Dutch global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, Siqura, launched its next generation “ExPLORE” range CCTV systems on 10 November 2015. An improved range of state-of-the-art video surveillance solutions, these systems are explosion protected and perform safely and reliably in harsh environment. The range of analogue, IP and thermal cameras, provides everything needed to successfully monitor all kinds of CCTV projects no matter how complex, both onshore and offshore, in the Marine, Oil and Gas industry. Next generation cameras for harsh conditions The advanced ExPLORE 2.0 range features electro-polished, highly corrosion resistant 316L stainless steel, ideal for offshore locations. The range is complete with models equipped with thermal imagers that provide vision at night and in difficult lighting conditions. The improved electronics have increased the reliability of the entire system and offer more and easier integration features: The operating temperature is increased to 60°C with peak temperatures up to 75°C.; All PTZ and fixed cameras can be selected with integrated analogue, IP over fibre or IP over coax; Combined with integrated 24 Vac, 115 Vac and 230 Vac power options, installation is made easier and cost-efficient without the need for additional, expensive Ex-d enclosures; Mounting accessories, washer tanks and conduit cables are manufactured to the same standards of ruggedness and durability. During the facility’s lifetime, these adaptable systems can handle a multitude of operational situations, such as new or larger operations. The open CCTV architecture enables migration from present CCTV systems to next generation IP-based solutions. From many (remote) locations, via multiple video streams in various qualities and formats, these systems enable remote monitoring of a large number of onshore and offshore installations. They provide simultaneous monitoring, high quality evidential recording, long-term recording and surveillance of operators with mobile devices. Roger Decker, Managing Director: “We listened to our customers and implemented their requirements in our next generation and safe area range of ExPLORE; enabling us to fully meet the requirements of the challenging world of marine, oil and gas.” Siqura’s mission is to enable the operator to make the right decisions in critical situations that could lead to disruption or even environmental disaster. These innovative and high quality products offer operators peace of mind, contributing to personnel safety and protection of property.
Siqura and TKF complement each other in supplying end-to-end connectivity and surveillance solutions to offshore industries This September, Siqura, supplier of advanced video surveillance systems, and TKF, supplier of innovative and high-quality cable concepts, are attending the Offshore Europe Exhibition in Aberdeen on Stand 1D21. Both Siqura and TKF are part of the TKH Group N.V. They complement each other in supplying end-to-end solutions to the marine, oil and gas industries. Surveillance solutions In the challenging world of marine, oil and gas, incidents may lead to a disruption of the costly production process or worse – to environmental disasters. The mission of Siqura is to enable the men and women watching over their personal and process safety to make the right decisions in critical situations. Siqura provides state-of-the-art surveillance tools to detect incidents before they escalate and delivers reliable, high-quality equipment which is easy to install and use for 24/7 operation in all conditions. Also on offer are hi-tech solutions to detect unauthorised persons from entering the area by illegal means, and the video management system VDG Sense which gives full control over both live images and stored video data. The extreme reliability and safety of these products ensures continuity of performance and peace of mind for the user at all times whether offshore or on land. This avoids unscheduled and expensive shut-downs due to surveillance equipment failure, and interruptions to processes such as oil drilling which would have a significant impact on costs. Complementary hi-tech cabling TKF, founded in 1930, develops, manufactures and sells innovative and specialised power and data cables with proven reliability. A complete range of cables has been developed specifically for the offshore industry. Cable solutions are designed to enhance safety for staff and the environment and ensure the functioning of vital equipment to perform optimally in critical situations. TKF offers a complete range of offshore NEK 606 low voltage and instrumentation cables, available as fire-resistant and subsea cables, up to 72 kV. These cables are resistant to extreme conditions and comply with international standards. Used with Siqura video surveillance tools, TKF provides a total end-to-end solution for the offshore industry because extreme conditions call for powerful connections. Reliability and innovation Together with their clients, Siqura and TKF have invested and developed advanced connectivity and surveillance solutions. “The products, in partnership with TKF, demonstrate our reliability and innovation” says Roger Decker, Managing Director at Siqura. “We are looking forward to the SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition 2015 and meeting current and potential clients.”
Siqura’s new marine dome cameras bring latency free and full high quality images to harsh offshore and onshore environments. Siqura, a global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, today announced the availability of two PTZ dome cameras for harsh marine environments. The Marine dome camera (HSD870H3 MDC) is designed for safe areas, while the ExPLORE Marine dome camera (HSD870H3EXP MDC) is integrated in an explosion-protected housing for use in hazardous areas (Zone 1). These cameras give operators a real-time overview of mission-critical operations even in the most extreme conditions. No latency Having the ability to monitor operations without interruption is vitally important in the marine, oil and gas industry. The HSD870H3 MDC and HSD870H3EXP MDC provide a unique hybrid HD-SDI and IP output with full-HD 1080p video quality at 60 frames per second. HD-SDI for smooth latency free images and IP multi-streaming in different qualities H.264 or MJPEG for distribution to control rooms and mobile devices while providing a high quality steam for process evaluation recordings. High-speed The outstanding image quality of these cameras is matched by their mechanical agility. 360° continuous rotation means they are able to cover a wide surveillance area without blind spots, and their precision 400°-per-second pan/tilt drive offers almost instant preset positioning. With 256 presets and 8 programmable cruises, nothing will escape your attention. Uncomplicated clarity “Our new marine dome cameras are a great example of the uncomplicated clarity we always aim for,” says Roger Decker, Managing Director at Siqura. “By listening closely to industry experts we are able to develop solutions that let our users see more detail while allowing them to maintain perfect control of the process being observed. That way, we help them increase safety and continuity and reduce costs.”
Siqura presents ExPLORE, a new range of explosion-protected surveillance cameras designed for hazardous areas in the marine, oil and gas (MOG) industry. Siqura, a global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, recently announced the availability of ExPLORE, a new range of explosion-protected surveillance cameras. Combining Siqura’s trademark reliability with an extremely robust exterior, these cameras are the perfect choice for hazardous areas in the marine, oil and gas (MOG) industry. The ExPLORE series consists of fixed and PTZ housings containing an analogue camera or a full-featured network camera that provides high-quality, high-definition images. No sparks, no corrosion Siqura’s ExPLORE cameras are certified for Zone 1, where concentrations of flammable gases or vapours may occur and a single spark can lead to disaster. The housing of these environmentally hardened cameras is made of 316L electro-polished stainless steel, a corrosion-resistant alloy suited for use in harsh offshore and onshore environments. All models can be provided with certifications to meet different requirements worldwide, including ATEX, UL and IECEx. Intelligent video content analysis Many explosion-protected cameras are all brawn and no brains. The ExPLORE range, however, can be equipped with intelligent features. Take ObjectR-PID, Siqura’s system-wide solution for perimeter intrusion detection (PID). This powerful piece of analytics automates the surveillance of unmanned platforms and substations by sending out an alert whenever an intruder crosses a detection line or enters a detection zone. Complete solution “MOG locations are highly complex environments,” says Roger Decker, Managing Director at Siqura. “Operators are faced with so much information that they easily miss out on crucial events. In order to help them take better decisions, Siqura and its sister companies in the TKH Group developed an integral security solution that includes access control, lighting systems, offshore cables, control room software and now also explosion-protected cameras. All components are designed to work together and increase situational awareness through a careful selection of data streams. Only information relevant to a particular situation makes it to your security screen, the rest is omitted. The result: a greatly enhanced workflow.”