Arecont Vision cameras deliver high resolution images to provide large area surveillance at Virtua Healthcare System's four N.J. locations.

Virtua Healthcare System, a comprehensive multi-hospital healthcare system headquartered in Marlton, NJ, recently upgraded its video surveillance system to an IP-based network complete with Arecont Vision, Glendale, Calif., IP megapixel cameras. According to Paul M. Sarnese, system safety director, Virtua Health, the Arecont solution has enabled the organization to increase surveillance with fewer cameras and improved images.

“Due to the exceptional resolution provided by Arecont Vision’s megapixel cameras, and the deployment of several AV8185 panoramic cameras, we have easily expanded our coverage capabilities using fewer cameras with outstanding results,” said Sarnese. “The performance of our new surveillance systems has helped us to improve overall security.  It has been a win-win situation for Virtua.”

Deployed throughout Virtua’s four New Jersey hospital locations, the new IP-based network system takes advantage of the performance and cost efficiencies of Arecont Vision megapixel cameras in locations where they are most needed, the company said. It allows for the seamless transition to a networked platform gradually, letting Virtua replace all existing analog cameras as needed. The system was designed and built by CM3 Building Solutions of Fort Washington, Pa.

Megapixel cameras used throughout the Virtua system include Arecont Vision SurroundVideo® 8 megapixel, 180-degree panoramic H.264 cameras as well as 2 and 3 megapixel Arecont Vision MegaDome® cameras, each comprising an integrated camera, lens and IP66-rated dome.  The camera system is monitored centrally at Virtua’s Incident Command Center (ICC), where operators can utilize features of Arecont megapixel technology including digital pan/tilt/zoom on live or recorded images, extended motion detection and imaging cropping.

Sarnese added, “The difference between the old analog system and the quality and functionality of the new Arecont Vision megapixel cameras is night and day. It opens up a whole new avenue of operational possibilities for us.”

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