Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions for Large Facilities
Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions for managing Large Buildings and Facilities:
Large Buildings are a venue for social and business activities such as office work, economic, production, as well as cultural and entertainment activities. A comprehensive and sophisticated building surveillance solution should take the specific social activities and human traffic behavior into consideration. The best surveillance solution will protect the privacy of individuals, while still being able to cover all critical areas without any blind spots.
Types of Building Surveillance Solutions
Building surveillance solutions can be divided into multiple types of applications, each with their own unique challenges. hotels, office buildings, hospitals, residential buildings and so on. Examples include:
- Office Buildings
- Residential Buildings
- Goverment Buildings
- And More
Uniview has been dedicated to the commercial surveillance industry for many years. In fact, UNV was a pioneer in IP Video Surveillance and has since developed numerous advanced technologies for commercial surveillance applications. Because of this, UNV has accumulated vast experience and knowledge on varied building scenes and solutions. In addition, they have presented multiple comprehensive building surveillance solutions which have been applied to all types of facilities. Since every surveillance application can present unique challenges, Uniview has developed scalable solutions for major installations around the globe.
General Breakdown of Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions include:
The Lobby Area is the main area for entrance and exit from the building. It is also a key area where staff and personnel interact with visitors, and is likely your busiest area. In order to monitor your lobby area clearly, cameras must be able to adapt to varying lighting conditions and scenes.
WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)
Uniview True WDR cameras, combine Sony STARVIS sensor technology with their self-developed ISP processing technology, to fully utilize sensor’s potential and imaging performance. This combination delivers clear and visible images under high contrast lighting conditions. It is particularly ideal for entrances and exits. You can see in the image below how a complex scene is rendered with even exposure over light and dark areas. Therefore, greater detail is achieved for the entire scene. Alternatively, facial detail can be rendered much more clearly even in bright backlighting.
WDR OFF —-> WDR ON
4K fisheye cameras are ideal for sites with high floor height, or wide areas such as a lobby. The UNV 4K fisheye fixed domes support ceiling, wall and desktop mounting options so you can deploy them in virtually any situation. The cameras provide up to 16 kinds of de-warping modes for viewing your video. The Panoramic view (shown below) can cover an extremely wide area for overall coverage. The camera can interact with UNV NVR and EZVMS for additional and multiple viewing options.
Uniview Fisheye Panoramic IP Cameras:
IPC815SR-DVPF14 Uniview 5MP Panoramic Camera
IPC868ER-VF18B Uniview 4K Panoramic IP Camera
Public and Interior
Surveillance for Public and Interior areas of a building can vary greatly, as well. Areas that are accessible to the public such as Canteens, Workout Rooms and Corridors have different needs than other interior areas. You wouldn’t use the same camera in a large gym as you would use in a hallway, for instance. Other Interior Surveillance applications may include areas like offices, file rooms and storage areas. Therefore, a comprehensive and sophisticated building surveillance solution needs to adapt to multiple environments. Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions deliver the options needed for a complete installation.
In order to better protect privacy, a privacy mask area can be configured for monitoring an area on certain scenarios. An example would include the numeric keypad of an ATM machine. When a PTZ dome camera changes the position or zooms, the privacy mask will be adjusted accordingly to protect the area.
One single monitoring image can display up to 8 privacy masks. Certain models of UNV cameras support to configure up to 24 privacy masks.
Smart IR is an intelligent, IR adaptive control technology. This technology can balance the luminance level between distant and nearby areas, so that the cameras are able to provide consistent clear image under low Lux scenes. If you look at the images below, you will see that the most important details are captured with the Smart IR Function.
With Smart IR ON
With Smart IR Off
Certainly, IR Illumination (also referred to as Night Vision) can play an even bigger factor in outdoor use. You can choose from numerous models of UNV cameras with LED Infrared Night Vision. Some Bullet Style Camera Models enable the IR illumination to reach up to 200m (656ft). Also, we have UNV PTZ dome cameras with IR illumination up to 250m (820ft), and the UNV Laser IR PTZ dome cameras can even reach up to 1000m (3000ft).
Uniview IP cameras can satisfy different illumination requirements of almost any building scenario. We have listed some popular models below:
IPC6858SR-X38UP-VC UNV 4K Starlight IP PTZ with 38X Zoom, 820 Feet Nightvision
IPC6222ER-X30P-B UNV 2MP IP PTZ with 30X Zoom, 492 Feet Night Vision
IPC2328SBR5-DPZ UNV 4K IP Bullet Camera with Motorized Zoom, 164 Feet Night Vision
IPC7622EL-X55UG Lighthunter Network Positioning System with 55X Zoom, 3000 Feet Laser Night Vision
There is a great waste of image area on the conventional 16:9 display format when used in long and narrow areas. The UNV Corridor Mode helps to effectively reduce unusable monitoring regions and shows more details in the important monitoring area. You really don’t need to monitor the walls but what is in between them. (I think that is a famous quote from someone) In addition, both UNV NVRs and the EZVMS support live view and playback display in corridor mode.
