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Sony IP cameras provide shopping center surveillance

Published by Dan on October 5, 2009 3:10 PM

Portugal's massive Palacio Do Gelo shopping complex is now being monitored by an IP-based surveillance system featuring 200 Sony network cameras. All in all, the shopping facility includes hundreds of shops and restaurants, a theater, and a supermarket. That's a lot of ground to cover. The Sony network cameras are part of an integrated solution that combines video surveillance, digital signage, and a public address system, all operating along the same IP infrastructure.

The integrated solution works to secure the mall complex with comprehensive video monitoring, access control, and intrusion detection. A range of Sony IP cameras are used to monitor the facilities, including mini-domes, fixed cameras, and PTZ cameras that offer flexibility for patrolling large open areas. The system is supported by Sony's Distributed Enhanced Processing Architecture (DEPA) technology, which allows for intelligent video analysis, and high-performance video distribution that won't overload the IP infrastructure.

A multi-service IP network allows the Sony network cameras to all feed to a central control room, where operators monitor the footage using Sony RealShot Manger software. Users can view and analyze surveillance video in real-time from the control room, or remotely. The footage is also archived for post-event analysis.

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