The cloud is an enabling technology that brings new opportunity to security dealers and integrators and a way to provide popular services to customers in every market vertical. A seamless integration between Bosch B and G Series Control Panels and Connect ONE by Connected Technologies LLC makes it simple for dealers to add intrusion detection and access control services from a single panel while using one interface to manage every customer. Bosch-Connected Tech integration “We’re e...
Dahua Technology, global solution provider in the video surveillance industry, officially launched its DeepSense Series IP Cameras that include AI-powered face detection network cameras (DH-IPC-HDBW8242E-Z4FD, DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z4FD-IRA-LED and DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z20FD-IRA-LED) and face recognition network cameras (DH-IPC-HDBW8242E-Z4FR, DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z4FR-IRA-LED, and DH-IPC-HFW8242E-Z20FR-IRA-LED). Driven by AI deep-learning algorithms, they enable accurate face capture and face attributes analys...
The latest addition to the Wisenet P premium camera series manufactured by Hanwha Techwin has the capability of two video surveillance cameras in a single housing. The PNM-7000VD is able to capture Full HD 2MP images of adjacent areas with the help of two separate lenses. A 270° viewing angle is achieved when two 2.4mm lenses are installed, making the PNM-7000VD, which supports H.265 compression, an ideal solution for monitoring large open spaces such car parks, shopping centres and warehou...
Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., global provider of cloud-based video surveillance solutions, has announced the integration of HD-TVI (High Definition Transport Video Interface) via encoders and recorders from Hikvision USA into the Eagle Eye Cloud Security Camera VMS. HD Video Over Coax HD Video Over Coax solutions offer some advantages over standard IP video camera systems, such as low upgrade cost, simple installation and less networking complexity. HD Over Coax is able to transmit reliably...
MOBOTIX (Stand C310) is showcasing its latest product line and technology partnerships that reflect an emerging culture of openness within the company. MOBOTIX welcomes 6 partners onto its booth to demonstrate a range of exciting new integrated solutions. MOBOTIX MOVE camera line MOBOTIX is demonstrating the first public appearance of its new MOBOTIX MOVE line of cameras, the first ONVIF G compliant series. It is able to deliver three H.264 streams at the same time. The MOBOTIX MOVE seri...
Johnson Controls is announcing two new camera models to the Illustra Pro line, with the Pro Compact Mini-Domes in 2MP and 3MP resolution, ideal for applications such as retail stores, healthcare facilities and banks where low profile and aesthetics are important. The Illustra 2MP and 3MP Pro Compact Mini-Domes are equipped with various viewing angles including corridor mode, a 9x16 field of view aspect ratio for vertically oriented scenes, which is optimal for hallways, aisles or any area where...
Panopto, a video platform provider for businesses and universities, and Matrox Graphics Inc., a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality encoder cards, appliances, and software, announced the forthcoming release of a new Panopto-certified media capture appliance. Purpose-built for the Panopto video platform, the new Matrox Maevex 6020 Remote Recorder supports best-in-class video recording and live streaming in a compact, turnkey form factor. In recent years, businesses and universities have expanded their AV infrastructure to provide video recording and streaming capabilities in more classrooms and conference rooms. To scale effectively, these organisations increasingly require video capture solutions that can be installed easily by in-house staff and that take up minimal space in the room. With a compact form factor, low power usage, and whisper-quiet operation, the appliance is ideal for broadcast-quality video recording and streaming at an affordable price point Broadcast-quality video recording In response to this growing demand, Panopto and Matrox Graphics engineering teams jointly developed the Maevex 6020. With a compact form factor, low power usage, and whisper-quiet operation, the appliance is ideal for organisations looking for broadcast-quality video recording and streaming at an affordable price point. By simply connecting the appliance to the network and plugging in video sources, businesses and universities can: Capture live and on-demand video: An intuitive, web-based dashboard enables the scheduling of video recordings and live broadcasts from anywhere. Customers can also control, schedule and monitor recordings from their phone using the Remote Control capability in Panopto for iOS and Android. Share videos to any device: All videos captured by the Maevex 6020 are automatically published to Panopto's video content management system, where they're encoded for on-demand playback on any device. Search inside videos: Panopto's unique Smart Search technology enables users to search inside videos and fast-forward to any word spoken or shown. The appliance enables organisations to automate the capture and streaming of presentations, lectures, meetings and events Automating capturing and streaming The appliance is built for simple operation with no extraneous features. It provides presenters with a visual indicator of the current recording state, and one-touch controls to start, stop, and pause recordings. In addition, the appliance enables organisations to automate the capture and streaming of presentations, lectures, meetings and events. It supports the scheduling of one-time and recurring events, remote configuration of recording devices, and previews of video feeds and audio histograms. "Every classroom, conference room, and auditorium has unique logistical requirements, and we built Panopto to support infinite customization of the AV infrastructure in these learning spaces," said Eric Burns, co-founder and CEO of Panopto. "Regardless of the form factor or use case, our goal is to provide a best-in-class video capture solution. Through our partnership with Matrox, we're taking the next logical step in this strategy, working with an industry leader to provide a sleek, compact device that has the power and reliability of larger appliances at an affordable price point." Multi-channel encoding solution "Maevex technology is the latest in Matrox's line of realtime, multi-channel encoding solutions for the enterprise and education markets," said David Chiappini, vice president of research and development at Matrox Graphics Inc. "When you combine the performance and ease-of-use of this technology with Panopto's video management and search capabilities, you get an industry-leading, end-to-end solution for video-based communications and learning in the cloud or on-premises." The Maevex 6020 remote recorder will be released this fall with full pricing details coming later this summer.
