Hikvision USA has provided a new, high-resolution IP security system which was installed by Hikvision integrator ADT/Protection 1, to upgrade security for the Battleship North Carolina, a national historic landmark in Wilmington, N.C.
A stationary nine-level ship and museum, the Battleship North Carolina is a memorial honoring the 11,000 North Carolina service members who perished in World War II, along with all veterans.
It is also a center for education and inspiration to future generations of leaders.
At the time of her commissioning on 9 April 1941, the Battleship North Carolina was considered the world’s greatest sea weapon.
(Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. Courtesy of Battleship NC and YouTube)
Armed with nine 16-inch/45 caliber guns in three turrets and twenty 5-inch/38 caliber guns in ten twin mounts, USS North Carolina proved a formidable weapons platform.
Her wartime complement consisted of 144 commissioned officers and 2,195 enlisted men, including about 100 Marines.
She is one of the most decorated ships of World War II.
The Battleship is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, donations and investments.
No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels.
Battleship North Carolina visitor attractions include mess halls, the engine room, the bridge, and the Combat Information Center.
“The combination of Hikvision camera models and thoughtful camera placement has produced a broad surveillance umbrella for the Battleship North Carolina landmark, and also has some amazing views,” explained Jason Summers, commercial sales at ADT/Protection 1.
The ship’s cabling posed the biggest challenge, Summers said.
“The USS North Carolina had a team of volunteers that handled cabling onboard the ship.”
“Once the old coax cabling was removed, connecting the cameras and network was relatively easy.”
After completing a major network upgrade last fall, it was an ideal time to replace the battleship’s aging analog surveillance system.
(See More of the USS North Carolina, and learn about her Cofferdam and Walkway construction projects. Courtesy of Battleship NC and YouTube)
Hikvision integrator partner ADT/Protection 1 upgraded the system and installed 45 new Hikvision cameras.
A mix of Hikvision 3 MP dome cameras, 2 MP 30x optical zoom PTZ cameras, 2 MP motorized zoom bullet cameras, and 2 MP turret cameras were placed throughout the main ship and the gift shop.
Two Hikvision 32-channel NVRs with 6 TB of storage provide recorded footage up to 40 days.
“Hikvision contributes to the communities where we live and work,” said Alex Asnovich, Head of Marketing, Hikvision North America.
“With our integrators as partners, we are able to support the community and give back to memorials like the Battleship North Carolina.”
ADT/Protection 1 is a leading provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada.
The company’s broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles.
(Watch real customers tell their stories about security services provided by ADT. Courtesy of ADT and YouTube. Posted on Jul 27, 2017)