K-12Schools Vamp Up Security Schools are meant to provide a safe haven for young minds to grow and learn. Hence, they often consist of bright and open spaces with large windows so as to create an environment that encourages learning.
74 Advanced Technologies Build a Secure Campus Viewpoint
36 Accept No Substitutes: Why Real Cloud
82 Multifactor Authentication Provides Peace of Mind for All Access Control
Matters for Your Security Enterprise 40 2013: The Year of Virtualized Storage
There are three factors one can use to confirm the identity of a person: something the person has, something the person knows, and something the person is or does. One-factor authentication uses only one of these things to authenticate identity. Multifactor authentication involves two or more different types of authentication.
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Similar to how DVRs took over the VCR market, NVRs are set to conquer the DVR market and become star products for the security industry. With all due respect, the success of video surveillance is largely dependent on video storage as well as ease of access and management. These days, with the advent of affordable IP cameras, the number of cameras has drastically increased.
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54 User’s Choice for Storage: Embedded NVRs
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To meet the particular requirements for security, such as high resolution video quality, and real-time viewing and recording, the reliability and scalability of storage systems gradually steal the spotlight. We observed that storage now goes to edge devices. ‘Products of the Month’ for this issue features two integrated camera systems both embedded with recording solutions. Meanwhile, NVRs are actually taking over DVRs, especially in SME sectors. The original mass markets for 16ch DVRs, such as primary and high schools, have been replaced by 32ch NVRs. Now, the migration trend to NVRs even reaches the original 4ch and 8ch DVR markets, such as home security and retail. ‘Product Exploration’ examines the drivers for NVRs and provides some tips for buying NVRs. When the enterprises have the option to store data in the cloud, not only does it save more of their IT spendings, but also create the highest value. Being able to identify what ‘real cloud’ is becomes extra important. The article of ‘Viewpoint’ explains the business differences between real cloud technology and the pretenders, and show why that matters to end users’ budget, data, and risk management profile. Do read these articles to know why 2013 could be the year for virtualized storage for large-scale surveillance environments and critical infrastructures!
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Corporate News HID Acquires Software Developer to Strengthen Access Portfolio for Government HID Global, a worldwide supplier for secure identity solutions, announced it has acquired Codebench, a software developer in physical security identity management particularly for the government sector. The acquisition will enable HID Global to offer complete, field-tested solutions that speed up and simplify deployment for its federal agency and contractor customers. Additionally, the acquisition positions HID Global to serve emerging government and commercial markets with significant growth potential. The Codebench offering joins HID Global's federal identity portfolio and will enable the company to assist what customers need to upgrade their physical access control system in accordance with Federal Information Processing Standard publication 201 (FIPS-201) guidelines for personal identity verification (PIV). Codebench's integration capability is a particularly important element
Employee theft IT Spending will Exceed 17.9% US$2.1T in 2013 Others
For 2013, IDC predicts worldwide IT spending will exceed 12.1% US$2.1 trillion, up 5.7 percent Administrative from 2012. The biggest drive of this 25.8% growth will once again be smart error mobile devices (smartphones, Shoplifting and tablets, eReaders), which will grow by almost 20 percent in 2013 organized retail crime and generate nearly 57 percent of the industry's overall growth. Excluding mobile devices, the IT industry's growth is forecast to be just 2.9 percent. Among the other major IT categories, worldwide software and services spending are forecast to grow 6 percent and 4 percent, respectively. On a regional basis, IT spending in emerging markets will grow by 8.8 percent in 2013 to more than $730 billion. While this figure represents 34 percent of all IT IT Spending Forecast spending worldwide, in 2013 it represents more than 50 percent of all new growth in the IT spending will grow IT marketplace. The 5.7 percent in 2013 BRIC countries will continue to dominate IT spending among the emerging markets with China capturing more than a quarter of this spending. Source: IDC Research
for delivering end-to-end, field-tested solutions. The addition of Codebench's portfolio will also enhance HID Global's capability to offer transportation worker identification card solutions as well as more complete PACS integration capabilities, and to extend these capabilities into HID Global's identity assurance card management system appliance.
