Brazilian Fire Department Upgrades Security With VIVOTEK Cameras Bombeiros do Estado de São Paulo, a local fire department in São Paulo, Brazil, boasts a long and proud history of protecting its citizens. Recently, a comprehensive security plan was devised to enhance the overall security of the fire department. A major aspect of the plan was to upgrade the existing security system of the department to not only improve the monitoring of external areas and the main entrance, but also support stationed guards in making their virtual rounds, decrease the risk of unknown attacks, and enhance the recording of daily activity outside the department. The regional distributor Bellfone Distributor and local security systems integrator Invert Systems were commissioned for the task. VIVOTEK cameras were the immediate choice of Bellfone Distributor and Invert Systems among numerous market-available brands because of their excellent quality and reliability. Alpha-Digi, VIVOTEK’s national distributor in Brazil, played an important role in supporting both systems integrators’ equipment procurement. To satisfy the requirements of the security plan, 44 VIVOTEK cameras were installed to upscale the entire security system within the department. In order to centralize and efficiently manage video at the fire department, VIVOTEK’s professional central management software was introduced. With intuitive functions and numerous features, the 44 cameras are well managed in a hierarchical system structure, enabling the monitoring, recording, playback, and event trigger management with ease-of-use and efficient control.
FLIR Imaging Cameras Secure Diamond Mines in Namibia Day and Night In Oranjemund, situated in the far south western corner of Namibia, diamond theft is a serious concern as it is one of the richest diamond fields in the world. The workers are sometimes under pressure from criminal organizations to steal diamonds. The bedrock area is a critical area to guard when it comes to fighting against diamond thieves. Movable wireless camera systems called “spider cameras” on the bedrock mining sites were introduced for monitoring workers closely. On active bedrock sites, FLIR Systems’ thermal imaging camera has been deployed in real cases. If anyone tries to access at night to pick up diamonds, the suspects can be seen immediately on monitors. The pan/tilt function can effectively track the target to help security patrol on the way to arrest the suspects. The cameras operating on the bedrock areas are operating in harsh conditions. Close to the sea, they are susceptible to salt spray and exposed to strong winds. To customize the solution, FLIR constructed a housing. FLIR’s cameras are installed in the housing together with a camera which overlooks the bedrock during the daytime. The housing containing the two cameras is installed on a pan/tilt which increases situational awareness and allows the following of people when necessary. With real deployment in Oranjemund, thermal imaging cameras have proven their worth. Advantages of thermal imaging compared to traditional fences and cameras are clear.
Hikvision Know-how Protects New York City’s Affordable Housing Facilities Though the term affordable housing may differ from region to region, the term’s connotation and denotation often carry a negative association. Due to the challenges often associated with affordable housing, nations and the world have taken different approaches to implement their policy. Some New York City companies have taken a very different approach to improve conditions. Instead of removing tenants, security has been installed to increase both technology and quality of solution employed in these affordable housing facilities. One privately owned affordable housing facility, River Park Towers in the borough of the Bronx, New York, served as a test case for such a solution. For this project, Reliant Safety, the installer of the security system, chose a variety of Hikvision Digital Technology products to implement. Through the usage of Hikvision hardware and software, Reliant Safety has been successful in forcing out undesirable elements from River Park Towers.
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