November 2012

The Kuala Lumpur (KL) Tower is a famous landmark and the highest building in Malaysia. With more and more visitors, traditional analogue cameras and DVR solutions were no longer able to meet its video surveillance needs, and the KL Tower authority started to look for an advanced system to tighten up the public security.


“The extremely complicated integration and verification tasks, among all, not only consume many invisible resources, but also contain other potential risks of integration,” said Mohd Salim Ghonah of Vims Technology, the security project manager for the KL Tower.  The other crucial issues in this project were the widely distributed network areas, scalable architecture and maintenance issues.  In addition, the data retention of recorded videos and the end-to-end, robust support for hundreds of megapixel cameras were particularly important to the planning and acceptance of the governmental public utilities.
Table 1: The I/O and Storage Performance for 32 Cameras

Type Resolution I/O (Mbps) Storage 14 Days Storage 28 Days
CIF 320x240 0.5 2.4 TB 5.2 TB
D1 720x480 1.5 7.3 TB 15.5 TB
1.3 Megapixel 1280x960 4 19.4 TB 41.5 TB
2 Megapixel 1920x1080 6 29 TB 62.2 TB


Surveon’s 3 megapixel IP cameras were installed at the crucial points and areas of the tower to more efficiently monitor the premises and people coming in and going out: CAM3365 fixed bullet for day and night usage, and CAM4365 fixed dome for outdoor surveillance.

Network video recording is handled by Surveon’s NVR2000 enterprise NVR, which offers up to 48 channels of megapixel recording and 36 hard drives for 120 days of video content storage. Surveon’s iSCSI-based RAID NVR provides scalable architecture which brings lower maintenance effort, fewer required hard disks and lower cost.


Surveon enterprise Central Management Software is built with client-server architecture and adopts central management style, which is also easily scalable. Its active VI detection function has a pre-configured base for a number of scenarios, such as intrusion detection in and around the tower, examination of important gates and detection at parking lots. The smart investigation feature distinguishes what is important from what is not, turning raw surveillance videos into useful information. The recorded events are analyzed and labeled with details such as time, date, direction, color and size of the objects.

Surveon’s clustered video surveillance solutions come with the SANwatch storage monitoring suite which helps the customers easily manage and monitor the status of their storage systems. The data protection functions provided by SANwatch storage monitoring suite ensure highest availability of recorded videos and events; no data loss is allowed.

“Surveon’s full end-to-end integration, from cameras and NVR to enterprise VMS and storage that supports up to 300TB, helps us manage the project in a most efficient way and brings the lowest risk,” said Ghonah.


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