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Upgrade and update your estate security system with a solution that gives you an upfront and long-term saving. JNCS Beyond Security is offering integrated security perimeter upgrades at competitive prices and a payment plan designed for communities.
State-of-the-art security is a given at almost every residential estate, but sometimes we forget that today’s state-of-the-art can be tomorrow’s ‘vintage’ – especially in the fast-moving world of security and surveillance. So it’s important to constantly reassess your security systems, and to take advantage of technological developments that can save on staff costs and effectively reduce false alarms and human error. As technology improves, you can have a security system that is wide-awake 24/7, can see in the dark, shrugs off rain, wind and sun.
The problem with many estate security camera systems is that they’re often obvious, obtrusive and unable to achieve adequate image clarity. The AXIS Q6125-LE PTZ Network Camera solves all those problems and more. An outdoor-ready pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera, it delivers a unique combination of discretion and builtin infrared (IR) illumination, coupled with wide-area coverage and high-performance image detail.
When it’s paired with the AXIS D2050-VE Network Radar Detector, the AXIS Q6125-LE camera can be triggered to zoom into a certain position and follow an object, using Axis Radar Autotracking for PTZ. The camera moves quickly, too. It has the same mechanics as all AXIS Q61 series cameras, giving it a lightning-fast pan speed of 700° per second. That means it can easily change its viewing position, zoom in quickly, and accurately follow fastmoving objects.
Benefits of combining this technology
When it comes to securing a perimeter, no single technology does it all. Every tool in the toolbox has its strengths and limitations when faced with the unique topography of
the environment and the variety of potential threats. That’s why JNCS Beyond Security, as system integrators, generally recommend that customers deploy a strategic mix of products – from visible light and thermal cameras to motion detection and cross-line analytics to passive infrared and radar sensors.
Visible light cameras and thermal cameras work well at detecting, locating and identifying intruders at the gate and along the perimeter. They can be equipped with advanced features like auto tracking or video motion detection; however, since motion detection relies on visual data, the accuracy of a visible light camera dips when operating outdoors and at night.
Thermal cameras, on the other hand, respond to the heat signature of objects rather than visible light, which makes them a good complement to visible light cameras. They are able to detect and distinguish people, vehicles and anomalous activity in shadows, complete darkness or other challenging conditions such as smoke and dust. The cost of thermal cameras has come down in price making it an affordable solution for the security sector.
The other option now on the market is network radar detector technology,34 which detects based on radio waves. These detectors provide good coverage and trigger few false alarms, even duringnight time surveillance.
Integrating video with radar
The benefits of network radar include ease of installation – as it only requires a PoE network point – and ease of integration with other security systems. While network radar detectors are not infallible, integrating their data with network video cameras gives users a way to independently verify motion detection. Rules can then be established that state that only when both detectors (video and radar) agree there has been motion in the area of interest will a positive perimeter detection alarm be transmitted to the operator or central monitoring station along with detailed information about the object in motion. This collaborative validation can achieve significant cost savings by reducing false alarms and diversion of valuable resources to respond to non-events.
Radar detectors work in complete darkness as well as bright sunlight and they are not affected by shadows and other light phenomena. They work in wind, snow, rain, fog and smog. Another advantage is that, unlike surveillance cameras, their performance cannot be compromised by spiders and insects. Because they can also measure distance, they can be programmed to ignore known objects at certain distances, such as bushes, trees and flags. When integrated with network PTZ cameras, network radar detectors can point the camera’s auto-tracking feature in the right direction. This is especially useful as the guards operating the PTZ do not need to manually go and try and find the cause of the alarm. Like network cameras, network radar detectors can be programmed to include or exclude specific zones, and trigger different actions and alerts to security personnel – sirens, floodlights, loudspeaker announcements, video recording.
If you don’t want to make a heavy investment into infrastructure, JNCS Beyond Security, together with its partner Merchant West, has designed tailor-made, taxefficient and cost-effective rental solutions for HOAs. ‘Our specialist asset finance, credit and legal teams combine experience, expertise and a solid understanding of operational, financial and transactional complexities to offer you a range of asset finance products and solutions,’ says Edward van der Linde. ‘Most estates have a set monthly security budget, which
can be re-allocated for upgrading from a reactive system to a proactive system,’ he adds.
At a more advanced level, the security-as-a-service option gives HOAs access to solutions that may otherwise be too expensive to deploy, by making them an operational expenditure, not a capital one.
Author: Estate Living