Case Study – Remote Location

Vandalism is a huge problem and a very serious subject for anyone that owns a home that is vacant.  While you look at your property as an asset, thieves look at it the same way.  Copper plumbing, light fixtures, appliances, HVAC systems and even solid wood doors and mantles have street value to thieves.  Property can be destroyed in the span of several weeks, and once people start coming into the home, activity only increases.

This was the typical dilemma facing the housing department at the Indian Reservation when they renovated a house for leasing to the tribe members. The issues surrounding any security system installation was the remote location of the property and non-availability of internet to remotely monitor. Spytek Security Solutions worked with the Housing Department to design a Wireless Surveillance Solution for the properties.

Day/Night Outdoor Surveillance

The outdoor environment meant any surveillance cameras had to withstand changing temperatures, rain, and dust while providing high-quality video. The cameras also had to work in changing light conditions, which was especially challenging at night.

Megapixel IP Camera Solution

To meet the outdoor day/night surveillance requirements, Spytek Security Solutions designed a cost effective system using Axis P1344 day-night cameras. These cameras were enclosed in outdoor housings specially designed by the spytek team and these are weatherproof and come with built in fan to keep the camera cool and to record clear video in complete darkness.

The AxisP1344 also streams high resolution megapixel video at 30 FPS. This allows the camera to easily capture details of the any intursion behavior around the property. And because locations were being monitored by many cameras at once, H.264 video compression ensures video quality while preserving network bandwidth.

Wireless Network Design

The location of the rental property made it impossible to run CAT5 wiring to power the cameras. Instead, Spytek Security Solutions team designed a point-to-point wireless system to connect cameras back to the recording server. The system was pre-configured in their San Diego, CA office before shipping it to the reservation for easier installation.  Each camera was mounted next to a power source, and connected to a Ubiquiti PoE-powered Nano-Station. The cameras were placed to ensure each Nano-station had clear line of sight to the recording server wireless network antenna, minimizing the wires necessary for installation.

The surveillance system was designed for easy upgrading, so additional cameras and features can be added in the future. Until then, the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians Housing Department are excited to use the Spytek Security Solutions provided surveillance system. “We are super happy with the camera performance and they worked exactly how we imagined,” said Ms Martinez.

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