IP Dome cameras Comparison: VIVOTEK, Avigilon  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/3
1/4
1/2
1/3
Colour Type
Colour
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Resolution TVL
1920 x 1080
8 MP
1920 x 1080
2 MP
Sensitivity lux
0.02
0.6
0.04
0.02
Pan Speed o/ sec
0.05 ~ 450
--
0.05 ~ 450
--
Tilt Speed o/ sec
0.05 ~ 450
--
0.05 ~ 360
--
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
--
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Mount Type
Wall
In-ceiling
Pendant
Surface
Voltage
24 V AC
12 ~ 24 V DC, 24 V AC, PoE
12 V DC / 24 V AC / PoE
24 V AC
Focal length
4.7 ~ 94
--
4.7 ~ 94
3 ~ 9 mm
Presets
256
--
100
--
Compression
H.264, MJPEG, MPEG-4
JPEG2000
H.264, Motion JPEG
H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
Back Light Compensation
--
--
White Balance
Electronic Shutter range
1/1 ~ 1/10,000
2 to 1/30000 sec
1/6 ~ 1/8000
1/6 ~ 1/8000 s
S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB
> 60
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--
--
Built-in IR LED
--
--
Dome Type
--
--
PTZ
PTZ
Rotation Angleso
--
--
360 pan, 186 tilt
--
Signal Mode
--
--
NTSC, PAL
NTSC/PAL
Digital (DSP)
--
--
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VIVOTEK VAST used in successful IP surveillance project at Varun Beverages Ltd.
VIVOTEK VAST used in successful IP surveillance project at Varun Beverages Ltd.

VIVOTEK has extended its IP surveillance services by improving the efficiency of daily operations at soft drinks franchise Varun Beverages Ltd. Prior to this, Varun Beverages had experienced a number of different issues, despite being under analogue surveillance. These issues included everything from theft to the operational inefficiency of workers. By helping Varun Beverages to realise the shortcomings of analogue surveillance, VIVOTEK brought the plant on par with the evolving security landscape. Along with its partner Network Technology, VIVOTEK changed the analogue video surveillance solutions to IP surveillance solutions for improved video and image quality and enhanced Field of View (FOV). Complete end-to-end solution Commenting on the success of the project, Sanjeev Gulati, Country Manager, India & SAARC, VIVOTEK Inc. commented: “Despite existing security surveillance arrangements, Varun Beverages reported a number of thefts. Adding to their distress was the poor image quality and limited coverage area of their existing analogue surveillance solutions. Their daily operations suffered due to these drawbacks. After having analysed the situation, along with Network Technology, we suggested altering their analogue surveillance solution to an IP surveillance solution. We gave them a complete end-to-end solution; from general surveillance to various checkpoints in the plant. The deployment of VIVOTEK solutions transformed operations to be more productive and secure. They are now satisfied with the video and image quality of their security surveillance system.” Robust security solution A spokesperson for Varun Beverages commented: “We were very concerned about the issues that we were dealing with; be it security, operational or employee disputes. VIVOTEK's IP surveillance system worked with us step by step to not only provide the robust security solution we were looking for, but also to help us navigate through all our key plant requirements. The IP surveillance system has significantly improved control over the entire production process and administrative areas of all our production facilities. "The solution enables an efficient and centralised security through which the manager can monitor remotely anytime and anywhere" The solution enables an efficient and centralised security through which the manager can monitor remotely anytime and anywhere, promptly and effectively. VIVOTEK has been extremely helpful during the planning stage and in providing technical support, which exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to working with them in the future as their business expands.” VIVOTEK VAST video management software The video management software used to operate the IP surveillance solution is VIVOTEK VAST, which is connected to various camera models, including 5-megapixel 360-degree surround view fisheye camera FE8180, the robust Full-HD speed dome camera SD8363E, the 3-megapixel outdoor ready 180-degree view fisheye camera CC8370-HV, the 2-megapixel 15-metre IR illuminator fixed dome camera FD8169, and two bullet-type cameras IB8369 and IB8367. VIVOTEK and its associate partner also segregated the cameras on the basis of lens types, such as fixed lens camera and varifocal lens camera for different applications. After the installation of the new IP surveillance system, Varun Beverages has managed to prevent thefts in its warehouses and plants. The workers and operation staff, being well-aware of the new enhanced security surveillance, stick to company protocol and uphold company standards in terms of hygiene and effective and efficient operations.

