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Network Cameras from Axis to Feature in Major Wireless Video Surveillance Deployment

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Axis Communications  is a technology company offering network video solutions for professional installations. Axis products and solutions focus on security surveillance and remote monitoring, and are based on innovative, open technology platforms.  

Using funds from the Federal Government’s Safer Cities project as a Federal Government Initiative, Moreton Bay Regional Council has contracted with Link Security Group to deploy the most extensive wireless IP video surveillance network in Australia, with 130 square kilometres of mesh coverage.  

The wireless IP video surveillance system integrates wireless infrastructure mesh from Firetide, network cameras from Axis Communications and video management software from Milestone Systems.   

Link Security Group was selected based on their proposed solution’s ability to overcome challenges in the design and deployment of the video surveillance network.  

Chief among those included designing a completely wireless high-bandwidth video solution that would not be affected by weather conditions, rust, corrosion or vandalism. Most importantly, the system needed to be built under a critical timeline and meet the requirement to transmit high-resolution and HDTV live video feeds.  

The extended coverage area and stringent performance specifications were the major factors in selecting wireless products for this project.  

Link decided to use Firetide’s wireless infrastructure mesh network that could meet these requirements and provide industry leading performance and reliability. 42 Firetide outdoor mesh nodes form the infrastructure backbone of the project, supporting close to 50 outdoor IP video surveillance cameras.  

In addition to all-wireless infrastructure, the project is also the first in Australia to incorporate Axis HDTV cameras alongside Firetide’s mesh wireless technology.  

Link chose Axis Communications’ rugged outdoors cameras for the installation, including Q6032-E pan-tilt-zoom cameras for their impressive optics package, and P1344 fixed HDTV cameras for the ability to transmit video at 30 frames per second in HD resolution.  

Milestone XProtect open-platform video management software supports multiple server applications and unlimited IP cameras. The benefit of the Milestone VMS in this project is that although the Council’s initial requirement is to support the IP cameras, there is an opportunity for the Milestone platform to integrate the Council’s existing large population of existing analogue CCTV cameras.  

“Where image quality is the key consideration it is important to have full frame rate video streaming so that activities in a scene and fast-moving objects can be easily seen and captured,” said Wai King Wong, Country Manager ANZ of Axis Communications.  

“Our HDTV cameras are compliant with the SMPTE standards in resolution, frame rate, colour fidelity and aspect ratio to ensure that a rich viewing experience with excellent image detail is achieved.”

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