Change 'Akiba' to a safe and peaceful town. Let's take the first step to resume the pedestrians' paradise.34 units of street surveillance cameras h...
Street Surveillance Camera Management & Operation / Japan
Change 'Akiba' to a safe and peaceful town. Let's take the first step to resume the pedestrians' paradise.
34 units of street surveillance cameras have been introduced as a measure for the town's safety.
Two years has passed since the indiscriminate massacre occurred at Akihabara, Tokyo in June, 2008. Panasonic street surveillance camera system has been introduced into the electric town of Akihabara, surrounding the Central Street where the incident happened. During the movement to resume the pedestrians' paradise, camera installation, which had been promoted even before the incidence, has been achieved. That is contributing to the creation of the safe, peaceful and joyful town "Akiba".
In addition, other communities have an interest in the town's new attempt to protect the security while preserving the town's surrounding scenery by connecting each street surveillance camera via a secure wireless network.
Outline of system
34 units of i-PRO Megapixel Network Camera DG-NP304 have been installed around the streets and intersections which surround the Central Street located outside of the Electric Town Gate of JR Akihabara Station. Images are captured for 24 hours and recorded on the Network Disk Recorder DG-ND400, which has been installed in the data center in Tokyo.
In addition, cameras and recorders are connected via a secure wireless network, which can store the images on an SD memory card using the cameras' backup function even when the connections are interrupted due to the network instability.
Features of system
The security can be securely protected while preserving the surrounding scenery.
34 units of Megapixel Network Camera DG-NP304 have been installed surrounding the Central Street. Connecting each camera via a wireless network can neatly preserve the town's surrounding scenery without power poles. In addition, images can be stored on an SD memory card using the camera's self-backup function even when the connection is interrupted due to the network instability and HDD recording becomes unavailable. Preparation for unexpected emergencies is possible.
Privacy can be given the highest priority. Cameras are operated based on thorough rules.
The captured images will be recorded for 24 hours and stored for a certain period on the Network Disk Recorder DG-ND400, which has been installed in the data center in Tokyo. People appearing in the high-definition images are so distinct that you can identify who they are, and you must take greater care of their privacy.
Therefore, the camera system operation contains strict rules which only allow restricted members to view the recorded images with appropriate reasons. In addition, the image data will be offered only when requested by the police. Camera system administrators are surely present on the occasion of the image playback.
Arrangement and operation of such delicate rules contribute to the creation of the safe and peaceful town.
Factors of their decision to introduce our system
The reason why Street Surveillance Camera Management & Operation Committee in the Akihabara District has introduced our i-PRO cameras is: "Their performances on the wireless network are better than any other cameras. The backup function, in case of the connection interruption due to the network instability, is reliable. High-definition image capturing, which makes people's faces distinct even during nighttime, is also appealing. In addition, future addition of cameras will be easier thanks to their wireless structure."
Not only limited to security, the committee is now considering to applying the system infrastructure to a wider range of use, which can serve the further development of Akihabara.