Turnov, located in the north of the Czech Republic, has traditionally been known as a centre for gemstone polishing, glass craftsmanship and arts. It is at the heart of the Bohemian Paradise nature reserve which attracts large numbers of tourists throughout the year. The City of Turnov decided to invest in a new city centre video surveillance system in order to deter anti-social behaviour and create a safe environment for its 14,000 inhabitants. Although city officials wanted a cost-effective solution, they also wanted to take advantage of the latest advances in technology and were not prepared to compromise on quality or functionality.
The City of Turnov awarded the contract to supply the cameras to Hanwha Techwin, who worked closely with city officials and systems integrator, Telmo, to ensure the best Wisenet cameras were specified for each location. The wide range of Wisenet cameras allowed Hanwha Techwin to recommend 12 different models, with each offering the most cost-effective solution, whilst meeting the exact requirements for each camera location.
Within Turnov Square, the Wisenet PNM-9030V 15-megapixel panoramic camera was installed. Designed for large open areas, the Wisenet PNM-9030 is equipped with multi-sensors which enable it to capture superb quality seamlessly stitched 180-degree images. The exceptionally high resolution of the captured images allows control room operators to digitally zoom in to observe close-up detail of any incidents. The Wisenet PNM-9030 is also equipped with tampering detection as well as a number of different types of Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), such as audio, loitering, motion, direction, enter/exit detection and object appear/disappear detection.
At the city’s railway station, a 2-megapixel Wisenet XNP-6550RH was deployed, featuring a 55x optical zoom, a Gyro sensor for accurate stabilisation in windy conditions, Hanwha Techwin’s unique optical ‘Defog,’ and built-in IR LEDs to capture high definition images at night at a distance of up to 500 metres. Its ability to capture clear, sharp images in daytime conditions, enables faces to be recogniSed up to 170 metres.