IP Dome cameras Comparison: IndigoVision, Avigilon  (4)

 
Chip Inch Size
1/4
1/3
1/3
1/2
Colour Type
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Colour / Monochrome
Resolution TVL
460
2 MP
2 MP
1920 x 1080
Sensitivity lux
0.01
0.1
0.02
0.04
Dome Type
Continuous Rotation
PTZ
PTZ
PTZ
Pan Speed o/ sec
400
--
--
0.05 ~ 450
Tilt Speed o/ sec
200
--
--
0.05 ~ 360
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
Indoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Mount Type
Ceiling, Wall
Pendant
Surface
Pendant
Voltage
24 V AC
24 V DC, 24 V AC, PoE
24 V AC
12 V DC / 24 V AC / PoE
Focal length
4.1 ~ 73.8
4.3 ~ 129 mm
3 ~ 9 mm
4.7 ~ 94
Rotation Angleso
+/-90 tilt, 360 pan
--
--
360 pan, 186 tilt
Presets
360
100
--
100
Compression
MPEG-4
H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10/AVC), Motion JPEG
H.264, MPEG-4, JPEG
H.264, Motion JPEG
S/ N (Signal/ Noise) Ratio dB
> 50
--
--
--
Signal Mode
PAL / NTSC
PAL, NTSC
NTSC/PAL
NTSC, PAL
Digital (DSP)
--
--
Back Light Compensation
--
--
--
White Balance
--
Electronic Shutter range
--
1/1 ~ 1/10,000
1/6 ~ 1/8000 s
1/6 ~ 1/8000
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.

Avigilon HD 5 MP Bullet Cameras Deployed At Yeravan Under “Safe City” Initiative
Avigilon HD 5 MP Bullet Cameras Deployed At Yeravan Under “Safe City” Initiative

