other languages. The book section carries Goan newspapers dating back 130 years as well as a collection of literature printed in Goa of the 17th century. The Library also houses a number of rare collections documenting Goa’s past as a Portuguese colony and other items of historical importance. Challenges While the Library owns many valuable items, its most recurrent security issue has been visitors thoughtlessly tearing pages out of books or otherwise damaging them. Lost and stolen books, disturbances resulting from loud conversations, and theft of stationery were other problems that administrators hoped an effective monitoring regime could help alleviate. Solution Goa Library’s facilities encompass a wide variety of environments – from dimly lit stacks with long narrow aisles to brightly illuminated reading rooms with broad unbroken spaces – posing a challenge for system integrators aiming to provide a robust surveillance solution while keeping administration simple. Ultimately, Reconnoitre Systems, in association with AUTOCOP, developed a solution adopting a total of 116 pieces of VIVOTEK cameras – 78 pieces of FD7131s, 30 pieces of SD8121s and eight SD7323 units, in addition to VIVOTEK in-house ST7501 software. Benefits The new surveillance solution offered greater coverage and excellent image quality VIVOTEK FD7131 is a fixed dome network camera designed for indoor surveillance. Its wide-angle vari-focus lens provides maximum coverage, while a sophisticated 3-axis mechanical design enables simple, flexible installations on either a ceiling or a wall. The FD7131 fields not only a rich feature set but also advanced technologies like a passive infrared sensor for motion detection and built-in white-light illuminators for situations where light levels are low. The FD7131 can even transmit dual streams of video at different resolutions, allowing simultaneous real-time viewing on separate devices—for example, on an on-site administrator’s PC and on a mobile phone, thanks to 3GPP support. VIVOTEK SD8121 speed dome network cameras, which are now in use at the Library, is like an icing on a cake to FD7131’s baseline of features by adding powerful 12x optical zoom, enabling administrators to obtain sharp details even at considerable distances. With sophisticated remote pan/tilt capabilities, the camera offers a full 360° pan and 90° tilt, controllable via a mouse or joystick, with up to 128 preset positions available for patrolling set-ups. Moreover, the SD8121 generates excellent image quality even in challenging lighting conditions, thanks to its Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology. When a camera attempts to capture footage in a high-contrast, backlight, glare or light-reflective environment, subjects may be unrecognizable. WDR compensates for the unbalanced lighting, restoring the details throughout the field of view. Furthermore, the implementation of an auto-iris lens allows the SD8121 to adapt to changing levels of light without intervention from an operator. VIVOTEK SD7323 is another high-performance speed dome network camera with a 35x zoom lens. In addition to going beyond the SD8121’s ability to obtain crisply detailed images from afar, the SD7323 features ground-breaking technology such as electronic image stabilization to mitigate the effect of vibration and other camera movement, and a 3D privacy mask that allows the Library to prevent designated areas in the field of view from being filmed, even when the remote PTZ functionality is used to pan, tilt or zoom the camera. Customer Feedback After deployment of the Library‘s new surveillance was completed in June 2011 came the real test: how would it perform in actual use? Fortunately, the system has not only met the Library‘s requirements, but surpassed expectations, bringing benefits like greater convenience to the staff, ability to monitor more of the Library‘s indoor environment than ever before, and excellent image quality far surpassing what Library had anticipated. According to VIVOTEK‘s valued partners, Reconnoitre Systems and AUTOCOP, the installation has helped the Library resolve security issues, calling VIVOTEK hardware and software "a great investment". The Curator of the State Central Library Goa is the Head of State Central Library and it is under the administrative control of Government of Goa, Directorate of Education.

