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Virtua Healthcare upgrades video surveillance with Arecont Vision IP megapixel cameras

Published on 15 November, 2011
The camera system is monitored centrally at Virtua’s Incident Command Center (ICC)
The IP based network system takes advantage of the performance and cost efficiencies of Arecont cameras

Virtua Healthcare System, a comprehensive multi- hospital healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, NJ, has recently upgraded its video surveillance system to an IP-based network complete with Arecont Vision IP megapixel cameras. According to Paul M. Sarnese, System Safety Director, Virtua Health, the Arecont solution has enabled the organisation to increase surveillance with fewer cameras and improved images.

"Due to the exceptional resolution provided by Arecont Vision's megapixel cameras, and the deployment of several AV8185 panoramic cameras, we have easily expanded our coverage capabilities using fewer cameras with outstanding results," said Mr. Sarnese. "The performance of our new surveillance systems has helped us to improve overall security. It has been a win-win situation for Virtua."

Deployed throughout Virtua's four New Jersey hospital locations, the new IP-based network system takes advantage of the performance and cost efficiencies of Arecont Vision megapixel cameras in locations where they are most needed. It allows for the seamless transition to a networked platform gradually, letting Virtua replace all existing analogue cameras as needed. The system was designed and built by CM3 Building Solutions of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.

Megapixel cameras used throughout the Virtua system include Arecont Vision SurroundVideo®  8 megapixel, 180-degree panoramic H.264 cameras as well as 2 and 3 megapixel Arecont Vision MegaDome®  cameras, each comprising an integrated camera, lens and IP66-rated dome. The camera system is monitored centrally at Virtua's Incident Command Center (ICC), where operators can utilise the many features of Arecont megapixel technology including digital pan/tilt/zoom on live or recorded images, extended motion detection and imaging cropping.

Mr. Sarnese adds, "The difference between the old analogue system and the quality and functionality of the new Arecont Vision megapixel cameras is night and day. It opens up a whole new avenue of operational possibilities for us."

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