Matrox Graphics Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of the Matrox Maevex 6120 dual 4K enterprise encoder appliance. Leveraging the same industry-leading core technology as the multi-award-winning Maevex 6100 Series quad 4K enterprise encoders, Maevex 6120 delivers simultaneous dual 4K input capture, stream, and record—with options to stream and record even more channels in different configurations—all on a standard one Gigabit Ethernet network. At InfoComm 2018, Matrox will be demonstrating Maevex’s best-of-class capture, real-time encoding, streaming, recording, decoding, and fully-programmable command-and-control in booth N1322, by the North Hall front entrance. The Maevex PowerStream Plus software management tool provides complete reach and control over the entire Maevex network Supports transport protocols including SRT Packaged in a convenient, rack-ready, plug-and-play form factor, Maevex 6120 features ground-breaking encoding capabilities that can easily feed cloud-based servers to reach internet viewers, push many streams on-premises over the LAN for local audiences, and record to local or network storage for later editing and viewing—all simultaneously. The appliance supports all the popular transport protocols for IP video streams, including Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) that is optimised to deliver high-quality, low-latency streaming over the internet. The Maevex PowerStream Plus software management tool provides complete reach and control over the entire Maevex network—including Maevex 6100 Series 4K enterprise encoder cards and appliances, as well as Maevex 5100 Series Full HD encoders and decoders. For rapid customisation, the PowerStream Plus API for Windows and Linux and lower-level REST API are also available for integrators and developers looking to create personalised Maevex control applications. These APIs can be used to easily include Maevex functionality into existing or even third-party applications. The Maevex 6120 is a robust stand-alone solution for the applications covered by Maevex PowerStream Plus, but also great for integration into ecosystems by virtue of its stability Real-time encoding technology “When we launched the Maevex 6100 quad 4K enterprise encoders, we proved we have top-of-the-line real-time encoding technology in the market for balancing reach, performance, programmability, and performance,” says Ron Berty, business development manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. “Maevex 6100 Series products have been integrated into software and services for cloud streaming, multi-platform social casting, video management systems with integrations into learning management systems, enterprise video platforms and corporate communications, digital signage, collaboration, and unified AV/IT control rooms. “Like its predecessors, the Maevex 6120 is a robust stand-alone solution for the applications covered by Maevex PowerStream Plus, but also great for integration into ecosystems by virtue of its stability, full support for all popular protocols, and well-developed libraries, documentation, and support resources. Our OEMs for this series have also grafted vertically-specialised software into dozens of workflows and created fully-integrated, world-class solutions.” Visit Matrox at InfoComm 2018 (booth N1322) to learn more about the Matrox Maevex 6120 enterprise encoder.
SeeTec, global provider of video management solutions, has been developing and selling software for security applications for almost 20 years. Twice a year SeeTec publishes new releases of its products and at the end of May, the R12 version of SeeTec Cayuga and SeeTec BVI were announced. In these latest versions, three major areas of enhancement were the focal points. In SeeTec Cayuga, an improved map mode offers a better overview of a video project SeeTec Cayuga In SeeTec Cayuga, an improved map mode offers a better overview of a video project. It is now easier to locate cameras, or alarms, no matter what zoom level has been chosen. Cameras can be configured in groups and the icon library for maps has been revamped and extended so that a user can now instantly identify what type of camera is used. A new “field of view” function for cameras can be configured to exactly show which area the camera is covering. The opacity of the beam that indicates the field of view can be adjusted and any alarm associated with a camera can be easily identified by the icon turning red. Thus, the whole use of maps, as well as the interaction with them, e.g. for drawing attention to an event or locating an alarm, are more intuitive than ever before, resulting in shorter response times on critical incidents. Smooth video feedsIn recent years there has been a trend towards more live operation of video surveillance, especially in installations that secure public spaces In recent years there has been a trend towards more live operation of video surveillance, especially in installations that secure public spaces, e.g. in cities, airports or train stations. With R12, the demand for smoother video feeds for exactly these kinds of applications has been covered by making smooth streaming the default preference for video feeds. Various improvements for decoding and displaying of video have been incorporated: not only can more cameras be visualised simultaneously, but this also covers the increasing demand for smooth playback of high-resolution streams (4k and higher) as well as streams with a high frame rate. When reaction time is essential, e.g. when working with PTZ cameras, the user can always switch to low latency mode in order to minimise the time lag. SeeTec Analytics Server 3D The SeeTec Analytics Server 3D now offers a newly implemented 2D mode in order to address facade detection applications Many other seemingly small improvements will bring a new level of comfort for easier operation, especially for large installations. For example, the redesigned Alarm Search Panel already shows more information at a glance and, when expanded, presents the details in a much more straightforward way. The SeeTec Analytics Server 3D now offers a newly implemented 2D mode in order to address facade detection applications. The SeeTec License Plate Recognition can detect even more license plate types. New analytics tools for people counting or for left behind objects are available with deeply integrated analytics software from our technology partner Forlan. The SeeTec License Plate Recognition can detect even more license plate types SeeTec BVI SeeTec BVI also sees major advances: aside from numerous tweaks under the hood, the software tool to link video data with other business processes also has made huge strides in usability, an example being the redesigned search mode that offers new functionalities and sorting options. Processes that require a large number of images to be exported can now be supported as well. By using SeeTec BVI R12, for example in logistics applications, more than 320 thousand pictures per day can be handed over to 3rd party systems. Use cases here are the documentation of the transfer of liability in the tracking of shipments where a complete image documentation is needed. Customers with a valid Software Maintenance Agreement (SMA) can already download and install the update to SeeTec Cayuga R12 and SeeTec BVI R12 (available June 11). The installation can be done either manually or via the built in Auto Updater, which for the very first time can also be used for always keeping SeeTec BVI up to date.