$918 million Iveda Solutions and PAN Team Up for the Inter-Cloud Revolution $377 million
Iveda Solutions announced that it has signed a strategic collabo$35.4 million ration agreement with Power-all Networks' (PAN) President and Co -Founder, Steve Hui. PAN 2011 2014 2016 is a prominent player in the development of what has been dubbed the 'Inter-Cloud.' Foxconn, the renowned manufacturing giant in IT and consumer electronics, is the major shareholder of PAN. As the Internet is the 'network of networks,' the Inter-Cloud is poised to become the same to cloud-based services. It has been Analog referred to as the 'cloud of clouds.' It is, in essence, the protocols and technologies that enable different cloud-computing services to Estimated to reach cooperate and share in resources and to greatly simplify and improve US$615.4 million their offerings the public. revenue byto2016 By integrating Iveda Solutions video hosting technology with PANâ€™s Inter-Cloud computing platform, customers can now expect faster plug and play camera activations, more secure video traffic, and on demand system scalability with more functionality, for a single location needing just two to four cameras or for an enterprise having to manage thousands of locations with many critical cameras IP across the globe.
Corporate News Shell Liquefied Gas Plant Seeks Total Reliability Integrated security and surveillance technology specialist, Synectics Industrial Systems, has developed a bespoke CCTV solution to protect the world's largest gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar. The US$18 to 19 billion Pearl GTL project, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City, is a joint development between Qatar Petroleum and Shell. The sheer size of the project, 2.5 square kilometers, which is roughly the size of New York's Central Park, presented a significant challenge. Page Europa needed a fully digital CCTV solution that would not only protect the plant area, consisting of office complexes and a vast perimeter fence measuring 1620mx2100m, but also onshore process areas and the unmanned offshore platforms. High end H.264 IP encoding capability was a key requirement to enable this level of functionality for such a large site. Synectics Industrial Systems enables over 300 cameras, protecting onshore/offshore critical process areas and equipment, as well as key
locations such as site access points, office buildings, warehouse space, and the entire perimeter fence, to be viewed and controlled from any of the nine specified control centerworkstations. AT E X C e r t i f i e d a n d designed to withstand the harshest industrial and hazardous conditions, the CCTV cameras utilize a range of technologies to ensure that plant and security protection are both effective and efficient. Day/ night capability, up to 18x optical zoom, IR enhancement technology, autofocus, adaptive noise reduction (to eliminate streaking), and low light technology ensure the clearest picture possible, whatever the conditions may be.
Video Metadata as "Big Data"
Abu Dhabi Investment Council Adopts Integrated Security Management
“Big Data” refers to a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools. It helps unify large data sets and allows for additional information to be derived from analysis than would be possible from separate smaller sets with the same amount of total data. Business leaders have responded to this, with CEOs being the number one supporter of big data initiatives, and 59 percent of businesses stating “Big Data Initiatives” are a high/critical priority for the future, according to IDG Enterprise. The use of video as big data could potentially be combined with the formation of cloud infrastructure, which has had some success in 2012. A simple example would involve pushing the video streams and performing the analysis “in the cloud,” and setting up a business model where end users pay on a per report basis, for example, paying to receive queue length analysis. While big data is not Video Surveillance Trend going to be a mainstream in 2013 concept for video surveilThe use and aggregation lance in 2013, IMS of analytics and video Research (an IHS company) feed metadata as big predicts that the use and data will continue aggregation of analytics to grow and video feed metadata as big data will continue to grow, and that businesses looking to utilize big data will increasingly look to the potential to incorporate v i d e o fe e d m e t a d a t a streams into their data sets. Source: IMS Research
CEM Systems, part of Tyco Security Products, announced their security management system has been successfully installed at Abu Dhabi Investment Council headquarters at Al Bahar Towers. Abu Dhabi Investment Council is an investment arm of the government of Abu Dhabi. The council is responsible for investing part of the government’s surplus financial resources through a globally diversified investment strategy. Work began in 2009 to construct Al Bahar Towers, the new office for the council. The security solution, which comprises of access control, CCTV, intercom, and perimeter and physical security, secures both of the Al Bahar Towers, as well as the shared parking, ground and mezzanine levels. A custom lift control interface was developed by CEM allowing identification and special access for VIP users requesting lift call. Lift cars are then assigned on a priority basis. The system software modules at Al Bahar Towers provides a real time graphical representation of events and alarms occurring throughout the system. It also includes visual imaging and pass production system which allows the council administrators to produce professional quality permanent and temporary ID passes.
