Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Has Chosen Hanwha Techwin Cameras
Over 1,800 video surveillance cameras supplied by Hanwha Techwin have been installed to help protect the local authority and government buildings located throughout the Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality in Turkey.
With a history that can be traced back to 1320, Kocaeli’s fast-expanding economy has seen it grow to become one of the ten largest municipalities in Turkey, with a population of 1.8 million people. Hanwha Techwin has worked closely over the last twelve months with 10 separate system integrators who were awarded the installation contracts for various phases of a project that has seen a large number of different models from the Hanwha Techwin range of Wisenet cameras specified. Each of the 1,800 cameras was carefully selected to ensure it was able to operate effectively and capture high-quality images in its respective location, regardless of the environmental or lighting conditions.
Among the cameras that have been installed are some 300 Wisenet Lite SNO-L6083R 2 megapixel weatherproof network IR bullet cameras. As is the case with the SND dome versions, which have also been installed, these are equipped with motion detection, privacy masking zones, audio support, PoE and an SD/SDHC memory slot. They also feature LDC (Lens Distortion Correction), which compensates for the image distortion that can occur with wide angle lenses.
A Hallway View function, for the monitoring of narrow vertical areas such as corridors, is likely to be of considerable benefit within the local authority and government buildings. It enables the camera to capture images with a 9:16 x 3:4 aspect ratio that works effectively in tall and narrow spaces, with the added bonus of minimizing bandwidth and video storage requirements.
140 of the installed cameras have been selected from the company’s Q series. These feature H.265 compression and Wise Stream, a complementary compression technology that dynamically controls encoding, balancing quality and compression according to movement in the image. When Wise Stream is combined with H.265 compression, bandwidth efficiency can be improved by up to 75% compared to current H.264 technology.
Depending on the number of cameras installed at each building.
The company has also supplied either 4, 8 or 16 channel recording solutions. A total of 74 NVRs have been deployed to ensure evidence of any suspicious activity is either recorded for instant playback or stored for evidence purposes.
Matter of Trust
“We are proud to have been entrusted to fulfill the requirements of this prestigious video surveillance project,” said Yasin Altas, Country Manager for Hanwha Techwin Europe. “We were able to demonstrate to the client that our ‘We move with trust’ philosophy is shared by every member of the Turkish team and this would ensure that we would always strive to offer unbeatable pre and post-sales support. The positive and generous feedback we have had from the client confirms we have kept our promises and, as a result, we are looking forward to the opportunity of being invited to supply our cameras and NVR solutions for future projects.”