Wireless IP Video Protects Construction in Singapore

IndigoVision is providing wireless IP Video technology to protect the construction of the exclusive Sentosa Cove development in Singapore. Originally conceived to emulate the waterfront resorts on the French Riviera, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, Sentosa Cove is an oceanfront enclave of 2,500 well-appointed residences expected to be completed by 2010.

The construction of the first phase is due for completion at the end of 2006 and is protected by a mixture of 50 fixed and PTZ outdoor dome cameras. Supplied by local system partner Spiraltech Pte Ltd, the surveillance provides security as well as overseeing the health and safety of the construction site. The flexibility of the wireless IP Video solution allows the cameras to be easily re-sited as the construction site develops. Furthermore, when the construction is complete many of the wireless IP camera positions will be re-deployed to provide permanent monitoring for the resort’s roads and perimeter.  

“The ease with which the cameras can be re-deployed highlights the flexibility and cost effectiveness of wireless IP Video compared with analog CCTV,” said Dr Oliver Vellacott, CEO. “The combination of IP Video and wireless networks is opening up a range of new applications for CCTV, particularly for wide-area surveillance such as rail networks, ports and airports.”  

Each analog dome is connected to an IndigoVision 8000 transmitter/receiver unit. The 8000 converts the camera signal to DVD quality, high-resolution digital video for transmission over the wireless LAN. At the security guard house further 8000s are used to convert the digital video back to analog for display and recording in a traditional control room configuration. IndigoVision’s advanced compression technology ensures the security guards receive CCTV images that are indistinguishable from analog whilst minimizing bandwidth on the wireless LAN. Low latency of the digital video ensures smooth operation of the remote PTZ camera controls.

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