Motor Fuel Group (MFG) has selected Hanwha Techwin’s Wisenet cameras to help protect its electric vehicle (EV) charging hubs. The video surveillance systems are being installed to deter and detect vandals, as well as maximise the customer experience by helping MFG personnel to quickly identify if any charging equipment has been damaged.
With the sales of electric vehicles growing, MFG is accelerating its plans to offer the ultra-rapid, electric vehicle (EV) charging bays with up to 12 charging bays at each location across its station network.
“Reflecting the wish of many drivers to own eco-friendly vehicles, we expect the sales of EV’s to continue rapidly increasing year-on-year, which is why we have made a commitment to lead the market with the provision of fast, clean and 100% renewable energy,” said Andrew Edwards, Group Infrastructure Director at MFG.
The contract to install the Wisenet systems was awarded to AGE CCTV, a division of AGE Electrical Services Ltd. “We have been installing new video surveillance solutions and upgrading existing systems at MFG forecourts for over 15 years. In all cases, we have used Wisenet cameras in line with MFG’s decision to single source cameras and recording devices from Hanwha Techwin,” said Jason Gargiulo, Managing Director of AGE CCTV.
“It was just a simple matter therefore of working with Hanwha Techwin’s pre-sales and technical teams in order to specify which Wisenet camera from the company’s extensive range, would best assist MFG personnel to observe close up detail of any activity occurring at their EV charging hubs.”
The QNO-8080R is a day/night camera, equipped with built-in IR illuminators which enable it to capture high quality images regardless of the lighting conditions. It also reportedly benefits from enhanced Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) which performs at up to 120dB to produce clear images from scenes containing a challenging mix of bright and dark areas which normally results in overexposed or underexposed images.
A MFG personnel are able to remotely access the live images captured by the H.265 Wisenet QNO-8080R cameras or retrieve the recorded video of any incidents at any time. They can do so from a desktop PC or laptop by using Hanwha Techwin’s management software or via their smartphones or tablets using the Wisenet mobile app.
The images are transmitted over 4G technologies and with the WiseStream II compression technology built into the QNO-8080R, this is reportedly proving to be a significant benefit. In addition, bandwidth efficiency has improved by up to 75% compared to current H.264 technology when WiseStream II is combined with H.265 compression.