Corporate News ARINC Selected for Security Solution at Doha International Airport The New Doha International Airport (NDIA) has choosen ARINC EMEA to design and build their integrated airport security solutions. The contract for the 40 square kilometers site covers more than 100 buildings, which will have the capacity to cater 45 million passengers each year. Headquartered in Dubai, ARINC EMEA established major system integration contracts
with three of the largest airport construction projects in the Middle East — Doha, Cairo, and Dubai. ARINC currently provides protection for millions of daily passengers who use public transit systems and airports throughout the U.S., and also protects a number of US government, militar y, chemical, transpor tation, and petrochemical installations, including seaports and airports.
UK University FutureProofs Security System with IP Surveillance
Samsung Appoints Senior VP for Product Planning and Strategic Marketing
Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the U.K.'s fifth oldest university. Today it boasts some 13,900 students, and is currently going through rapid expansion with three new buildings due to be opened in the next few years. With the expansion and surveillance systems required, some immediate issues needed to be addressed; the control room had been outgrown as over time more equipment and staff had come on board. Four separate standalone CCTV systems were in operation, with proprietary cameras and components requiring spares and maintenance from different manufacturers. A new system would have to be easily scalable to accommodate the future expansion plans of the university and be implemented with minimal disruption. The solution would need to capitalize on some 35 existing analog CCTV cameras as well as introducing new cameras. The Scottish building services and facilities management company Arthur McKay was chosen by the university for the experience working with IP surveillance and had worked previously with both Axis and video management specialists Milestone Systems The integrator installed 20 Axis network cameras and integrated 35 existing analog cameras into the IP surveillance system through video encoders. All data is carried on a VLAN, with the university's extensive network supplying 100 Mbps of bandwidth to all cameras via one gigabit link at the server end. The system can now be expanded as the campus grows, with plans for 16 new network cameras to be deployed campus-wide in the next three years.
Jonas Andersson has been appointed Senior VP for product planning and strategic marketing for the security solutions division of Samsung Techwin. Jonas Andersson, who will be joining Samsung Techwin, has worked for Axis Communications for the last 18 years in a number of senior roles including Director of Video Product Management and Video Solutions and for the last five years, Business Development Director. He has also been Chairman of the ONVIF Steering Committee since November 2008. A key objective of Samsung Techwin for 2013 and beyond is to build installers, systems integrators, specifiers, and end-users’ confidence in Samsung IP equipment and exceed their expectations.
IP Cameras Ensure Passenger Safety at German Bus Terminal Stadtverkehr Lubeck (SL) commissioned a planning agency to develop a security solution that would integrate harmoniously and discreetly into the existing infrastructure, but would still be visible enough to discourage potential offenders. The previous analog surveillance system had finally reached the limits of its technical capabilities, and needed a comprehensive, yet cost-efficient upgrade with modern, powerful camera and video components. SL's final choice of components for a digital camera/video management system was driven by the need for premium image quality, as provided by Basler's IP cameras. SL provides regional public bus transport in and around the city of Lubeck, and the ferry service between Lubeck and Travemunde, Germany. Passenger safety is a major concern for the company during the bus ride itself, but also in the waiting times at and around the terminal facilities, before bus departures or after arrival. With the new IP cameras, users can specifically select the areas of interest. At the Lubeck bus terminal, all private areas and staff are protected from the cameras’ view. Data protection officials and SL’s Works Council were consulted to approve the areas to be monitored and the maximum storage time of all recorded image data.