Arden Fair deploys the Avigilon HD surveillance system and succeeds in retail security
Arden Fair deploys the Avigilon HD surveillance system and succeeds in retail security

Located in Sacramento, California, Arden Fair Mall serves a diverse market that spans a 25-mile radius and includes over 1.1 million residents. With its retail mix led by Nordstrom and a wide selection of more than 165 top apparel and specialty shops, Arden Fair Mall is merchandised to capture this dynamic market's large core of affluent and middle class shoppers. Managed by Macerich, a leading owner, operator, and developer of major retail properties across the United States, Arden Fair Mall has created a well-designed and maintained shopping and entertainment environment to meet its customers' changing needs. Committed to excellence in customer service, Arden Fair has taken the industry lead by developing an advanced, cutting-edge security programme that is anchored by the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to ensure an enjoyable retail experience. A leader in retail security A former Sacramento Police Department officer, Steve Reed joined Arden Fair Mall in 2000 as director of security and guest services and was tasked with revamping the mall's security programme. "The mall wasn't adequately monitored, with only 19 VHS-based cameras to monitor the entire 77-acre property", explained Reed, who brought security in-house and created a more effective security environment. "Macerich is now uniquely positioned as the only mall operator in the United States to have security operations in-house, demonstrating its commitment to the safety and security of its patrons." And amongst Macerich properties, Arden Fair takes the lead for its use of advanced security solutions. In early 2007, Arden Fair upgraded from a VHS-based surveillance system to an analogue DVR-based system for greater coverage. At the same time, the mall installed license plate readers on two staff vehicles to monitor activity in its parking lots. "We are the only private security group in the nation with wireless access to the Department of Justice database of 220,000 stolen license plates", explained Reed, who has successfully leveraged the system to track stolen vehicles. But even with the advanced license plate readers and analogue DVR-based system, image clarity and reliability was inadequate. "After an impressive demonstration by Avigilon, I was immediately sold on the system's image quality and advanced management features." Reed enlisted the support of Delta Wireless & Surveillance Solutions, a local provider of integrated wireless and surveillance solutions to upgrade to the Avigilon HD Surveillance System for even better coverage and results. The Avigilon advantage "Arden Fair is a diamond in the rough-sandwiched between a high crime area to the west and a more affluent area to the east, presenting significant security challenges", noted Reed. Logging more than one thousand man-hours each week, Arden Fair security guards protect the mall's 10 million annual shoppers on foot, Segways, bicycles, and by car. Under the watchful eye of Nick Novo, Assistant Security and Guest Services Manager, the Avigilon HD Surveillance System is key to the mall's success in reducing risk and preventing incidents. "While all our security personnel have access to the system, Nick has taken the lead in its design and is the real system expert, keeping us at the top of our game," added Reed. "With Avigilon, we have reduced auto theft by 60 percent and have a 90 percent prosecution rate..."  Arden Fair manages the Avigilon HD Surveillance System using Avigilon Control Center Enterprise Network Video Management Software (NVMS) with HD Stream Management, which was built from the ground up to manage HD surveillance video. The mall installed Avigilon HD 2 MP cameras to monitor entrances, several Avigilon HD 16 MP cameras to monitor parking lots and all access points, an Avigilon 180° Panoramic HD Dome Camera to monitor the play area, and an Avigilon HD 5 MP camera to monitor the security and guest services area - the mall's hub. Avigilon analogue video encoders were installed to improve the performance of the mall's existing analogue cameras, though Reed has plans to transition the entire system over to Avigilon as budget allows. Three Avigilon Network Video Recorders store 40 days of continuous surveillance footage-a big improvement over the previous solution, which could only store one to three weeks of footage. A 90 percent prosecution rate According to Reed, Avigilon's top selling feature is its superior image quality. "Even when we zoom into the smallest detail from hundreds of feet out, the clarity is amazing-it's like watching HD TV", claimed Reed, who noted the importance of image clarity for successful prosecution. Arden Fair relies on the Avigilon HD Surveillance System to capture the detail that its analogue cameras miss. "If we capture an incident in our parking lot with one of our analogue cameras but can't discern the details, we can track the vehicle with one of our Avigilon HD 16 MP cameras using Avigilon Control Center software and retrieve clear, readable plates for indisputable evidence." In fact, before Arden Fair deployed the Avigilon HD Surveillance System, the mall experienced an extremely high rate of auto theft-incidents that were either missed entirely or if captured, were so grainy that the footage was inadmissible. "With Avigilon, we have reduced auto theft by 60 percent and have a 90 percent prosecution rate." Superior low-light performance Reed and his team have also been impressed with Avigilon's superior performance in low-light conditions-a critical requirement for the mall, which relies on its surveillance system 24x7. "With our analogue-based system, footage captured at night was virtually unusable because of its poor quality", commented Reed. "With Avigilon, images are totally clear and retrievable, providing much better coverage at all times of the day or night." Exceptional time syncing and mapping   The Avigilon HD surveillance system's zooming capabilities delivers top quality, valuable evidence to the police  As the primary user of the Avigilon HD Surveillance System, Novo has found its