Here is an example of a camera in a hallway without the corridor mode in use.
Here is the same area but with corridor mode ON. You will notice that the image captures almost 2X the usable information in the hallway. Corridor Mode is an incredibly useful feature available in Uniview IP Cameras and Devices.
Wide Angle Lens for Small Offices or Rooms
In order to cover a small office or store room, lets say for example a 12 x 12 room, a standard fixed 4mm Lens will not work. Here is an example of an application that would require a Wide Angle Lens. Specifically, a 2.8mm Lens is preferable. Uniview Fixed Dome Cameras such as the IPC3618SR3-DPF28M can be mounted in the corner of a room and will be able to cover the entire room.
Parking Lot and Perimeter
Uniview PTZ Cameras are able to actively cover large areas such as parking lots. A key element to Uniview Business Surveillance Solutions is active surveillance. Since the camera allows motorized Pan, Tilt and Zoom, security personnel can actively zoom in to any area of concern over a wide area of coverage. For instance, if while viewing a parking area, you notice a person or vehicle that does not belong, you can use the PTZ to investigate up close. In addition, you can preset positions and set automatic guard patrol scans. Many of our Uniview PTZs are able to do Motion Tracking as well. IP PTZ Cameras are able to perform automatic functions, Zoom In and Zoom Out, as well as Panning up/down and right/left. Therefore you can use these cameras to protect parking areas ensuring the safety and security of people and vehicles.
UNV 4K cameras can provide clear and abundant details in monitoring areas with excellent high resolution performance. Super High Resolution Cameras such as 4K, can be especially beneficial when covering large areas or great distances. Footage taken with these cameras is significantly more usable since the recorded image can be zoomed into digitally without losing much detail.
High Ratio Optical Zoom
Outdoor PTZ dome cameras can reach up to 38x or 44x optical zoom. They are ideal for large parking lots, large open warehouses, common community areas and stadiums. Optical Zoom is an actual physical zoom by the cameras lens. If you have a large parking or gathering area to cover, check out these high performance PTZ and Multi Sensor Cameras.
Uniview 38X Zoom 4K PTZ Camera:IPC6858SR-X38UP-VC
- Starlight and True WDR
- 38X Optical Zoom
- 820 Feet of Night Vision
OmniView Multi-Sensor Panoramic Camera: IPC8542ER5-DUG
- Starlight and True WDR
- 4X 4.2mm Lens
- 180 Degree Field of View
Perimeter Protection for Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions
UNV Cameras are suitable for harsh environments and difficult conditions. Most UNV IP Cameras are rated IP67 for ingress protection and many are IK10 Vandal Proof. Is your surveillance application subject to extreme weather conditions? No problem, Uniview Cameras have extreme temperature range tolerance from -40°F to +158°F, depending on model. If you have cameras deployed in areas that are subject to vandalism, check out our IK10 rated Cameras. IK10 is the highest standard for Vandal and Impact resistance available.
IK10 Rated IP Dome Camera: IPC3238SR3-DVPZ
- IP67 / IK10 Protection
- 4K Resolution
- 2.8-12mm Motorized Zoom lens
Starlight Technology for Low Light Applications:
The Starlight function allows the camera to delivery color images in extremely dark environments. Color images provide better forensic detail when reviewing incidents. If you have ever installed or monitored a surveillance system that uses cameras in low light environments, then you are familiar with this scenario. When the lights go down, standard night vision cameras will automatically switch to Black and White (IR Mode). This puts you at a disadvantage because color is an important detail in video surveillance. With Uniview Starlight Cameras, images stay in color down to extremely low light levels, and Super Starlight even lower. Use UNV Starlight Cameras to up your surveillance game in areas where low or insufficient lighting available.
Uniview Starlight IP Dome: IPC3615ER3-ADUPF28M
- Starlight and True WDR
- 5MP Resolution
- IP67 Weatherproof
The Management Center is the main area where Security Guards and Building Managers view Live and Recorded Video. This can be achieved through a Video Wall, PC, or other display devices. This is also the area where active building monitoring takes place including alarms response, video alarm, and intrusion detection. Video can be delivered from multiple devices, IP Cameras and NVRs via EZStation VMS, Mobile Client and Unicorn Video Management Servers. Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions are tailored to meet the needs of large facilities with high traffic volume.