Hikvision, global provider of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, has announced a new range of EasyIP 4.0 cameras and NVRs. Building on the capabilities of the EasyIP 3.0 range, they provide simple, practical and affordable surveillance solutions for small and medium size businesses. EasyIP 4.0 cameras and NVRs The EasyIP 4.0 products are built on Hikvision’s H.265+ Smart Codec, which reduces bandwidth and storage requirements by up to 50% over H.265, delivering major IT savings for small and medium size businesses. As an additional benefit, the EasyIP 4.0 range introduces a number of new technology innovations to help businesses maximise their surveillance and security. These include: Integration of Hikvision AcuSense into EasyIP 4.0 IP cameras and NVRs helps filtering out false alarms with more than 90% accuracy Hikvision AcuSense Integration of Hikvision AcuSense into EasyIP 4.0 IP cameras and NVRs helps filtering out false alarms with more than 90% accuracy, and faster reaction to real security threats. Hikvision AcuSense works by detecting humans or vehicles, and effectively filters out false alarms triggered by natural movements, such as rain or leaves. With automated strobe light and audio alarms, Hikvision AcuSense-enabled cameras also deter would-be intruders before a security breach occurs. Besides, the Hikvision AcuSense cameras further incorporate Hikvision “Powered by DarkFighter” ultra-low-light illumination technology, which provides superior surveillance images, even at night. Combined with ultra-high-definition video capabilities, Powered by DarkFighter ensures that organisations can identify and react to security threats effectively, and provide great video evidence in the event of a security breach. EasyIP 4.0 NVRs offer a “quick target search” feature that allows security teams to find footage quickly in the event of a security incident As an extension to Hikvision AcuSense, EasyIP 4.0 NVRs offer a “quick target search” feature that allows security teams to find footage quickly in the event of a security incident. This saves many hours for teams who would otherwise search for footage manually. Hikvision ColorVu EasyIP 4.0 ColorVu cameras use warm, supplemental lighting to deliver bright color video images, even at night. Round-the-clock color-boosting capabilities are powered by an F1.0 super aperture, a more advanced sensor, warm supplemental lighting, and a range of other technologies. With brighter, more colorful video, EasyIP 4.0 ColorVu cameras support protection against security breaches whenever they happen, day or night. EasyIP 4.0 ColorVu cameras can be paired with one of Hikvision’s AcuSense-enabled NVRs to minimise false alarms The new EasyIP 4.0 ColorVu cameras can be paired with one of Hikvision’s AcuSense-enabled NVRs to minimise false alarms and speed up target searches. Unprecedented site security for SMBs EasyIP 4.0 cameras and NVRs provide high-grade, cost-effective surveillance solutions for small and medium size businesses. Frank Zhang, General Manager of International Product Marketing Department at Hikvision, said, “In the past, surveillance features such as ultra-high-definition video, night-time color video and automated strobe light and audio alarms were out of reach for many smaller organisations. Now, with the EasyIP 4.0 range, we have now made these features accessible to small and medium size businesses, helping them achieving much higher levels of site security.”
The 5 new vandal-resistant thermal cameras in the Wisenet T series are able to capture images at up to 640 x 480 resolution and are designed to detect objects and people in difficult environmental conditions such as through smoke, snow, heavy rain and fog, which traditional video surveillance cameras may not be able to do. They also offer an effective solution for projects where there are concerns about light pollution. “Wisenet cameras are increasingly being specified for multi-sited, high security and mission critical projects across Europe and these new thermal cameras will enhance our ability to provide robust solutions, regardless of the operating conditions,” said Bob (H.Y.) Hwang Ph.D., Managing Director of Hanwha Techwin Europe. “Our camera line-up is now even more formidable with the introduction of the Wisenet T series. Together with our Wisenet P, Q, X and HD+ cameras, they place us in a very strong position to meet the demanding requirements of airport, bus & railway stations, city surveillance, solar farm and traffic monitoring type applications.” Built-in Gyro sensors offer accurate stabilisation, while audio analysis recognises critical sounds Feature rich thermal camera All models in the Wisenet T series are equipped with audio analysis functionality which recognises critical sounds such as gunshots, explosions, screams and broken glass. Additional features include temperature change, shock, object/people direction, loitering and camera tampering detection. Built-in Gyro sensors offer accurate stabilisation which comes into effect when a camera is disturbed by wind or vibrations, resulting in more stable images. Bi-directional audio, motion detection and handover are also offered as standard, as is the ability to store up to 256GB of data via an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory slot to ensure video is automatically recorded in the event of network disruption. There is also a choice of H.265, H.264 or MJPEG compression and feature WiseStream II, a complementary compression technology which dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image. Bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 99% compared to current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression. Wisenet VGA camera range Wisenet TNO-4030T: 13mm fixed lens. 5m minimum object distance Wisenet TNO-4040T: 19mm fixed lens. 11m minimum object distance Wisenet TNO-4041T: 19mm fixed lens. 11m minimum object distance. Pan/Tilt mount Wisenet TNO-4050T: 36mm fixed lens. 36m minimum object distance Wisenet TNO-4051T: 19mm fixed lens. 36m minimum object distance Pan/Tilt mount
