Reducing Crimes , Improving Lives
The camera system had to cover a very expansive area of Arvaikheer city, about 64 km2. The infrastructure of Arvaikheer is sparsely laid out, which meant that choosing locations for the cameras was limited to the various buildings and utility poles already in place. VIVOTEK cameras are well equipped to deal with such situations, and the cameras were strategically set up to accommodate this barrier. A bigger challenge in the project, however, was the local environmental conditions. Given the bone-chilling absolute lows and sultry highs, VIVOTEK was required to provide cameras that could function in the harshest of environments. In addition to the extreme temperature range, winds can reach speeds of above 90km/h, meaning the elements were sure to put VIVOTEK’s equipment to the test.
Arvaikheer City decided to install a new public safety surveillance system to reduce crime in certain public areas. As far as the government was concerned, part of the challenge of a growing population is an increased responsibility to keep the peace. With a new system in place, crimes can be both caught and prevented, which was the basic requirement of the city commission. They requested high quality cameras that could be used to easily detect and identify a crime in progress, and thus deter people from attempting any illegal activity. The city wants its citizens to live in a clean and safe environment, so the system was designed to cover Arvaikheer City's main roads and public areas, as well as the entries to main highways that connect Bayankhongor, Arvaikheer and Ulaanbaatar.
In December of 2013, 74 VIVOTEK network cameras were installed across two main areas: one for monitoring public activities and the other for monitoring roads and traffic. Within the designated broader areas ITZONE chose a number of specific locations, 26 public locations and 6 roadside locations. In order to withstand the harsh environment, 14 units of the most durable cameras models were installed, including the SD8362E and SD8323E outdoor PTZ models. These cameras feature IP66 rated housing and extreme weatherproof housing. In addition to being durable, the SD8362E model boasts a very high frame rate up to 60 fps while the SD8323 has a very impressive optic zoom capability of up to 36 times. The IP8362 bullet model comprised the remaining 60 cameras, being capable of producing high resolution and high quality video in low light conditions thanks to the WDR Enhancement technology, removable IR-cut filter, and built-in IR-illuminator.