Published on 1 November, 2007
IndigoVision's IP Video technology is providing CCTV surveillance for Mont Kiara, an exclusive development of condominiums located in the suburbs of Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Mont Kiara is a global community that attracts affluent professionals as well as a diverse group of expatriates.
The IP CCTV system was installed by IndigoVision's local partner Multi Optochem Sdn Bhd using a Motorola Canopy wireless IP network. The system consists of 38 cameras monitoring the streets and amenities in a 3km radius around the condominium complex. Following an analysis of competing systems, IndigoVision was chosen, having shown that the system can deliver excellent video quality with a low bandwidth requirement as well as a fully scalable solution and excellent features from its ‘Control Centre' software.
‘Control Centre' is IndigoVision's enterprise video and alarm management software and is used in the control room complex situated in the shopping plaza. Five security staff on a 24-hour rotating shift monitor live video from the cameras via the ‘Control Centre' workstation and on a 16-monitor video wall. ‘Control Centre' coupled with two IndigoVision Networked Video Recorders (NVRs) provide up to 60 days of recording and a suite of tools for the fast search and analysis of recorded footage.
Each camera is connected to an IndigoVision 8000 transmitter/receiver unit. The 8000 converts the analogue signal to DVD-quality MPEG-4 compressed digital video for transmission over the wireless network. The 8000s also receive PTZ control data from the network for the 8 dome cameras used in the system. IndigoVision's advanced compression technology ensures that high-quality video can be streamed across the wireless network with minimum impact on the available bandwidth.
The scalability of IndigoVision's IP Video together with the wireless network provides an ideal platform for future expansion. Cameras can be simply and inexpensively added to the system at any time, a feature that cannot easily be achieved with a traditional analogue CCTV solution. Even though all monitoring is currently carried out in the security control room, additional ‘Control Centre' workstations can be added at any point on the network allowing, for example, the local police to also monitor the cameras and recorded video at a separate location.