Large Scale Event Surveillance


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Environment

A large scale organised parade through the heart of a major city along a 20KM route with many thousands of attendees.

Requirement

Real-time HD Video monitoring of both the parade itself and the crowds of spectators (and vehicular traffic) along its route, with the ability to share all HD Video sources across multiple government and emergency services agencies in multiple locations (both remote fixed command centers and local mobile command vehicles).

The solution needs to be deployed rapidly and efficiently within tight timescales using whatever connectivity is available at both the desired locations for the HD video cameras and those needing to view the video streams (cellular, fixed lines, wi-fi etc), and allow for fully battery powered deployments for mobile HD video streams from personal electric vehicles (such as segways).
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Suggested Solution**

  1. BR1-ENT
    devices installed high on building rooftops connected to super-zoom PTZ HD IP CCTV cameras. The BR1 can be powered directly from a battery or use mains power and provide POE power to the IP camera on its LAN
  2. BR1 Slim
    devices installed on mobile electric vehicles with HD IP CCTV camera - both router and camera is powered directly from a portable battery pack.
  3. BR1-ENT
    devices installed roadside to monitor traffic with PTZ HD IP CCTV cameras. These can either be powered directly using roadside power sources or by a local battery.
  4. **MAX HD2 **
    installed in a multi-agency location (Such as Police command and control vehicle or temporary cabin) which is used to provide a secure bonded connection via SpeedFusion to the IP Video network. This allows the agency staff to view and control the remote cameras as required. The HD2 can be powered by local mains or directly from a vehicle battery.
  5. MAX HD4
    installed in a multi-agency location for the same purposes as above but with higher user density as it supports more cellular throughput. In fixed locations the HD4 can connect to any available fixed line internet connectivity (metro ethernet / dsl etc) and use cellular as a backup/failover connection if required.
  6. BR1 Slim
    running off of battery power (portable battery bank or in an emergency services vehicle) providing a secure connection to the IP Video network over cellular for remote viewing.
  7. Balance 2500
    installed in a Datacenter acting as the hub of the IP Video network. All remote devices create a secure 256bit AES encrypted tunnel back to this device which enables both the remote cameras to stream video to the Digital Video Recorder but also the remote viewers to access the DVRs web ui for video viewing and camera control.

For the cellular connectivity we would suggest a dedicated APN should be used provided by the Mobile Network Operators with guaranteed bandwidth allocation and QoS. This because in a large scale event situation with tens and potentially hundreds of thousands of mobile devices all connecting to the operator networks cell towers can easily be swamped.
The dedicated APN doesn’t need to be private as security is provided by SpeedFusion VPN encryption, and multiple operator networks can be used either at the same time (by the MAX devices) or in an active passive failover configuration to guarantee bandwidth and connection availability.
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Additional Notes**

  • The** BR1-ENT**
    devices provide an elegant power solution for the connected IP camera as it supports POE on its LAN ports. However, the standard BR1 device (not shown above) without POE supports WiFi as a WAN which would allow for a point to point WiFi connection between the remote BR1’s and the command unit devices (HD2/HD4). So using BR1’s instead of BR1-ENTs for the remote IP Cameras would allow for video over Wi-Fi as a primary route and cellular as a failover WAN providing additional connectivity resilience and potentially more bandwidth in poor cellular signal areas.
  • The mobile BR1 Slim
    devices also support WiFI as WAN and could make use of a metro WiFi network if one existed, using cellular as a failover WAN connection when WiFi was unavailable.
  • The Balance 2500
    in the datacenter supports up to 4000 remote VPN device endpoints and up to 2Gbps of encrypted VPN traffic which would allow for a much larger CCTV deployment if required.
  • InControl 2
  • our cloud management platform, can be used to dynamically create the VPN network infrastructure, automatically configuring and securing devices as they connect to the internet over whatever WAN connectivity they are using (cellular / fixed lines etc). This reduces the amount of time required to deploy new remote devices.

Devices Deployed: Balance 2500, HD4, HD2, BR1 ENT, BR1 Slim