New technology for old masters

The Voswinckelshof museum in Dinslaken is home to several valuable Goya paintings as part of a special exhibition hosted during the 2010 City of Culture. For security reasons, it must be possible to clearly identify anyone standing in front of the paintings. The existing analogue video system was no longer able to meet these special requirements and had to be extended. As new IP cameras also needed to be installed, the organisers decided in favour of an ABUS 8-channel hybrid digital recorder. The existing analogue and new IP camera can be managed in a monitoring station.

Fact sheet

Application area: Public institutions
Object: Voswinckelshof Museum
Location: Dinslaken, Germany
Project goal: Surveillance and protection during and outside of opening hours

Challenge and solution

Existing analogue system needs to be extended

  • The 8-channel hybrid digital recorder from ABUS Security-Center saves and archives images from up to eight analogue and up to an additional four megapixel IP cameras

Changing exhibitions require flexible installation

  • With a wireless connection, the WLAN network compact camera allows flexible installation in any location, without having to lay new wires.

Facial recognition - a requirement specified by the police

  • One of the Goya paintings already fell prey to thieves some years back and suffered significant damage
  • The police therefore specified that anyone in front of the painting must be monitored using facial recognition software
  • The day/night 1.3 megapixel WLAN network compact camera reliably identifies faces, even from a distance of twelve meters

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