James River Church was looking to upgrade its security solution in an environment where improved security measures had become paramount. The church’s past security camera system was utilizing multiple PTZ cameras. However, these failed to capture entire areas of the property, thus allowing for criminal action. To tackle this, the church installed Taiwan-based VIVOTEK security cameras throughout the campus.
Addressing the Challenge
Due to these gaps in coverage, James River Church needed to integrate camera coverage in several areas. These included both indoors and out, as well as low-light and hard-to-see areas of the campus. The church says the challenges in the project related to inability to see all areas of the campus as well as counting empty seats in the indoor auditorium. Another challenge was the ability to track individuals when necessary.
Helixeon thus chose a total of 34 VIVOTEK’s indoor and outdoor security solutions to solve James River Church’s security solution issues.
Clear Images for High-Contrast and Low-Light Environment
Diving into the details, the company utilized 15 VIVOTEK FD9189-HT-v2 cameras in the interior hallways and some rooms. According to Helixeon, the VIVOTEK FD9189-HT-v2 comes with clear picture and remote focus abilities.
Additionally, the FD9189-v2 series is a H.265 indoor dome network camera equipped with a 5-Megapixel sensor, enabling resolution of 2560×1920 at 30 fps. The camera also features VIVOTEK SNV and WDR Pro technology. Thus, the FD9189-v2 series is capable of capturing high-quality imagery in both high-contrast and low-light environments. Moreover, it offers two lens options for different user scenarios: fixed-focal and remote focus lenses. The camera is equipped with IR illuminators with a 30-meter effective range for better night visibility.
VIVOTEK adds that ten MS9390-HV dual 4-megapixel wide-angle lens design cameras have been integrated for both indoor and outdoor use along main travel areas. This camera, unlike traditional multi-sensor panoramic cameras relying on four sensors, is equipped with Supreme Night Visibility (SNV) and WDR Pro technology. It also has 180-degree IR illuminators effective up to 20 meters and delivers full resolution imagery at 30 fps. As a result, it appears a suitable solution that provides clear panoramic image quality for both day and night surveillance, indoors or outdoors.
Additionally, with its unique dual-sensor design, the MS9390-HV is equipped with a video alignment feature. This provides users a detailed and seamless 180-degree panoramic view and a higher vertical field of view. This enables greater coverage not only on the horizontal, but also on the vertical plane. This allows it to capture an even greater field of view below the point-of-camera installation.
Securing the Outside Campus
To further help secure the outside of the campus, five FD9389-v2 series H.265 dome network cameras are now being used. The cameras are equipped with a 5-Megapixel sensor enabling resolution of 2560 x1920 at 30 fps. Like the others, they feature VIVOTEK SNV and WDR Pro technology. The FD9389-v2 series is also capable of capturing high-quality imagery in both high-contrast and low-light environments.
Furthermore, the FD9389-v2 series offers two lens options, fixed-focal and remote focus lens for different user scenarios. The camera is equipped with IR illuminators with a 30-meter effective range for better night visibility. The FD9389-v2 series is encased in IP66 and IK10 housing. This helps with reliable coverage in harsh outdoor environments.
It also employs VIVOTEK’s Smart Stream III technology and H.265 codec support. Thus, the FD9389-v2 series reduces bandwidth up to 90% while maintaining image quality. Furthermore, FD9389-v2 series offer AI-powered smart motion detection allowing events focusing on human object instead of irrelevant noise.
Finally, for the church’s indoor and outdoor sanctuaries, Helixeon installed four next generation FE9191 12-Megapixel 360 degree panomorph network cameras. This camera features a detailed 12-Megapixel CMOS sensor. This guarantees image quality and utilizes the latest in panomorph lens technology for 180 degree panoramic view (wall mount) or 360 degree surround view (ceiling/wall mount) with zero blind spots. Thus, the camera is able to provide comprehensive coverage of open areas such as airports, shopping malls, parking lots, retail stores, offices, etc.
It is also equipped with a removable IR-cut filter and WDR Pro technology. As such, the camera can thus maintain optimal image quality around the clock for unparalleled visibility under high-contrast lighting environments. 3D Noise Reduction technology also enables the camera to capture clear, polished video under low-light conditions.
Along with all this, the FE9191 also now includes a new wave of advanced Video Content Analyses (VCA) – Smart VCA. This includes intrusion detection, crowd detection and loitering detection. According to a statement, these features are the next steps in elevating surveillance cameras from image capturing devices to advanced notification instruments. It will also allow users to perceive more in smarter ways.
Success of the Project
Helixeon praises the outcome of VIVOTEK security solutions project.
“Our customer now has the ability to see all areas necessary and to go back without having to worry if a PTZ was pointed in the right direction or not,” Rick Dale, Helixeon owner, explains. “They are very pleased with the overall installation and plan to utilize VIVOTEK at all of their campuses.”
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