IP cameras Comparison: Vicon, Arecont Vision  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/2.8
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Colour Type
True Day / Night
True Day / Night
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True Day / Night
Resolution
1080p
1.2 MP
3MP
1.2 MP
Digital (DSP)
Sensitivity Lux
<0.05 ~ 0.1
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Auto Iris
Direct Drive
Voltage
12 V DC, 24 V AC, PoE
12 V DC / 24 V AC / PoE
12 V DC, 24 V AC
12 V DC / 24 V AC / PoE
Focal Length mm
2.8 ~ 12
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2.8
Wide Dynamic Range
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Image Frame Rate
30 fps
37 fps
21 fps
37 fps
Back Light Compensation
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Auto Gain Control
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White Balance
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Specialist Type
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Megapixel
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Megapixel
Mount Type
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Surface, Ceiling, Flush, Wall
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Surface, Ceiling, Flush, Wall
Picture Elements HxV
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1280 x 960
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1280 x 960
Inclusion DVR/ Web Server
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Motion Activated
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Arecont Vision Camera Captures Images Of Speeding Vehicles In Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arecont Vision Camera Captures Images Of Speeding Vehicles In Buenos Aires, Argentina

Customer Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. The city of Buenos Aires is an autonomous district, and the separate province of Buenos Aires is the largest and most populous province in Argentina. Challenge The local governments in Argentina needed a portable mobile solution to monitor and document speed limit violations. Megapixel Solution In a unique integrated solution, Arecont Vision 5-megapixel cameras are used in conjunction with a radar speed gun. The camera's small size and excellent performance provided the perfect imaging solution for this specialised law enforcement application. The system consists of a radar speed gun, a central processing unit (CPU) module, an Arecont Vision AV5115 5-megapixel camera and a laptop computer for programming and monitoring. The CPU controls and administers all functions of the system. The Arecont Vision camera connects to the CPU through an Ethernet connection, and the radar pistol communicates with the CPU via an RS-232 port. When measuring a vehicle’s speed, the CPU analyzes whether the speed is in excess of the speed limit. If it is, the Arecont Vision camera takes a high-resolution digital image of the vehicle for license plate identification and fine processing. The information is then correlated to Argentina’s vehicle registration database and the speed, operator's name, speed limit and location are superimposed on the picture and saved in memory on an SD card housed in the unit. A single SD card can store more than 1,000 files. Local monitoring is performed using a laptop computer, which is connected using a Wi-Fi network. The system also communicates via Wi-Fi to a desktop computer for remote monitoring. The AV5115 camera is part of Arecont Vision's MegaVideo® Compact series of IP cameras. It features H.264/MJPEG dual encoding and up to 32-times the resolution of a VGA camera. Forty of the radar/video speed gun units were built, and the first units have been working uninterrupted since 2009. The handheld radar speed gun system was designed and installed by Dyna Group, Buenos Aires, a customer-oriented company providing high-quality technical and environmental engineering services to its clients, according to Hector H. Zino, manager. Dyna Group's goal is to exceed every client's expectations with outstanding customer service, increased flexibility and greater value, thus optimizing system functionality and improving operation efficiency. Dyna Group specified the Arecont Vision camera for the radar speed gun application in Buenos Aires. Megapixel Benefits The high resolution of the Arecont Vision camera provides clear images for identification and the ability to read license plates. Megapixel-quality images include greater detail at an affordable price. Value drives the market, and less-expensive systems with higher resolution and better system performance provide the best value. During the design phase, several solutions were tried, but the Arecont Vision camera was chosen as the preferred solution because of performance, small size and easy operation. The system has been well received because of the high-resolution of the images and the small size of the complete device. Better images ensure more revenue from speeding fines, which yields return on investment (ROI) for the new system. The radar/video guns have more than paid for themselves based on increased safety and collection of speeding fines. In one block in Buenos Aires, for example, 98 vehicles in one hour were each fined up to $480 for speeding violations. In another example, there were approximately 200 tickets issued in a single four-hour shift. Residents can request police to provide speed controls in their neighborhoods based on concerns about the safety of pedestrians. “The solution has worked well, and Arecont Vision has been responsive to the customer's needs,” says Mr. Zino of Dyna Group. “The Arecont Vision megapixel camera provides a very compact and lightweight product at a reasonable price.”

