Customised video and audio systems based on IP cameras.
We are an Axis development partner, and we have experience of other camera ranges too.
Our software will run on HP server-class PCs or bespoke hardware to record many cameras at high resolution and high frame rate. The software can provide multi-view and multi-monitor views.
Recording of video and audio, playback and offsite archiving are all part of the solution.
We have software for:
Remote and Local Playback (live and trickle feed options)
Remote control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom
Redaction and Highlight of Video and Redaction of Audio
Export to DVD or file
Plan view of sites for ease of camera selection
Web or intranet based live and playback views
Other features can be added on request. We can provide components or complete camera systems - please call to discuss your requirements.
Large IP-CCTV systems with multiple sites and trickle-fed central archiving
We have provided systems involving over 100 cameras on multiple sites, for example in an examination environment. This involves up to 24 cameras on a server/NVR, with software for:
Audio/Video Record and playback on the local NVR, which keeps around 2 months' of worth video from a typical working day
Motion detection on playback is an option, ie high speed search
Automatic adjustment of which cameras are in use using cameras with built in PIRs. Different subsets of cameras can be used on different days set with a simple calendar control
Trickle-feeding of footage back to a central server which keeps several months of video, with a reporting tool and MySQL database
A central playback application which gives access to several months' footage from all sites.
High Resilience and Low Cost Axis IP-CCTV Systems
To keep the server costs down and increase resilience, we can record centrally on a server and on the cameras simultaneously. So there is a redundant copy of the video on the SD card.
Our resilient and low cost IP-CCTV recording (plus live and playback) system records locally on Axis cameras (using the RAM disk) and the file server simply FTPs the resulting videos back to its storage disk array. This allows a much lower cost central server to do the archiving vs a streaming server, since it is allowing the cameras to do the hard work of recording (ie distributed recording) and the server is simply copying the resulting videos back.
Live views can still be viewed in the viewer via streaming.
Many more cameras using HD images at full frame rate per server can be recorded in this manner.
This approach allows the use of outdoor wireless links in locations where the link may not be 100% reliable, like in ports, harbours and marinas. The links can be interrupted by multi-path issues with water, yacht masts going past, cranes moving & special events with temporary marquees etc. We can store several minutes on the camera; the server attempts to retrieve all videos once a minute. If the link is interrupted for more than a few minutes we automatically stop recording to RAM (as too much data will cause the camera issues). Since we are also recording simultaneously to SD card, nothing is lost. If footage is requested by the user and that is not available on the archive server, the software automatically retrieves it from the camera's SD card.
Axis P14 day/night bullet cameras are fully compatible with this system. Other P series cameras from the fixed dome and PTZ dome range are also available. (Low cost M series cameras will work at lower frame rates.)
This approach is also ideal for recording multiple higher frame rate cameras, 50/60Hz P13 cameras & Q16 120Hz cameras, useful for fast moving scenarios like production lines, vehicles and casinos.
This can be combined with other optional features like:
Remote viewing software for your phone, tablet, PC etc.
Web camera software, where certain cameras can be uploaded to a webpage on a predetermined schedule.
Audio recording for VHF radio etc.