IP Dome cameras Comparison: IndigoVision, Hikvision  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/4
1/3
1/3
1/2
Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
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Resolution TVL
460
2 MP
4 MP
4K
Sensitivity lux
0.01
0
0
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Dome Type
Continuous Rotation
Static
Static
PTZ
Pan Speed o/ sec
400
--
--
--
Tilt Speed o/ sec
200
--
--
--
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Outdoor
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Mount Type
Ceiling, Wall
Wall, Ceiling
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--
Voltage
24 V AC
12 V DC
12 V DC, PoE
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Focal length
4.1 ~ 73.8
4mm
2.8 ~ 12mm
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Rotation Angleso
+/-90 tilt, 360 pan
355
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--
Presets
360
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--
--
Compression
MPEG-4
H.264/ MJPEG
H.264+/H.264/MJPEG
--
S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB
> 50
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--
--
Signal Mode
PAL / NTSC
--
--
--
Digital (DSP)
--
Auto Gain Control
--
--
Electronic Shutter range
--
1/3 ~ 1/100,000s
1/3 ~ 1/10,000s
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Built-in IR LED
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MetrôRio Use IndigoVision IP Video To Protect The 700,000 People Who Travel On Its Network
MetrôRio Use IndigoVision IP Video To Protect The 700,000 People Who Travel On Its Network

MetrôRio, Rio de Janeiro’s metro system, has chosen IndigoVision to supply a complete IP video security solution to protect the 700,000 people who travel daily on its network and to allow for future expansion of the metro service. IndigoVision won the contract to replace MetrôRio’s ageing analog surveillance system because of the superior image quality of the IndigoVision cameras, which makes for precise identification of individuals in recorded images, coupled with the flexibility of the IP system, which can be easily scaled up as the metro network grows.    Mr Newton Werneck, CIO of MetrôRio stated: "IndigoVision's image quality is excellent and the distributed architecture of the system will allow the surveillance network to grow along with the metro system." Another crucial factor in winning the business with MetrôRio is the system’s highly efficient and economical storage capability. Compared with other IP video systems, storage requirements are significantly reduced thanks to IndigoVision’s advanced compression technology and the use of the unique Activity Controlled Frame rate (ACF) feature, which is built into the IP cameras. ACF regulates the frame rate of the video stream according to the motion in a particular scene. When there is no activity, video is streamed at minimal frame rate; the instant any motion is detected, video is simultaneously transmitted at the maximum configured frame rate.  This responsiveness provides both greater detail for analysis and also allows for economy of data storage.  The IndigoVision system also provides MetrôRio with improved event archives and content distribution across its network: IndigoVision’s unique distributed architecture eliminates the need for a central server, which means that the surveillance system can expand quickly and as required. IndigoVision’s Brazilian partner Setha Prosegur worked with MetrôRio to create the surveillance system, which includes 141 fixed IP cameras, 21 PTZ cameras and approximately 700 existing analog cameras that have been integrated into the system using IndigoVision encoders. An IndigoVision NVR-AS 3000 (network video recorder) is in place at each station, with back-up provided between stations. Founded in 1979 with five stations operating on one line, MetrôRio now covers 47km (29 miles) divided into two lines and 35 stations. The network continues to grow with a further line under construction and due for completion in 2016.  

IndigoVision's Offshore IP Video Surveillance Deters Poachers
IndigoVision's Offshore IP Video Surveillance Deters Poachers

IndigoVision's IP Video technology is at the heart of an innovative wireless CCTV system that's providing both security and operational benefits for an offshore fish farm.Acuicola Marina is one of the leading producers of farmed fish in the Spanish Province of Castellon on the Mediterranean coast.  Their offices and warehouse are located at Burriana, 3 km inland, with the fish farm facilities sited 10 km offshore.The valuable fish stock is a target for poachers and Acuicola Marina has always found it difficult to police the offshore facilities.  Offshore patrols were partly successful but proved too costly and so it was decided that a CCTV monitoring system was required.  This would provide the necessary security as well as a number of other monitoring functions that could benefit the business, for example submersible cameras monitoring fish growth.IndigoVision's complete end-to-end IP Video system was chosen to provide the real time video and alarm management facilities required of the system.  The overall solution was designed and installed by IndigoVision's local approved integrator, Ralco Networks.The system is managed by IndigoVision's ‘Control Center' software and recording is achieved using IndigoVision's Networked Video Recorders (NVRs), which are installed on the network at the on-shore offices.  Several operators use ‘Control Center' workstations to view both live and recorded video from any of the offshore cameras.  ‘Control Center' provides advanced search and video analysis tools that the operators use to identify security breaches and to monitor fish growth which helps determine the correct distribution of food.‘Control Center' also handles alarm and event data such as equipment malfunctions and power system monitoring, all of which is transmitted over the network. Commenting on the project, José Soriano Reyes, Ralco Network's Project Manager, said,  "IndigoVision's system was chosen because of the flexibility of their ‘Control Center' software, the NVR recording structure that allows the recorders to be sited on-shore and the excellent MPEG-4 compression that ensures high-quality video can be transmitted across the limited bandwidth available on the wireless network."A wireless network infrastructure was developed, consisting of a local Wi-Fi network covering the offshore facilities with a 7 Mbps WiMAX radio link back to the on-shore offices, 13km away.  Day/night weatherproof dome cameras were mounted on the fish pools as well as onboard the production boat and a submersible camera was installed to monitor the fish stock underwater.  Each of the cameras is connected to an IndigoVision 8000 transmitter module, which encodes the analog feed to high-quality MPEG-4 digital video for transmission over the wireless network.All of the offshore equipment is powered by specially designed standalone solar powered/battery power packs.  A VPN router was also installed to allow access to the video feeds over the internet.As well as improved security the new CCTV system has provided Acuicola Marina with a number of other benefits.  Their production has increased, partly because of the deterrence to poachers and partly from the operational improvements that offshore monitoring has provided.  The wireless network not only allows transmission of video and data but also two-way audio, which is being used to provide voice communications between the offices and the offshore facilities.  In the near future Acuicola Marina plans to expand the fish farm with the addition of extra fish pools and additional facilities.  As IP Video is a very scalable solution, adding additional monitoring will be easy and very cost effective.

