The luxury yachting industry has specific video surveillance needs: state-of-the-art CCTV systems that integrate with the architecture and design of the boats.
A mega yacht is like a floating villa, and requires a very accurate security and video control system. An interesting plant recently built by Domosystem Engineering is that of the San Lorenzo yacht, a 52-meter boat with a steel hull, equipped with a Panasonic PTZ IP camera system. The installer opted for two walled-up cameras – one on the right and one on the left – to control the side walkways, one to cover the main cockpit, aft and walled gangway and finally another one installed in the garage that controls access to the sea. Panasonic WV-SC385 PTZ IP cameras with 360° coverage and WV-SW155E for anti-vandal exteriors, IP 66, with wide optics, 105° H – 85° V, were used.
Thanks to the Super Dynamic and Adaptive Black Strech technologies it has been possible to guarantee a very wide dynamic range, useful for shooting in dark areas, without reducing the quality of the details. The resolution for both models is HD at 720p, up to 30 fps.
Cavel Ethernet cables, Cat6 UTP, were chosen for the system configuration. This type of wiring allows you to have the images anywhere on the yacht, on the monitors in the dashboard, on TV/Monitor and on all mobile devices, to which must be added a Cisco Wi-Fi system with 15 Access Points. There is also a 48-port PoE switch to manage the signals to be sent to various connected optical fiber devices. The whole network has been set up for Ultra HD-4K content.
Thanks to PTZ Dome cameras, positioned in the engine room, it is also possible to keep the motors under control during navigation, when the room becomes a non-accessible watertight compartment. In the engine room of the San Lorenzo yacht was installed a Panasonic PTZ model WV-SC385, set with a 30° zoom to frame the motor heads; if necessary, the angle can be changed to explore the whole environment. In the San Lorenzo plant, the center of the system consists of two TCK-LAN racks, positioned on the main bridge, which house all the devices dedicated to telecommunication networks, LAN, Wi-Fi, IP Camera, in addition to satellite and terrestrial TV reception. Each camera sends, through the PoE network switch of TCK-LAN, the images to an NVR positioned under the bridge, which interfaces directly with the enabled TV/monitor, present throughout the vessel through a video matrix.
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