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IP video security for the full house!

by Andy Clutton

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0095.The newest addition to Southampton’s leisure scene has been equipped with an IP network video surveillance system as 35 Samsung Open Platform WiseNetIII Full HD cameras ensure that the club’s customers can enjoy playing bingo in a secure and safe environment.

Kevin Willis, Risk Manager for Gala Bingo said: “In addition to the need to comply with local authority licensing requirements, we considered it essential therefore to provide the club’s management and our security colleagues with the best possible tools to ensure that players are kept safe.”

The contract to install the video surveillance system was awarded to Nottinghamshire based Link Integrated Security Services, a Silver Partner of the Samsung STEP (Samsung Techwin Eco Partnership) programme. Link Integrated Security Services worked with Samsung Techwin Europe to design a solution which would cover all the public areas without having a negative impact on aesthetics of the brand new club.

The WiseNetIII camera models installed at the club include SND-6084 2MP domes as well as SNO-6084R bullet cameras which have built-in IR LEDs to capture images in low lit areas of the club. The cameras feature the WiseNetIII DSP chipset which has the processing power to simultaneously run multiple edge based applications. This provides Gala Bingo with the opportunity to utilise onboard video analytics applications, such as people counting and heat mapping.

A number of SNF-7010 3MP 360 degree fisheye cameras have also been installed to cover areas of the club where a much larger number of fixed cameras might normally be required, to avoid any blind spots.

The images captured by the cameras are being recorded onto a Samsung SRN-4000 Network Video Recorder (NVR) which features a built-in RAID hard drive ‘Hot Swap’ facility which ensures that recording is not interrupted if a fault occurs.

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