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IndigoVision's IP video surveillance and analytics technology deployed in India's Patna Museum

Published on 13 July, 2011

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 Patna Museum is now safe thanks to IndigoVision's IP video surveillance solution
Background

IndigoVision's complete IP Video surveillance and analytics technology has been deployed to protect Patna Museum, India. The museum was built in 1917 during the British Raj to house historical artefacts found in and around Patna. It is now the state museum of Bihar, India's third most populous state, located in the east of the country. The valuable items on display include archaeological objects, coins, instruments, textiles, paintings, bronze sculptures and terracotta images of Hindu and Buddhist artists.

Solution

Following an ill-fated burglary involving the loss of irreplaceable bronze statues, the museum conducted a complete security review. The museum faces a difficult security environment, with the need to protect priceless objects at the same time allowing easy access to the public. IndigoVision's IP Video solution was recommended as it delivers very high quality video with low bandwidth together with advanced features such as real-time analytics that would be a significant benefit to the museum.

The museum's security team use ‘Control Center', Indigo Vision's Security Management Software to view images that are streamed from 60 analogue cameras connected to IndigoVision's video encoder transmitters. In over half of these transmitter modules real-time analytics are installed, which help the security team to operate the system more efficiently and improve incident response.

The analytics automatically generate alarms in ‘Control Center' when they are triggered by events in the camera scene.

IndigoVision's IP Video solution was recommended as it delivers very high quality video with low bandwidth together with advanced features such as real-time analytics that would be a significant benefit to the museum

These alarms are displayed on an interactive map of the museum, allowing operators to instantly locate the source of the problem, and the associated camera view is automatically displayed. Guards can then be quickly dispatched to the correct area to investigate.

Benefits

Real-Time analytics at network edge help improve operator incident response Virtual tripwires are set alongside restricted areas and inform the operator when the tripwire is breached Museum mode analytics function is used to detect theft, such as the removal of a painting or a statue Activity Controlled Framerate (ACF) significantly reduces the bandwidth and storage requirement for cameras monitoring generally static scenes or during quiet periods such as overnight Evidential quality video clips can be exported for use by the police for investigations or use in court, following an incident.


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