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July 18, 2022 | by bbennett
You are invited to provide a proposal for a replacement surveillance system including hardware and software for cameras and video content management for Times² Academy, 50 Fillmore Street Providence, Rhode Island.
Scope of Work
o All cameras will have a minimum native resolution of 4MP minimum and 5MP preferred, 4K used when required. We need to be able to identify individuals in hallways or outside if at all possible.
o All cameras will have at least one-way audio (microphone) and two-way where appropriate
o PTZ preferred – may not be practical if bullet cameras are specified for the exterior
o IR night vision for all cameras
o All cameras mounted below 10ft above the floor or ground level will be vandal resistant to IK10 specifications
o All exterior cameras will be environmentally protected to IP66 specifications
o All cameras will have a facility to store clips locally up to 128Gb.
o All cameras will operate via PoE or wireless systems
o Speed up or slow down playback with time stamp search capabilities at a minimum
o Search for and export clips quickly and with the ability to securely share clips amongst administrative staff and emergency personnel
o Archive and quickly retrieve up to 14 days of video minimum for any camera, 30 days preferred
The present surveillance system consists of 82 cameras distributed around the interior and exterior of the time squared Academy campus. Administration depends strongly on the content available from this system and the ease with which content can be extracted is a very important aspect of the system.
Presently we have six DVR's feeding 16 video streams per NVR over RTSP to a blue iris server. There are two servers - one for elementary and one for the middle high school building. Blue iris has been very successful in providing very quick access to content, selection of content, and quick export of the desired clip. We are at the limits of blue irises capabilities at this time and as such a server upgrade is requested as part of this RFP.
Secondly, the great majority of cameras are coaxial analog cameras with limited resolution and limited field of view. We are requesting to replace, at the very least, the analog cameras with IP based digital cameras using Power over Ethernet. The survey which the vendor will carry out should indicate whether our existing IP cameras as few as they are, are adequate in terms of features and coverage and will interface with the proposed video content management system. The nine (9) IP cameras (Hikvision) already installed are compatible with ONVIF protocols.
Thirdly, the six NVRs are mounted in office spaces presently so the coax from the analog cameras terminate in those office spaces. In their place, CAT6 Ethernet cables will be run from the agreed upon camera locations to a network IDF or MDF location instead of the office spaces. This work will be included as part of your proposal in a separate line item.
We believe that we have the capacity to accommodate the Ethernet connections using our existing Power over Ethernet managed switches from juniper networks. The need to add network capacity or features can be discussed during the walk through.
We are considering these additional systems and features and would appreciate if you could add these as individual line items to be evaluated for value and cost as well:
Diagrams, Schematics, Maps etc.
Terms and Conditions
Language found in the “Term and Conditions” will include but not be limited to:
Provider will maintain and furnish proof of insurance for the duration of this agreement.
Provider will be responsible, (held liable), for all actions of their employs and vendors representing their interest while providing services for Times² Inc.