IQinVision’s HD Cameras To Monitor And Improve Manufacturing Processes At Ellwood Group
IQinVision’s HD Cameras To Monitor And Improve Manufacturing Processes At Ellwood Group

Ellwood Group, Inc. is deploying over 250 IQeye HD megapixel cameras and growing Headquartered in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, Ellwood Group, Inc. (EGI) produces engineered, heavy metal sections for capital specialty equipment manufacturers in the United States and around the world. The company’s nine operating business units—encompassing multiple plants in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Texas and Canada—are dedicated to solving customers’ needs for specially engineered forging steels, iron castings, forgings, and other alloy parts. The Challenge When making a single specialty steel product that can cost tens of thousands of dollars, it is essential to have the capability to monitor the manufacturing processes and if a problem is experienced downstream, to then have the ability to go back and find the root cause. If a manufacturer can implement process monitoring technology that quickly, accurately solves manufacturing problems, the system pays for itself in short order. The Solution Ellwood Group, Inc. is deploying over 250 IQeye HD megapixel cameras and growing, in order to monitor and improve manufacturing processes, in addition to meeting security needs. “We have moved from a test environment over five years ago to now having megapixel cameras deployed at about 20 different locations in our various plants,” said Eugene Spadafore, Senior Network Administrator, EGI. “We started out asking, ‘How can we improve quality for process X?’ Rather quickly we saw the value of closely monitoring manufacturing with the IQeye cameras and now it’s a standard in our environment, we use the cameras at every facility.” EGI stores video at each location anywhere from three days to three months, depending on the manufacturing process being recorded. The majority of the cameras are 2.1 MP IQeye Sentinel and 700-series cameras, the newest utilising H.264 compression. “Our growth is typically through acquisition,” said Spadafore, “once a new company is acquired, the next question is, ‘When can we get cameras installed?’ We are quite satisfied with how the IQeye cameras have performed in meeting our sophisticated needs. As a result of using megapixel technology for process control, we have seen improvements in efficiency and productivity and that translates into real money.” The Highlights Ellwood Group has installed over 250 HD megapixel cameras to improve manufacturing processes and overall security at 10 of its locations. Rather quickly EGI saw the value of closely monitoring manufacturing with IQeye HD megapixel cameras, and now they use cameras at every facility that comes on line. In what is a growing trend, EGI uses its megapixel technology 75% for process control and only 25% for physical security. As a result of using megapixel technology for process control, EGI has seen measurable improvements in efficiency and productivity, resulting in substantial savings. As one EGI location or division discovers the benefits of this kind of manufacturing process monitoring—both live and post-event—inevitably they, too, request cameras. To successfully manage the expansion of the use of IQinVision technology, Spadafore’s division has developed a de facto standard, scope of work, and set of specifications for how to successfully deploy the IQeye cameras in each new location. “To maintain consistency and best practices, we elected to be the overall project manager for camera deployment.”

Aimetis CCTV Software Selected For Optimized Security Surveillance At Whitby Mental Health Centre
Aimetis CCTV Software Selected For Optimized Security Surveillance At Whitby Mental Health Centre

Customer profile Whitby Mental Health Centre (WMHC) is a specialty psychiatric hospital which is focused on providing specialized mental health programmes for inpatients and outpatients for a population of 2.8 million residents in an area extending from the east of the City of Toronto, Canada. WMHC employs 1100 staff and has an annual operating budget of approximately $88 million.Technology & integration Aimetis Symphony™ Client & Server Axis 241Q encoders IQinVision 703 network cameras Analog Panasonic WV-CW864 PTZ Panasonic WV-NF284 network camera  Results Increased scalability of security personnel Improved image quality Greater value extracted from PTZ cameras through auto-tracking capability SummaryWhitby Mental Health Centre selects Aimetis Symphony™ Integrated Intelligent Video Management Software as its video platform for analog and network cameras while leveraging video analytics to automatically control PTZ cameras, increasing the scalability of security personnel.Business challenge Aimetis Symphony was selected due to its ability to support Axis, Panasonic and IQinVision network cameras concurrently  Whitby Mental Health Centre (WMHC) includes a forensic programme, an 85 bed medium and minimum security programme for persons subject to detention under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Mental Health Act. Skyrocketing occupancy, from 70% in 2006 to 95%, had left the facility with the need to expand its video coverage. WMHC wanted to slowly migrate to an IP based deployment while still making use of their existing analog cameras. The need to have an intelligent video system with auto PTZ tracking capability was required as timely manual control of the PTZ cameras was not always guaranteed.SolutionAimetis Symphony™ Intelligent Video Management Software was selected due to its open architecture and ability to support Axis, Panasonic and IQinVision network cameras concurrently. To achieve control of the analog pan/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras, an Axis 241Q encoder was used to interface with the analog camera and IP network, allowing Symphony™ to send commands across the network and automatically control the cameras as needed. Symphony™ was configured to automatically zoom in when people were detected in areas which were designated as off-limits, such as around the garbage bins outside the hospital. Megapixel cameras were also deployed which gave superior image quality in strategic parts of the hospital where high image detail was a must. These are especially useful in aiding security personnel in the detection and prevention of violent behavior or persons going missing. "Aimetis allowed is to leverage our analog investment while adding high value features such as auto-PTZ control and megapixel cameras," says John Premzell, Fire and Safety Officer, WMHC.