IP Camera applications

Progressive Campus Security at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore

Education of the future - Paperless, wireless and safe The Republic Polytechnic (RP) is one of five polytechnics in Singapore - and one of the most modern in the world.  First established in August 2002, the number of students increased from 800 in 2003 to 3,600 in 2005.  The courses of study include communications and automation technology, information technology and applied sciences such as biotechnology and new media. All students and staff at the RP have notebook computers that are...

Efficient airport security at Coventry, UK

Ideal centreKöln/Bonn are just GBP 15.99 (less than 25 €) away.  To visit the leaning tower of Pisa or the Rialto bridge in Venice will also cost the same.  As the first low-cost airport in the UK, Coventry Airport is offering flights to many distances for low cost.  Since 31st March 2004, the TUI subsidiary Thomson-fly.com is utilizing the Coventry Airport located in the heart of the English midlands as the ideal centre for low-cost flights to 17 European cities. &...

Smooth processes in public transport management

Dense NetworkThe city of Kaiserslautern is committed to serving its citizens well.  This is also reflected in the wide network of public transportation the city operates: 13 day bus and six night bus lines as well as approximately 450 bus stops throughout the city make sure that the 105,000 inhabitants of the German metropolis can get conveniently from A to B.  It is no wonder, therefore, that around 13 million passengers use the services of the TWK Verkehrs-AG each year.  This tr...

Axis secures the Scream

Axis cameras were deployed by CNL to help secure priceless art works including ‘The Scream' on loan to the Royal Academy of Arts from the Munch Museum in OsloNetwork cameras by the global leader in network video Axis Communications, were selected as part of a comprehensive surveillance solution put together for the Royal Academy of Arts (RAA) by leading integrator CNL (Computer Network Ltd).  The RAA was given less than a week to install a new security system in its main galleries pri...

Rainbow in store with Asda

Vari-focal dome cameras from Rainbow have been installed at an Asda store in Dagenham, north-east London, as part of a pilot programme.The lenses have a focal length of 3.3-12mm.  This is an unusual range for a dome camera unit and the versatility allows installers to adjust the field of view in order to accommodate end-users who may have varying ceiling heights within the same property.  The unit frees installers from the constraints imposed by fixed lens domes.The Rainbow cameras are...

Siemens secures the Quay

A major upgrade to security and public information systems, provided by Siemens Business Technologies, is helping Exchange Quay in one of Salford's premier business districts to retain and enhance the enviable reputation which has allowed it to attract a host of blue-chip tenants.Originally built in 1989 using futuristic building designs and strategically located at the entrance to the Salford Quays business area, the 12-acre Exchange Quay site has, since its opening, made effective use of CCTV...

Axis protects the modern day Fort Knox at DEG

Axis Communications, the market leading IP-Surveillance vendor, network cameras and video servers have been deployed at Data Electronics Group (DEG), a highly successful data centre provider serving large enterprises in Ireland. The products are designed to provide an additional layer of security on the data floors within DEG’s headquarters site at Kilcarbery Business Park (KBP) in Dublin. The new system consists of 60 AXIS 210 Network Cameras, 32 existing analogue-based CCTV cameras feedi...

Networked Neighbourhood Watch: Axis video servers enable Shoreditch community TV

Axis Communications were selected as part of an innovative home digital television service Video servers from the global leader in network video Axis Communications were selected as part of an innovative home digital television service called Digital Bridge, which was officially launched in Shoreditch this week. Video streams gathered from analogue-based Pan Tilt Zoom dome cameras are being routed into Axis 241S Video Servers by leading Axis solution partner CNL (Compute...

Starring role for Dedicated Micros at ITV Granada

Dedicated Micros, working together with Gardiner Security, has delivered an advanced CCTV solution to provide effective security for ITV Granada in Manchester, home to Coronation Street one of the UK's favourite soap operas.  The project called for four of the latest NetVu Connected Digital Sprite 2 network capable DVRs featuring NetVu ObserVer software, four Dennard 2060 outdoor dome cameras which feature vandal resistant, environmentally protected enclosures - with more to follow shortly...

Italy's Bari Soccer stadium chooses ACTi IP surveillance products to boost their security system

ACTi's Video Server, SED-2100R, and Transcoder, SED-3200, has enabled Bari Soccer stadium in Italy to incorporate IP based CCTV systems.  Incorporating with EL.MO's DVR, Matrices and monitoring solutions, the new system allows centralized control and high integration of different CCTV systems.  The use of wireless AP's also allows long distance transmission of video & control data, providing simple & cost effective solution over LAN environments. The CCTV system includes 2...