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Flir Acquires Traffic Monitoring Specialist Traficon for US$46M Flir Systems announced that it has acquired the stock of Traficon International NV, a video detection technologies supplier for traffic applications, for approximately US$46 million in cash. Traficon, based in Wevelgem, Belgium, is a global provider for video image processing software and hardware for traffic analysis. Traficon produces intelligent technology that makes traffic safer and more efficient through solutions for automatic incident detection, traffic data collection, and intersection vehicle and pedestrian presence detection. Traficon has more than 25 years of proven field experience
Another Biometrics Solution Provider Puts Its Finger on Financial Services A US-based customer has chosen Precise Biometrics as their new fingerprint algorithm vendor following a thorough market test. The company’s solution for embedded systems, which includes the top ranked algorithms in NIST/Minex tests, was the main reason for the selection. The customer is aiming to increase the performance of existing and forthcoming fingerprint enabled devices by using its technology. Their key objective is a smooth and secure user experience. CEO & President of Precise Biometrics Thomas Marschall says, “The financial services markets have some of the world’s toughest requirements on usability and security, which is why we are extremely proud and pleased to present this new customer and their endorsement of our solution for embedded systems. It means that hundreds of thousands of employees in the financial sector soon will be using our technology on a daily basis. For years we have worked at developing fingerprint technology that can provide the best user experience, focusing on making even “difficult” fingerprints work when using our algorithms. This is important as it reduces support and education requirements while also enabling as many people as possible to have a smooth user experience when using fingerprint sensors. This win is extremely significant and is another confirmation of the strength of our technology.”
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US Five-Star Hotel Chain in Nigeria Streamlines Staff Management Le Meridien is one of the world's renowned hotel chains, with a portfolio of more than 100 luxury and upscale hotels in more than 50 countries worldwide. Located in metropolitans across the globe, Le Meridien hotels provide top-notch service and comfort when it comes to hospitality. Recently, FingerTec products have been selected by the Le Meridien in Lagos, Nigeria, as a time and attendance solution. Many of the employees in the hotel work within specified shifts to ensure that the hotel services function round-the-clock. Before, the hotel was using the manual time punch cards to sort out their staff attendance. The hotel decided to equip their premises with the FingerTec product units for their main management office. Now, the hotel is able to get rid of all their manual punch cards and manage and analyze reports much easier.
Safe City Program in Ukraine Managed by AxxonSoft The idea to create a safe city video surveillance system occurred to top law enforcement in Donetsk, a city in Eastern Ukraine, in 2005. Viktor Dubovik, head of the Donetsk office of the Internal Affairs Ministry, promoted the project alongside Vladimir Semibratsky, technical coordinator and originator of the project. The office conducted an analysis of the available software and hardware solutions, gauging the difficulty of establishing such a system in the city. Two key requirements drove the project: laying of fiber-optic lines to be owned directly by the Donetsk office of the Internal Affairs Ministry, and use of the video management capabilities of the Axxon software platform to store video and distribute it to operator monitors. The Safe City project blossomed to 800 cameras in different public gathering areas. Video servers were housed predominantly at the Police Quick Reaction Center and in the police room at the Musical Park of Culture and Rest; the latter received video from the Donbass Arena and adjacent park areas, with about 200 cameras in all. In years of operation and handling massive sporting events, Donetsk's Safe City project has made the possibility of an integrated safety system monitoring all key locations in a major city into a reality.
