From September to October last year GIT-SECURITY.com did ask your opinion about Network Video Surveillance Systems in a Sanyo Sponsored Online Survey. We have now discussed the results and the responses to the questions in the survey with David Hammond, European Sales Manager at Sanyo's video surveillance division.
A network based video surveillance system has substantial advantages compared to traditionally installed analogue based systems. Does the survey reflect this?
One of the most well-known public announcements worldwide urges passengers on the London Underground to watch out for the gap between the rail car and the platform. The same warning though must be heeded by security chiefs responsible for the various types of public transport. With 10 % of the inland traveling public in Europe using buses and coaches and another 7.5 % using railways, trams and metro systems - the others go by car - the transport authority has an obvious duty to ensure their security end-to-end, with no gaps.
The video surveillance industry has changed dramatically since IMS Research published its first report on the market in 2003. Over the years, the team of market analysts have expanded our video surveillance research to cover every aspect of the market, from network camera trackers through to dedicated reports on video analytics, storage, VSaaS (Video Surveillance as a Service) and PSIM (Physical Security Information Management).
In 2009, when the Grand Casino in Baden in Switzerland upgraded and expanded its video system it chose a Geutebruck high-availability IP solution designed by local system integrators Honegger System Technik. At the time, the design broke new ground by incorporating thirty-five 1.3 megapixel cameras into the 250-camera system and introducing virtual Gevisope platforms to handle the large amount of generated data with high redundancy.
Megapixel video is providing superior images, cost savings and delivering excellent return on investment (ROI) for important and well-known casinos throughout the world. For the first time, megapixel cameras can deliver to casino operators the high-quality 25 or 30 frames per second (fps) video mandated by local gaming commissions.
The new casino hotel in Lille, France opened its doors in spring 2010 in the heart of the city. A veritable leisure center at the cutting edge of innovation, it has benefited from the latest technology available, most notably in terms of video surveillance. The Lucien Barrière Group therefore demanded a full IP system to ensure the protection of people and property and adherence to gaming regulations.
Leading surveillance solutions provider CBC (Europe) is making a significant further investment within its customer support operation, following the appointment of Customer Service Manager David Cooper. CBC's UK-based team looks after the company's clients in both Britain and international markets, including Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The Olympic Stadium in Berlin is relying on state-of-the-art video technology: Dallmeier's world premier "Panomera" is now ensuring top security at the five-star arena.
The Olympic Stadium in Berlin can seat more than 74,000 spectators for football matches, track and field events or concerts. At the venue, the Panomera multi-sensor camera system not only provides a comprehensive overview, but also shows details at great distances in unprecedented resolution.
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Murat Altuev, President of AxxonSoft, Russia's largest software provider for security and video surveillance systems, discusses trends in the video surveillance market and new developments in the company.
GIT SECURITY: What has changed in the video surveillance market over the past few years?
What criteria should you use to decide how many pixels you really need for your application and which camera to buy? Do you want a general overview of a scene, do you want to read license plates, or would you even like to be able to recognize the suits or the faces of playing cards - all from normal inspection distances?