Hanwha Vision protects high-security risk solar power plants next to residential settings
At a glance
- MVM had 14 photovoltaic power plants that needed to be protected in high-residential areas while protecting the privacy of neighboring residents.
- Over 100 Hanwha Vision thermal cameras were installed along with PTZ cameras with a handover function.
- The thermal cameras help MVM protect its photovoltaic sites without compromising neighboring residents’ privacy.
Hanwha Vision has a very balanced product line with good features and reasonable pricing. It was a natural choice when we realised that on these sites we couldn’t use fence protection, infrared, or microwaves to detect intruders. With the thermal cameras, we could rest assured that no personal data would be gathered
MVM is a nationally-owned energy group with a mission to provide affordable and clean energy. Its portfolio covers the total domestic energy system in Hungary, where it is the dominant electricity wholesale trader; and it also operates in Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovakia, Romania, and other parts of Europe. It is actively increasing its presence in regional markets, as well as expanding into areas of sustainable energy including solar power, hydropower, and natural nuclear. Electricity generation by the MVM Group is already about 83% carbon neutral.
MVM had 14 photovoltaic power plants that needed to be protected in high-residential areas while protecting the privacy of neighbouring residents. Because of their locations, these sites were at high risk of vandalism, trespass, and theft of equipment. Also due to the adjacent residential settings, traditional security technology such as fence detection and outdoor visual CCTV could not be used.
The MVM security team turned to Hanwha Vision for its thermal cameras as a way to protect its high-value photovoltaic assets while adhering to GDPR and protecting personal privacy. Over 100 thermal cameras were installed along with PTZ cameras with a handover function. The thermal cameras included the TNO-4030T, TNO-4040T, and TNO-4050T
“Hanwha Vision has a very balanced product line with good features and reasonable pricing,” explained Tamás Tánczos, Security Engineering at MVM, “It was a natural choice when we realised that on these sites we couldn’t use fence protection, infrared, or microwaves to detect intruders. With the thermal cameras, we could rest assured that no personal data would be gathered.”
The thermal cameras help MVM protect its photovoltaic sites without compromising neighbouring residents’ privacy. They come equipped with Motion detection, Handover, Tampering, Loitering, Directional detection, and Audio detection features built-in to boost operators’ situational awareness. The TNO-4040T and TNO-4050T can additionally detect changes in temperature, such as a potential fire, and shock detection, which could indicate displacement or hard blows to the device.
While the camera is constantly scanning for potential intrusion and motion detection, operators can continue to work on other activities with alerts issued for any events that need their response. This makes the system more intelligent and efficient compared to traditional fence detection or basic CCTV cameras
Because the cameras work through thermal imaging, they are not affected by low light levels or visibility, so inclement weather doesn’t impact their effectiveness. Operators consistently receive good images and resolutions no matter the environmental conditions.
The project initially involved 14 sites but as the effectiveness and benefits of the Wisenet cameras are proven, this is now expanding to other sites in MVM’s portfolio. The team is also considering adding thermal cameras with built-in AI due to launch soon.
You might be interested in
Hanwha Techwin video-monitoring solution keeps UK logistics center humming
Hanwha Techwin video-monitoring solution keeps UK logistics center humming “Operational disruption is not an option for this leading logistics company, so it was vital that we installed a system that was reliable and provided the high-quality footage needed to keep operations running. Hanwha Techwin was a natural choice for us and the client, as its […]
Olymbec Private Industrial Real Estate Holder – US & Canada
Olymbec Chooses Hanwha to Secure its Properties and Improve Rentability “When it comes to reliability, as well as flexibility and ease-of-use, Hanwha really shines.” – Jack Ross, Chief Technology Officer, Olymbec USA & Canada ♦ Challenge Olymbec is the largest, privately owned industrial real estate holder on the East Coast. Managing upwards of 300 properties […]
Seoul Finance Center(SFC) – Korea
Hanwha Techwin Satisfied Global Financial Companies With High Resolution Security System “Global financial companies conduct a series of preliminary evaluation based on their stringent security requirements and only sign a rental contract after receiving satisfactory results. Hanwha Techwin has enabled us to meet our customers’ needs” – Goonsik Yoo, Security Director, SFC(Seoul Finance Center) ♦ Challenge […]