VIVOTEK upgrades security at BP Manor Garage

Issue 1 2021 Surveillance

Providing a safe and secure environment to drive into and fuel up vehicles is a key factor in ensuring improved customer satisfaction for a petrol station. To offer better service to the customer, VIVOTEK assisted BP Manor Garage, located in Pietermaritzburg, to upgrade its existing security system.

Most of the existing cameras on site at BP Manor, installed about four years ago, were adequate for the customer's current requirements. The garage did not want to replace most of the older cameras, meaning that retrofitting was an essential aspect of the project. However, major updates were required. Some of the older cameras were damaged because their seal had worn out, allowing water to enter. On the storage side, the user needed to retain recorded footage for four months while enabling remote viewing from a location that was about 5 kilometres away.

BP Manor already had a history of using VIVOTEK IP surveillance systems, including network cameras, network video recorders (NVR) and video management software. This long-term partnership ensured that the company continued to choose the same brand. A total of fifty cameras were installed, covering areas from driveways to cash points, the shop floor, pump islands and staff rooms.

VIVOTEK began the project by replacing the damaged cameras with IB9360-H and IB9388-HT models. These bullet cameras deliver high-quality images and are weatherproof with an IP66 rating and vandal-proof with IK10-rated housing. In order to meet the unique demands of the garage, a mini fisheye camera with a 360-degree surround view can cover the shop floor, while box and fixed dome cameras cover an indoor cashpoint, and weatherproof and vandal-proof bullet cameras protect outdoor driveways.

The transformation also included three existing network video recorders (NVR) that were replaced with a single 128-channel NVR with 16 hot-swappable HDDs, the NR9782-v2. The whole system was connected and managed by VIVOTEK's video management software VAST 2, empowering the customer to control the footage better with smart search, video analytics reports and third-party data sourced through Data Magnet functionality. (Data Magnet enables VIVOTEK's licence plate recognition cameras or third-party data sources to integrate into VAST 2, providing rapid access to recording data and supporting simultaneous data display during live streaming).

The Data Magnet enables importing PoS (point-of-sale) data into VAST 2, providing rapid access to the recorded data while supporting the simultaneous display of sales transaction information during live streaming.

"Ever since 2010, we have been supplying and installing VIVOTEK's IP surveillance systems and offering them to our customers as a premium option. They provide unparalleled quality and performance. We remain loyal to the brand and can vouch for the products’ durability and performance," stated Azam Paruk, Azrea Installations managing partner.




Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Pentagon appointed as Milestone distributor
Elvey Security Technologies News & Events Surveillance
Milestone Systems appointed Pentagon Distribution (an Elvey Group company within the Hudaco Group of Companies) as a distributor. XProtect’s open architecture means no lock-in and the ability to customise the connected video solution that will accomplish the job.

Read more...
Empowering cities with intelligent security solutions
Secutel Technologies Surveillance IoT & Automation
By leveraging advanced AI analytics, real-time data collection, and seamless integration capabilities, cities can address pressing security challenges and create a safer environment for residents.

Read more...
Re-imagining business operations with the power of AI
AI & Data Analytics Surveillance
inq., a Convergence Partners company, has introduced a range of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to assist organisations across industry verticals in optimising business operations and improving internal efficiencies.

Read more...
Eight MP dome for harsh environments
Axis Communications SA Surveillance Products & Solutions
Axis Communications announced a marine-grade stainless steel camera that offers performance in harsh environments. Enclosed in an electropolished stainless steel casing, it can withstand the corrosive effects of seawater and cleaning chemicals.

Read more...
Enhance control rooms with surveillance and intelligence
Leaderware Editor's Choice Surveillance Mining (Industry)
Dr Craig Donald advocates the use of intelligence and smart surveillance to assist control rooms in dealing with the challenges of the size and dispersed nature common in all mining environments.

Read more...
Advanced security solution for high-risk areas
Secutel Technologies Surveillance Integrated Solutions
The need for a sophisticated intrusion detection system is paramount when faced with persistent security challenges, particularly in isolated battery rooms or high-risk areas prone to vandalism, cable theft, and battery theft.

Read more...
Hikvision’s top seven trends for the security industry in 2024
Hikvision South Africa News & Events Surveillance AI & Data Analytics
As we embrace technological innovation, and adapt to evolving societal needs, we are witnessing the convergence of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and big data.

Read more...
inq. SA unveils AI, IoT solutions for the digital age
AI & Data Analytics Surveillance
inq. has announced the launch of an extensive Edge Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and the Edgedock data insights value proposition to transform business operations across various sectors.

Read more...
ONVIF releases first add-on for secure communications
Surveillance Training & Education
ONVIF has released the final version of the TLS Configuration add-on to increase the security of communications between devices and software clients within a physical security system.

Read more...
2024 Trends in Video Surveillance report
Surveillance AI & Data Analytics
AI in video surveillance tops Eagle Eye Networks 2024 trends report; this year’s list also includes affordable professional video monitoring, workplace security upgrades, licence-plate recognition for HOAs, and sustainable security.

Read more...