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Published by Marie on December 14, 2015 4:30 PM

Bank-of-New-Hampshire-Case-Study-Blog-Image-12-10-15.jpgThe Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in New England is a premier concert venue with regular crowds on over 8,000 for shows all summer long. With large crowds comes the need for an improved video surveillance system, so Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion upgraded to an HD IP video surveillance system. By replacing their old CCTV system the security staff has drastically cut the response time to crowd incidents and increased the number of investigations by local law enforcement.

The area covered by the new surveillance system is large, but by monitoring live cameras in the control room, security personnel can monitor all areas at once:

  • Multiple parking lots
  • Overnight camping spots
  • VIP lounges
  • Tailgating areas
  • Vendor/merchandise areas
  • Two concert stages

The largest benefit of the new surveillance system is how easy it is to identify and export video if an incident happens. With the old CCTV system the security crew had to physically access each camera to download video which could take hours. Their new system takes just minutes to export files onto a USB stick to hand over to law enforcement.

Between the easier system management and the upgrade to high definition video, an essential part of identifying suspicious people in the videos, within six months the police had already launched a dozen investigations with more pending.

Read the full Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion case study.

Published by Ellen on December 1, 2014 3:53 PM

There's so much to learn about surveillance technology, isn't there? Learn the basics by browsing our comprehensive selection of informational resources available throughout our website, including Solutions by Industry and Solutions by Application.

This week's featured Solutions by Application page is on event video surveillance and how investing in leading-edge HD security cameras can help control hundreds to thousands of fans and spectators at shows. Crowd control is serious security risk that shouldn't be taken lightly; one misunderstanding or argument between two people in a large crowd can escalate in seconds, leading to physical altercations and other crimes among the masses. Protect the attendees and instill a safe environment by considering a surveillance system at your next show or event.

Published by Ellen on June 19, 2013 7:48 AM

Watch Dogs, a new video game, developed by Ubisoft, is attracting a lot of attention from the gaming community, as well as the media. Through the eyes of a vigilante named Aiden Pearson, players can hack into smartphones and public security camera systems in Chicago's virtual streets.

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Published by Ellen on August 30, 2012 8:46 AM

Tampa, Florida is well prepared for the Republic National Convention. The bustling city has spent over $2 million on leading-edge security cameras to monitor and record all activity around the convention center. As just one facet of a multi-thronged security operation, these newly purchased security cameras are furnished with extremely advanced technology to recognize unusual, suspicious behavior. The cameras’ software is programmed to scrutinize body language and movement.

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Published by Margeaux on September 30, 2011 7:49 AM

The Bulgarian RIO Pravetz Golf and Spa recently unveiled its brand new gaming casino. To minimize security threats, the luxury resort installed a top of the line video surveillance system featuring Axis network cameras and Milestone XProtect video management software.

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Published by Margeaux on June 27, 2011 10:41 AM

Oklahoma's Wyandotte Nation Casino has added Panasonic IP cameras and NVRs into its new hybrid video surveillance system. The Casino's aim for the new system is to increase safety and minimize crime, while incorporating existing analog cameras, monitors and DVRs. As it turns out, the new system is so powerful that it surpasses the State Gaming Commission's standards.

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Published by Margeaux on June 13, 2011 2:31 PM

Dream Park could be called the Universal Studios of the Middle East. The Egyptian amusement park was created in 1999 and recently upgraded its video surveillance system to include cutting edge IP video technology.

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Published by Margeaux on June 2, 2011 11:28 AM

A Zurich museum has installed numerous IP cameras, including ten ACTi ACM-5611 cameras. This megapixel box camera can be used with interchangeable lenses, making it easy to customize its coverage to specific requirements.

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Published by Amelia on December 29, 2010 6:04 AM

When the five-star tourist resort and residential community Montebelo Aguieira Lake Resort and Spa in Portugal went looking for a way to upgrade their existing limited outdoor surveillance system, they turned to Vivotek to provide a centralized system for monitoring and recording images.

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Published by Margeaux on December 15, 2010 1:56 PM

The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Annex in New York City poses an especially difficult surveillance scenario. Dark ceilings, flashing lights and frequent layout changes make the museum nearly impossible to monitor with CCTV technology and a significant challenge even for network cameras.

