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Hanwha at Glasgow Science Centre

The new video surveillance system of the Glasgow Science Centre is composed of 68 Cameras Hanwha: 40 WISENET Q range IP systems with built-in IR lighting, And 28 bullet equipment, PTZ domes and minidomes of the Wisenet HD+ analog range.

Hanwha Wisenet QThe Glasgow Science Centre has invested in a video surveillance system from Hanwha Techwin, integrated with cameras Wisenet, to help create a safe environment for visitors who wish to enjoy the facilities, which include more than 400 interactive exhibits, planetarium and a space zone.

As one of Scotland's best-known tourist attractions, the Glasgow Science Centre, located on the south bank of the River Clyde, is an educational charity that seeks to inspire and motivate people to pursue science. The work of this center has the support of visitors, non-profit, and other sources of income. All the profits it generates are reinvested to support its charitable purposes..

The contract to install the new video surveillance system, including Hanwha Techwin cameras, was awarded to Scottish Communications Group, one of the UK's leading independent integrators of electronic security and communications systems, which installed the original analog CCTV system when the center initially opened its doors in 2001.

"The old analog system had fulfilled its mission for many years., helping to keep visitors safe, by ensuring that staff and contractors complied with health and safety procedures. However, in terms of features and functionality, as well as image resolution of the cameras, the system could not offer the benefits provided by the latest generation", Explains Stuart Leslie, Sales Director, Scottish Communications Group.

Wisenet Cameras

Hanwha Wisenet PentabridFor the update, Scottish Communications Group has installed 68 Wisenet cameras in the center, 48 of which replace the existing old analogues and 20 additional have been assembled in new locations. It aims to eliminate any blind spots and give the centre's control room operators greater situational awareness..

Selected 40 IP cameras of the range Wisenet Q with built-in IR lighting, that can capture clear and sharp images of 2 And 4 Megapixel, regardless of lighting conditions. These bullet and minidome equipment have, In addition, of a wide dynamic range (Wdr), that works up to 120 dB to create clear images of areas that present a complex combination of bright and dark areas, as the reception of the center, an area where direct sunlight enters.

The 28 bullet cameras, PTZ domes and remaining minidomes were selected from the analog range Wisenet HD+ and offer high definition images of 2 Megapixels and optimum quality through coaxial cables.

Wisenet HD+ cameras minimize cost and disruption for installing new data cabling, as they support the transmission of images in high definition using standard coaxial cabling, no latency or image loss, at distances of up to 500 Meters. In addition, no need to incur the cost and spend time installing encoders, converters or switches, thus obtaining greater savings.

Images from the cameras are recorded on a 'hybrid' video recorder Pentabrid or on a Wisenet NVR, and each of the five devices offers up to 12 terabytes of storage.

"The safety and security of our visitors is always our first priority.. So, we have invested in the latest technology to improve the possibilities of our video surveillance infrastructure and to respond quickly and effectively to any incident", Explains Roddie Galbraith, director of facilities of the center.

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By • 17 Dec, 2021
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