Products of the month
AMG Systems TotemCam360 The TotemCam360 is a 5-megapixel re-deployable 360 degree integrated camera system with built-in recording solution operating over 3G/WiFi for remote area and perimeter detection. The 360 degree capability allows viewing/monitoring of the full scene from a single camera with no blind spots. The unit comes with an onboard 1TB DVR and a connection for a removable USB 2.0 hard disk. The advanced aerial technology allows the TotemCam360 to record almost indefinitely and stream the video 24/7 back to a video alarm center via 3G, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, or Broadband/LAN/5Ghz options. The applicability of the solution is flexible and versatile as it covers large or small areas in both day and night time conditions. Rapid set-up and minimal project planning is needed for the implementation. The TotemCam360 solution helps prevent remote asset damage and Key Features can act as a deterrent for anti-social • 24/7 Monitoring at low resolution 3G/WiFi be havio r. I t provide s mu ltiple • Remote self-contained camera and recording solution electronic pan/tilt/zoom (ePTZ) and • 360-degree panoramic view and 5-megapixel sensor panoramic video streams which may • Powered from mains/battery/generator be recorded or viewed live. It also • Heat shield available for harsh environments addresses remote CCTV applications Supplier where there is no cabling infrastructure • AMG Systems in place, hence it is especially ideal for URL rural areas where infrastructure does • http://www.amgsystems.com/ not exist or is minimal.
ISD Jaguar Mini Camera Series The new Jaguar Mini camera series are edge-based IP surveillance cameras that deliver full 1,080p HD resolution based on 2-megapixel CMOS image sensors. The JMS-AF-1080P and JMS-CS-1080P cameras feature dual 256 GB SD slots for more robust and flexible storage options. Users can leverage 512 GB of total edge-based storage or enhance reliability by using the SD cards as a mirrored pair. The new cameras include wide dynamic range and outputs for analog devices to help users transition from analog to IP systems. A dome housing option is also offered for a variety of environments and security applications. The Jaguar Mini incorporates motion detection and advanced H.264 compression to reduce storage costs and bandwidth requirements. The cameras are powered by PoE or DC, and produce less than three watts of power consumption. Day/night filters provide superb low-light performance, and internal plus external mic input and line out deliver full duplex audio. The Jaguar Mini allows for remote and immediate camera configuration via full-time Key Features NTSC/PAL analog interface. • 512 GB edged-based or SD cards storage options available • H.264 compression • 1080p full HD, 2-megapixel CMOS image sensors • Day/night filters • Powered by PoE/DC
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Similar to how DVRs took over the VCR market, NVRs are set to conquer the DVR market and become star products for the security industry. With all due respect, the success of video surveillance is largely dependent on video storage as well as ease of access and management. These days, with the advent of affordable IP cameras, their usage has drastically increased. This boom has given birth to a mammoth amount of digital surveillance that needs to be properly stored and analyzed.
NVRs Are Taking By Christina Phillips
here are many factors that are fueling the migration from DVR to NVR, for example, demands for HD, the maturation of IP-based solutions, cheaper and larger HDD storage, “unlimited” NVR channel restrictions, and remote surveillance. The main drivers; however, are price and standardization. “Affordable IP products from major manufacturers have helped to accelerate the migration as it quickly becomes a lower cost option to install IP cameras where an existing network infrastructure exists,”said Tim Biddulph, IP Product Manager for Europe at Samsung Techwin. “The main driver behind the migration from DVR to NVR is standardization. The vast majority of new buildings utilize a structured cabling system designed to support all the systems within, from telephones to building management. It is only logical that security systems should also use the same infrastructure.” “New projects (as well as upgrade projects) in the EMEA region are gradually moving to IP, while in the Americas, government and enterprise sectors have already adopted to IP solutions. However, some developing countries in the APAC region are still using analog solutions. In general, all market sectors are moving towards
Alex Iida, Senior Manager of Visual Security Solutions, APAC, Sony Electronics
IP solutions, which is great news for the NVR market,” shared Evelyn Kao, Product Manager at QNAP Systems. “While larger projects are demanding network solutions of some sort, analog is still the domain of the small installations or home market. However, with the advent of network home cameras and cloud solutions, even the small domestic solution is starting to go IP,” added Biddulph. “Some folks prefer an HD solution with one or two different camera models to fulfill the needs of an entire site, perhaps looking at cost of ownership and simplicity of design over a more elegant solution. This is a shift away from some of the more complicated system designs of the past, using HD resolution as an overall quality upgrade rather than a design tool.” “ Wo r l d w i d e N V R s a l e s w i l l certainly expand. Amongst all the regions, Asia's migration to IP systems is remarkable and such a trend will reinforce the growing number of NVR sales,” noted Alex Iida, Senior Manager of Visual Security Solutions for APAC at Sony Electronics. In addition, a recent take up of NVRs in SMB as well as home security verticals has been observed. The key drivers are low prices and easy installation and operation.
