For this complex project of security have been installed strategically 550 network cameras from the manufacturer to comply with the image quality, coverage and respect for the historical structures and valleys known as the 'pink city' natural visiting millions of people each year.
Rated as one of the new seven wonders of the world and world heritage of humanity by Unesco, the historic city of Petra, known as the 'pink city' by the color of the stone of this important archaeological enclave of Jordan , It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the area of the Persian Gulf.
Precisely because of this enormous influx of visitors and to protect cultural heritage, in 1989 was founded Petra National Trust, formed by organizations and international institutions which are responsible for the security and control of this ancient city structures and their valleys natural.
In order to adapt to the new times in terms of security of goods and visitors, one of the latest decisions of this group has been the deployment of a video surveillance system that in addition to ensuring the protection of the heritage merged with the natural beauty of the surroundings without altering.
The company Luminus Technology of Jordan she was hired to design and define the project of installation of security system, valuing different video surveillance devices on the market that will have the power to provide quality coverage of all space, resistant to climatic conditions of the area and discrete to adapt to the environment, as underlined by Hamzeh Labadi, Manager of this company.
The supplier selected by Luminus Technology that meet these three requirements was Vivotek, for its "broad range of specialized and multi-purpose IP cameras, combined with network video recorders (NVR) and proprietary network video management software (VAST), as the ideal choice for implementing a technological solution in the natural surroundings of Petra, for the first time since the emergence of this city for more than two thousand years, without affecting its beauty".
For this purpose they have been deployed strategically, in the old structure as in valleys natives of Petra, 550 Vivotek IP cameras. Specifically, the SD8364E model was selected for its ability to provide broad coverage in high resolution under extreme climatic conditions, While the camera FE8180 is elected by his great vision angle, high performance and discrete design.
The network type camera dome SD8364E offers Full HD resolution (1.080p) for a high quality image and its 30 x optical zoom allows a wide and detailed coverage of the area. To protect the device against the climatic conditions of the desert of Petra, as well as against any attempt at vandalism, 4 X opted for an enclosure rating IP67 and Nema, ensuring your with temperatures ranging between - 40° C to 55° C.
Thanks to the WDR manufacturer Pro Tech, the SD8364E model works also optimally under difficult lighting conditions, a particularly useful feature when working in network with high contrasts of narrow valleys and caverns that make up the ancient city of Petra.
As a complement for the camera opted for the fisheye FE8180 device, with a diameter of only 90 mm. for its discreet location in this protected environment, which also covers wide spaces in detail to the point of covering the ability of three standard CCTV cameras, which reduces both the cost of the system and its maintenance, as the preservation of the area with fewer devices.
As part of the project technology, Vivotek has with video recorders in ND8422P and ND8322P network and the software of management of video Vast of this manufacturer to provide the equipment for surveillance and protection of the city of Petra simplified operation and maintenance.
Luminus Technology responsible for, Hamzeh Labadi, It said the "pride of the company to be able to make this significant contribution to the protection of one of the seven wonders of the world, as Petra, through the advanced Vivotek IP surveillance solution, for this complex project".
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