Market Focus: Industrial Security

A roundup of recent unique security applications and installations


The project uses both fixed and PTZ cameras from the supplier's Altitude line, and they are used to monitor sensitive areas of the plant, such as the inside of the hydroelectric plant's headrace tunnel - the longest in India - and power generation and distribution areas of the facility.

Officials at Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL), operators of the power station, chose DVTel and systems integrator Optimum Security Solutions to install the iSOC system and cameras, conquering major topographical and environmental challenges such as mountainous terrain and hot, humid operating conditions inside turbine rooms.

SJVNL security officials are using the system to monitor the sprawling hydroelectric plant, which stretches more than 31 miles (50 kilometers) from the location of the dam site to the power generation facilities. The system creates a common operational picture that enables users to capture, manage, analyze, integrate, and then act on previously unorganized and overly complex data. The results are improved reaction time, enhancing operator productivity and a reduction in incidents.

Shanghai Industrial Building

Multiple models of Infinova's IP and analog cameras, along with its matrix switchers, are providing a coexistent surveillance solution for a major R&D complex, the Shanghui City Industrial Building, in the Baoshan District of Shanghai. Besides the R&D facilities above ground, there are two floors underground incorporating the parking lot, bicycle garage, civil air defense and electro-mechanical equipment room, among others. The complex covers more than 750,000 square feet.

Depending on the application and location, cameras are located at the entrance and exit gates on the ground floor, garage entrance and exit, underground parking lot, elevator cars, and main passageways on each floor. Based on the security goal for the locale, the complex uses Infinova V1727 IP PTZ dome cameras, V1026-1and V1028-1 fixed cameras and V5411 fixed minidome cameras.

The supplier's V2060 TCP/IP Network Video Switchers feature pre-configuration for reliability plus its open architecture fosters easy installation, operation and expansion. Using microprocessor technology, the V2060 series can provide automated electronic surveillance or allow a single user to control an entire CCTV system of up to 4096 video inputs by 512 video outputs.

For display, the system incorporates 38 sets of 21-inch monitors. For storage, there are 26 sets of 16-channel DVRs. The system can store 15 days of images, approximately 3,900GB on four 1,000GB hard disks.