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Published by Dan on August 3, 2010 9:40 AM

This September, the University of Louisville is opening up a state-of-the-art basketball arena deliciously dubbed "The KFC Yum! Center." Despite its amusing name, this is truly a first-class facility, from design and layout all the way to its video security system. Currently there are 106 IP network cameras monitoring the arena, with an additional 40 security cameras providing coverage of the parking garage. Almost all of the IP cameras operate using Power over Ethernet for flexible installation anywhere along the network infrastructure. And to save bandwidth and storage space, the cameras utilize H.264 video compression.

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Published by Dan on July 13, 2010 11:06 AM

The South Dakota Gaming Board has approved a project to install HDTV network cameras in a pair of casinos located in the Black Hills area. Casinos are prime candidates for high-definition video surveillance because they require exceptionally clear video images for detailed monitoring of gaming tables.

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Published by Dan on March 19, 2010 4:00 PM

A new IP-based surveillance system is up and running at Casino Copenhagen. The system features several hundred network cameras all managed with Milestone XProtect IP video software. Like all casinos, Casino Copenhagen relies on video surveillance to meet strict security requirements, and to manage internal procedures. Using Milestone software, operators are able to control hundreds of IP cameras simultaneously, view live and archived video at the same time, and quickly export video evidence to authorities when necessary.

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Published by Dan on February 25, 2010 4:12 PM

Missouri's James River Assembly Church has turned to Axis Communications for a large-scale surveillance project enhancing security for the church and community facilities at its two campuses. The project incorporates a variety of Axis network camera models and encoders helping the church to transition from its existing analog setup to a new IP-based surveillance solution.

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Published by Dan on October 13, 2009 4:04 PM

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has installed an IP video solution from OnSSI to manage a large-scale surveillance network monitoring multiple sites. The IP surveillance system provides video security for the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, the MassMutual Center, and the Boston Common Garage. It uses a suite of OnSSI IP video products built around the NetDVMS enterprise-level video management system.

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Published by Amelia on August 10, 2009 4:28 PM

The Gran Casino in Chile has upgraded its IP video surveillance system with the addition of the NUUO central management system. The visual security system is used in high-priority areas of the casino including the gaming space, cash registers, parking lots, and hotel areas.

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Published by Amelia on July 21, 2009 4:50 PM

All bases are covered for the French Cheese Museum when they implemented their video security system using ACTi megapixel surveillance. Security officials started to feel the need for a security system as the crime rate started to rise. They needed video surveillance that would be powerful and robust enough to withstand use in this frequently visited museum.

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Published by Amelia on July 14, 2009 11:58 AM

With high-profile clients like celebrities, politicians and even royalty, security is a top priority for the Hyde Park Dorchester Hotel in London. Security staff has outfitted the hotel with a future-proof system with Milestone XProtect Enterprise IP video management software at its heart. ACTi video encoders digitize data from already existing analog cameras and Axis network cameras have been installed in the spa of the hotel, the only area operating with purely IP network technology.

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Published by Amelia on July 6, 2009 5:01 PM

New York City's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex is using high resolution IP network cameras from Mobotix to help monitor the valuable music memorabilia exhibited at the museum. The Hall of Fame was opened in November 2008 as an add-on to the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and features 25,000 square feet of rock and roll artifacts.

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Published by Dan on April 27, 2009 2:01 PM

Dragao Stadium, home to Portugal's FC Porto football club (some of you might call it soccer), has decided to implement a new IP-based surveillance system to enhance stadium security for staff and visitors. The stadium has a capacity of 51,000 seats and has been known to host some pretty large-scale events, including the 2004 European Football Championships. The system features a large network of Sony IP cameras which provide 24-hour surveillance inside and outside the stadium.

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Published by Dan on March 2, 2009 2:51 PM

Copperhill Mountain Lodge, a Swedish luxury hotel, is now equipped with a cutting-edge IP surveillance system utilizing megapixel network cameras from ACTi. The ACTi IP cameras provide video security for the lodge-style hotel which features 112 suites and 420 beds. To properly monitor the high-class facility, megapixel network cameras were chosen because of the clear image quality they deliver, and their ability to cover larger areas than traditional surveillance cameras.

