Megapixel Cameras Improve Surveillance and Reduce Energy Costs
The Four Points has recently installed 139 Arecont Vision cameras, for both live monitoring and to enable operators to zoom in on the details of live and archived video after an event.
“We chose Arecont Vision’s megapixel IP cameras because they provide multi-streaming capabilities at various video formats, frame rates and resolutions,” said Carl Lee, area IT manager, South East Asia, Starwood Hotels. “The cameras’ higher resolutions provide detailed coverage of larger areas, allowing us to pan, tilt and zoom electronically within a larger, detailed image area, whether live or on recorded video, which eliminates the need for conventional PTZ cameras. Cameras in areas such as the parking lots enable us to recognize vehicle color, license plate number and even see the driver’s face.”
The new hotel’s system includes 131 Arecont megapixel cameras and 8 Arecont panoramic color cameras. The cameras are tied into LuxRiot NVR video surveillance software from A&H Software House, Inc., and are monitored centrally through 12 LCD monitors fed by seven NVR servers and three video monitoring systems. All of the cameras are recorded and displayed in real-time.
In choosing the cameras, Lee considered energy conservation, low maintenance costs and longer camera lifespan, as well as the improved security made possible by highly detailed video images that enable operators to recognize faces. The NVR provides a stable recording and display platform for high-definition cameras and also was priced well, according to Lee.
The system was designed and distributed by GSF Solutions Sdn Bhd, the authorized distributor for Malaysia, and was installed by United Factor Alarm Security Network and Consultant, a systems integrator in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Security officers can now react to a situation as soon as possible with the real-time security monitoring system.