Megapixel cameras secure UAE auto dealerships

Al Nabooda Automobiles deploys Arecont Vision cameras


Los Angeles, CA (August 7, 2012) – Arecont Vision's SurroundVideo 8 megapixel day/night panoramic view cameras contribute high-resolution images that help to secure luxury automobiles and are a valuable business tool at Al Nabooda Automobiles in the United Arab Emirates. An authorized dealer and exclusive distributor of Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen, Al Nabooda Automobiles has five showrooms and service centers across Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the northern emirates of Sharjah and Fujairah. The cameras are positioned to view the dealerships' sales floors and showrooms, workshops, parts and service entrances and other locations.

The installation uses Arecont Vision's 8 megapixel SurroundVideo AV8365DN, a 360-degree panoramic view day/night camera, and AV8185DN, a similar camera that provides a 180-degree panoramic view. The megapixel cameras enable a highly cost-effective solution by eliminating the need for mechanical pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) devices and by reducing the overall number of cameras needed to provide detailed coverage of large areas. Now Al Nabooda Automobiles is able to provide a safer, more secure environment for employees and customers, prevent theft and establish deterrents to minimize damage to vehicles in the showrooms, workshops and parking areas. As a business tool, the cameras help the luxury dealership analyze customer traffic and evaluate customer support initiatives.

Several Al Nabooda Automobiles dealerships also use Arecont Vision AV1125IR 1.3 megapixel H.264 MegaView IP cameras. The all-in-one day/night bullet-style cameras have 4.5 – 10mm varifocal lenses, weatherproof enclosures and infrared (IR) illuminators.

ITworks, LLC, a Dubai network systems consultancy, design and build services company for physical security systems, installed the systems. “Megapixel video provides a cost-effective solution covering multiple sites,” said Amir A. Kolahzadeh of ITworks. “High-resolution images enable maximum coverage with fewer cameras, and low-light performance enables after-hours surveillance.”

“The camera enclosures feature an IP66 environmental rating and can withstand Dubai's extreme temperatures,” said Ethan Maxon, Middle East and Africa Regional Sales Manager, Arecont Vision. “Executive management was looking for a comprehensive physical security solution that would allow remote monitoring of their facilities and megapixel panoramic images from Arecont Vision cameras provide the detailed video coverage they need.”