CP PLUS designed Campus IP intelligent video surveillance solution to create a secure environment for scientists and staff Photovoltaic means the direct conversion of sunlight into electrical power through solar cells. A heightened environmental awareness and financial assistance by the government for renewable energy projects has led to the construction of numerous photovoltaic plants. Reliable protection of the usually vast areas against theft or sabotage is not only in the interest of the operators, but is demanded by insurance companies and investors. The requirements for video surveillance and analysis are clearly defined: the system is meant to reliably raise an alarm if an unauthorised person should attempt to access the area. At the same time false alarms triggered, for example, by weather effects or animals should be reduced to a minimum. A typical requirement of the surveillance of an electronic lab like CEL is not only physical safety of the components and assets, but also compliance and adherence to strict Quality Assurance process. CEL deploys CP PLUS video surveillance at their new Solar Photo Voltaic line in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad to secure 24x7. About CEL Central Electronics Limited (CEL) is a Technology and Production Enterprise of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. It was established in 1974 with an objective to commercially exploit the indigenous technologies developed by National Laboratories and R&D Institutions in the country. CEL works in the field of Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) and it has developed technology with its own R&D efforts. CEL has recently set up a new Solar Photo Voltaic line at its works at Sahibabad. The new area was to be put under CCTV surveillance on a 24x7 basis. Mission The CEL’s existing lab facilities are already equipped with video surveillance. The new facility, Solar Photo Voltaic line, was planned to be equipped with 24x7 video surveillance. Human and handling activities at the photovoltaic labs were critical to ensure the smooth and safe operations for handling delicate equipment in the lab. Threat perceptions Solar Photo Voltaic line generates Solar cells, which are largely deployed for eco-friendly power generation by solar power stations across the country. The other uses include running electrical appliances. The voltaic cells generation involves a delicate and precision process which involves valuable and costly chips. The strict adherence to the process and disciplined approach is the key to quality product. Besides this, unwanted human intervention can spoil the process and quality of the final product. Challenges and solution CP PLUS carried out in-depth analysis and investigation of the existing problems and a large variety of security threats of lab facilities. To effectively maintain the security and ensure adherence to defined process to mitigate precious chip wastage in the laboratories, guarantee the smooth proceeding of research and create a secure environment for the scientists and staff, CP PLUS designed an all-round solution, Campus IP intelligent video surveillance solution. The specification of each item, cameras, Switches, racks, cables were explicitly analysed and defined. It clearly demanded the latest and state-of-the art products, which were the newest. The understanding of the process criticality was mandatory part. Protects critical infrastructure and value assets across domains The cameras and other equipment were installed at locations to get maximum leverage without causing obstruction in the process CP PLUS, with its widest range and portfolio, gives comfort to any surveillance system architects to design fool-proof design and solutions without any black hole or compromise. The comprehensive and tailor made solutions from CP PLUS protect critical infrastructure and value assets across domains with its rugged quality controls, reliable products and optimum solutions to get simply the best! The cameras and other equipment were installed at locations in a way to get maximum leverage without causing obstruction in the process. The team studied all the parameters in the lab and suggested its solutions wherever required. Also, the system was meant to reliably raise an alarm if an unauthorised person should attempt to access the area. At the same time false alarms triggered, for example, by weather effects or animals should be reduced to a minimum. The camera should have built in SD/Micro SD card slots supporting up to 64 GB so that when the camera is not able to connect to NVR it can keep on recording on this Card and later transfer it to the NVR. All cameras and NVR are accessible on mobile app iCMOB, gCMOB, and wCMOB. The CMS software to access them are KVMS pro/vOptimus Pro. Efficient and reliable customised surveillance concept Yogesh Dutta, COO, CP PLUS, explains, "The operators of the photovoltaic plant familiarised themselves thoroughly about CCTV systems in solar plants. Usually, cameras with infra-red lighting are used in order to get usable image material at night. However, the high energy requirements of that concept and the rapid wear and tear of individual components pose a problem. Therefore, we, at CP PLUS developed a new, more efficient and more reliable customised surveillance concept.” CP-UNC-D2322L2: 1/3” 3Megapixel progressive scan CMOS Image Sensor, Max 12fps@3M or25/30fps@1080P/720P, H.264 and MJPEG dual-stream encoding, DWDR, Day/Night(ICR), 2D-DNR, AWB, AGC, BLC, 3.6mm fixed lens (6mm optional), IR Range of 20 Mtrs and IP66 rating. This weather-proof HD dome camera serves the purpose of indoor monitoring and has a protective housing to ensure overall functionality of the camera. The camera can see clearly objects within the distance of 20m during night. The camera system provisions adequate IR illumination. The IR illumination is automatic and it switches itself ON/OFF depending upon light conditions. The video surveillance system is providing vital inputs to security persons and process experts alike CP-UNC-T2322L3: 1/3” 3Megapixel progressive scan CMOS Image Sensor, Max 12fps@3M or 25/30fps@1080P/720P,H.264 and MJPEG dual-stream encoding, DWDR, Day/Night(ICR), 2D-DNR, AWB, AGC, BLC, 3.6mm fixed lens (6mm,8mm optional), IR Range of 30 Mtrs, and IP66 rating. This weather-proof HD bullet camera serves the purpose of indoor monitoring and has a protective housing to ensure overall functionality of the camera. The camera can see clearly objects within the distance of 30m during night. CP-UNP-3020SL10: 1.3 MP HD IR IP PTZ Camera: 1/3" Exmor CMOS Image sensor, Powerful 20x Optical and 16x Digital zoom, DWDR, Day/Night (ICR), Ultra DNR, Up to 255 Presets, 8 Tour, 5 Pattern, 5 Auto scan, Max 240°/s pan speed, 360° endless pan rotation, IR Range of 100 Mtr, Built-in 2/1 alarm in/out and IP66 rating. Pan, tilt, zoom (PTZ) cameras are excellent for viewing large areas. They can be placed in auto-patrol modes where they automatically step through predetermined positions. If motion is detected, the optional IP NVR software can be set to record the video until motion is stopped. The other features offered by these cameras are 20X optical zoom and clear visibility in 100 Meter range in dark conditions. With in-built DWDR, objects can be seen clearly with a bright light background. CP-UNR-432T8: 32 Ch. with 1080p Realtime Live View, H.264/MJPEG dual codec decoding, Up to 5Mp resolution preview & playback, Max 200Mbps incoming bandwidth, Support 8 SATA HDDs up to 32TB, 1 eSATA up to 16TB,3 USB(1 USB3.0), HDMI / VGA / TV simultaneous video output, Support Multi-brand network cameras, ONVIF Version 2.3 conformance. The NVR is good for motion detection and can split the screen to view feeds from 1/4/9/16/32 cameras on a single display. These NVRs can view the real time video of the cameras connected with simultaneous recording of the same. Impact The surveillance cameras have resulted in efficient video surveillance with intelligence. The system has proved to be an effective deterrent and overall productivity has enhanced. The video surveillance system is providing vital inputs to security persons and process experts alike. Process experts are working on the ways to refine and improve the process further.