IDIS America, the division of South Korea’s in-country surveillance manufacturer serving the American continents, will spend the month of June highlighting the many applications of the company’s Total Surveillance Solution for retail end-users of all sizes, as part of a post-20th Anniversary program highlighting specific technologies and applications of the company’s end-to-end surveillance offerings. The relevance and benefits of the full line of latest-generation IDIS technologies to the retail space, specifically the flexibility, scalability, and low total cost of ownership of IDIS technology—highly interoperable with existing legacy installations, featuring backward and forward compatibility guarantees and industry leading warranties on many of the company’s offerings—will be featured in demonstrations, social media posts, available partner and customer education, and an appearance at the NRF PROTECT Loss Prevention Conference and Expo (booth 1621), in Dallas, Texas. Among the specific offerings the company will spotlight during its focus on retail solutions are: 12MP Super Fisheye camera The IDIS 12MP Super Fisheye camera, one of the most powerful and distortion free fisheye cameras on the market today, with award winning ease of use via the effortless Smart UX 2.0 controls. The Super Fisheye supports smooth dual side dewarping both on-board the camera and at the client-side with 6 dewarping modes, easy installation with DirectIP NVRs, and a low total cost of ownership. Smart failover, true wide dynamic range (WDR), and IR illumination up to 15 meters round out the impressive capabilities of the IDIS 12MP Super Fisheye. Easy to use surveillance of large spaces without the increased costs Along with the company’s 5MP Super Fisheye offering, IDIS provides (including vandal resistant options) multiple pathways for exceptionally clear, hassle free, and easy to use surveillance of large spaces without the increased costs, risks, blind-spots or difficulty of multi-camera installations. DirectIP DR-1204P 4 Channel Full HD Recorder The IDIS DirectIP DR-1204P 4 Channel Full HD Recorder provides a complete and full-featured recording platform in a compact form factor for small retail spaces. Signature DirectIP ease of setup and installation along with a built-in 4 channel PoE switch and support for 5MP cameras, H.265 with Intelligent Codec, and up to 6TB of storage provide impressive performance at a low total cost of ownership. Free video management software, apps, and zero licensing costs further enhance the value of the DR-1204P for retail applications. DirectIP 8300 Series H.265 4K NVR For larger installations, the IDIS DirectIP 8300 Series H.265 4K NVR is an IDIS recorder that provides enterprise-level performance and security at an NVR cost. With a total incoming throughput of 900 Mbps the 8300 series supports 64 channels of 4K UHD video at 240ips or Full HD video at 1920ips with up to 144TB of unparalleled storage capacity. All data is protected with available redundancy, including RAID 1, 5, and 10 support, and redundant power supply and NVR failover options. VA in the box IDIS VA in the Box helps increase business intelligence giving you a competitive advantage with simple, intuitive People Counting, Heatmap, and Queue Management analytic reports and graphs. IDIS helps retail operations, particularly small and medium-sized retailers, make stronger business decisions based on your customer’s behaviors, needs, and demands in an affordable and easy-to-use way. VA in the Box supports four directly connected IP cameras as well as IDIS DirectIP NVRs. HDMI/VGA Video Encoder The IDIS HDMI/VGA Video Encoder provides powerful scalability and easy integration of data sources—such as individual register outputs and surveillance footage—for increased control and awareness. The HE-1101 is an ideal solution for an integrated monitoring environment, providing secure USB mouse and keyboard control of remote systems, while using the simplicity of DirectIP to send encoded video to a DirectIP NVR for recording. Support for H.265 (w and w/o Intelligent Codec), H.264, and M-JPEG codecs as well as DirectIP, IDIS, and ONVIF protocols simplifies integration with existing installations. Enhancing successful retail operations IDIS delivers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that is modular, customizable, and scalable" Keith Drummond, Senior Director of IDIS America, observed, “The ability to need any surveillance need of any size is a core tenet of the IDIS Total solution. Far from being one size fits all, IDIS delivers a comprehensive, end-to-end solution that is modular, customizable, and scalable, able to build on both existing installations and meet new requirements, no matter how complicated.” “This makes the IDIS Total solution ideal to meet retailers’ current and future needs, from single, small store surveillance requirements to multi-state enterprise wide surveillance managements, IDIS provides affordable options for image capture, recording, analytics, and display with a near-limitless application of innovations for retail customers.” “This takes the power of retail surveillance from standard tracking and loss prevention and adds value via increased business intelligence, improved situational awareness, and more—not just protecting, but enhancing successful retail operations.”
Videotec has extended its range of cameras that include the new DELUX imaging and encoding technology. It can now be found in models designed for surveillance in the Marine and Oil & Gas sectors, and significantly improves the day and night vision and competitiveness of these products. DELUX imaging and encoding technology After recently being integrated into the ULISSE COMPACT PTZ, DELUX technology is now available across the IP, PTZ and fixed cameras of the ex-proof and Marine lines, namely the MAXIMUS MPX, MVX AND NXPTZ. These models are well regarded on the market for their high-performance levels and operational efficiency in extreme environments and where there is a risk of explosion. DELUX technology brings increased light sensitivity, which means the cameras deliver very high-quality vision during the day or night, with clear high-definition images and incredibly well-defined colours – even in very low light conditions. The improved precision and image clarity provides immediate added value to outdoor surveillance applications Day/Night surveillance The improved precision and image clarity provides immediate added value to outdoor surveillance applications, especially in sensitive areas where the need to identify people, objects, moving vehicles and other events, day or night, is crucial. In addition to improved colour rendering and greater noise reduction, DELUX technology has brought new advanced PTZ performance, namely in the control of speed proportional to zoom and the management of Privacy Masking. High-performance solutions The DELUX technology has been developed end-to-end by Videotec’s R&D team and this has led to considerable reductions to the costs of these new camera models. Videotec’s DELUX products are therefore extremely competitive, and are complete high-performance solutions, reinforcing their prominent position in an increasingly demanding and selective international security market.
