- Security TWENTY
- Women in Security
In the United Arab Emirates, the National Rehabilitation Center, in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, spends – on average – over US$350,000 per patient on drug treatment.
The site has Complex 1 and Complex 2, the former being built earlier. Complex 1 had lighting and camera glare issues. When opening Complex 2, administrators demanded improvement. Among the installers who had to give presentations were Euro Technology of UAE. It proposed to fulfill the client’s needs and use Hikvision products to improve camera performance and eliminate noted deficiencies; and improve overall system stability.
Products uses were Hikvision’s DS-2CD8255F-EI 2MP IR Low-light bullet camera, DS-2DF7274-A 1.3 MP network infra-red speed dome, DS-2CD755F-EI 2MP Low-light indoor dome camera, and Hikvision’s iVMS-4200 management software. Each was chosen for a specific task and to improve a specific deficiency. The DS-2CD8255F-EI 2MP bullet camera was chosen for general perimeter security. Placed on walls, or poles, this outdoor camera is IP66 rated and offers up to 30m infra-red (IR) range to allow clarity even in zero light.
Mohammad Maarouf, Euro Technology’s Project Manager on this job, said: “This overall facility houses two security offices, one main, the other supplemental. In the case of the DS-2CD8255F-EI, it would fall under the main security office’s jurisdiction. However, in the bigger picture, both security offices’ performance greatly improved with Hikvision resolution. The DS-2CD8255F-EI provides HD1080p real-time video recording, as well as IR and true day-night functionality … in the case of a power outage shutting down both the perimeter and inner-court lights. Our solution also provides a 10-hour camera power backup, making features such as night-time IR very important, if the lights do go out.”
The DS-2DF7274-A IR network dome places the finer touches on overall perimeter security. Placed on perimeters, the main entrance, and the “open courtyard” separating Complexes 1 and 2; the DS-2DF7274-A uses a 20x optical zoom feature to get the required close-ups.
Complex 2’s interior has the DS-2CD755F-EI 2MP Low-light indoor dome for virtually every room. This includes sleeping areas, general recreation rooms, and everything in between. The camera offers full-HD 1080P real-time video. Mr Maarouf added: “The DS-2CD755F-EI is great indoors because it adds both an outdoor IR and True Day / Night element. Where our Hikvision outdoor cameras use both for zero, or near-zero, darkness, the DS-2CD755F-EI uses this to bring clarity to darkened corridors and shadows … we can still see color, when applicable, and full IR if needed, These, and IRC functionality, provide the best possible picture for security, irregardless of specific light.”
Mr Maarouf says of Hikvision’s iVMS-4200 software: “In all honestly, we are blown-away by Hikvision’s support. When we were initially designing this project, Hikvision engineers provided unbelievable service and support. In fact, in over a year, we have not had one single camera failure. Furthermore, iVMS-4200 has brought both foreseen and unforeseen advantages.”
One example Mr. Maarouf noted is that CPU usage has been reduced from Complex 1’s 90 per cent load to Complex 2’s 20pc. Results such as these, combined with stability improvements (no delays or system crashes), has led facility administrators to grant Euro Technology a new contract in Complex 1 – a transfer set to take effect in mid-2014.