IDIS monitoring system helps zoological society


The IDIS solution provides staff at the new Bristol Zoo with 24/7 visibility of enclosures, perimeters and public areas, including elevated treetop walkways.

COPPELL, Texas – IDIS announces that the company’s end-to-end video solution is helping the Bristol Zoological Society create a new Bristol Zoo at its 136-acre Wild Place Project site in the United Kingdom.

This follows the closure of the 186-year-old Bristol Zoo Gardens on September 3 as the charity pursues an inspiring program of wildlife conservation, according to the society.

When work is complete over the next few years, around 80% of the species at the new Bristol Zoo will be linked to breeding and conservation programs around the world – a higher percentage than any other zoo in the UK, according to the ad.

Improved CCTV visibility on site would be a crucial part of the zoo’s strategy. The installation, carried out by KIS Fire and Security, has already brought conservation benefits. For the first time, a wolverine cub has been born and raised in Bristol, with vets using remote video to avoid disturbing skittish animals during the high-risk birth period – which zoologists say may prevent newborns to survive.

“With this end to end surveillance solution, the Wild Place Project can reliably and cost-effectively protect its animals, visitors and staff. It was a privilege to be selected to work on an important and unique conservation project like this, and we look forward to supporting the Bristol Zoological Society for many years to come,” said Pete Dowsett, Head of the installation at KIS Fire & Security.

The IDIS solution is also critical to operating on site as it gives staff 24/7 visibility into enclosures, perimeters and public areas, including elevated treetop walkways, according to the company. .

The P/T/Z Lightmaster 2MP 36x from IDIS, which provide clear images in Full HD resolution and can capture images at distances of up to 350m in total darkness, help the maintenance team to verify that the fences are not compromised by damage caused by storms and falling branches. The cameras feature 120dB true WDR dynamic range, backlight compensation and advanced image control settings, making them well suited to continuous light fluctuations and allowing well-camouflaged animals – including bears, wolves and lynxes – to be seen clearly.

The free IDIS Center VMS provides a flexible operating platform that makes the entire system easy to use, with the ability to scale seamlessly to the IDIS Solution Suite as the site grows.

The transformed surveillance capability now provides the zoo with a scalable system and there are plans to integrate it with Microsoft Active Directory, which will facilitate access rights management and perimeter detection.

Adam Evans, Bristol Zoological Society IT Manager, notes that “Our IDIS video solution, provided by KIS Fire & Security, gives us the best long-term value for the Wild Place project, with the flexibility to scale and grow. adapt as we develop the new Bristol Zoo. Looking ahead, IDIS also allows us to easily take advantage of AI-based analytics and integrate with larger systems. »


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