Colin Wang, NVR Product Manager, Dahua Technology
“NVRs are starting to be used in more scenarios, especially with the launch of 4 and 16 channel units that look and feel much like analog DVRs. With a monitor output and DVD writer, these NVRs make IP solutions easier for smaller installers and operators. It is now not uncommon to see 4 channel HD solutions in small high value retail installations,” said Biddulph. Another factor is PoE enabled NVRs that allow for plug-and-play. “We are the first manufacturer to develop and successfully implement PoE NVRs; the plug-and-play function makes everything much easier. These PoE NVRs proved to be very popular with the SMB and DIY market,” said Colin Wang, NVR Product Manager at Dahua.
Comparing Apples to Oranges
NVRs are basically customized servers that are built for the purpose of handling IP camera systems, and usually operate on Windows or Linux. These days, NVRs are rack mountable and are even available in one rack unit sizes. Many NVRs are open platform to facilitate maximum flexibility and scalability, which is especially useful when deploying large or enterprise solutions.
Tim Biddulph, IP Product Manager, Europe, Samsung Techwin
Sara Lin, VP, Instek Digital
Product Exploration Typical DVR Diagram ANALOGANALOG CAMERACAMERA
Typical NVR Diagram
IP CAMERA IP CAMERA PLAYBACK PLAYBACK CLIENT PC CLIENT PC IP IP CAMERACAMERA
IP IP ENCODER ENCODER
ANALOGANALOG TO DIGITAL TO CONVERTER DIGITAL CONVERTER
NETWORK NETWORK SWITCH SWITCH
OPERATING OPERATING NETWORK NETWORK STORAGE STORAGE INTERFACE INTERFACE DATABASE DATABASE SYSTEMSYSTEM
NETWORK NETWORK OPERATING OPERATING STORAGE STORAGE INTERFACE INTERFACE DATABASE DATABASE SYSTEMSYSTEM
DIGITAL TO DIGITAL ANALOG TO ANALOG CONVERTER CONVERTER AND PLAYBACK AND PLAYBACK CONTROL CONTROL
DIGITAL TO DIGITAL ANALOG TO ANALOG CONVERTER CONVERTER AND PLAYBACK AND PLAYBACK CONTROL CONTROL DVR
Main Reasons Why Many Adopt
NVR Solutions over DVR Solutions:
• Higher resolution for each channel • S torage capacity, NVR storage capacity is larger than any DVR • Ease of management, NVRs can be easily managed via software • High scalability, a single NVR can handle more cameras • E nhanced security, IP camera signals are difficult to intercept, and have firewall protection • C o s t e f f i c i e n c y f o r S M B , a combination of an entry-level PC and NVRs can easily outperform most DVRs • Cost effective: - multiple PCs can be loaded with NVR software at no additional licensing cost - analog compatibilities - lower cabling installation cost • NVRs can be quickly repaired and replaced, and easily upgraded compared to DVRs
• PoE and wireless compatibilities enable installation in hard-to-wire environments • Future-proof investments Many of the embedded NVRs’ functions bear resemblance to their DVR predecessors. In addition, many NVRs’ GUIs are exactly the same as DVRs, so switching from DVRs to NVRs does not put any unnecessary burden on users as they do not need to change their usual routine — no additional training is required. For smaller installations, 16 channels and under, only basic IT knowledge is required. With PC-based NVRs, the number of channels is “unlimited,” and even more convincing is the VMS providers who offer free software that is preinstalled in their NVRs. For even smaller channels, such as 8 or 4 channels, one can opt for a PC-based NVR approach by using a desktop PC and entry-level VMS; however this set up offers limited flexibility and functionality. “With the advent
of network home cameras and cloud solutions, even the small domestic solution is starting to go IP,” noted an industry expert. NVR Requirements:
Ease of use and installation is one of the trademarks of NVRs. Choosing the right equipment for storing digital recording can be quite a daunting task. Functions and features that a decent NVR should encompass are: flexible recording and playback capabilities, a user-friendly GUI, intelligent video motion detection, PTZ camera control, as well as an intuitive remote control unit.
