10 ProView Advanced Day/Night Internet Cameras (TV-IP301), and 40 Internet Camera Servers (TVIP201)from Dueltek Computer Products have been installed on beaches in the Dominican Republic to combat beach incidents.
To combat a growing trend in beach crimes and incidences, the National Police awarded a local reseller the task of designing a security camera installation that would provide 24 hour video surveillance of the highly popular tourist destinations, with the focus on project effectiveness, quality and cost. Project leaders quickly determined that older CCTV technology was not well suited for this type of project and subsequently decided on an IP Camera solution due to the fact that IP cameras could easily integrate with their existing networking infrastructure.
The IP cameras were installed on the beaches, at beach access points, and at a police surveillance station. TRENDnet Internet cameras were mounted on fixtures such as:
- Beach observation decks
- Traffic poles
- Palm trees
- Newly installed metal poles
The surveillance station comprised of four large viewing screens, four sets of console controls, and four stand alone computers. The project was completed within a rapid installation schedule and encountered no delays resulting from the setup of TRENDnet cameras or software.
"This was a high profile project receiving national attention. Both the local community and tourists felt an immediate and notable increase in security," stated Mr. Alessandro Salvati, President of Quasar Atlantic Dominicana. "Video footage has already been used to resolve several cases to date. In addition, usually solution providers only hear from the police department after an installation is completed and the equipment fails."