Hikvision Protects Singapore's World-class Building
This is a press release published by Hikvision. The original article was at http://www.hikvision.com/en/SuccessStoryDetail_32_i1130.html (URL has been removed since Oct 2017). The client's name has been made anonymous since Oct 2017
Hikvision Protects Singapore's World-class Building
(15 April 2016) The stunning and iconic building – is a more than 20,000 square meter architecture masterpiece located in the center of Singapore. One of the busiest center in the world since its opening in 2002, the building has hosted more than 31,000 events, drawing a total of 84 million visitors as of 2016.
With its distinctive twin shells, this architectural masterpiece features world-class spaces in its two main venues – the Hall A and the Hall B; with capacities of 1,800 and 2,000 respectively. In March 2014, the Building was listed as one of the world’s 15 most beautiful building by Hamburg-based building-data company Emporis.
Today, the Building is renowned for possessing some of the best events in the world. With its innovative and refined characteristics, the world-class building suits a wide range of events. The hall regularly features world-renowned companies and guests, contributing to Singapore’s international and cultural vibrancy.
In 2014, after a decade of operation, management at the Buidling, a not-for-profit organization and registered charity – decided to update their existing CCTV surveillance system. Working with Hikvision, a new surveillance system was designed to deliver effective internal and external surveillance and perimeter protection for this prestigious arts center.
The challenge faced by HikVision
The Building’s prominent faade directly faces a number of tourists spots in Singapore. In order to preserve the aesthetics of the iconic arts building, the new IP-over-fiber surveillance system utilized carefully planned out locations for every CCTV camera.
Beyond providing effective video for general security, the new system also needed to provide 95% visual coverage of the entire site to assist with day-to-day management and visitor traffic flow as well as the implementation of required health & safety practices.
The Solution faced by HikVision
In the main hallway and inside the building, Hikvision’s 2 MP Full HD Indoor Dome Network Cameras (model number DS-2CD4124F-IZ) were installed to provide 1080P imaging; these cameras features Smart Focus motorized VF lenses, BLC, Smart audio, and intruder-detection functionality. Providing 24/7 coverage in the car park, 2 MP Full HD Outdoor Dome Network Cameras (DS-2CD4324F-IZ) were installed. Featuring built-in infrared (IR) LEDs, they can provide up to 165 feet (30m) of night-time viewing in complete darkness.
Preserving the internal aesthetics of the building’s architecture, compact and unobtrusive IR Mini Dome Network Cameras (DS-2CD2532F-IWS) were installed in the reception and counter areas. To assist with any disputes, the Hikvision Mini Domes, with their built-in microphones, were installed at the ticket counters and monitor all ticketing transactions while also observing any problems that might occur at the entry turnstiles. The surveillance footage from these dome cameras is a great asset in helping the building’s management team speed-up the flow of guest traffic by reducing queues and waiting times.
Providing an ideal surveillance solution to monitor the building’s perimeter, surrounding driveways, and walkways, Hikvision’s IP66-rated, 2 MP Network PTZ Dome Cameras (DS-2DF5286-A3) were installed, fully utilizing their 30x optical and 16x digital zoom and Smart Tracking functionality.
Powerful control faced by HikVision
In the control room, supporting live viewing, storage, playback, and control of the over 300 network IP cameras, are Hikvision’s DS-9664NI-XT-Series NVRs using one of the possible RAID configurations. In order to support the large number of PTZ speed domes, general security, and event management, the NVRs record both audio and video from each camera. Ideal for any size installation, the NVRs support hot-swappable HDDs and RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 storage.
To control Hikvision’s full range of Smart camera functions, including Smart search and playback, Smart detection, and record backup, as well as Smart applications such as people counting, heat mapping, and interactive mapping, all system equipment is managed by Hikvision’s open-platform iVMS-5200E Enterprise Video Management Software. Designed specifically for large-scale projects with multiple channel surveillance, this VMS offers video preview, video playback, and comprehensive alarm management. Fully integrated to the Hikvision array of NVRs, the iVMS-5200E also provides full control over the customization of video tags, playback by tag, and video searching; and for additional security of video footage, the locking and unlocking of any recorded files.
“We proposed the Hikvision solution based on our experience of using the company’s products on many other successful projects. We know Hikvision products are reliable and serve the needs of the customer perfectly. The end-user was delighted to work with us and Hikvision, the number one brand in video surveillance.”
With the Hikvision-powered security system now up and running, the Building’s team of dedicated professionals have a powerful security and site management surveillance tool at their fingertips, assisting their quest to offer a great experience for visitors, inspiring audiences, and cultivating the culture of Singapore.