Public Space CCTV ? Blazing a Vision in The City of York

The City of York has become the first council in the UK to integrate its public space and transport CCTV through the large-scale deployment of ONVIF technology and all the benefits this brings.

As part of two major developments Meyertech Fusion-Core-Solar video management software and Fusion-Incident CCTV information management software has been employed to integrate the many legacy systems and Hikvision IP Camera into the York Travel and Control Centre (YTCC), a dedicated Public Space and Transport CCTV facility located in a new 300,000 control room in West Offices. This is probably the largest ONVIF based public space system in the UK and will amount to the biggest change in the way CCTV is operated in York since the service was first introduced.

By embracing the ONVIF standard this historical city, which was once briefly the capital of England, is now blazing a vision for the future of Public Space CCTV in the UK.

In parallel with the new unified control room the City of York Council York has begun to exploit its new private fibre optic network by installing the latest CCTV IP Camera more cost effectively and efficiently than ever before and, at the same time taking advantage of the flexibility that the CYC network provides to route the video streams.

With over 400 member manufacturers?worldwide producing over 2000 conformant products, ONVIF provides increased flexibility and greater freedom of?choice through interoperable products as the leading global?standardisation initiative for IP-based physical security products. When choosing Video Management Software (VMS) to integrate and control their new system the City of York Council wanted to be safe in the knowledge that their investment is protected in the future, which, is why CYC chose Meyertech, the first British company to gain ONVIF Profile-S conformance.

Speaking about the project, David Wood, Sales Executive at Meyertech declared: We are extremely excited by Yorks vision to employ an ONVIF solution and especially pleased they have chosen to implement it using Fusion Video Management Software (VMS) and ZoneVu appliances.

With the continued growth of IP video surveillance in the last few years most councils have a strategy to migrate their Public Space systems from analogue to IP-digital connectivity. The interoperability that Fusion VMS provides was crucial in leveraging Yorks existing analogue CCTV investments.

As more security equipment becomes IP Camera convergent opportunities arise for systems to interoperate making long-term investment in security an actuality and allowing the City of Yorks future aspirations to integrate Park & Ride sites, schools and many other council buildings and services a reality.

The new control room which employs eight staff providing 24/7 coverage is now one of the most technologically advanced control centres in the country monitoring over 150 Wireless IP CCTV Camera across the city, and this is set to increase in the near future with cabinet member for planning and transport, councillor Dave Merrett stating: We now have the potential to expand the range of other CCTV services we provide.

The system has made an immediate impact with crime rates. In a single?month last year alone it was used in 42 prosecutions. A point not lost on?Councillor Linsay Cunningham-Cross, who stated: If there is footage of crime, more often than not those being prosecuted will plead guilty, so it saves?money all the way along the line. York is a safe city and we are keen to keep it?that way. IP CCTV Camera provides an essential service and a great way to do that.

Bosch to exhibit at the NSI Installer Summit

The IP 4000 and IP 5000 Security Cameras represent the ultimate combination of Bosch’s innovative technologies at an incredible price point. Offering a complete portfolio featuring dome, panoramic and bullet dahua security camera suited to every application, indoor or outdoor, day or night, discreet or obtrusive surveillance they represent the best price performance ratio for the professional installer.

The Hikvision IP Camera are designed to maximize the ease of installation. Essentials like mounting adapters and surface mount boxes, are already included in the packaging, making installation and cabling significantly easier. FLEXIDOME IP 5000 and the DINION IP bullet models also come with Automatic Varifocal (AVF) lenses to save time when focusing individual Hikvision Camera. Plus, all our micro dome models feature a 3-axis lens for easy guidance, enabling you to precisely set the field of view from a wall or ceiling.

Set-up and configuration has never been simpler because all our dahua camera have the same graphical user interface; if you know one, you know them all. They also share the same product platform for easy maintenance and backward compatibility over multiple generations. Upgrades and new features can be added via a single firmware for all products. A future-proof solution that significantly reduces maintenance costs and enables easy third party integration with software and recording solutions.

Openness is a key element of the IP 4000 and IP 5000 cameras. Via our Integration Partner Program (IPP) easy and simple third party integration that is guaranteed with virtually all the major makes of DVR, NVR or Video Management Software available today. The cameras also have ONVIF conformity. The entire portfolio integrates seamlessly with software and recording solutions from Bosch and other vendors.

The Bosch name stands for quality and reliability and the IP 4000 and IP 5000 cameras clearly demonstrate the advantages gained from our years of experience in the field of safety and security. This experience is combined with cutting edge technology used in high security projects such as Content Based Imaging Technology, Dynamic Transcoding, the latest sensors, and much, much more. These innovative technologies allow you to recommend these Home Security CCTV Camera to your clients with complete peace of mind knowing you are offering a best in class solution. Plus for added client satisfaction all our IP 4000 and IP 5000 cameras come with a full 3-year warranty.

Bosch are to attend the NSI Installer Summit on the 10th March at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham.

Axis announces M2014, the world´s smallest HDTV bullet-style network camera

Axis Communications, the world leader in network video, has announced its new AXIS M2014-E bullet-style HDTV Security Cameras, which is the size of a lipstick and aimed at small-to-mid-sized systems.

The camera´s functional and compact form factor makes it particularly suitable for installations such as in retail stores, boutiques, hotels or small offices that need easy-to-use and future-proof video surveillance, at a very attractive price.

It is adapted for an easy-to-install video surveillance solution ideal for indoor and semi-outdoor environments where the camera may be exposed to rain or water.

“AXIS M2014-E Network Infrared Security Cameras, being the smallest HDTV bullet-style network camera on the market, is perfect for video surveillance solutions in small- to mid-sized systems. ” says Erik Frännlid, Axis ’ Director of Product Management.

“This new IP CCTV Security Camera, with its unique design concept comprising a main unit and a separate camera unit, allows for maximum flexibility and ease of installation, in areas where installation has previously not been possible.”

AXIS M2014-E provides HDTV 720p image quality at full frame rate. The camera delivers multiple, individually configurable video streams in H.264 compression, greatly optimising bandwidth and storage without compromising image quality. Motion JPEG is also supported for increased flexibility.

The CCTV IP Camera, with its built-in memory card slot for edge storage and support for AXIS Camera Companion, provides a convenient, small-scale video management solution. AXIS Camera Companion, the market ’s easiest video surveillance solution for small systems from 1 to16 camera – makes AXIS M2014-E a unique, smart, independent video recording device.

Further features included in AXIS M2014-E:

  • Supports video motion detection, tampering alarm and includes an I/O port for connecting devices such as sensors and external relays to activate alarms or access control.
  • The camera unit is IP66- rated, which ensures protection against dust and heavy rain.
  • Offers easy installation features, including Power over Ethernet, as well as power from a power supply.
  • Includes support for Axis ’ unique Corridor Format allows the camera to deliver a vertical field of view.

AXIS M2014-E is supported by the industry ’s largest base of video management software through the Axis ’ Application Development Partner Program and AXIS Camera Station. The camera includes support for Hosted Video and ONVIF for easy camera system integration.