VIVOTEK Strengthens CPCC's Security
China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (CPCC), China's largest oil refinery, recently decided to install a surveillance system in its gas stations across the nation. Most of CPCC's gas stations are located outdoors and are hence likely to suffer from poor lighting conditions at night. Thus, the company demanded a system capable of coping with lighting changes to ensure clear image quality day and night. Additionally, due to the fact that gas stations face higher security risks and threats from fire and crime than other businesses, the system must also be able to provide highly detailed video to facilitate identification. Upon consulting with Poseidon Technology Ltd., VIVOTEK's distributor in China, CPCC decided to deploy IP7161 2MP day & night network cameras.

At each of the locations, the cameras were installed near cash registers and in the fuel dispensing areas where accidents and crimes are more likely to occur. Instead of installing a number of standard VGA cameras at each point, the company chose to use only a handful of IP7161s to cover the entire gas station since their 2MP sensors can offer an extremely wide field of view and exceptional detail. CPCC's concerns about inconsistent image quality at night disappeared when it was shown that the day and night functionality provided by the camera's built-in IR-cut filter can ensure image clarity 24/7. For efficient surveillance, CPCC installed VIVOTEK's 32-channel ST7501 Central Management Software, giving managers centralized and remote management capabilities and significantly streamlining administration work and costs.

The wide coverage and stunning detail of the IP7161 camera's images has already significantly improved security at the each of the stations. Not only can managers receive smooth video streams for immediate and accurate identification, the high-resolution images also facilitate future case investigation. "VIVTOEK's cameras enable us to easily identify each vehicle's license plate number and track individuals' movement so as to detect threats in advance," said one station manager. "Even if the vehicles or individuals are on the move, we can still make out features that might be otherwise obscure when using standard VGA cameras."
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