Axis network cameras included in major investment to improve public-transport security

Axis Communications is one of the suppliers included in a major subway and commuter train security project being undertaken by the Greater Stockholm Public Transport Company Limited (SL).  SL has decided to install Axis 225FD network cameras.  The value of the initial order is estimated at approximately SEK 2 M, with the potential for additional installations.The Greater Stockholm Public Transport Company Limited (SL) has decided to install Axis network cameras in the subway syste...

IndigoVision won 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin

IndigoVision's IP Video technology provided the platform for the entire CCTV system at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.  The system, spanning the entire Olympic site, consisted of 500 cameras managed by ‘Control Center', IndigoVision's enterprise video & alarm management software.  The system was designed and installed by Elsag, one of Italy's largest system integrators, and represents the second Olympic Games protected by an IndigoVision solution, following from the...

Mini-Bold chosen to deliver first-class IP alarm signalling solution

Remote video surveillance and clear image capture are crucial security measures required to monitor and protect business property and assets, and can be instrumental in the investigation and tracking of key scenes, should an incident occur - as was recently demonstrated by the clear images produced during the raid on a Securitas depot in Kent.Now, video surveillance specialists P&R Fire and Security Ltd will be integrating the Mini-Bold alarm monitoring software from Bold Communications into...

Direct CCTV and Dedicated Micros 1st for Airwaves Ducati

Dedicated Micros has delivered a range of advanced CCTV systems - including is latest Digital Sprite 2 and Dennard 2060 outdoor dome camera - to installer Direct CCTV to provide an advanced security and entertainment solution for the Airwaves Ducati team competing in this year's British SuperBike (BSB) Championship.  The type of CCTV installed is a first for the high profile series which started at Brands Hatch last weekend and is being screened live on ITV1. Said Pauline Norstrom, Wor...

Bosch Pa/Va and CCTV Technology chosen for Drake Circus Shopping Centre

Sophisticated digital Public Address and Voice Alarm (PAVA) technology from Bosch Security Systems has been selected by Advance Integrated Systems (AIS) for the new Drake Circus Shopping Centre in Plymouth scheduled to open in Autumn 2006. Central to the installation is the proven Praesideo technology - the world's first fully digital public address and emergency sound system characterised by the flexibility in the system configuration, simplicity of installation and high-quality audio reproduc...

A tale of two CCTVs, by Jon Hill, Bewator

Today's CCTV systems are unrecognisable from the basic camera and monitor configurations that first appeared in the 1960s.  Here, Bewator's video systems specialist, Jon Hill, takes a look at the development of CCTV technology and examines the capability of the latest generation of systems.The UK's very first video surveillance system was installed by London Transport in 1961.  The system was basic, consisting of two, black and white cameras which were connected by coaxial cable to bas...

Education Security: you too can be creative...

A cause for concern. Vandalism, arson, theft, bullying and aggressions on staff, child abduction or abuses…Ultimately, it is the responsibility of primary and secondary schools or universities to ensure the safety and security of staff, pupils, and visitors to their premises.  Damaged or stolen properties and sick-days taken by teachers after physical or mental ill-treatment by pupils or parents are also costing millions to the education sector every year.But funding a security syste...

Rainbow at the Fort

More than a hundred of Rainbow CCTV's lenses have been installed recently at the US Army's Fort Leonard Wood complex in Missouri USA.  The vari-focal lens is designed for applications requiring an extremely wide field of view. The lens model L163VDC4P has a focal length of 1.6~3.4mm to provide a horizontal field of view of 180°.  The DC auto-iris lens has an aperture of F1.4~360 and is compatible with 1/3" and 1/4" cameras.The units have been installed as part of an exten...

Improving security across an expanding site

Treviglas Community College - in briefTreviglas Community College is a purpose-built 11-18 compre­hensive college situated on the outskirts of Newquay in Cornwall, England, and serving more than 1,200 pupils from local villages and towns within a 15-mile radius.  The college employs a total of 128 people including teachers, administrative and auxiliary staff. Treviglas – The growth story Opened in the early 1960s, Treviglas Community College has enjoyed continual expansion over th...

Dedicated Micros helps school security

The ChallengeAs parents become increasingly concerned about the safety of their children, schools are turning to the latest in CCTV technology to help provide a watchful eye.  When Burnage High School in Manchester was looking to upgrade its CCTV installation to a modern digital system, they consulted experts Security Management Plus for advice. Steve Clews at Security Management Plus said: "We've been involved in security in the education sector for nearly ten years and in that time w...