UNV EZStation3.0 Datasheet
System Stability & Data Safety
UNV devices deliver consistent monitoring and recording because they are designed with numerous advanced functions. These features prevent data loss from unforeseen device errors, in addition to protecting the customers’ privacy.
- During the period of Auto Network Recovery (ANR). UNV cameras can automatically store video recordings into the camera’s SD card. Once the network is restored, it will automatically send video recordings back to storage server. Therefore, building managers will not lose any important video recording even if the network fails temporarily. If you are responsible for the Security Management of your Building, you can greatly appreciate this function.
Multiple RAID (Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks) Modes (RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60) are built into UNV NVRs and storage servers for better data reliability and higher data safety.
Certain UNV NVRs and UNV Unicorn are deployed with Redundant Power Supply to ensure continuous services when power supply fail-over occurs.
UNV NVRs are deployed with N+1 hot backup capability. In the same networking system, if any active NVR is out of service, the Standby NVR will automatically take over. Again, if you have managed, or currently manage a large system, you know that redundancy is key.
Learn More about the Unicorn Video Management Server Here
Hot Spare Capability
If you are concerned about redundancy, the UNV Unicorn can be deployed with a Hot Spare capability. If the Master Unicorn fails, the standby Unicorn will take over service immediately. All service and data will transfer back to Master Unicorn when it recovers.
- Flexible storage mode options are available to meet different preferences and needs. These include options such as Local Storage and Centralized Storage. You can choose your Storage mode options based on your individual priorities. Some of the factors you will need to consider are: reliability, cost effectiveness and/or better redundancy of important video recording backup.
The Unicorn is designed with high transfer capabilities which enable multiple users to check live view or playback of the same camera through only one video channel of bandwidth transmission.
You can divide Admin users into different authority levels through the manager authorization. Admin users also can log out lower-level users to save resources if needed. In addition, admin users can lock users, or set date and time validation of other users through remote operation. This allows a robust management of resources as well as privacy.
Your Video recordings can be watermarked with custom content to prevent prevent unauthorized editing.
EZVMS Management Platform/EZVMS
Our UNV Unicorn is a smart, integrated surveillance platform with strong video management, decoding, storing and transfer capabilities. Video Management is an integral part of Uniview Building Surveillance Solutions.
- The Unicorn VMS device can manage hundreds of NVRs, with thousands channels of IP Cameras.
- It also supports Master & Slave Modes which have double storage and data transfer abilities, and users can easily control the Slave Unicorn device through Master Unicorn device.
- UNV Unicorn can configure Video Wall function without additional decoders.
EZVMS is a reliable and easy-to-use management platform designed for UNV Unicorn. Its flexible and feature-rich interface helps security guards and building managers verify alarms and coordinate a response more efficient and easier.
- The VMS supports Video Tags to mark important video recordings so that they can be easily searched and properly categorized.
- Also supports Overwrite Protection to protect important video recordings from accidental deletion or overwriting.
- EZVMS supports flashing alarms on E-maps and links live view on a video wall. It enables security guards to locate alarming area quicker, which significantly shortens their response time.
- Integrated with EZAgent, EZVMS is compatible with third-party access control.
Currently the EZAgent supports mainstream manufactures which produce alarm products such as Honeywell, Bosch, Paradox, Hikvision etc., and supports access controller manufacturers such as Tyco, Peake, Das, Newabel etc.
*Note-For more detailed information of third-party access control manufactures supported by EZAgent, please contact Ellipse Security
All In One Smart Management
This All-in-One Smart Management System includes sub-systems designed to give you maximum functionality. These sub systems include: linked alarms, E-map, guard tour system, two-way audio and broadcast, device status monitoring, server statistics, query logs, vehicle management and third-party access control.
Video Walls & Decoders
We provide various display size options on monitors, video walls and corresponding decoders. Uniview designs and manufactures all of their devices at the highest standards, in order to satisfy your 24/7, constant monitoring requirements.
- UNV Decoders support to configure single screen windows with various display modes.
- Support DVI-D local input for displaying a PC screen on Video Wall.
- Compatible with third-party device streaming via ONVIF protocol or private protocol(partly).
Uniview Building Surveillance Management Design
When looking for a complete surveillance solution for building management, many factors need to be considered. Planning Surveillance for large buildings can be a complex process and requires careful consideration. Building managers can benefit from the innovation that is available in Uniview Products, as well as the know how available from Ellipse Security Distributors. We can help you from design to inception, and through completion. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the unique needs of your facility. Ellipse Security is an Authorized Uniview Distributor and can help you with your design questions and application. We are singularly focused on providing you with the ultimate experience in Video Surveillance.
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