With over 166 years’ experience with seaports, ships and ferries, City Lines offer comfortable and safe sea transportation services to tourists and those who live and work in Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous city. Every day, over 150,000 passengers rely on City Lines services. Having decided to offer a new ferry service between Istinye and Çubuklu—which are both part of the Istanbul greater metropolitan area located on different sides of the Bosporus—City Lines asked Istanbul-based security systems integrator InfoMET Technologies, to recommend video surveillance cameras to help keep passengers and the ferries safe and secure. The cameras would be required to cope with sea conditions as well as capture high-resolution images day or night. The Hanwha cameras are used to monitor the movement of some 2,000 vehicles which are transported daily Monitoring vehicle movement “Having previously worked with Hanwha Techwin on a number of other projects, we were confident they would be able to provide cameras that would be able to withstand demanding conditions such as salt water and high levels of vibration,” said Oguzhan Kahraman, Project Engineer, InfoMET Technologies. “The pre-sales team for Hanwha Techwin in Turkey were extremely helpful and were able to recommend the best Wisenet camera models for each required camera location.” In addition to keeping a close eye on passengers, the Hanwha cameras are used to monitor the movement of some 2,000 vehicles which are transported daily. They also to provide a valuable navigational tool for captains who use them to view blind spots that can’t be seen from the ship’s bridge. Bullet cameras with H.265 compression The majority of the 250 cameras installed are Wisenet QNO-7080Rs, which are part of the Wisenet Q series. These 4 Megapixel bullet cameras have built-in IR illumination for night viewing and are packed with innovative features such as H.265 compression and WiseStream, a complementary compression technology that dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression, according to movement in the image. When WiseStream is combined with H.265 compression, bandwidth efficiency is improved by up to 75% compared to current H.264 technology, making the Wisenet Q series one of the most bandwidth friendly camera ranges available on the market. Hallway View provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as corridors, tunnels and aisles Featuring Hallway view and True WDR The QNO-7080R cameras also feature Hallway View, True Wide Dynamic Range, Tamper Detection, Defocus Detection, and Lens Distortion Correction, to deliver optimised images in every situation. Hallway View provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as corridors, tunnels and aisles. It enables cameras which can generate images in the 9:16 x 3:4 aspect ratio, to work effectively in tall and narrow spaces. “One of the biggest factors in choosing Wisenet cameras is they do not have any problems in the environments we operate,” said Cuneyt Danaci, IT Specialist for City Lines. “Equally important, whilst we did not want to compromise on quality, we needed cameras with a high price/performance ratio. Wisenet came ahead of many other camera brands in respect of price, performance and technology. This is one of the reasons why we are thinking of working with Hanwha Techwin on other new projects in the future.”
Specified to provide a comprehensive security, health & safety and production management tool, SAIC General Motors Wuling (SGMW), is now operating a Hikvision-based HD surveillance system at one of the world’s newest vehicle manufacturing plants. Established in 2002 by a joint venture and investment between SAIC Motor Corporation Ltd, General Motors and Guangxi Motor Corporation, today, SGMW is an annual producer of 1 million commercial vehicles and passenger cars, including MPVs. To meet its ambitious automotive production plans, SGMW recently opened a third manufacturing plant located in Bekasi, Indonesia. Costing 700 million USD, the new factory is built on a massive 60-hectare site and is expected to contribute to the creation of some 10,000 local jobs, producing its first vehicles under the Wuling brand. Along with the adoption of General Motors’ Global Manufacturing System incorporating an advanced production layout, SGMW’s manufacturing philosophy leverages cutting-edge best practice ideas and management systems that capitalise on its available resources - building competitive value within its business operation. To provide the level of intelligent camera functionality and surveillance management required to meet the demands of the state-of-the-art SGMW factory project, the automotive manufacturer enlisted the help of Hikvision distributor, Prima Inovasi Teknologi. Across the entire site, the Full HD Smart camera network provides effective scene coverage and VCA alarm activation Smart Full HD video surveillance Installed by Autojaya, the 172 Hikvision Full HD smart video surveillance camera-based system was designed from the outset to deliver the best quality of imaging and intelligent functionality required by SGMW. Integrating Full HD capture, recording, decoding and display, the system utilises IP transmission over a local fibre Video Private Network (VPN). Using a mix of Hikvision DS-2DF8223I-AEL 2MP WDR Darkfighter IR PTZ cameras with Smart Tracking & Detection, DS-2CD6026FWD/E-L ultra-low light Smart Darkfighters, DS-2CD4A26FWD-IZ 2MP Smart Low Light cameras and DS-2CD6986F-H 8MP Multi-Imager Panoramic Dome cameras with 180° Horizontal View, the HD camera system supplies ultra-detailed imaging of every key internal and external factory location. Across the entire site, the Full HD Smart camera network provides effective scene coverage and VCA alarm activation, providing HD imaging and automated situation alarm handling for the factory’s vehicle production areas, components warehouse, restaurants, data centre, offices, perimeter fence line, and exit & entry points, via a bespoke ANPR subsystem. PoE devices Along with the HD surveillance cameras, the system uses Hikvision DS-3E1318P-E Web-managed PoE Switches, DS-6916UDI HD Decoders and DS-96128NI-I24 128-channel Super 4K NVRs with up to 12-megapixel resolution recording, multi-format video encoding and HDD hot swappable storage to deliver ‘live’ and ‘recorded’ camera images to the factory’s Control Centre. To maximise the high-level of image detail that the HD cameras deliver, the system’s camera images are displayed on two massive video walls, consisting of multiple Hikvision DS-D2055NL-B LCD HD ultra-slim 55” display monitors. In the event of an incident or anything unusual taking place, the operators can react quickly, and select and review video information for analysis iVMS-5200 enterprise software At the Control Centre, SGMW operatives view the entire factory site on a 3D electronic E-Map render, with intuitive Smart control provided by Hikvision’s iVMS-5200 Enterprise Software. Using the 3D site map, operators can easily locate and select any system camera, and control specific camera live or recorded video, along with video preview of triggered alarms, with their precise locations displayed via graphical icons on the factory E-Map. Using the Enterprise Class Hikvision HD camera-based system, operators can monitor in real-time, every stage of the vehicle production line process in finite detail. In the event of an incident or anything unusual taking place, the operators can react quickly, and select and review video information for analysis and reaction to the case, to keep vehicle production safe, whilst maintaining production and management efficiency. Archived video data monitoring The system’s archived video data can be accessed for use by many factory departments, to provide visual information to remedy specific problems and support improved manufacturing and management efficiency, as well as the factory’s health & safety environment. Vehicular traffic is managed by a separate Hikvision ANPR subsystem with automated Whitelist and Blacklist alarm management, to ensure fast and smooth traffic flow in and out of the factory. Using Hikvision Smart camera VCA alarm functionality, the system has been configured to provide the highest level of protection and safety" ANPR subsystem “The Hikvision surveillance system supports SGMW’s site-wide management needs across many disciplines,” comments Bella, lead engineer of SGMW. “Using the cameras for multi-functional applications enriches the efficiency, security and implementation of best practice management across the whole factory, paying back its initial return on investment and operational value many times.” “The system’s end-to-end unified hardware and software delivers advanced situation awareness of the factory’s personnel, vehicle production line, paint shop, data centre, offices and finished vehicles storage,” explains Mr. Arijanto, Director of Autojaya. “Using Hikvision Smart camera VCA alarm functionality, the system has been configured to provide the highest level of protection and safety for factory personnel, assets and site facilities. Any unauthorised access attempt to the site’s perimeter or internal restricted areas are all covered by the system, offering advanced protection whilst reducing the number of security guards needed.”
