Hikvision USA Inc., a North American provider of innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, worked with dealer partner Screenwave Solutions to provide a new security system for Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Nevada. The Reno Ronald McDonald House welcomes families of seriously ill children who live more than 30 miles away from Reno and have a child undergoing treatment at a local hospital or clinic.
Computer network support
“We were glad to help,” said Art Verling, Lead Integrator for Screenwave Solutions. “But, without Hikvision’s support, Screenwave Services could not have completed this project. The RMHC staff was super impressed by the clarity of image. Once they saw it, they were knocked over. Everything is just way better than the previous system.”
Founded 12 years ago, Screenwave is based in Sparks, Nevada, and specialises in video surveillance, computer network support, and telephone systems. Distributor ADI introduced Verling to Hikvision three years ago, and since then, he has been installing Hikvision products exclusively.
Day and night video surveillance
With the new security system, 15 Hikvision 4MP WDR Dome Network Cameras render high-calibre video night and day. Featuring an IR range of up to 100 feet, 4-megapixel sensors and full HD 1080p resolution at the monitor, the cameras also come with smart features, alarm control, and IK10 protection.
Marty Ozer, Executive Director for the Reno Ronald McDonald House said, “The facility never had this kind of capability before with the older surveillance system. The video quality is great.”
“The facility never had this kind of capability before with the older surveillance system”
License plate recognition
Installed to cover outdoor areas, the single TurboHD 1080p Analog IR PTZ Dome Camera boosts the overall security setup. With this PTZ dome, Verling programmed a regular patrol of the parking lot and playground. The previous outdoor camera rendered a display where viewers could just barely make out the colour of a car on the screen. Now, the video from Hikvision’s signature TurboHD PTZ dome is so sharp the security staff can zoom in and clearly read license plates even across the street from the house. If an incident occurs, the house is well equipped to identify suspected vehicles.
Lastly, a single 8 TB TurboHD Tribrid DVR connects all 16 cameras. This Tribrid model has inputs for HD-TVI, analogue, and IP cameras. If swapping out cameras becomes necessary, the DVR won’t miss a beat in the process, as the connectivity stands ready to go. These DVRs also provide a powerful custom video tagging feature so video can be easily referenced and called back when needed. Since played-back footage is a crucial function in case of an event, video tagging is a cardinal feature.
Building relationship and delivering solutions
“At Hikvision, we do not just sell products—we strive to build relationships and deliver solutions,” said Alex Asnovich, Director of Marketing for Hikvision USA. “This project was a great opportunity to expand our partnership with Screenwave Solutions and to support the incredibly important services that Ronald McDonald House Charities provides to families who are caring for their seriously ill children.”
Hikvision will exhibit its enterprise-level security solutions at ISC West, Booth 18037, in Las Vegas, April 5-7, 2017.