Hikvision Partners With SKOV To Create Smart Farm Management Solutions
Hikvision Partners With SKOV To Create Smart Farm Management Solutions

Hikvision cameras and a specially designed SKOV VMS allows handlers to monitor the pigs Hikvision worked with farm management solutions provider SKOV to bring the art of weighing pigs into the 21st Century, with the help of mini-dome cameras and a bespoke VMS system. The pig is one of the most populous large mammals in the world, with an estimated 986.6 million pigs at any one time. This also means, of course, that piggeries are big business, as pork is the most commonly meat consumed worldwide. Part of managing a piggery is to ensure that each pig is able to grow to its full potential. The average weight of a pig at market is 275 lbs, but keeping an eye on the weight of individual animals can be tricky. If a pig is smaller than it pen-mates, it is likely to be pushed away when it comes to feeding time. This means it will not grow to its full size. In this situation, pig farmers may move the smaller pigs into a separate pen, so they can get to the food and ‘catch up’ with their larger brothers and sisters. Methods And Challenges But how do you weigh a pig? Traditional methods involved a tape measure and many hands and were, of course, very time consuming to complete. And that was without the math part at the end! Later methods saw farmers installing weighing apparatus, which was costly, and also time consuming with handlers needing to ‘persuade’ individual pigs onto the scales. Another issue with this system was that accuracy could be affected, as it was hard to tell if the scales had just one pig on them. “The pig handlers need to drag the pigs physically to the scales, which is not only very hard, time-consuming work, but also stresses the pig out”, said Kasper Ronn Christensen, Strategic Purchaser at SKOV. “Stressed pigs don’t eat, which also affects their growth rate.” Hikvision Cameras And SKOV VMS Solution Enter a whole new innovative solution, using Hikvision cameras and a specially designed SKOV VMS. After testing various cameras, SKOV approached Hikvision because of the competitive price and clear, reliable pictures even at only 2MP resolution. That, combined with the ability to build a firmware specifically for their needs, persuaded SKOV to work with Hikvision. Between four and eight 2-line mini-dome cameras (DS-2CD2142FWD-I (4mm)) are placed in the pigpens, to allow handlers to see what’s going on and to monitor the growth progress of the pigs. These specific cameras were chosen because of the low amount of spare space in a pigpen and the importance of an affordable solution. Weight Calculation And Monitoring “We were looking for a solution that could be used by piggeries all over the world”, says Kasper Ronn Christensen. “That meant we needed to make it simple, practical and affordable. The fact that, even at a relatively low resolution of 2MP, clear actionable pictures were consistently available made these cameras a smart choice.” Connection to the SKOV VMS means that the pigs’ weights can be calculated and so monitored. The VMS also gives alarms if a pig doesn’t follow the required growth rate, so steps can be taken. The success of the project in Denmark means it can be replicated all over the world to help piggeries to manage their pigs and make sure they maximize their potential. SKOV is offering the solution to all regions with piggeries, including in Thailand, where they have a subsidiary. Digitalized Smart Farming Systems “The cameras are integrated and working as expected, so we can look to the future”, says Kasper Ronn Christensen. “We are really impressed with the way Hikvision adapted their firmware to our needs. I also love the innovative approach - who would have thought that a technology that was designed to help spot intruders could be used to ensure pigs grew to the correct weight!” Peter Guan, Channel and Marketing Director at Hikvision Europe, said: “We are heading to a future where traditional farming is digitalized into smart farming, where surveillance cameras are not only used for crime prevention at the farms, but also as useful tools for farmers. Hikvision’s ecosystem partner program allows easy software and hardware integration so that end users can benefit from an innovative and more powerful complete solution.”