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Upgrade at power plant

A case study of video surveillance at a thermal power plant in Turkey. The Çelikler Seyitömer plant in Kütahya has an annual production capacity of 4 billion kilowatts per hour, owned and operated by Çelikler Seyitömer Electricity Production Corp which is part of Çelikler Holdings, one of Turkey’s largest construction, mining and energy companies.

The plant has seen a reconstruction during the last 12 months. Part of this process was replacing old analogue CCTV with a Samsung Techwin IP network based system. A contract to carry out this work was awarded to Entpa Elektronik, a distributor of electronic security and energy management products, and one of its local solution partners, Erkaya Elektronik. Doğan Can, Product Group Manager for Entpa Elektronik, said: “The old CCTV system has done a good job over many years, but it was very limited in its functionality. We therefore had no hesitation in designing and recommending a solution which was IP network based in order to help the client provide a safe and secure environment for everyone who works at the plant, as well as protecting high value machinery and other assets.

The video system is being installed in phases in line with the reconstruction work at the power plant.

Phase one has seen 45 Samsung Techwin cameras deployed. Among them are SNP-5300H 1.3 Megapixel IP network PTZ dome cameras, pictured, which offer a 30x optical zoom and feature PoE (Power over Ethernet) that enables power to be drawn from the network to drive all of the dome’s features. They also feature a built-in heater for when the outdoor temperature may be as low as minus 30 degrees C. Cameras from the Samsung Techwin Open Platform WiseNetIII camera range have also been installed, including 2MP Full HD SND-6011RP dome cameras that have built in IR LEDs which can enable objects up to 10 metres distance to be viewed even in total darkness, and SNB-6004P 2MP Full HD fixed cameras.

Images from all the cameras are recorded onto a Samsung Techwin SRN-1000 network recorder, which provides up to 24TB of on-board video storage capacity with the potential for an extra 24TB of storage via two external e-Sata direct storage devices. The Linux based SRN-1000 can record at 100MBs, supports H.264, MPEG-4 and MJPEG compression, and works with Samsung Centralised Management Software which provides the option for users from any remote location to have access to live or recorded video via a PC or mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet.

Phase two will see more Samsung Techwin cameras and domes installed throughout the plant to ensure there are no blind spots. Doğan Can said: “This is what can be called a mission critical project where reliability is just as important as the quality of the images captured. With this in mind, we specified Samsung Techwin as the sole supplier for all the component parts of the video surveillance system because, having previously worked with their products and their technical team on other projects, we knew that we could work in partnership with them to successfully meet the requirements of this project.” Visit


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