Video-on-demand meets video surveillance in a new product released by Keystone Electronic Solutions, a South African electronics research and development company.
Project V, a aimed at providing centrally managed video surveillance, works through either event or alarm triggered video streaming, or via a video-on-demand interface.
The stream-on-trigger video platform is not only able to provide Digital Video Recording (DVR) archiving on a central server, but also at remote sites. Integration with customer systems, such as network management systems, access management systems, trouble ticket management and reporting tools, can be provided through an Application Program Interface (API).
Project V consists of remote site equipment and a central surveillance platform. All user access to the platform is provided through a website.
“As far as we are aware, there are no other products available today that can match this technology,” says John Eigelaar, Director and co-founder of Keystone Electronic Solutions. “We have had a dedicated team work on this project over the past few months and have had a few field trials with select customers. Project V can overcome a number of challenges for our customers – it makes security and surveillance much easier and more effective, and thus creates a huge cost saving.”
Keystone provided the following overview of main features:
- Record keeping:
Certain video triggers can be set up to either start or stop the video recording and streaming.
Real-time streaming makes it possible for security teams to determine how to respond to a security incident. For example, in the event of intruder detection alarm, security teams will be alerted and will be able to see live video streaming. They can then more effectively judge how to respond to the particular event.
The bandwidth can be selected on each on-site unit. Depending on the selected bandwidth, the AV video will either be streamed to the Project V server or recorded locally on the board. In both cases the alarm events will be transmitted across the CnE over the network. Operators can also request AV streams/recording from the web graphical user interface (GUI).
- Audio visual:
The RSM unit is permanently connected to the available IP cameras and will pull available AV streams from the cameras depending on the alarm/event triggered. Streams can be stored locally or be pushed up to the Project V server, for remote recording or viewing of the stream.
- NMS Backhaul:
The video surveillance platform allows for the backhaul of the CnE pipe and the AV streams, either across an Ethernet WAN interface or the onboard 3G GSM modem.
- Camera integration:
The platform integrates with any IP camera. Additionally, any I/O interface that a camera might provide (such as zone or movement triggers) can be integrated with the platform as part of the site security profile.
The platform has been designed to be highly scalable from an interface point of view. The number of I/Os available to the system is easily scaled from a standalone device to a large installation by adding further RSM IO modules.