An increasing need for security of all types is driving the expansion of the global video surveillance market. In a widespread effort to enhance security in public venues, cameras have been installed en masse on the streets of major cities around the globe. Indeed, the rush to deploy video-based security systems in municipalities resembles one of those African wildebeest migrations seen on the TV channel “Animal Planet”. For example, there are now an estimated 6,000 public sector surveillance cameras in New York City, helping to prevent crime and assisting police in finding suspects.
At first blush one might think that community residents would react badly to the intrusion of video surveillance in public areas, but in fact there has been an overwhelmingly positive reception to the increased surveillance primarily due to the accompanying crime prevention and crime reduction aspects of the system. According to a poll by Quinnipiac University an overwhelming majority of New York City voters support the increased use of surveillance cameras in public spaces. Overall, NYC voters support the use of surveillance cameras by an 82 to 14 percent margin, according to the study.
As a result, leading physical security market analysts predict that megapixel commercial camera sales will grow over the next three years at a better than 40-percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate). But cameras alone are only one part of the ecosystem needed to provide effective video surveillance. Also riding the growth wave and expected to chalk up a high CAGR .are recording and storage industry products such as network video recorders (NVRs), video decoders supporting a range of compression standards from H.264 to MPEG-4 to MJPEG, media servers that primarily deal with routing recordings to system management computers back in the control room and other computing devices charged with implementing video analytics, that is, performing research or analytical work on the media (e.g.,looking for a face or a license plate in the raw footage captured by city-wide closed circuit cameras or identifying suspicious movement of people or packages and more). Video analytics has become crucial because as the number of cameras deployed across a video surveillance network increases, security personnel’s ability to attentively scan them decreases. Having an intelligent system that can accurately and immediately detect and alert staff to suspicious activity is critical.
Users are also demanding Digital Surveillance and Security systems offering high-definition video and long term storage. The two are related; as the picture resolution and detail rendering improves security operators will want to keep this evidence longer. Last year shipments of megapixel resolution network security cameras outsold standard resolution network security cameras for the first time. Systems now must meet the performance demands of 1000-channel, real- time full HD (1080p at 30 frames per second) video processing, video streaming, video tagging and storage, all running 24/7 with continuous availability and stability. One thousand channels of 1080p/30HD video at 5 Mbps per stream requires approximately 5 Gbps of system throughput end-to-end, from the network video recorder (NVR) to the storage system.
Other trends driving growth in the DSS sector: in-vehicle surveillance is being used to monitor vehicle fleets to ensure safety and smooth operation and retail store surveillance systems are gaining increased traction in small to medium- size businesses as well as in large box retail outlets.
Let’s now look at some recent Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance DSS Solutions based on Intel® Technology:
The Seneca Xvault NVR400 pedestal is armed with xVault Unified Storage technology , which means the appliances function as both network attached storage (NAS) and storage area network (SAN) systems; This unit has the capability to hold up to 96TB of maximum raw storage. The xVault xNVR400 Series supports two Intel® Xeon® Processors E5 Series and additional storage expansion shelf options are available to meet storage demands.
NEXCOM has expanded its security surveillance portfolios with the Tower NVR NViS 5240. It features a dual core Intel® Atom™ processor D2700 running at 2.13GHz and supports surveillance recording and video playback. The 16-channel NViS 5240 offers wireless connectivity; it can be
configured for Wi-Fi/3G connectivity whereby surveillance videos can be efficiently exchanged over the network. Using GbE LAN, the security surveillance platform can coordinate videos captured from up to sixteen high megapixel IP cameras and store more than 8TB video footage on four separate HDDs. Storage capacity can also be expanded via an eSATA interface. It is specially tailored for small and medium size surveillance projects within the retail industry. NViS 5240 provides high quality digital recording, real-time display and supports a wide range of megapixel IP cameras.
PoE (Power over Ethernet) is an advanced technology which following the IEEE 802.3af standard with capacity of delivering 15.4W power and
transferring data via Ethernet cable to various PoE devices, allowing it to function smoothly even in areas not reachable via power cables. The Lex Computech Twister NI525A 4 Channel PoE Server Solution can be connected to IP Cameras with video and images transferred along with power via an Ethernet cable for a more cost-effective surveillance solution. The unit employs an Intel® Atom™D525 dual core CPU running at 1.8 GHz.
Digifort IP surveillance and recording software for closed-circuit TV is based on TCP/IP with the ability to control and view images from IP or analog cameras connected by video servers or codifiers. It also controls recording of images for later selective search and retrieval. It can work IP cameras and analog cameras simultaneously, as long they are directly connected to the TCP/IP or by way of a video server. The software has a user friendly graphic interface based on Windows. The scalable system supports an unlimited number of cameras and Ethernet boards per server. It allows viewing of any image resolution (even higher than 1280x1024), if the camera supports it. The system supports recording and live visualization speeds of up to 30 FPS per camera, recording by manual or external events and/or by movement detection. The Digifort product also supports scheduling of recording by time and day of the week.
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Seneca is an Associate Member of the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance
Nexcom is an Associate Member of the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance
Lex Computech is a General Member of the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance
Systrade Comércio e Serviços LTDA (Digifort) is a General Member of the Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance
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