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Published by Dan on January 30, 2009 8:51 AM

The Anaheim Convention Center recently finished upgrading its existing video surveillance system with an IP-based solution from ACTi. Convention Centers are prime candidates for IP surveillance because of the large crowds that gather for big events such as car and boat shows, sporting events, tech conventions, and of course the gun show. Video surveillance can play a key role in securing these facilities, and ensuring the safety of convention goers.

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Published by Dan on December 9, 2008 3:54 PM

Lucky Eagle Casino, located in southwest Washington State, has installed a new video surveillance system featuring megapixel network cameras from Arecont Vision. The casino made the conversion from analog to IP surveillance in an effort to provide surveillance operators with clearer video images for heightened security and identification purposes.

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Published by Dan on November 11, 2008 4:08 PM

It's true. Dusk Till Dawn is the actual name of one of the largest poker rooms in Europe. And now, as part of a complete surveillance system overhaul, the casino facility is being monitored by 26 Axis network cameras. The newly installed IP cameras include the Axis 216FD fixed dome, Axis 212PTZ, Axis 232D day/night dome camera, and the Axis 223M day/night megapixel camera. The IP-based surveillance solution works to ensure a safe casino environment, while helping to prevent theft, cheating, and other unwanted disturbances.

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Published by Dan on September 30, 2008 8:32 AM

Surveillance video from a church in Federal Way, Wash. revealed a woman abandoning her baby early Sunday morning. The newborn girl is ok after spending six hours wrapped in a beach towel, unattended. Soon after the footage from the church security camera went public, the mother turned herself in to police.

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Published by Dan on August 27, 2008 3:57 PM

A new surveillance system has been installed to watch over visitors at the Automotive Heritage Museum in Indiana's Kokomo Event Center. The system includes 16 security cameras that provide staff with the ability monitor visitors in the museum's display areas which contain hundreds of cars as well as memorabilia.

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Published by Dan on August 15, 2008 11:12 AM

The city of Milwaukee will be purchasing a network of portable surveillance cameras to monitor crowds at large public events in the city and its surrounding counties. The cameras will be deployed, as requested by police agencies, for everything from concerts and county fairs, to festivals and livestock shows.

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Published by Dan on April 30, 2008 9:09 AM

Last week's Boston Marathon was not only a showcase for world-class runners, it also offered up a great opportunity for wireless IP surveillance to work its magic. This year's marathon attracted over 20,000 runners and upwards of one million spectators. In order to help provide event and crowd control, and to protect the city from potential threats during this large event, a temporary, wireless video surveillance system was deployed and linked to state and local public safety agencies. The surveillance solution included Axis PTZ network cameras operating across an Integrated Wireless Surveillance System powered by Strix Systems Edge wireless mesh technology.

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Published by Dan on March 21, 2008 1:57 PM

Little Rock Arkansas is putting its new downtown video network to the test this weekend when the NCAA men's basketball tournament rolls into town. The system, which has been set up to monitor downtown businesses, will help to secure the area when an estimated 30,000 visitors flock Alltel Arena this weekend for a taste of March Madness.

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Published by Dan on December 6, 2007 8:23 AM

Edinburgh Castle, the top tourist attraction is Scotland, is replacing its existing analog CCTV cameras with a new, IP-based video surveillance system. Using IndigoVision's IP Video technology, the new system will offer greater flexibility, remote video monitoring, and can be easily upgraded without disrupting the sensitive areas of the castle. What's most interesting is that, along with hosting millions of visitors each year, the Edinburgh Castle also continues to be occupied by the army. The military presence combined with the constant stream of tourists makes it all the more important to have an effective video security system.

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Published by Dan on December 5, 2007 11:50 AM

Nassau police tested a cutting-edge surveillance system this week at the city's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The system, which utilizes AgileMesh wireless technology, allowed the police force to monitor live camera footage from a mobile command truck. 20 cameras, some of which were provided by AgileMesh for the test, monitored and recorded the activities of revelers as the welcomed in the holiday season. Archived footage from the festivities will be reviewed so police can evaluate the effectiveness of the system.

