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Video surveillance system in a coal mine


A coal mine is a very dangerous object, and the most important aim here is to provide security, so it’s impossible to do without a video surveillance system. Monitoring the personnel’s work, control of the compliance with the rules and norms for safe operation and equipment integrity, ensuring safety and high labor productivity of miners – these are the most important tasks of the video surveillance system in a coal mine.
Video surveillance systems based on Xeoma software will provide the round-the-clock monitoring for remote, seldom-visited or dangerous objects in the coal mine. Xeoma’s intellectual modules will help reduce the risk of catastrophic development of emergency situations, as well as solve the following tasks: 

  • Security control of the perimeter. Set the zone where the motion is prohibited in the “Motion Detector” module’s settings and connect it to the “Sound alarm” module – this way the operator will be notified of motion in the restricted area, which will help prevent consequences.
  • The “Visitor’s counter” module allows to track the number of people, entering and leaving the coal mine.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the coal mine, and the “Smoke detector” module allows to control this discipline, sending alarms to the operator in case of the slightest smoke.
  • Xeoma allows you to configure parameters remotely via the web interface. Also, thanks to the “Web Server” module, you can remotely access records from video cameras in the coal mine from anywhere in the world.
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    Any equipment, designed for use in a coal mine, must meet the most strict criteria, since security control in a coal mine is not an easy task, which has many obstacles: dust, poor lighting (and sometimes its absolute unavailability), humidity, low capacity of underground communications do not allow to ensure the sufficient quality of the video signal, transmitted to the upside. The combination of thermal scope and infrared illumination in the camera body allows to solve these problems.

    Cameras should be installed in places of high technological risk: in the coal and development faces. All electronic equipment, used in the coal mine, must be specially designed for the underground exploitation and have the highest safety properties. The video signal must be transmitted over the fiber optic cable in a coal mine, as even the low-voltage electrical signal brings a potential risk of a spark. The SHDSL modem built into the camera allows data transferring via a copper cable, where the use of an optical fiber is hampered (for example, in coal and tunneling faces).

    To sum up, we can say that video surveillance systems together with Xeoma facilitate the personnel’s work, allowing to control technological processes, as well as to prevent emergencies in a coal mine.

    May, 18 2018

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