Projects in the News: January 2013
Arecont Vision cameras are providing an expanded coverage area for a 150-acre produce facility, Brisbane Markets Ltd., which serves a vital role in Australia’s national food chain and provides a clearinghouse for produce from about 7,000 growers. The 150-acre site in the industrial area of Rocklea includes 35 buildings and serves as the heart of Brisbane’s fresh produce sales and distribution.
Brisbane Markets had begun testing a small, seven-camera IP video system when the Queensland floods of 2011 submerged the market site in water and destroyed the existing DVRs along with almost all of the site’s infrastructure. After the flood, Brisbane Markets made a decision to install IP cameras. Currently there are approximately 100 video cameras covering the site, and plans are in place to install another 40. Arecont Vision equipment used at Brisbane Markets Ltd. includes 1.3-megapixel and 3-megapixel cameras that capture larger scenes with precise detail to enable forensic investigations.
Cameras are mounted on buildings and also on light poles in parking lots. The video system leverages a fiber-optic network running through the 150-acre site, and two dedicated NUUO servers (with a third on order) manage video for the system. Read the full case study on security for Brisbane Markets Ltd. here.
RedCloud, a provider of Web-based, physical access control systems, announced that the Liberty Public School District deployed RedCloud Enterprise – a scalable, Web-based access control network appliance that enables Liberty to manage security across 22 school facilities, in turn enhancing the safety and well-being of thousands of students, faculty and staff.
Liberty Public School District serves the residents of approximately 85 square miles in Clay County, Kansas. The school district, located just northeast of Kansas City, is responsible for more than 11,600 students in grades preschool to 12. In fall 2011, Liberty sought to transition from a costly, legacy access control system that lacked scalability to a Web-based access control system that could remotely manage all facility access with integrated physical and logical security capabilities.
“It became evident that our previous access control system was not only falling short from a functionality and scalability standpoint, but also became increasingly difficult to justify due to onerous recurring costs,” said Curt Laven, technology specialist, Liberty Public School District. “RedCloud Enterprise provides Liberty with a single network appliance solution from which we can now easily manage security for 22 buildings through a Web-based interface that provides administrators with real-time visibility into security activity at each building.”
To ensure a seamless migration that would not interrupt day-to-day security and operations, Liberty turned to American Digital Security (ADS), a security systems provider — and a RedCloud authorized system integrator — to recommend, design and install a secure, physical access control system that seamlessly integrated with video surveillance, visitor management and identity management systems.