"We were able to incorporate the latest H.264 video encoding which gives better bandwidth and storage efficiency. The result has been superior quality images with manageable network and storage requirements," Chris Hugman, VP for Knight Security.
San Juan Capistrano, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 24, 2011
IQinVision (http://www.iqeye.com), market leader in high-performance HD megapixel IP cameras, today announced the completion of a major video surveillance project with the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). The installation comprises more than 3,200 H.264 HD megapixel cameras installed in 336 buildings on 12 separate campuses located throughout the state. Knight Security Systems has been instrumental in the success of the project proposing, designing, and installing the surveillance system over a 17-month time period.
The project includes IQeye Alliance-pro and 4-Series dome cameras, servers, operating software, and an end-to-end network infrastructure with 35 miles of fiber optic cable to connect all the buildings together on each campus. Knight and IQinVision won this important contract by offering a scalable solution using new technology that achieved DADS’ security goals while saving the state money.
“The timing of the project allowed us to do a couple of interesting things that benefited the state,” reported Chris Hugman VP/executive project manager for Knight Security Systems. “We used IQeye megapixel resolution cameras throughout. Secondly, we were able to incorporate the latest H.264 video encoding which gives better bandwidth and storage efficiency. The result has been superior quality images with manageable network and storage requirements—the customer has been very pleased with the clarity and performance.”
Image quality is critical to this customer. Early in 2009, the Texas State Legislature mandated that DADS install a video surveillance system to document and ensure that residents on the 12 campuses, many with physical, mental and emotional handicaps, were being well treated.
The installation utilizes IQinVision cameras, OnSSI video management software, Zyxel network switches and Dell Servers to provide the interactive video-monitoring interface. By installing IQeye HD megapixel cameras, DADS was able to use fewer cameras when compared to Standard Definition cameras, and still cover more area. By using H.264 compression, Knight was able to put more cameras on a single gigabit link and the state is able to maintain an extended video archive without paying for exorbitant storage capacity.
The 12 DADS campuses have between 6 and 62 buildings, and the number of cameras in each building ranges from 1 to more than 70. Each campus has its own independent system with a central monitoring room, necessitating an architecture that was very scalable to meet the requirements of each campus.
“You cannot put a price tag on providing DADS personnel such highly enhanced capabilities to monitor and better ensure the safety and well-being of the residents who have been entrusted to their care,” commented Pete DeAngelis, IQinVision President and CEO. “That said, we are pleased that IQinVision’s quality engineering, service and support made our cameras the clear choice for such a critical applications as this.”
About Knight Security Systems
Knight Security Systems, (http://www.knightsecurity.com) a leading security systems integrator, designs, installs and services advanced security solutions for access control, video surveillance, intrusion alarm, fire alarm and life safety systems for commercial and public sector clients. Knight operates full service locations in Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, and Houston. Since 1983, Knight Security Systems has work with more than 4,000 Texas customers, supplying them with state-of-the art security solutions designed to accommodate specific needs.
Since 1998, IQinVision has been designing the quality engineered IQeye line of HD megapixel cameras. IQinVision is a world leader in IP network camera products, renowned for image quality, stability, and reliability in the most demanding network environments. IQinVision was first to market with megapixel IP cameras, HD cameras with on-camera recording, intelligent network cameras, and a long list of other industry firsts. IQeye cameras are integrated with all leading Network Video Recorders (NVR) and can also be used for fail-over recording, as stand-alone event recorders, and as distributed processing platforms for video analytics. The company’s products are widely deployed in government, military, city center, property management, education, retail, casino, transportation, and multiple other vertical applications. IQinVision is a privately-held corporation headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, California with a regional office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For more information: http://www.iqeye.com
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