IndigoVision’s IP-CCTV solution has been integrated together with access control and intruder detection at one of Madrid’s newest hospitals.

Opened in 2008, the Infanta Sofía Hospital consists of several buildings on a 25 square mile site with the main facilities in an 8-storey tower block. “Hospitals create a demanding security environment, where the protection of staff and patients is paramount, especially in frontline areas such as emergency and psychiatry departments,” explains Francisco De Diego, project manager with Cybsegur, the System Integrator that designed and installed the system. “It was therefore important to choose the very-best CCTV system, both in terms of performance and picture quality.”

IP video was integrated with the access control and intruder detection systems using Fabricom’s ICAROS system to provide the hospital’s security team with a complete solution for managing the security of the site. Consolidation of alarms centrally from CCTV, access control and intruder systems create a more efficient operator environment and a vastly improved incident response.

Seven IndigoVision standalone Network Video Recorders (NVRs) record video continuously at 25 fps, directly from the network, providing a typical 15-day archive. In the event of a NVR failure or routine maintenance, video can be sent to the other NVRs while the unit is swapped with a hot-spare. It provides end-users with a range of redundant solutions, from simple hot-spare swapping as used by the hospital to fully resilient recording configurations using mirroring or automatic failovers with individual NVRs being distributed around the network.