Race Course is a large ground located in the heart of Rajkot. The place is ideal for strolls in the morning, as well as night. The main attractions in this place include the Children’s Traffic Park, Fun World, and Baal Bhavan. Apart from this, it also provides sports facilities like an indoor stadium, a cricket ground, hockey ground, football and volley ball grounds, gym, swimming pool and more. It also has large seating arrangement with cement benches embedded on its border.
Said by Commissioner of Police H.P. Singh (IPS Rajkot City): “My dream & vision is to have entire city of Rajkot covered with CCTV camera. This would indeed decrease the rate of crime because then you can catch criminals more easily. Also it creates an awareness in minds of people that they are being watched all the time, so that they would think twice before committing any crime.
Commissioner of Police, Rajkot wanted to establish electronic safety security surveillance system with high definition day & night camera system with locations of cameras identified by Proeyetech Elektrotekniks Pvt Ltd., where the cameras will cover all the entry and exit of Race Course Ring Road, Rajkot to catch any thief from stealing vehicles, terror, maintaining & increasing strength on traffic rules and public safety & security at the time of any festivals held.
Problem Faced & Area of Concerns:
As the majority of locations were long distances from the Commissioner of Police Building where Central Monitoring Station room is established, a traditional copper wired co-axial video system was cost prohibitive and impractical to implement.
Thanks to Proeyetech Elektrotekniks Pvt. Ltd. who designed the solution with Armored Fiber Optic network & Wireless Point 2 Point connectivity technology to ensure 0% down time and 100% security, the decision was made to use real time crispy and sharp High Definition (HD) fixed day & night video cameras to recognize faces and capture vehicles with identified number plates, including High Definition (HD) Pan Tilt Zoom cameras which can be moved manual as well as automatically to monitor a single person or in a group to cover complete range of vehicles or any pedestrian persons with a 500 meters of distance, complete 360o of continuous rotation, and 90o from ground to top can be covered within day as well as in night time.
A well-organized user oriented CCTV Monitoring and Surveillance System which is established with help of senior & expertize personals, which helps the police officers of Commissioner of Police office to monitor & control the public during peak times and festival times.
Scope of the Project:
With heightened internal security issues facing many organizations, the demands for cost-effective and reliable CCTV surveillance in and around large sites, such as city surveillance has never been higher. The need for remote surveillance and central control of large area operations is increasingly important to ensure a rapid, co-ordinate response in the event of an incident. Viewing multiple HD cameras in a central security control room from around a sprawling complex requires vast amounts of cable and equipment. IP-HD Video has established itself as a reliable, high-quality cost-efficient alternative technology for CCTV surveillance, replacing multiple runs of video cable with a single Fiber Optic cable & Power-Over-Ethernet technology. But when IP-HD Video is combined with the latest wireless broadband technology it provides an unbeatable solution for remote site monitoring.
Responsibility to manage 1000 and more public with a range of 4000 meters of area by instructing the remote police vehicles that are managed from Central Monitoring Station.
Being a daily use for monitoring the city in-charge will obviously need the Monitoring and Surveillance CCTV System implemented on the stipulated areas, which can help police officers reduce the mental pain and increase the workability.
Etrovision High Definition (HD) Fixed Day & Night Cameras & High Definition (HD) Pan Tilt Zoom Camera, Alnet Systems Netstation used to record all the Network based HD cameras on one platform with capability to compress with DJPEG1 and transmit on local network as well as internet with highest authentication on Alnet and firewall on IBM, IBM Video Server with RAID technology to protect and conserve recording for multiple days. CISCO Gigabit Managed Power-Over-Ethernet Switches are used to provide High Quality Video Stream, Power, Controlling cameras through one cable.
The CISCO Network Switches were then connected from cameras to an IBM Video Server with a capacity to record 30 days of video footage and secured recording was made on RAID storage IBM Hard Disks.
All the High Definition (HD) based CCTV Video Cameras got merged on one CCTV Recording Server for Network Video recorder i.e. ALNET SYSTEMS Netstation PC-Based Recorder, by which it can record individual cameras with motion recording for 30 days, which can transmit locally through the internal network with advanced authentication user rights. This provided a connection to the IP network for the security team’s suite ofcomputers and monitoring equipment. This enabled monitoring and control of CCTV cameras locally, as well as the cameras viewed on PDA’s via a secure Intranet connection. And through the Internet they can view it from anywhere in the world on the client pc/laptop/ or even mobile phone. Each equipment are powered through uninterruptible power supply backup for 24hours on battery backup, ensuring CCTV coverage even when the power is down, an Ethernet switch, IBM Video Server, a Alnet Systems Netstation, surge suppressor. This provided a self-contained CCTV surveillance point that was immune to the environment and could be fully controlled by the remote security team without using any interconnecting cable!
Unmanned areas, such as city surveillance require 24 hours real time CCTV monitoring and surveillance to prevent crime or attack. The solutions provided by Alnet Systems CCTV enable 7 days a week, 24 hours a day standalone and remote operation with real time monitoring and recording which can be operated from Security Authorities, Commissioner of Police Rajkot and other authorized users also from anywhere within in the Intranet or by Internet also by staying anywhere in the world. Its professional event handling and visual alarm identification can quickly response to a wide range of events which can be taken on immediate action.
The benefits of High Definition IP-CCTV Video with Fiber optic & Power-Over-Ethernet includes:
The Fiber to RJ45 transmitter/receiver units also provides a full duplex 1000MBps Gigabit network and a serial interface for control of the camera PTZ functions, and handling events directly from camera itself.
"The surveillance system has been extremely useful during our scheduled outage periods," Will continues. "Every power supplier has a designated offline period for maintenance and during these periods we can have a large amount of third party contractors’ onsite. With the new surveillance technology at our fingertips we can ensure health and safeties procedures are adhered to at all times and check on service progress, in respect to human and vehicular traffic around the stadium. We can even observe maintenance right down to individual service engineer level."