Exclusive Singapore Development Gets Security Video to Guard Construction Site
IP Video technology protects construction of the exclusive Sentosa Cove development in Singapore. Originally conceived to emulate the waterfront resorts on the French Riviera, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, Sentosa Cove is an oceanfront enclave of 2,500 well-appointed residences expected to be completed by 2010.
A mixture of 50 fixed and PTZ outdoor dome cameras protects the construction of the first phase. Supplied by local system partner Spiraltech Pte Ltd, the surveillance provides security as well as overseeing the health and safety of the construction site. The flexibility of the wireless IP video solution (IndigoVision) allows security to easily re-site cameras as the construction site develops. Furthermore, when the construction is complete, many of the wireless IP camera positions will be re-deployed to provide permanent monitoring for the resort’s roads and perimeter.
Each analog dome is connected to a transmitter/receiver unit, which converts the camera signal to DVD quality, high resolution digital video for transmission over the construction site’s wireless LAN. At the security guardhouse, the gear converts the digital video back to analog for display and recording in a traditional control room configuration. Low latency of the digital video ensures smooth operation of the remote PTZ camera controls.