To protect its assets and infrastructure, Orange Group, telecommunications companies in Cameroon, has specified and deployed iVMS software, NVRs, decoders and IP cameras from Hikvision, a global supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions. Consolidating its leading position in the 23 million population central African country, Orange Cameroon is progressively substituting voice and SMS applications by data communications and value-added services, expanding its 3G and 4G coverage, and upgrading its access network. This move is set to greatly enhance Orange’s network capabilities for new applications and the development of high and very high-speed broadband. Furthermore, Orange Cameroon leads the way in providing mobile payments, thanks to numerous innovations in its Orange Money service, including the Orange Money Visa card. Servitel delivered an effective solution that would provide an answer to the security and management issues being faced Remote access management Wanting to provide an effective solution to the frequent problem of theft of stock at many Orange sites, and the requirement to help better manage remote access to some key sensitive areas, along with confirming the locations and status of its employees, Orange Cameroon enlisted the help of Servitel. Based in Douala (the seaport and economic hub of Cameroon), Servitel is a specialist systems integrator. To address the issues raised by Orange Cameroon, Servitel, who are adept in the supply of integrated security equipment, communications and network management solutions, worked with the head of security for Orange, to deliver an effective solution that would provide an answer to the security and management issues being faced. Networked surveillance solution Using information derived from a study of the initial proposed eleven Orange sites by the Orange Group security team, and utilising staff feedback, after much consideration, the first phase of the new surveillance system specification was developed and approved. The eleven Orange locations to be covered by the networked solution would include the company’s HQ in Douala, its technical HQ, commercial HQ, and Orange retail and technical sites in 10 cities throughout Cameroon. At the majority of locations covered by the new surveillance system, a mix of entrances and exits, fence line perimeters, tops of buildings, and internal areas were all chosen to be monitored.The efficient H.264+ algorithm also reduced the amount and cost of storage hardware needed" Multi-site surveillance system Linking the multi-site networked surveillance system internally via Cat6a cable and microwave video transmission to the central control room located at Orange’s HQ, a mix of over 300 Hikvision HD cameras were installed by Servitel. “Even for a highly experienced Mobile Telecom Provider, building a remote IP CCTV network to link to a remote central Control Room is a real challenge in Africa, as there is no existing interurban optical fibre network to utilise,” explained Gregory Ancelin, Director at Servitel. “So, for this multi-site system, we installed microwave links. We then needed to consider how we would maximise the limited broadband bandwidth available, this is where the Hikvision solution really came in to its own. The Hikvision cameras’ use of the very efficient H.264+ encoding technology enabled the transmission of 1080P HD quality images but using only half the bandwidth of cameras using standard H.264." "The efficient H.264+ algorithm also reduced the amount and cost of storage hardware needed by requiring only half as much disk storage space, and the cameras themselves are very competitively priced considering their high-spec and high quality,” Gregory added. With high-capacity local storage, events and local recordings are maintained safely, and available for retrievalHikvision cameras and NVRs Providing the comprehensive high-quality video surveillance coverage and facilities management that Orange required, the mix of Hikvision camera models installed included, DS-2CD4212F-IS 1.3MP Low-light IR Bullet, DS-2CD2722FWD 2MP WDR Vari-focal Dome, and DS-2DF8236IV-AEL 2MP Ultra WDR Smart PTZ network cameras. At each remote site, the Hikvision cameras are integrated with the access control system, to allow remote verification of entry and access doors, with some access points used to trigger camera snapshots of users. Local remote site continuous recording is facilitated by Hikvision DS-9600NI-H8 Series NVRs, with built-in network protocol for connectivity with Hikvision and other camera manufacturer IP products. Local recording plays an essential role within the multi-site system, primarily because the data connection between the remote sites and the control room can sometimes be lost for relatively long periods, interrupting live monitoring. But with high-capacity local storage, events and local recordings are maintained safely, and available for retrieval when the connection with the control room is resumed. Combined internal and external IP video solution The mix of internal and external IP cameras specified was installed across three phases and devised to address the varying range of surveillance scene conditions encountered across each of the eleven Orange sites. The mix of technology specified directly addressed issues such as bright-backlit scene lighting, total darkness and the need for wide-area coverage. At the central control room in Douala, supporting 24/7 live monitoring and reporting of incidents to the Orange security department, Hikvision DS-96128NI-E24/H Embedded NVRs were specified to provide up to 8 Megapixel resolution recording and playback of the multi-site networked surveillance system. Hikvision’s Blazer Pro (256-channel) all-in-one server was also deployed to provide a comprehensive and powerful surveillance video management solution, along with Hikvision DS-6408HDI-T Series decoders, used to provide video stream decoding for a high-resolution 20 x 32” monitor screen video wall. Search and playback of specific events enables control room operators to provide the Orange security team with snapshots or video footage Post-event video investigation Utilising the powerful Hikvision surveillance capability, if and when an event occurs, depending on its severity, control room operators notify the Orange security department with the precise nature and level of the event taking place, furnishing them with detailed information and enabling them to take the appropriate course of action. Post-event investigation is also catered for by the system, where search and playback of specific events enables control room operators to provide the Orange security team with snapshots or video footage whenever requested. Fewer security personnel Since the system went live, it has contributed a positive impact on the business, with multiple acknowledged security benefits across the Orange estate. “Orange were able to cut their operational costs by reducing the number of required security personnel,” commented Gregory. “Some incidents have already been caught on camera, including incidents related to loss of stock from some sites.” “Regarding the system specification, prior to the Orange Group project we had previously used Hikvision successfully for many other clients, and we were confident that the solution we proposed combined very competitive cost, with superb quality and performance, which was a crucial factor in securing this multi-site contract.” Looking to the future, the Hikvision based scheme has been deemed a great success, and as such, a complimentary phase two installation has been specified and works begun to extend the coverage to further Orange sites across Cameroon.
