The Government has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to“upgrade and expand the existing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system run by the Bermuda Police Service.

According to the notice, the current CCTV system has the following components:

  • Capture Images: – Cameras PTZ and Fixed (Panasonic): LPR [Vivotek and Axis].
  • Transmission: – The Backhaul transmission system is via a private wireless network consisting of DragonWave microwave radios, antennas, and software.
  • The Network Video Recorder (NVR) is Panasonic (ND400 and NX400(=) displaying through a Video Management System Panasonic (ASM 300). The LPR software and display is Neural Labs.

The notice goes on to say: “The current operational DragonWave microwave links are installed at selected sites. The microwave links data transport system consists of DragonWave dual modem/radio system links in a 4+0 configuration for a quadruple frequency channel in dual orthogonal mode at each end of the link. The radio system at each end of the radio link consists of a high or low frequency pairs unit.

“The frequency channels are “reversed”, ie, the transmit frequency band at one end corresponds to the receive frequency band at the opposite end, and vice versa. In addition, two frequency channels are used to transmit/receive from each side, so that more data can be carried per link. Such arrangement permits the highest data transfer rate using a single link setup.

“The radios and modems had been configured as a 4+0 system [two radios dual modem, transmitting without backup] to achieve double bandwidth [data throughput] capabilities. The Radio Links operate at 1.6Gbps.

“The CCTV system is administered from Command Operations (“COMOPS”). The CCTV system can be viewed from a local computer connected to the private CCTV network at monitoring stations in two locations in the BPS.

“The CCTV solution has the ability to access and show historical video while recording, has several search-by features, can record on continuous recording, can adjust to daylight and night time vision, has the ability to download video, and has various video monitoring stations. The current system has 154 cameras which include 52 PTZ cameras, 83 Fixed cameras, plus 19 LPR specific cameras.

“The Government requires the following services for the expansion of its current CCTV system:

  • Design & build a hybrid CCTV solution network infrastructure consisting of both fiber optics and wireless backhaul;
  • Design and implement a new system architecture that will support PTZ cameras, varifocal cameras, facial & License Plate Recognition ([“LPR”) cameras;
  • Design a migration plan for the replacement of end of life devices related to the CCTV solution, the upgrade of the existing Video Management System & upgrade of the Storage Platform (NVR & Cloud) for the CCTV system;
  • System architecture design must have built-in redundancy at all levels including but not limited to cameras, network, servers, storage & application:
  • System Architecture must provide and account for reliability, high availability & scalability for future growth; and
  • Design & implement a UPS to supply and maintain VMS Infrastructure for new and existing sites.

“The LED Video Wall must:

  • Be designed for 24-hour reliability
  • Be energy efficient

“The contract will be a turnkey basis ie, Supply, Installation, Implementation, Testing Commissioning and Maintenance of the CCTV system as detailed above. Proposals must also include decommission and disposal of the outdated CCTV parts. Proponent must also provide plans for spare parts and support, training, and annual maintenance and service support for 5 years.”