Video Surveillance Project Based on AirLive Solution to Monitor Apartment Towers in Chile
The building complex and community Las Lilas in Santiago, Chile, trusted AirLive IP video surveillance solutions to monitor the twin tower apartments , the concierge and administration offices, among other spaces. A total of43 AirLive IP cameras of high definition were installed on the wired network, with digital inputs to control all sectors of the complex, replacing the old analog system. The project was led by the integrator Ivar Michelena Viti, from IP Ingeniería, Ltd.
The main challenge of the project was the installation of the wired network. Because the buildings did not have the routes for laying cables or the appropriate energy supply infrastructure, it took a long time to set up the cameras due to the difficult access to communication and power wiring.
On the other hand, access to the Administration room could only be achieved by power installations; for this purpose, switches interconnected with fiber optic were used, one in the Administration room and another one in the cellars. This communication scheme worked perfectly as demonstrated by the results of stability.
The project replaced the old video surveillance CCTV system, improving the location of cameras to cover the most important areas and increasing the quality of the images. In addition, it gave a greater focus to certain sectors such as pump rooms. The integrators proposed to monitor the operating status, as well as the audio communication of the parking areas for visitors, to avoid the misuse of facilities and allowing paging from the workstation.
The decrease of the amount of wiring and lower incidence of noise caused by power installations were other advantages that overcame the limitations of the old system, in which several of the cameras were connected with the consequent loss of image quality by the use of splitters.
Most of coaxial and UTP cabling that were used to enable transmission, shared the tray systems force of the community to provide electricity to the different areas of the complex. This implementation is not recommended as it provides an additional variable in the loss of quality of the images captured by the system.
The equipment was installed at the main entrances of each tower, the main square, the lobbies of the organisms, access to the elevators on each level, driveway, parking facilities, pumps and boilers, among other critical building complex sites.