Daily Archives: 15/04/2015

Axis introduces first model in new series of multi-sensor fixed domes with panoramic overview

Axis Communications’ new Q3709-PVE Network Camera has three 4K sensors that together provide a detailed 180º overview of a large area, outdoors as well as indoors, in an efficient one-camera installation.

The cameras provide video with “unparalleled” streaming performance, smoothly capturing movements in high detail at 30 frames per second (fps).

As the first camera in the new Q37 Series. the Q3709-PVE provides situational awareness of large areas, making the camera ideal for city surveillance applications as well as logistic centres, airports and train stations.

“An effective one-camera installation providing overview and image detail at the same time is an efficient way to ensure that surveillance needs are met in large open areas,” commented Erik Frännlid, Axis’ director of product management.

“Multi-sensor cameras are also well-suited in applications such as squares, stadiums, parking lots and perimeter surveillance where large areas need to be monitored in high image detail in order to ensure complete situational awareness.”

Axis Communications' Q3709-PVE Network Camera

Axis Communications’ Q3709-PVE Network Camera

Installation is easy, reliable and cost-efficient. No focusing is required since the lenses are factory-focused.

The camera comes in a stylish and discreet design with a removable weather shield that protects against rain, snow and sunlight and allows for an easy ‘blend’ with the local environment.

These cameras provide a “perfect” 180° overview in up to 33 Megapixel resolution. They offer a video streaming performance of 3 × 4K at 30 fps or 3 × 11 Megapixels at 20 fps.

Further features of the Q3709-PVE include the following:

  • outdoor-ready with IP66 and NEMA 4X ratings
  • vandal-resistant with an IK10 rating
  • operational in a wide temperature range with standard Power over Ethernet (PoE+)
  • video motion detection and tampering alarm

The cameras are supported by the Axis Application Development Partner Program and Axis Camera Station. They also include support for edge storage, Axis Camera Application PlatformAxis Video Hosting System and ONVIF for easy camera system integration and for application developers to provide the camera with intelligent capabilities.

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PEL Services awarded three-year fire alarm maintenance contract by BRE

Commercial fire, security and communication systems provider PEL Services has been awarded a three-year, fully comprehensive contract for fire alarm service and maintenance at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) headquarters in Watford.

The BRE is a world-leading, multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve buildings through research and knowledge generation. In fact, the BRE has been making a positive difference in the built environment since 1921.

Richard Tattersall, estates compliance manager at the BRE, told Risk UK: “We had been working with a single fire alarm supplier for 15 years and were looking for a more comprehensive agreement. PEL Services was successful in the tender process. PEL is flexible when it comes to meeting our needs and we have been very happy with the company’s service.”

The Building Research Establishment's headquarters in Hertfordshire

The Building Research Establishment’s headquarters in Hertfordshire

For PEL, the awarding of this contract validates the business’ commitment to providing high quality service and products that meet the most demanding of standards, among them LPS1014.

Conventional and addressable fire alarm systems

PEL is now responsible for maintaining both the conventional and addressable fire alarm systems covering 1,500 devices across 33 buildings at BRE’s site in Garston near Watford, Hertfordshire. This includes systems protecting BRE’s Innovation Park, home to some of the world’s most sustainable buildings.

In addition to maintaining the fire alarm system, PEL has now achieved Approved Contractor status to BRE and has been working on the design, installation and commissioning of new or re-modelled fire detection and alarm systems.

PEL Services operates throughout the UK and overseas, supporting markets as diverse as local authorities, public utilities, finance, healthcare, education and retail. In addition to fully comprehensive maintenance schedules, PEL Services designs, supplies, installs and commissions sound, fire, security and communications systems.

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