DVR and NVR Use by Vertical
The original mass markets for 16 channel DVRs, such as grade schools, high schools, hospitals, banks, factories, gas stations, highway transportation, and others have been replaced by 32 channel NVRs.
Verticals That Use NVRs:
Embedded 4 Channel 16 Channel NVRs 32 Channel NVRs NVRs: (Embedded/PC-based): (Embedded/PC-based):
64 Channel NVRs (Embedded/ PC-based):
128 Channel NVRs (Embedded/PC-based):
Retail, Kindergartens, Mass Transportations
High Schools, Hospitals, Banks, Factories, Highway Transportation, Shopping Malls, College, Government Sectors, Industrial Parks, Military, Hotels, Power Plants, Airports, Railway Transportation, Highway Transportation, City Surveillance, Large Gymnasium/Stadiums
Colleges, Government Sectors, Industrial Parks, Military, Hotels, Power Plants, Airports, Railway Transportation, Highway Transportation, City Surveillance, Large Gymnasium/Stadiums
Restaurants, Banks, Office Buildings, Home Security
Verticals That Use DVRs: 4 Channel DVRs:
8 Channel DVRs:
Retail, Kindergartens, Restaurants, Office Home Security, Mobile Buildings Buses
Grade Schools, Hospitals, Banks, Factories, Gas Stations, Highway Transportation, Shopping Malls, Subway Stations, Office Buildings
Embedded 16 Channel DVRs:
Embedded 32 Channel DVRs:
Grade/High Schools, Hospitals, Banks, Factories, Gas Stations, Highway Transportation, Shopping Malls, Subway Stations
Colleges, Government Sectors, Industrial Parks, Military, Hotels, Power Plants, Airports, Railway Transportation, Highway Transportation, City Surveillance, Large Gymnasium/Stadiums
The current NVR migration trend is also percolating into the original 4 channel and 8 channel DVR markets, such as the home security and retail sector. Large-scale projects, such as critical infrastructures and stadium, of course, have already adopted high channe NVRs. The two tables above show where embedded and PC-based DVRs and NVRs are currently being used.
ever increasing standard of available bandwidth and H.264 resolution, HD and megapixel IP cameras have been propelled into mainstream. However, it should be noted that some embedded NVRs do not support high resolution recording. Choosing an NVR that supports megapixel recording will help to future-proof your surveillance system.
Quick Review of DVR Shortcomings:
For added stability consider using a Linux OS, which for the most part is easy to modify and easily accepted by end users. In addition, Linux embedded NVRs are not only very stable, but also cost effective.
• DVRs do not support megapixel cameras and can only record a at maximum resolution of 720 X 576 pixels (PAL) • Run of the mill cables will not work: DVRs require high-capacity coaxial or fiber optic cables • I n DVR-based camera systems, camera functions are limited to only capturing images of intruders and sending images to the computer
Megapixel Camera Support?
