A video surveillance solution manufactured by Hanwha Techwin has been chosen to help create a secure environment for the residents of Sweden’s first gated community.
Located in the middle of the deep forests of Småland in the south of Sweden, the Strandudden Gated Community has been designed to provide a safe environment for homeowners who wish to enjoy a high quality of life. The first phase of the development has seen the construction of 18 apartments which have stunning lake views. The materials and features of each apartment have been carefully selected to ensure sustainable energy consumption.
When the development is completed, over 100 Wisenet cameras will enable security personnel to closely monitor the movements of people and vehicles as they enter and move around the public areas of the gated community.
Six Wisenet cameras were initially installed during the construction of the apartments. These have been used to ensure strict compliance with the site’s health and safety regulations and to keep a close eye on valuable plant and machinery.
Henrik Carlsson, CCTV Product Manager for Elajo, one of Sweden’s electrical, mechanical, engineering and energy installation companies who were awarded the contract to manage the project, said, “we evaluated products from a number of different manufacturers, but the superb quality of the images captured by the Wisenet cameras made it an easy decision for us to recommend that they should be deployed throughout Strandudden Gated Community.
“Equally important, the massive processing power of the chipsets of the open platform cameras means that our client is able to run specialist applications, such as licence plate recognition (ANPR), in order to control vehicle access to the community.”
The Hanwha Techwin Europe pre-sales and technical teams have worked closely with Elajo to ensure the best camera types have been specified for each of the carefully chosen camera locations.
Six different Wisenet models have been selected to ensure high quality images can be captured day or night and that there are no blind spots. Among these is the Wisenet IP network PNP-9200RH 4K PTZ dome, which has built-in IR illumination. The PNP-9200RH, which is IP66 and IK10 rated for vandal-resistance and outdoor use in the harshest environments, utilises Progressive Scan technology to provide sharp edges on moving subjects and vehicles.
The PNP-9200RHs, which have been installed at the entrance to the community, are equipped with the Wisenet Group ANPR solution. This provides the opportunity to automatically control the movement of white listed cars through barriers via camera relay outputs. Developed by Hanwha Techwin, in partnership with analytics experts FF Group, the solution uses camera-to-camera IP communication technology to enable up to four Wisenet Group ANPR cameras to work together, with data from each simultaneously transmitted to a single web-based display.
Images from all 100 cameras will be displayed in the community’s control room via Wisenet WAVE video management software (VMS). An intuitive ‘drag & drop’ tool makes it extremely easy for operators to set up a display of live and recorded images on a single screen or video wall, with customisable layouts and sizes. Other key features include a virtual PTZ, which enables operators to zoom to see close up details of any suspicious activity, whilst motion detection and video analytics support can be configured to generate alerts when user defined incidents occur.
Carlsson said, “Wisenet WAVE has proved to be extremely easy to use and it is a significant bonus that, with minimal training, operators are able to take maximum advantage of its wide range of innovative features. It has also helped reduce installation costs as it has an auto-discover feature which means connected cameras can be addressed and set up within minutes.”
Monitoring on the move
In addition to the images being displayed in the community’s control room, should an incident occur that needs a rapid response, security personnel on patrol will be able to remotely view any activity via a smartphone or tablet with the help of the secure Wisenet Mobile App.
Specified Wisenet IP Network Cameras
- PNP-9200RH: Wisenet P 4K PTZ IR dome camera
- PNM-9020V: Wisenet P 7.3 megapixel multi-sensor 180˚ Panoramic camera
- PNV-9080R: Wisenet P 4K Vandal-Resistant IR dome camera
- PNO-9080R: Wisenet P 4K IR Bullet Camera
- QND-7080R: Wisenet Q 4 megapixel IR dome camera
- XNO-6120R/FNP: Wisenet X ANPR camera