Dedicated Micros targets small businesses with ECO16 launch

Dedicated Micros - part of AD Group - has strengthened its popular Eco range of entry-level DVRs with the launch of the advanced Eco16.The Eco16 offers small businesses - such as retail outlets - an affordable but extremely effective digital recording solution.  With its extra channels it can be connected to up to 16 cameras, comes with a choice of 160GB or 300GB hard drives, and supports record rates of up to 25pps (PAL) 30pps (NTSC). In operation, the NetVu ObserVer software bundled with...

Mount enterprises, Texas, chose Digital Sprite 2 DVMRs

The Customer's ChallengeMount Enterprise, Texas, population 586, is situated at the crossroads of Highways 84 and 259.  Traffic is light, children can walk safely around town, and life is good amongst the old oaks and pines that provide shade from the Southern heat. But even in a quiet town, crime occasionally happens. On a Friday morning, a masked man walked into Citizens National Bank (CNB) in Mount Enterprise, pulled out a gun and held up a teller at point blank.  Moments later...

Axis improves security in French banks

Mission The Caisse d’Épargne banking group needed to cost-effectively extend the benefits of surveillance monitoring into 70 regional branch offices throughout France.  The new surveillance system needed to meet the banks high expectations for security, reliability, and quality. Solution Up to three Axis network cameras were installed directly to the existing networks within each regional bank.  Using standard frame relay protocol, the bank headquarters can access surveill...

All systems go for security at London Luton airport

The Challenge The company provides specialist aviation services to regional airlines, business and commercial aviation companies, including fuelling, ground handling, maintenance and fuel purchasing.  The operation manages in excess of 13,000 air traffic movements annually - comprehensive and reliable security is therefore a major requirement. Martin Gould of system installers CAMS Fire & Security PLC explains: "The new aviation hangar has allowed the flight support operator to meet i...

Port video surveillance: security for passengers, property and the bottom line

“The Port of Galveston relies on Verint’s Networked Video Solution to enable security personnel to monitor unauthorised movement, security breaches and sea traffic 24 hours a day, even in low light.” -- Steve Cernak, Port Director, Port of Galveston. Steve Cernak knows that, in many ways, his port is an open door, welcoming industry and visitors into the U.S. But in today’s climate of heightened awareness, Cernak and directors of ports on coasts throughout the world are...

Lord Mayor's residence goes digital

The Challenge The Georgian Town Palace located in the heart of the City of London plays host to ceremonial banquets and international dignitaries visiting the capital.  As a high profile venue, its security facilities need to be of the highest standard.  Therefore, the managing authority for Mansion House - the Corporation of London - specified three Digital Sprite digital multiplex recorders.  Installers, Classic Security Solutions has implemented the upgrade, along with the inst...

DM takes up University challenge

The ChallengeA major university campus in London has invested in a significant overhaul of its security, centred around digital multiplexing technology from Dedicated Micros.  The university has seven city centre sites spread over almost three miles.  A growth in drug related crime in the nearby Kings Cross area prompted the university to reconsider its security arrangements in conjunction with IDS, specialists in digital CCTV technology.  The Solution IDS considered a number of p...

Oxford University invests in a new CCTV system

The ChallengeThe University of Oxford Security Services department has invested in a major overhaul of its CCTV system and upgraded to a networked digital system controlled by Dedicated Micros multiplexers.Four BX2 multiplexers support 60 cameras, which have been upgraded to digital to keep a watchful eye on the University estate that includes some of Britain's most valued historic buildings and museums such as the Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre and the Bodleian Library.Demands on the anal...

Clubbing on camera

The Challenge The latest newcomer to Manchester's renowned clubbing scene has installed a networked digital CCTV system to offer both top-of-the-range security coverage and live networked images of clubbers across the venue's three entertainment levels. Lucid, a prestigious city centre nightclub and host to celebrity clientele including Westlife and Naomi Campbell, brings a unique 24/7 entertainment concept to Manchester and is backed by Richard Branson.  Based in the Printworks entertainme...

MTV debut for commplex security

The Challenge In November, the club hosted the MTV TRL (Total Request Live) Chart Show, a live, daily chart countdown show, featuring exclusive interviews and performances from A-list music and showbiz celebrities. Located in a converted church in Leith just outside of Edinburgh, the Commplex is a 450 capacity multifunctional venue, split onto two levels and host to various club nights and live bands, as well as weddings and corporate events. TRL was broadcast live from the Commplex, a stone's t...