VIVOTEK IP surveillance solution upgrades security at Ag Processing facilities in the US
VIVOTEK IP surveillance solution upgrades security at Ag Processing facilities in the US

AGP developed a total-surveillance system for the Algona facility with high quality component Ag Processing: agricultural cooperative at the forefront of the global economy Ag Processing Inc. a cooperative (AGP) has more experiences than almost any other company in the procurement, processing, marketing, and transportation of oilseeds, grains, and related products. Since 1983, AGP has expanded not only its experience, but also the extent of its vast network which now includes 172 cooperatives representing more than 250,000 farmers across the Mid-West United States, and additional regional cooperatives in the US and in Canada. AGP also serves as the largest Cooperative Soybean processing company in the world and is a leading provider of soybean meal and refined vegetable oils. Despite this complex network, AGP’s mission is simple: help local producers earn more from their crops by linking them to markets around the globe. The challenge: updating old analogue surveillance systems Agriculture is an old business, but AGP knows that the old ways of doing things aren’t always the best. To continue its remarkable growth, AGP has always striven to find the latest techniques and technology in order to serve its producers and customers around the world. In 2012, AGP had to acknowledge that its old surveillance systems were no longer meeting the requirements of AGP’s growing business. Throughout many of AGP’s plants and facilities, analogue video systems were still being used - the time was ripe to update to a digital, IP based system that could be developed and installed across all of AGP’s many facilities. The acquisition of a new facility at Algona Iowa, presented an excellent opportunity to bring its surveillance system up to date, so AGP reached out to system integrators Hyperion, who set about looking for the best possible surveillance system to suit AGP’s needs. The solution: VIVOTEK and AGP, a growing relationship AGP’s search for the best possible IP based video surveillance system let it to the VIVOTEK brand. Working closely with Hyperion, AGP developed a total-surveillance system for the Algona facility that incorporated high quality components delivered at a cost effective price. With this first step, the seed of a long term business relationship had been planted. Since 2012, AGP has installed VIVOTEK IP surveillance systems across twelve of its facilities, including its corporate office in Nebraska, four facilities in Iowa, two in Texas, and more across Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico and other locations. AGP, a cooperative that loves to see good things grow, now sees a future in which further VIVOTEK systems are added as opportunities arise. "With the help of VIVOTEK and Hyperion, AGP has been able to build and maintain an ever growing system which we are able to control from a centralised location" Sandy Mason, Director of Labor Relations and Security for AGP, doesn’t mind spilling the beans about his appreciation for VIVOTEK: “With the help of VIVOTEK and Hyperion, AGP has been able to build and maintain an ever growing system which we are able to control from a centralised location. VIVOTEK Management, Sales and Tech services are very attentive to our concerns and needs and understand that each of our locations has diverse, specific requirements.” The right tools for the right job - AGP adopts a wide range of VIVOTEK’s IP Cameras Covering such a wide range of facilities across a network as large as AGP’s, requires an equally wide range of surveillance solutions. One of the factors that led AGP to work with VIVOTEK, was VIVOTEK’s diverse range of IP Network Cameras, which together allowed AGP to meet all of its surveillance needs. AGP has to date installed over 500 cameras across its facilities, and will continue to add further cameras. Cameras already installed include the SD8363E Speed-dome Network Camera with 20x Zoom and extreme weatherproofing; the SD8364E, with built in defog function; and the IP8362 network bullet camera with focus assist and WDR, allowing high quality and highly usable images even in difficult lighting conditions. Other models installed include the vandal-proof Day & Night fixed dome network camera FD8151V, and the low-profile, but-wide range fisheye FE8174 with 360 degree surround view and local dewarp to allow any section of an image to be viewed more naturally. VIVOTEK’s latest innovative and market leading IR fisheye FE8181 and FE8181V were also installed in this project. Both cameras are furnished with a removable IR-cut filter for Day & Night functionality, and a built-in 10 metre IR Illuminator for uniform lighting across a 360° surround view, guaranteeing the image quality throughout the entire day. Few more cameras with superior image process capability and WDR Pro technology are also adopted, such as FD8137HV, FD8365EHV and IP8165HP. "The biggest selling point VIVOTEK has, beyond its top-of-the-line-equipment, is its knowledgeable, service-oriented personnel who go above and beyond to insure we are happy with the product and that the product works as described. VIVOTEK has become a total IP Surveillance company for AGP" Top of the line technology – top notch support, VIVOTEK becomes AGP’s total IP surveillance provider AGP’s business is complicated. Its commitment to producers and customers around the world relies on the smooth cooperation of an enormous network of farmers and other cooperatives. In committing to upgrade its surveillance systems to the very latest technology, AGP needed to be sure that this wouldn’t require time consuming installation or complicated ongoing maintenance. Thankfully, VIVOTEK’s IP network camera systems are easy to install, and VIVOTEK’s after sales service ensured that AGP was able to concentrate on growing its own business. Mr. Mason praised this aspect of VIVOTEK’s service: “The biggest selling point VIVOTEK has, beyond its top-of-the-line-equipment, is its knowledgeable, service-oriented personnel who go above and beyond to insure we are happy with the product and that the product works as described. VIVOTEK has become a total IP Surveillance company for AGP.” Mr. Mason went on to say: “VIVOTEK’s philosophy states Integrity, Care, and Innovation. VIVOTEK lives up to that philosophy and they are the company I refer to before any other.” So now, the cooperative can concentrate on fulfilling its mission and serving its customers and producers, secure in the knowledge that VIVOTEK is there, working alongside AGP and helping it fulfill this mission.

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."