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Published by Dan on November 15, 2007 10:26 AM

Pelco recently announced a collaboration with SmartConnect that will result in a new software platform for loss prevention in casinos. The platform enables Endura, Pelco's IP-based video security system, to operate in conjunction with SmartConnect's CasinoVision POS Version 4.1 security software.

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Published by Dan on October 12, 2007 1:45 PM

Last weekend in Long Beach, security cameras operating on a mesh network helped keep the peace during the annual Irish Heritage Festival. While the festival is all about good times, big crowds are often conducive to criminal activity, so the Long Beach police force wasn't taking any chances. With 60 officers on patrol, and security cameras out in the open as well as on top buildings, they did their best to ensure the safety of the festival's participants and revelers.

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Published by Dan on October 9, 2007 8:33 AM

For most people, a trip to the museum means a chance to gaze upon some truly remarkable works of art. But even the most seemingly innocent group of observers could be conjuring up a Thomas Crowne-like affair. Heists and vandalism are an unfortunate reality in the art world, and due to the priceless nature of these one-of-a-kind works, video security is a vital concern at museums.

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Published by Jennifer on October 4, 2007 10:33 AM

Ten years after the fatal crash that killed beloved Diana, Princess of Wales and her companion, Dodi Fayed, the cause of Diana's death is still extremely controversial. Many accuse Diana's driver, Henri Paul, of being intoxicated - which explains the deadly crash. Now, surveillance footage from the Paris Ritz-Carlton, where Diana and Fayed were staying, has shed new light on the argument over Paul's sobriety.

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Published by Jennifer on September 11, 2007 8:25 AM

Watching game footage is one of the most important strategies for football teams - it allows them to predict offensive and defensive moves, prepare strategies and anticipate the cohesiveness of their opponent. So important is the footage of opponent games that teams often hire cameramen to film the games for future research. One cameraman, however, may be in trouble for recording too much.

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Published by Dan on September 10, 2007 1:48 PM

Axis networks cameras were recently installed at the Rose Bowl (no, not the home of the mighty USC Trojans, but rather the stadium that fields England's famed Hampshire County Cricket club). Folks, cricket is a big deal. In fact, it ranks just behind soccer (or futbol) as the second most popular sport in the world. And cricket matches at the Rose Bowl draw large crowds. In order to properly monitor those crowds, and to protect facility and those within it, the stadium's surveillance system has been upgraded with Axis IP cameras and video servers.

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Published by Jennifer on August 15, 2007 2:00 PM

Celebrity superstar Britney Spears has led a life in the limelight for nearly ten years. In that time, she has had experienced much in the public eye: annulments, marriages, childbirth, nervous breakdowns, public drunkenness, divorce, and most recently a custody battle.

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Published by Jennifer on April 30, 2007 7:53 AM

Hip hop mogul Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons is known for many things. A pioneer of modern music, reverend and bona fide family man, Simmons' life has been shared with MTV audiences for three seasons now in the hit reality show "Run's House."

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Published by Dan on April 12, 2007 3:29 PM

Any security officer who's ever been saddled with the task of scouring through hours and hours of archived surveillance footage would scoff at the idea that such material could be considered art. But in the case of artist Lutz Bacher's video installation "Closed Circuit," surveillance indeed works as an artistic medium.

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Published by Jennifer on March 20, 2007 11:04 AM

A system of surveillance cameras installed at a 14th century church in the UK has completely stopped an expensive vandalism problem. St. Bartholomew's church had long been suffering through a chronic vandalism problem - mostly with windows being broken.

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Published by Dan on March 13, 2007 10:39 AM

In the gaming industry, where large amounts of currency are constantly on the move, security is of the utmost importance. Casinos use video surveillance to monitor everything from high stakes gaming tables to malls and parking lots. With so much area to cover, and so much money on the move, gaming facilities can certainly benefit from the latest advances in surveillance technology. One of those technologies is 360-degree video.

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Published by Jennifer on December 19, 2006 7:28 AM

In an industry constantly facing threats of cheats, theft and fraud, from customers and employees, security cameras are an essential element of a successful casino or other gaming operation.

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