The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system is used primarily to manage the city’s new paid parking system In order to manage the municipal paid parking system and roll out a Safe City initiative to better protect people, property, infrastructure and assets, Parking City Service has deployed 1,600 Avigilon HD 5 MP Bullet cameras with adaptive IR technology in parking areas within the city center, and plans to install another 5,400 Avigilon HD cameras for complete coverage across the entire city. Six operators manage the surveillance system using Avigilon Control Center (ACC) with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM), storing up to two weeks of 24x7 continuous surveillance footage on 40 Avigilon Network Video Recorders located in the new air-conditioned data center. Pros Of Avigilion HD Security Solutions Effective management of paid parking system Secure parked vehicles and prevent crime Generate revenue for city Assist in traffic flow management Faster footage search and export times High-quality image detail for identification Scalable to meet future Safe City goals One of the oldest cities in the world dating back to 782 BC, Yerevan, the capital of the Republic of Armenia, is the country’s political and economic hub. With more than a million residents and attracting tourists from around the world, Yerevan is compact and crowded, with an intense cultural life that draws a lot of traffic. Like all municipalities, Yerevan is vulnerable to threats driven by overcrowding, criminal activity, and natural disasters. To improve the safety of its citizens and visitors, the city has launched a “Safe City” initiative to reduce and prevent crime, and enhance the quality of life in the city. At the heart of its Safe City initiative is the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system, currently deployed in the city’s roads and parking lots with plans to cover the entire city to better protect its people, property, and assets. “We looked at solutions from all the major players and selected the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system for its exceptional image quality" The First Step Towards Safe City As a first step in Yeravan’s Safe City Project, the municipality engaged Parking City Service, a local provider of surveillance system design, installation, and support, to manage the surveillance system deployment at the city’s parking lots and to monitor traffic in the crowded downtown core. “We believe that customers of the new paid parking system should receive good value for their money – ensuring the safety of vehicles is absolutely critical,” said Vazgen Harutyunyan, director at Parking City Service. “We looked at solutions from all the major players and selected the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system for its exceptional image quality that captures the smallest details, advanced search and playback functionality, and ease-of-use.” Surveillance coverage Parking City Service has installed 1,600 Avigilon HD 5 MP Bullet cameras with adaptive IR technology in designated parking areas to date and plans to install another 5,400 Avigilon HD cameras for complete coverage across the entire city. Six operators manage the surveillance system using Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software with High Definition Stream Management (HDSM)™, storing up to two weeks of continuous surveillance footage on 20 Avigilon Network Video Recorders (NVRs), located in the company’s new air-conditioned data center. Parking City Service installed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system in no time, with excellent support from the Avigilon team. “We had no issues with installation and set-up, and Avigilon answers any questions we had promptly and accurately,” confirmed Harutyunyan. Parking System Management And Regulation The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system is used primarily to manage the city’s new paid parking system and regulate what has been a disorderly situation for years. “We leverage the image quality of the Avigilon HD cameras to capture the license plates of vehicles parked in our lots and if payment is not made, a ticket is issued,” explained Harutyunyan. Operators review archived footage to identify vehicles that have not paid, creating a five-minute video clip that is attached to the ticket. “We create between 500 to 600 video clips each day, which we are able to do efficiently using the advanced search and playback features of the Avigilon Control Center software,” noted Harutyunyan. The Avigilon high-definition surveillance system ensures patron safety and parking availability, and also helps generate revenue for the city that can be used to further improve traffic flow in the downtown core. “Avigilon Control Centre is extremely user-friendly and intuitive, so we can quickly search through multiple cameras for fast results" Time Saving Solution Searching through large amounts of footage can be time consuming work, but operators can dramatically reduce the time required using the advanced functionality of the ACC software. Operators can digitally zoom in on image details from single or multiple cameras to capture necessary data and have full control over forward and reverse playback with drag and zoom capabilities for faster search times. “Avigilon Control Center is extremely user-friendly and intuitive, so we can quickly search through multiple cameras for fast results – in fact, we can complete all our reports in just a half an hour, even when multiple cameras are involved,” stated Harutyunyan. Exporting Video Enhances Public Safety The city also leverages the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system for public safety purposes, reviewing footage of theft, vandalism, crime, and accidents in surrounding areas for investigative purposes. Feedback from local law enforcement and municipal agencies has been positive. “We can quickly and easily export video to help police in their forensic work,” explained Harutyunyan. “In one case, in which a man entered a building with a rifle, we were able to immediately provide footage which led to his arrest within hours.” Surveillance video is also shared with the city to assess traffic flow or analyze other urban planning concerns. “By collaborating with the city, we can help improve traffic flow, reduce crime and congestion, and enhance the overall quality of life in Yerevan.” Enhanced Image Quality Another key selling feature of the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system is its exceptional image quality – both day and night. The Avigilon HD Bullet cameras are equipped with built-in adaptive infrared (IR) illumination to increase in-the-dark visibility without using a visible light source, important for operators to effectively capture minute details, such as license plate numbers, at any time of the day or night. “I also really like the fact that the Avigilon HD cameras come with an integrated lens for remote focus and zoom control,” said Harutyunyan. “I can easily change a camera’s focus from 3 mm to 9 mm or 22 mm for even greater clarity.” “With the Avigilon surveillance system, we will have no blind zones in the city center, with cameras installed on posts every 30 to 40 metres” Future Scalability Scalability was another important requirement, especially given the city’s plans to expand the surveillance system right across the municipality. “With the Avigilon surveillance system, we will have no blind zones in the city center, with cameras installed on posts every 30 to 40 meters,” described Harutyunyan. “The Avigilon system will easily grow with us as we work towards 100 percent coverage of the entire city within the next few years.” Enhancing Public And Infrastructure Safety The parking lot surveillance solution is just the first step in Yerevan’s Safe City Initiative to enhance public safety and protect critical infrastructure, property, and assets. With broader access to surveillance footage, city officials can respond to events faster and more accurately than before to reduce crime and manage crisis situations in real-time – on every street corner. “Our final goal is to create a safer city for residents and visitors alike,” concluded Harutyunyan. “With easier and more timely access to high-quality surveillance footage through the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system, we can easily achieve greater situational awareness for better overall protection.”