For this project our client was a biomedical science department at a top UK university. Their research looks into many aspects of human physiology that could have life changing effects. Their research into exercise and ketone diets, which increase the rate of ketosis, could have a major impact in the way we treat metabolic diseases such as obesity, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
The Project Brief
The client approached Lineartron to help design and specify a building wide IP CCTV solution that would allow them to monitor activity inside and outside of their building. As well as being able to monitor the cameras live, they also wished to be able to record any incidents. This system would simultaneously act as a deterrent against unauthorised access and allow the client to record any such access to use as evidence.
After surveying the site we discussed with the client the possible specifications that would be ideal for this project, as well as camera placement. With their agreement, we proceeded with the installation of a number of IP CCTV cameras on the 3 floors and exterior of the building.
The IP cameras installed on the exterior of the building allow recording at resolutions of up to 4 megapixels (mp) and have an Infra Red (IR) range of up to 30m, allowing them to record in the dark. The interior cameras allow recording up to 3mp and have in-built smart features such as line crossing and object removal detection. Both of these camera varieties are IP67 and IK10 protected. This means they are dust tight, water resistant and have the highest standard of protection against vandalism, making them ideal for most weather patterns and environments.
All cameras were then connected to a Network Video Recorder (NVR) via a structured network of data cables. The NVR chosen for the specification allows a number of cameras to be connected and recorded simultaneously. Being able to connect a number of additional cameras also allows the client to expand their IP CCTV coverage, with more cameras should they require it, future-proofing the design. With live viewing of recordings, the NVR allows a centralised monitoring and control of all cameras from one location. Another function of the NVR is Power over Ethernet (PoE), allowing the IP cameras to be powered through the cabling connecting them to the NVR. This negates the need for connectivity of mains electricity to each camera, reducing the cost for the client.
After the installation our engineers tested each camera to ensure the correct orientation and field of view for monitoring the building. Our engineers then showed the client each camera to finalise their orientation and informed the control staff of the functionality of each camera, such as if they were static or capable of remote directional and zoom control.