IP Video Surveillance Protects State Mansion in New Delhi
An IP video system is providing high-security video surveillance for the Madhya Pradesh State Mansion in India’s capital New Delhi. India has 28 states and seven union territories each run by its own state government and each has their own representation in New Delhi, including Madhya Pradesh, the largest State in India. Madhya Pradesh’s political office in New Delhi is the Bhawan Mansion, which is overseen by the State’s Commissioner of Police. This very important local government site is comprised of residential suites, administration buildings, armed security outposts, car park and approach roads.
The IP video system has been designed and supplied by IndigoVision’s local partner Neural Integrated Systems and installed by Royal Computers. This IP video solution was chosen following on-site trials of competing systems and provides both high-quality video and audio surveillance of the interior and surrounding grounds. The State Mansion is faced with multiple security issues including criminal activity, terrorism and the need to counteract corruption and therefore needed the very best solution. The building also accommodates many visiting high-ranking State dignitaries who require the highest level of protection.
With extensive experience of security video installations across various sectors, Anil Gupta of Royal Computers said of the solution, “The ease of installation, set-up and user-friendliness of the system has been excellent. This, complemented with an exceptional level of support, is becoming the benchmark in the increasingly important IP video marketplace.”
The IP video and alarm management software allows the security team to view live and recorded video and to listen to the audio from any of the cameras in the system. The flexibility of the solution means that PC workstations can be located at any point on the network. Additional workstations can be added for no more than the cost of a standard PC. The NVR software provides 30 days of continuous recording for both video and audio from all the cameras in the system. Tamperproof high-quality video and audio clips can be exported for evidential purposes.
“The requirements for the new system were very demanding, both in terms of flexibility and quality. The client was particularly impressed by the quality of the recorded video and audio from the system and the flexibility to up-scale the system for the future,” said R.R. Gupta of Neural Integrated Systems.
IP Video Surveillance Solution to Monitor 7,000 Residences in Victoria, AustraliaAn IP video surveillance solution has been installed to protect the residents of approximately 7,000 dwellings within the Victoria, Australia affordable housing development projects. Currently, over 700 cameras are monitoring 72 individual sites, which function over a wireless Ethernet network, linking all the buildings back to a central monitoring station. By the end of the project, the Genetec system is expected to grow up to 1,100 cameras total. Additional archive servers are also in use at the central monitoring station, where at least 28 days of all video recordings are held for video playback.
The Office of Housing selected Integrators Australia to oversee the development, deployment and maintenance of the system. According to Dean Monaghan, GM at Integrators Australia, “There was just no other solution that worked.”
In fact, there were problems with their previous legacy system, which prompted the Office of Housing to shift away from their outdated technology and to look at Genetec’s network-based solution, Omnicast. The new system demonstrates many advantages, such as improved image quality through better bandwidth management, increased ease of video footage retrieval and significant cost savings from hosting other services over the same wireless network.
Since typically low-income residences are prone to some standard challenges such as vandalism, violence and crime, Omnicast is primarily being used to ensure the safety and well being of the tenants. “It is just a very streamline process with Omnicast and the Office of Housing is very satisfied with the new system,” said Monaghan.