The largest ski and outdoor sports resort in North America required a high-performance HD video surveillance system that can ensure visitor and employee safety, protect company assets and reduce theft in its retail and rental division. Located just 125 km north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Whistler Blackcomb is a worldclass ski resort that accommodates over two million skiers and snowboarders annually. One of the main venues during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Whistler Blackcomb is the largest ski resort in North America and home of the world-record breaking “Peak 2 Peak” Gondola. Security personnel at Whistler Blackcomb manage the Avigilon high-definition security system from their control room using the Avigilon Control Center (ACC) 5 network management software (NVMS) with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM) technology. The resort uses over 100 Avigilon HD Dome and HD Bullet cameras, ranging from 1 MP to 5 MP in both indoor and outdoor settings, to monitor retail and rental stores, inventory locations, public loading areas, financial vaults, employee service areas, and numerous doors and gates. Whistler Blackcomb uses Avigilon video encoders to leverage the resort’s 100-plus existing analog cameras Whistler Blackcomb uses Avigilon video encoders to leverage the resort’s 100-plus existing analog cameras. The team also uses ACC Mobile to view live and recorded images remotely and Avigilon Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to store up to 30 days of continuous surveillance footage. Benefits Create a safe environment for visitors and staff Cost effective installation Prevent accidents and theft Meet insurance requirements Reduce investigation time Upgraded video surveillance In recent years, the resort had relied on an outdated, largely analog-based video surveillance system to oversee its security initiatives. But with 8,171 acres of skiable terrain along with over 100 buildings and facilities on the property, it was inevitable that Whistler Blackcomb would need to upgrade to a versatile, high-performance video surveillance solution that can efficiently manage the area. “Our video coverage for viewing was antiquated and not effective,” said Carl Rochon, IT Systems Administrator at Whistler Blackcomb. We felt that Avigilon offered the complete package of quality cameras at a good price" “The number of buildings, the terrain and the multiple business units that we operate certainly posed a challenge and made it difficult for us as a security department to analyse footage right away.” With the assistance of the Vancouver-based security integrator, BMS Integrated Services, the resort considered several surveillance camera manufacturers before ultimately selecting Avigilon. “We felt that Avigilon offered the complete package of quality cameras at a good price and an excellent interface to maximise the effectiveness of those cameras,” said Rochon. 600 cameras and NVR installation “We are continually impressed with this combination.” Whistler Blackcomb has been so satisfied with the Avigilon system, the resort has plans to install over 600 more cameras and 12 NVRs in the next few years. “We are moving closer to our goal of greater employee safety, external guest safety and the protection of company assets by utilising surveillance technology with better evidence,” Rochon said. “We are certainly moving in that direction with our Avigilon solution.” Security personnel at Whistler Blackcomb use the ACC 5 software to efficiently manage the resort’s HD surveillance system. Due to the scope of Whistler Blackcomb, the resort has multiple users within each business unit (60 in total) that have 24-hour access to cameras within their designated area. Whether security personnel are monitoring from their desktops or from their smart phones and tablets using ACC Mobile, they can quickly locate and assess certain incidents. HD video surveillance has enabled security officials at Whistler Blackcomb to monitor large outdoor areas with greater efficiency, which has been a key asset in locating lost skiers or assessing any incidents. Avigilon Control Center software “The Avigilon Control Center software is a tool that enables our security and management team to be more efficient in their jobs,” said Rochon. “Our staff can view video, both live or recorded, and immediately address situations.” Rochon attributes the software’s ease-of-use and advanced playback and search functionality as the ACC software’s key benefits. “We used to literally spend hours searching individual camera footage on local DVRs to hopefully find anything useful,” Rochon said. “Now, it takes less than a minute to achieve significantly greater evidence. The search capability is mind-blowing to say the least.” Given the vast terrain and multiple business units that Whistler Blackcomb is home to, ensuring the safety of guests and employees can be challenging for security officials at the resort. Each separate division within Whistler Blackcomb’s umbrella of operations has their own security and safety concerns. “Our Guest Services Division would cite employee and guest safety as their top priority,” Rochon said. The Avigilon solution has also proven to be a cost-effective surveillance solution for the resort HD video surveillance “It is from this perspective that we endeavor to leverage practices and technology to minimise these concerns.” HD video surveillance has enabled security officials at Whistler Blackcomb to monitor large outdoor areas with greater efficiency, which has been a key asset in locating lost skiers or assessing any incidents. “As we upgrade our cameras across our mountain operations, the only question I am constantly asked from the various business units is, ‘When can we get that new camera solution installed at our location?’” said Rochon. “It makes a much-needed difference for improved safety, security and protection.” Despite the size of Whistler Blackcomb, the Avigilon solution has also proven to be a cost-effective surveillance solution for the resort. “We were always told that Avigilon was too expensive to install for a site like ours,” said Rochon. “We found the opposite to be true.” With over two million annual skiers and snowboarders, as well as 1500 full-time and 3500 seasonal employees, minimising theft was a challenging task for Whistler Blackcomb. Since deploying the Avigilon HD solution, the security team at Whistler Blackcomb has been able to effectively protect the resort’s retail and rental stores, inventory locations, public loading areas, financial vaults, employee service areas, and numerous doors and gates. The resort has also been able to use the high-definition footage to identify and prosecute individuals who commit theft Aid in crime-prevention The resort has also been able to use the high-definition footage to identify and prosecute individuals who commit theft. “With each camera installation, it gives us greater evidence to apprehend the culprits as well as deter those that may be contemplating such actions,” said Rochon. “Our local RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) detachment doesn’t hesitate to request video evidence anymore since we have installed our Avigilon cameras.” Almost immediately after deploying the Avigilon solution in the ski rental shop at the resort, the security team was able to catch two individuals stealing expensive snowboards and equipment. “Because of the clarity of the image captured, we were immediately able to clearly identify our suspects and push that picture out to all our managers in the area,” said Rochon. “The perpetrators tried to flee Whistler quickly and it didn’t work for them.” The Avigilon solution also positively impacts the resort’s ability to affect the costs associated with vandalism and theft. Once the resort completes its Avigilon camera expansion, Rochon estimates Avigilon’s end-to-end solution will help Whistler Blackcomb recover $250,000 worth of product per year. “All in all, we probably have half a million dollars worth of theft or damage to property that shouldn’t occur,” said Rochon. “Avigilon will not only help us cut that cost in half, but it will also lower our liability insurance cost.”
