BOTH
IndigoVision’s HD and standard 4SIF resolution IP cameras have been installed
to provide blanket CCTV coverage with the minimum number of cameras – one of
the many advantages of deploying megapixel HD cameras, the company says.

Aqaba is an
important gateway for Jordan and neighbouring Iraq and the addition of a
state-of-the-art surveillance system allows ALV to provide a high-security
solution for its many international clients.In addition to monitoring the
security of the site, ALV now has a video record of the logistics transactions,
providing an audit trail in the event of a customer dispute. The system was designed
and installed by IndigoVision’s approved local partner, Megatech.

“We chose
IndigoVision for its superior high definition image quality and its
user-friendly alarm and audio management capabilities”, said Nezar Al-Bkower,
ALV’s general manager.

“Other key
criteria were the ease of integration with third party systems and ability to
scale up for our future expansion.”

The distributed
architecture of IndigoVision’s system was a key factor in being chosen for the
project. It provides ALV with a scalable platform for their expansion plans and
allows them to easily monitor the two existing 10,000sq m warehouses and site
perimeter, which form the first phase of the Village. Additional warehouses,
office space and a weighbridge are planned for the future.

Another advantage
of the high-resolution and high-quality video that is delivered from the HD IP
cameras is that operators can digitally zoom in on critical areas during an
investigation, while the whole field of view of the camera is still recorded.

Unlike a
traditional zoom on a PTZ, none of the camera scene is lost. In fact several
different zoom views can be set up from the same feed, providing the operator
with a powerful monitoring facility all from a single HD camera.

At the heart of
IndigoVision’s distributed IP video solution is Control Center, the company’s
security management software. Control Center workstations allow the security
team to monitor live and recorded video from any camera.

It provides a
suite of features that enable operators to quickly analyse video and to
interactively manage alarms, both of which help improve incident response. As
with any component in the system, Control Center workstations can be located
any point on the network, in ALV’s case workstations are situated in the main
security room and on the desks of the general manager and IT manager.

The majority of
the IP cameras are POE-compliant and are powered directly from the network,
minimising demands on the site’s power infrastructure and reducing installation
costs.

IndigoVision’s
H.264 compression technology means that video from both HD and 4SIF IP cameras
can be streamed across the network with minimum bandwidth requirement. This
allowed ALV to deploy the surveillance system on their existing network, which
shares resources with other IT functions.

“We chose
IndigoVision for its superior high definition image quality and its
user-friendly alarm and audio management capabilities”