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Sony HD network cameras enhance security at Bank of China’s Shanxi branch

SNC-RH124 Network HD Rapid Dome Cameras are installed at the entrances Background: The Shanxi branch is headquartered in Taiyuan, the capital city of Shanxi Province. Opened in 1977, the branch has expanded to include 10 second-level branch offices and five sub-branches, with a total of 305 locations serving 11 Shanxi cities. It currently employs about 9,000 people. Services may be accessed in person at branch locations, or by using self-service facilities, telephonic bankin...

Sony's new 4K imaging SNC-VM772R camera launched

The new model combines resolution of 4K with low-light sensitivity & scene capture capability Sony is adding 4K imaging to its line of security technologies, with the new SNC-VM772R camera. The new model combines the enhanced resolution of 4K with low-light sensitivity leveraging 1.0 type back Illuminated Exmor R CMOS image sensor, bandwidth optimisation features, and intelligent scene capture capability to adopt the best picture quality, ideal for city surveillance, t...

Sony PTZ cameras secure the Golden Temple in India

Sony security camera models used for the Golden Temple includes the SNC-RZ25 Network PTZ Camera Background The Golden Temple in Amritsar which is located in Northern Punjab, India has been known to the world to be a frequent target of terrorist attacks and bomb threats. With its history of more than 400 years, the temple has long hoped for better safety and security. Thus, when it decides to step up its security following a series of attacks and threats to blow up the religi...

Sony video security system installed at French city of Vichy to increase city safety

Sony RealShot Manager was selected as the supervision software because of its simplicity of settings Background The French city of Vichy, Allier, has 25,000 inhabitants. In 2008, the city decided to reinforce security along the newly renovated Plage des Célestins, one of the main streets in the city, by installing reliable video security cameras that offer good image quality, both day and night, to protect the city with the best possible security solution and since the...

SONY IP cameras secure one of the largest Marathon events in the world

Sony’s IP cameras were selected because of their full-HD image quality, ease of installation Background The New York City Marathon is the largest in the world. After the 2012 race was cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy, a record number of runners turned out for the return of the marathon in 2013. More than 50,000 people finished the race, the most ever in any marathon. In addition to the runners, more than two million onlookers lined the 26.2-mile route as it wound throu...

Sony IP cameras deployed at Bristol Cathedral in United Kingdom

Three Sony SNC RH124 IP cameras were installed and connected to ten 50” LCD screens in the church Background Historically an Abbey, which has since been redesigned and reconstructed, Bristol Cathedral was established in 1140. Along with being a fully functional house of worship, it also serves as a popular tourist attraction, with a total of 25 staff members. Over recent years, a growing area of concern for the Cathedral was the increasing occurrence of theft and vandal...

Sony HD cameras secure Cathedral of Andria in the Puglia region

Sony has equipped the Andria Cathedral with 32 video cameras, both fixed and swiveling Background The Cathedral of Andria, in the Puglia Region of Southern Italy, is a priceless artistic and historic treasure, for which a CCTV video-surveillance system was requested. Dating from approximately the 12th century, the Cathedral contains a famed precious relic, “The Holy Thorn”, believed to be one of the thorns from the Crown of Thorns forced on the head of Christ bef...

Sony hybrid solution upgraded at Jyväskylä Intersport in Finland

The installation has also been expanded to include more cameras around the premises Background and the challenge for the customer Jyväskylä Intersport has two sports stores. The size of the stores poses significant challenges for camera surveillance. The company faced one main challenge: How to upgrade the old camera surveillance system without replacing every single item. Sony solution Jyväskylä Intersport solved the problem using Sony’s hybrid so...

Sony video surveillance, alarms, and access control systems deployed at Beijing Subway

Sony deployed a combination of analog cameras and network cameras to implement HD monitoring along Changping line Background The Beijing Subway serves the city’s urban and suburban districts, considerably relieving pressure on other types of public transportation. Total operating track length is projected to reach 420 km in 2012, and a new 31.24-km Changping line runs north from downtown Beijing to suburban Changping, with stops at an innovation center, Life Science Par...

Sony security system secures Bakersfield City School District

The implementation of ONSSI VMS with Sony IP cameras gave BCSD the ability to view crystal-clear HD image Background At Bakersfield City School District (BCSD), the greatest issue for installing, operating, and maintaining the Sony security system is the sheer scale of it. The district is spread out over 158 square miles with more than 28,000 junior high school, middle school, and elementary school students enrolled on 41 campuses. With over 2,000 Sony IPELA™ network ca...

Security camera manufacturers address commoditisation and lower pricing

Commoditisation of cameras and downward price pressure are big topics in the video surveillance market. There was an interesting discussion about pricing and its impact on the integrator community at last month’s MIPS 2015 (Milestone Integration Platform Symposium). Participants were several of the major camera manufacturers, who provided a variety of viewpoints. Prompting the discussion – but with no representative on the panel – were the emerging Chinese manufacturers, who a...

Sony surveillance cameras for Central Finland’s municipality

The cameras have intelligent motion detection & video analytics functions for providing warning to traffic Background Pihtipudas is a municipality with 5000 residents, located in Central Finland. It is an important rest stop for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), because the driver's resting periods are strictly monitored with a digital tachograph. Most of the trucks on Finnish national road 4 stop or stay overnight in Pihtipudas, whilst some of the drivers living in the ar...