time syncing capabilities particularly useful because he can review up to 36 cameras at once to effectively locate a suspect, determine the direction of travel, and track actions in real-time. "With Avigilon's excellent time syncing abilities, I can instantly view an incident in real-time or recorded mode to gain a complete picture for faster resolution", Novo stated. Leveraging Avigilon's advanced mapping feature, Novo created a map overview of the mall's cameras to further improve his ability to quickly locate the information he needs. The power of ‘observe and report' security For Reed, one of the great advantages of the Avigilon HD Surveillance System is that it delivers the irrefutable evidence needed to quickly and effectively resolve conflicts, using an ‘observe and report' model. "By deploying a security programme based on the most advanced technologies, like the Avigilon HD Surveillance System, my staff is extremely successful without having to be hands on" explained Reed. "We get a lot of satisfaction in delivering top quality, valuable evidence to the police to help them in their investigations." Having helped recover 47 stolen vehicles leading to 40 prosecutions over the past couple of years, Arden Fair has become a role model for mall operators across the country. "We travel the country showcasing our security programme and have won several industry awards for our success". Fighting crime with indisputable evidence Using the advanced management features of Avigilon Control Center Enterprise NVMS, Reed and his team were able to successfully identify a purse-snatcher. "After combing through our footage and leveraging the system's zooming capabilities to capture facial and license plate details, we were able to locate the individual with the stolen purse, which he had hidden under a pizza box, as he entered his vehicle", said Reed. "We handed over the footage to local law enforcement and the suspect is now being prosecuted."  "...the Avigilon HD surveillance system has clearly raised the bar as far as surveillance goes..." A true partnership A firm believer in partnerships for success, Reed has been very impressed with the level of support he has received from Avigilon. "Avigilon is the most supportive vendor we have dealt with", he said. With the help of Delta Wireless, installation and training have also been smooth and problem-free. "The learning curve is much faster than it was with our previous solution-the Avigilon HD Surveillance System is very user-friendly." Spreading the word "As part of our security initiative, we spend a lot of time marketing our advanced solutions and practices to increase awareness within the industry and deliver peace of mind to our shopping public", concluded Reed. "We are very excited to show off the Avigilon HD Surveillance System, which has clearly raised the bar as far as surveillance goes, and leaves a strong impression with everyone who sees it."

VIVOTEK’s IP cameras and video recording solutions secure Al-Qusoor stores
VIVOTEK’s IP cameras and video recording solutions secure Al-Qusoor stores

VIVOTEK's IP7138 incorporates a 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and incorporates Compact Flash storageAl-Qusoor is one of Saudi Arabia's leading manufacturers and retailers of candy and other snack foods. Last year, at the recommendation of security solutions provider International Edaat, Al-Qusoor had VIVOTEK network security cameras installed at its main manufacturing complex in the city of Makkah. It was so pleased with the results that it subsequently adopted VIVOTEK cameras for security applications at its retail outlets.Demanding requirements met:Al-Qusoor was looking to upgrade the security infrastructure at its factory, which operates 24 hours a day. The company hoped to be able to effectively monitor the work of production staff, as well as secure valuable equipment and supplies at the site.According to International Edaat's Kamal Hamidoi, the Al-Qusoor manufacturing facility presented several challenges. Foremost was the open layout of the very expansive main production floor. Kamal explains: "To simplify management of the security system and stay within their budget, Al-Qusoor wanted to minimise the number of cameras installed."Therefore, Kamal recommended that Al-Qusoor use VIVOTEK's PZ7111, which can provide full coverage of large areas by drawing on its ability to pan 300 degrees and tilt 135 degrees, as well as its built-in motorised 10x optical zoom. For sensitive locations where very high-resolution video was desired, Kamal suggested VIVOTEK's IP7138, which incorporates a 1.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and incorporates Compact Flash storage, which can serve as a fail-safe for preserving video in case of network issues.Making it easy:"One of the great things about VIVOTEK's network cameras is how easy they are to install and manage," exclaims Kamal. He is particularly enthused about how easy it was to integrate the VIVOTEK hardware and software into Al-Qusoor's existing network. Administrators at Al-Qusoor marvelled at the ST7501 video recording application's sophisticated functionality and ease of use as well.Kamal says that another feature of both the VIVOTEK camera models that Al-Qusoor praises is their ability to provide simultaneous streams in both MJPEG and MPEG-4 formats. This feature allows video to be viewed from a variety of client devices, such as computers and mobile phones. Al-Qusoor managers and production foremen are taking advantage of the feature to monitor operations when off-site.Beyond expectations:With the new VIVOTEK-based security system in place at its manufacturing facility, Al-Qusoor soon began reaping its benefits not only in the enhanced effectiveness of its monitoring and security operations, but also in improved ease of use and reliability.In fact, Al-Qusoor was so delighted with the new setup that it decided to install VIVOTEK security cameras at its retail stores as well. It has since deployed more IP7138 cameras at these outlets, along with fixed-dome FD7131 models. Kamal concludes: "The VIVOTEK cameras have exceeded Al-Qusoor's expectations, so we are looking forward to providing them with more as their business expands."