These days, megapixel resolution is not as much of a drain on bandwidth as it used to be, and thanks to the
NVR Software Stability
To extend the life of existing hardware investment and to lower the total cost of ownership, choose a system that will allow any number of camera license keys to be added months or years down the road. Local Display
Sometimes this can be overlooked; if you intend to do some live video monitoring, make sure that the NVR
has a VGA port for direct monitor connection. Shrink the Faulty NVR Repair
Process with A DOM Chip
Sending back faulty hardware through a manufacturer ’s return merchandise authorization (RMA) is costly and time consuming and often times frustrating too. For missioncritical applications, extra hardware expenditure must be allocated for spares in order to eliminate down time. Another option is to look for NVRs that are especially designed so that the video management program is preloaded in a DOM (disk on module) chip. This way, instead of shipping the whole machine back, only the small DOM chip needs to be replaced. “Our NVRs can be equipped with a power DOM, which contains NVR software and Linux OS, said Sara Lin, VP at Instek Digital.
Other Considerations: System Integrators
Perhaps choosing the right SI is just as important as deciding between DVRs and NVRs. Common belief is that SIs with IT background have a
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Support many network cameras via ONVIF H.264, MPEG-4, MJPEG 1080P, 720P, D1, CIF, QCIF,VGA AAC, G.711, G.726. 32Kbps~64Kbps Continuous/ manual/ schedule recording, alarm recording/ multiple alarm recording schedules Up to 30 fps at 1080P or 720P each channel or D1 resolution 1/4/5/9/10/15/16/24/25/35/36/48/63/64-channel display mode, sequential display mode Full screen display, event notification, PTZ control, digital zoom, click centering 1, 4 ,9,16 channels simultaneous playback By date & time or event Play, pause, stop, reverse play, next/ previous frame, next/ previous event, different speed control Full screen display, digital zoom, snapshot 1/4/5/9/10/15/16/24/25/35/36/48/63/64-channel display, sequential mode, multi-display mode Full screen display, video snapshot, manual recording, event notification, PTZ control, digital zoom, click centering Max 4-view playback from multiple NVR simultaneously By date & time, timeline, event, and intelligent video analytics (IVA) Play, pause, stop, reverse play, next/ previous frame, different speed control Full screen display, video snapshot, digital zoom Convert recordings to one ASF file Download recordings via the client software (NVR station) Motion detection, alarm input, connection failure, recording failure, and user-defined event Video recording, buzzer, PTZ camera control, alarm output, and user-defined actions The recording data on NVR can be copied to an external USB device Different user groups and rights can be assigned to different users Specify the connections to be allowed and denied access to the NVR Detailed event logs Record of the users currently logged on and previously logged on to the NVR TCP/IP, UDP, RTP/RTCP/RTSP, FTP, Telnet, SNTP, HTTP, DHCP, SNMP, DDNS 2×HDMI, 1×VGA (at least) Nx 3.5"(or 2.5”) SATA(up to NTB each HDD), hot-swappable and lockable tray 3×100Base-TX/1000Base-T, RJ45
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distinct advantage over SIs without sufficient IT background, for they are thought to be able to offer better service and support. Their network savviness allows them to offer customers shorter lead times. “Many SIs are the platform developer and provider, and because they have more experience in platform development many times they can meet customer’s requirements in shorter time frame,” cited Colin Wang, NVR Product Manager at Dahua Technology. He added, “These days, manufacturers put more and more investment in software and services, transforming themselves from merely product providers to total solution providers.” More and more IT integrators have started to shift their focus to the video surveillance market. This development is correlated to lower margins in the IT industry. Experience will tell you that sufficient knowledge and experience in video surveillance is equally important. “We believe that SIs with CCTV background still dominate the market. For us, our R&D, FAE, and sales teams work closely with our partners (SIs) so that they fully understand the solution that they are selling,” shared Lin. Iida shared similar sentiments, “When choosing an SI for surveillance projects, it is important to look for a balanced level of knowledge with regards to surveillance systems. In addition, we believe offering better service and support are part of the value and identity of SIs.” To futureproof your video system investments, it is important to look for system integrators who possess both IT and security expertise.
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