Dream Mall, located in Kaohsiung, is the largest multi-functional shopping center in Taiwan and one of the top large-scale shopping centers in Asia. With over 2,000 stores and restaurants, a movie theater, and an amazing roof-top amusement park, the mall occupies an area of 50,000 square meters with a total floor area of almost 400,000 square meters, including a massive parking lot with 3,000 parking spaces.
With tens of thousands of customers visiting each day, Dream Mall management desired a large-scale surveillance system to prevent crime, enhance customer safety, and monitor and record the activities in the mall. Their primary challenge is the need to deploy a security system capable of monitoring hundreds of security cameras simultaneously in the extensive areas in and around the shopping center. Traditional CCTV surveillance systems are too costly to implement as the length of coaxial cables required would be about 87 San Francisco Golden Gate bridges long! Moreover, these systems offer poor video image quality. Their secondary challenge is the security system has to be highly flexible and expandable, allowing addition of new cameras and recorders easily.
After thorough research, Dream Mall selected QNAP NVR (Network Video Recorder) solutions for security system deployment. Multiple QNAP NVR servers are set up and attached to the network to monitor 600 Panasonic IP and analog cameras, using megapixel resolution and VGA resolution. The NVR features excellent expansion ability and allows new models to be integrated to the security system easily by simple network connection without physical wiring and complicated setup.
QNAP NVR servers offer Full-D1 resolution, which is similar to DVD video quality for clear image monitoring and recording. Surveillance videos are recorded to the internal hard disks of the NVR units offering mass storage capacity with secure RAID disk volume protection. The recorded video can also be exported to external storage devices or remote storage such as QNAP NAS or FTP servers for review by law enforcement or for redundant backup.
QNAP NVR provides advanced features such as moving objects detection in the monitored areas, network disconnection alert, and smart E-map to help the security personnel locate any abnormal activities within the Dream Mall. The security system is integrated with various alarm devices such as fire alarms and emergency call buttons to protect the safety of the employees, customers, and the properties.
QNAP NVR solutions have made high quality and cost-efficient monitoring in a large-scale shopping mall possible. The NVR can be easily integrated with numerous IP cameras and alarm devices. We expected to increase the number of IP cameras to 2,000 in the coming few years.
QNAP NVR is easy to maintain; it helps reduce the overall system setup and maintenance costs. The videos can be monitored on the network remotely and even on mobile devices by their mobile viewing app, which largely enhances the surveillance efficiency.
Why QNAP NVR?
QNAP Security, the world's first Linux-embedded NVR developer has implemented its award winning storage and RAID technologies to offer its most innovative local display standalone NVR. The system not only ensures remarkable stability on remote monitoring, recording, and surveillance tasks under diverse environments but also renders great simplicity. In addition, the QNAP solution allows users to choose suitable network cameras for various situations instead of being restricted to the resolution of traditional CCTV. To always be one step ahead, QNAP professional NVR team remains creative and committed to the integrity of their software and hardware. Furthermore, its great user experiences on wide range of supported devices and successful installations worldwide are more than enough to prove QNAP Security's viability internationally.