JONES Bay Wharf marina, developed in the early twentieth century at Darling Harbour in Sydney now offers spacious berths for commercially registered super-yachts. The wharf is located right by one of the busiest entertainment districts in Sydney, Australia, where convention centres, the Sydney Aquarium, museums and attractions are within close proximity. 

Doltone House at Jones Bay Wharf is a grand heritage venue situated on the Wharf overlooking the city skyline, the Harbour Bridge and the entire Darling Harbour precinct. It’s a top local venue for meetings and conferences, events and weddings, food and wine emporium, cooking classes and casual dining and catering.

Management decided to upgrade to an extensive video surveillance solution offering high security to the premises, including new indoor and outdoor camera installations. To make guests feel comfortable, the indoor cameras had to be discrete, versatile, elegant in design and easy on the eye. The outdoor cameras also had to be aesthetically and visually pleasing in order to blend in with the architectural design of the building. 

Furthermore, the outdoor cameras needed to be 100 per cent water resilient and weatherproof, withstanding harsh environmental elements like wind, rain and salt air. In addition to performance, cost was a major factor of consideration for this project.

A total of 86 Vivotek FD8134 indoor cameras and 16 Vivotek FD8361 outdoor cameras were installed for this project. Both models come with 3-axis mechanical design built in. The 3-axis mechanical and industrial design is highly sophisticated and enables very flexible, simple hardware installation for either ceiling or wall mounting. This mounting makes the FD8134 extremely versatile and is able to easily accommodate individual site requirements. FD8134s were installed both ways. 

For external applications the 2-Megapixel FD8361 is ideal thanks to its weatherproof and vandal-proof housing. For this specific project, most of the FD8361s were wall-mounted. Both FD8134 and FD8361 come with IR illuminators for day/night surveillance.

The cameras are administered with Vivotek ST7501 management software, which supports powerful features like real-time 32-channel video monitoring and simultaneous 16-channel playback, easy-to-use snapshot capability, dual-stream live viewing and recording, event-triggered or scheduled recording modes and seamless interoperation with all Vivotek cameras. 

The extensive surveillance coverage offered by the FD8134 and the FD8361 cameras ensures that Doltone House is safely and effectively secured against any threat or danger. Syscon Solutions, the installation partner responsible for this project, says it is extremely pleased with Vivotek’s cameras and software management program. The products are not only installer-and user-friendly but also highly competitive in terms of the cost and performance, according to Syscon.

“A total of 86 Vivotek FD8134 indoor cameras and 16 Vivotek FD8361 outdoor cameras were installed for this project. The 3-axis mechanical and industrial design is highly sophisticated and enables very flexible, simple hardware installation for either ceiling or wall mounting”