01 Mar 12
How to meet cities’ security challenges – with solutions from Bosch Security Systems. Cities are growing at a very fast pace – by 2050, another three billion or so people will be living in urban instead of rural areas. This trend poses new challenges for society; among other things, it is already increasing the need to improve and reinforce existing security concepts.
City governments face the challenge of reassuring citizens and businesses by preventing and minimizing potential threats. These include vandalism, burglary, and all other forms of crime. There is also a need to ensure efficient processes in everyday public life, for instance managing traffic and crises. Governmental bodies are therefore embracing advanced technologies for enhancing security and safety as efficiently and reliably as possible. We also see a growing need for user-friendly, intelligent systems that are easily integrated with multiple other systems, such as those that link and coordinate the responses of police, fire departments, and hospitals to accidents or natural disasters. Bosch Security Systems offers you a comprehensive portfolio of innovative, reliable, high-quality products for implementing a city surveillance solution that meets your requirements. You can depend on them to deliver a fast, substantial return on your investment.
Public Surveillance with CCTV
Bosch Products and Solutions
Bosch offers a wide range of networked solutions for efficiently monitoring public areas in cities and effectively managing security, safety, and communications. Bosch IP networked video surveillance is one part of our portfolio. It lets cities take a major step toward mastering these challenges. It provides a host of benefits that enable faster detection and prosecution of accidents and crimes and, in many cases, constitute effective deterrents to prevent crimes from being committed in the first place. The reliable systems from Bosch feature modular, scalable, and esthetic design. They enable extensive automation of functions while reducing equipment, space, power, and maintenance requirements – thus also lowering the overall cost of ownership. Professional consulting and technical support make sure that you get the most out of your system at all times.
Total Reliability with Bosch
Deter and Detect Illicit Transactions in City Centers and High-Crime Areas
Visible CCTV cameras installed in vulnerable areas have proved to be effective deterrents. Illegal activities such as drug dealing, street violence, and vandalism diminish sharply when police forces are supported by surveillance technologies. Changing or poor light conditions, both indoors and outdoors, pose particular challenges. To produce usable images, there is a need for high-quality cameras with advanced features such as high sensitivity, a wide dynamic range, and night vision using thermal or infrared technologiesBecause they are exposed to weather conditions such as rain, sun, and snow, these products must be highly resistant to humidity and extremes of cold and heat. This calls for cameras and housings that are specifically designed for outdoor use. Bosch offers appropriate products to comply with all of these prerequisites. Our broad product range, which includes high-definition, thermal, infrared-assisted, and high-speed moving cameras, meets all of your requirements under the full range of environmental conditions.
Tourist areas and other crowd situations pose considerable security and safety challenges. Video surveillance helps police and security forces respond more effectively when people or property are threatened. Wherever crowds gather – at tourist sights, public transportation facilities, stadiums, street demonstrations, etc. – video surveillance can help authorities quickly detect potential threats. Tourist areas and other crowd situations pose considerable security and safety challenges. Video surveillance helps police and security forces respond more effectively when people or property are threatened. Wherever crowds gather – at tourist sights, public transportation facilities, stadiums, street demonstrations, etc. – video surveillance can help authorities quickly detect potential threats.
When a crime is committed during a street demonstration, CCTV surveillance helps security forces take rapid, targeted action. Recorded footage can also be presented in court as evidence. Fixed cameras can be supplemented by moving cameras for real-time monitoring. They are controlled by an operator via a joystick or workstation. Advanced signal encoding and transmission technologies minimize delays to ensure immediate operator responses.Storage capabilities are also essential for follow-up investigations, requiring video footage to be kept for varying periods of time. This calls for video compression and recording technologies, as well as the ability to scale the storage capacity to meet different needs. Especially when sensitive data are involved, resilience, redundancy, and protection are very important.
Monitor Traffic Flows
CCTV surveillance enables centralized traffic monitoring, especially at major road intersections. It supplies relevant information to help law enforcement agencies and emergency services deal with accidents. Road and highway crews can also be dispatched to remove hazards or repair malfunctioning equipment. Cameras can also help mitigate congestion by collecting data on traffic patterns. This information can then be used to reprogram traffic lights and improve traffic flows. IP video streams can be transmitted over wired or wireless networks, so all of a city’s surveillance cameras can be easily monitored from a single operations center. The low bandwidth and advanced networking capabilities of IP cameras additionally facilitate this.
Catch Traffic Offenders
Our license plate cameras capture details at any time of the day or night, even on vehicles moving at high speed and in any weather or ambient lighting conditions. Intelligent Video Analysis supports operators bytriggering an alarm when an individual or vehicle enters a prohibited area or behaves suspiciously. It can also greatly reduce the time required to search video footage.
Adapt to Extreme Conditions
When a natural or human-caused disaster occurs – such as a tornado, flood, or earthquake – video surveillance can deliver invaluable information to help assess damage, locate injured people, coordinate rescue units, and identify criminal acts such as looting.
Bosch Management Software – Our Answer to Your Integration Needs
With all of the systems and equipment that can be installed to monitor and manage potentially dangerous situations, it is a challenge to efficiently manage and coordinate them all. Enterprise-class management systems from Bosch include an advanced user interface cockpit that lets a single operator efficiently monitor and control all security systems. They also enable seamless management of digital video, audio, and data over any IP network. When a critical situation arises, the system displays alarms on location maps: symbols and audible signals immediately indicate their source. You can also define alarm workflows based on scenarios to ensure immediate and appropriate responses.
A Complete Solution for Integrated Building Management
No matter how comprehensive and complex your building management requirements are, the Building Integration System (BIS) from Bosch responds flexibly and is extremely easy to use. It is an all-in-one modular platform that combines multiple technical systems: for fire and intrusion alarms, video monitoring, access control, and evacuation. The BIS provides a complete overview of your organization, right down to showing the status of individual detectors. It is based exclusively on proven IT standards – which makes it easy to integrate third-party security and building management systems. This generates synergies while ensuring optimal service and compatibility with existing systems – thus safeguarding your investments.