This customer has an approximately 15-acre area of industrial operation. There are multiple buildings separated by long distances and several parking & storage areas on site. There is heavy equipment activity at the location on a daily basis and personnel are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE). The customer’s primary concern was workman’s compensation claims and preventing false claims.
To protect themselves from false claims and to accurately document legitimate accidents, the customer required a CCTV system with high resolution and sufficient coverage of the facility. The customer had an analog camera system already installed with 16 cameras. While this was a satisfactory solution when it was installed many years ago, it was time to make a change to get more clarity. To get the desired clarity, a 36-camera system was designed with an enterprise, rack mountable network video recorder (NVR). The NVR uses Digital Watchdog’s Spectrum software which is a perfect solution for applications that require ease of use, speed, efficiency and unprecedented image quality. The cameras installed were 34 4K (8.3MP) cameras with two 12MP panoramic cameras. A fiber optic network had to be designed as well to connect the new cameras in the buildings to the main building and the NVR. Approximately 5,000 feet of multimode, six-strand fiber optic cable was installed between the buildings and poles where the cameras are located. This fiber optic “backbone” provided the required throughput and eliminated the distance issues created by using Cat5E or Cat6 ethernet cables.
This customer now has the tools required to do forensic research for any accident in the facility. The quality and clarity of the recorded video provides unparalleled detail while the Spectrum software reduces the time to review footage by hours in some cases. The customer is so satisfied that we have since installed several overview cameras covering testing areas and testing gauges to ensure proper procedures are being followed when testing equipment.