Slovnaft Aréna, Slovakia’s oldest hockey rink, is home to the leading Slovak ice hockey team, HC Slovan. Located in the capital city of Bratislava, Slovnaft Aréna recently underwent an extensive renovation in preparation for the 2011 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship, extending its seating capacity to 10,000 spectators, and adding a new training hall, along with a 760-car underground parking garage. As sports and entertainment events around the globe continue to attract larger crowds, the threat of crime, vandalism, and violence becomes greater and so too does the need for strict safety requirements to ensure patron safety. Working closely with the 2011 IIHF Security Committee and local agencies, Slovnaft Aréna deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system as a key part of its security plan to ensure the safest and most enjoyable spectator experience possible.Slovnaft Aréna made security a priority to ensure the successful execution of the 2011 IIHF World Championship Effective event security Working alongside the IIHF Security Committee, local law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical response teams, Slovnaft Aréna made security a priority to ensure the successful execution of the 2011 IIHF World Championship. Representing Slovakia on the world’s stage, Slovnaft Aréna wanted to demonstrate its proficiency in hosting a safe and positive global event. “With more than 350,000 fans and 16 teams at the 2011 IIHF World Championship, we took a team approach to design a foolproof security plan, of which surveillance was a key component,” said Stanislav Jankovic, chief of security at Slovnaft Aréna during the 2011 IIHF World Championship. “We continue to reap the rewards of our decision to deploy the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system by delivering the highest level of security at all our events.” Round-the-clock surveillance Working closely with Scanlock, Slovnaft Aréna looked at surveillance solutions from several vendors, but selected the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system for its ability to deliver superior image clarity across the entire arena with fewer cameras. “We chose Avigilon because it is a multi-megapixel solution that delivers higher resolution footage and wider coverage with less infrastructure needed,” said Jankovic. In fact, the Arena is able to monitor its entire 10,000-seat stadium with only twelve Avigilon HD 11 MP cameras. “We can achieve perfect image clarity with fewer cameras, making the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system the most valuable solution for us.” Slovnaft Aréna security personnel manage the Avigilon high-definition surveillance solution using the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS) with High-Definition Stream Management (HDSM) technology. The Arena installed 99 Avigilon HD 3 MP cameras to capture the highest quality images both day and night. Slovnaft Aréna relied heavily on the Avigilon team to deliver the knowledge and support required These cameras monitor all entrances and exits, arena aisles, parking garage, and open spaces, while twelve Avigilon HD 11 MP cameras monitor the seating bowl. Slovnaft Aréna also installed an Avigilon analogue video encoder to integrate a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera in the seating bowl into the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system. Slovnaft Aréna stores seven days of continuous surveillance video on an Avigilon network video recorder (NVR). The surveillance system is monitored live 24/7. Enhanced public security During the 2011 IIHF World Championships, Slovnaft Aréna security personnel were able to zoom in and identify several rowdy guests and quickly remove them before they became a greater threat to public safety. “We shared the surveillance video with the local police who were able to investigate each incident and convict the perpetrators accordingly,” added Jankovic. “With the advanced zooming and search capabilities of the Avigilon solution at our fingertips, we can identify known perpetrators before they even enter the building, further enhancing our public’s safety.” Slovnaft Aréna leverages the extreme image clarity of the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system combined with the advanced search and playback features of the Avigilon Control Center software to conduct investigations efficiently and effectively. "The Avigilon Control Center software is a user-friendly and powerful solution that allows us to conduct searches quickly for fast resolution,” commented Jankovic. “In fact, I have never used such a fast search engine,” Jankovic added. “And the quality of recorded video is so amazing that we have dramatically improved our investigation success.” Slovnaft Aréna enjoys the lowest crime rate of all arenas in the Slovak Republic Efficient crime prevention “Due to the system’s ease-of-use and simple graphical user interface, our security team was able to successfully use the Avigilon Control Center software within minutes,” commented Jankovic. Under pressure to have the system installed and running in time for the 2011 IIHF World Championship, Slovnaft Aréna relied heavily on the Avigilon team to deliver the knowledge and support required to meet its specific requirements in a short timeframe. “The Avigilon team demonstrated a high level of professionalism and technical expertise throughout the design and installation process and continues to provide solid support when needed.” Working in close collaboration with the IIHF and local emergency services to create the safest and most secure experience for participants and spectators at the IIHF 2011 World Championships, Slovnaft Aréna deployed the most advanced surveillance system possible, and now enjoys the lowest crime rate of all arenas in the Slovak Republic. “With the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system installed, we have significantly reduced vandalism, theft, and fan disturbances to create a safer, more enjoyable, and positive environment for all our patrons,” concluded Jankovic. “We highly recommend the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system for its high image quality, fast search engine, and unfaltering reliability.”