REMOTE LOCATIONS

SAFE CITY

SerVision’s remote video surveillance solutions are being used across Israel as part of the Safe City Program designed to enhance public safety throughout local communities. The campaign makes use of the latest, most advanced technologies to help reduce theft, violence and other crimes.

SerVision’s solutions help city authorities remotely monitor traffic intersections, public parks, town centers, and municipal security vehicles all from one centralized location. Authorized users can also view live and recorded video from any monitored site (fixed or moving) on their mobile device or laptop.

The range of SerVision gateways used for Safe City applications (CVG, UVG400, SVG400, MVG400) supports between two and sixteen video cameras per DVR, and has advanced event detection and handling capabilities. Most gateway models also support bi-directional audio for two way communication between control center authorities and individuals at the monitored site. The versatility of these units enables video to be transmitted using any existing infrastructure: Wired (fiber connections) or Wireless (3G, Wi-Fi or Wi-MAX).

Two channel CVG units and four channel UVGs are installed at busy traffic intersections and town centers throughout the country. All units are able to transmit video using a cellular modem, so no physical connection to the internet is required. The MVG400, SerVision’s award-winning mobile DVR, has been installed on the city’s public security vehicles. In addition to offering four channels of live video from a moving platform, the unit has a ruggedized chassis to withstand heavy vibration, a removable HDD, and built-in GPS for fleet tracking.

Studies have shown that the technologies used by Safe City partners in Israel have helped to reduce crime and violence in local communities considerably.

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TRAFFIC INTERSECTIONS

Traffic intersections are subject to varying levels of congestion throughout the day. They are also a common site for accidents and other traffic violations.

Installing cameras at busy traffic junctions and using SerVision’s video servers to transmit live video over 3G/GPRS and other low bandwidth networks helps municipal and traffic authorities remotely monitor activity at intersections in real time. The live video can help them manage traffic flow, and can even be used as a public service to commuters by allowing them to remotely log in to the cameras to view real time traffic conditions. This kind of service can help drivers avoid traffic jams and select the best route to their destination.

In addition, SerVision’s video solutions can record activity at the site at all times. In case of an accident, the footage can be used as evidence in court– the digital signature incorporated in every video frame ensures the integrity of the video.

CELLULAR BASE STATIONS

Cellular base stations contain high-value infrastructure and because of their remote locations, these sites are highly vulnerable to vandalism and theft.

SerVision Video Gateways installed at cellular base stations can transmit live video over 3G/GPRS and other low bandwidth networks from the remote sites to the operator’s control center. Although the cameras at the site may serve as a deterrent to crime or other illegal activities, built-in video motion detection and other sensors connected to the SerVision gateway can help alert authorities to potential attacks. Control room personnel can receive alerts whenever sensors are triggered so the event can be monitored in real time.

The units can send SMS or email notifications to authorized personnel so they can log into a camera from their mobile device to track what’s happening on site, even while security officials are away from the control center. This functionality allows the cellular operator to respond to the situation immediately and efficiently. The built-in or expandable dry-contact adapters (up to 16-in/16-out modules) enable remote activation of a large array of devices such as fire distinguishers, hydrants and PA/siren systems.

SerVision’s mobile gateway products use the company’s advanced compression technologies to enable high quality video streaming at exceptionally low bitrates. As a result, the gateways provide smooth and clear video streams from remotely located cellular base stations over the operators 3G network, freeing up its valuable wired infrastructure to be used to stream voice calls and other content.

UTILITY SITES

Remote unmanned sites are vulnerable targets for crime. Whether it is vandalism, theft, terrorism, or sabotage, public utility sites operated by electrical, gas, water and telephone companies require innovative security monitoring solutions.

With SerVision’s Video Gateways, authorized personnel are directly connected to all of the utility company’s remote stations, even when the site has no wired connection to the Internet. The DVRs installed at these sites are able to record and transmit live video over 3G/GPRS and other low bandwidth networks, enabling security officers to observe and receive immediate alerts, and remotely monitor any event at any time and any place.

All SerVision gateways include motion detection (VMD), and offer a variety of additional input sensors. In case of an alert, video recording can start automatically and notifications are sent via SMS or e-mail. Connected either through ADSL, or via cellular or WiFi networks, video can be transmitted directly to a smart phone or other mobile device, as well as to command and control centers.