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Legendary Big Red Camaro Relies on Hanwha Innovations for Protection

Wisenet PNM-9030V multi-sensor panoramic cameras from Hanwha provide a complete 180° view to meet the unique challenges of securing this high-value asset for both security and entertainment purposes. (Courtesy of Big Red)

The Big Red Camaro, the original Outlaw Racer is a serious, open-road race car that has been setting records at the highest level for over 30 years.


Since 1987, Richard (RJ) Gottlieb and his father Dan Gottlieb have invested countless hours as well as millions of dollars upgrading, refurbishing, restoring and improving the performance of the car.

(What is Big Red? Find out here. ‘Big Red: Driving Fast & Taking Chances’ – 3 years in the making as The Team completely dismantles and rebuilds Big Red in preparation for running The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Courtesy of Big Red Camaro and YouTube.)

To protect their legendary investment and ensure the continued success of the racing team, the Gottliebs recently completed construction on  a new 14,000 square foot facility designed with a state-of-the-art video surveillance system, featuring ‘ASTORS’ Award Winning Hanwha Techwin cameras, to help keep this priceless piece of American racing history safe.

It was clear from the beginning of the project that the site for the new facility would pose unique security challenges.

Hanwha Wisenet PNM-9030V
Hanwha Wisenet PNM-9030V

Because of the kind of work being done on the car (including welding, and working with toxic and highly volatile substances like racing fuels), the car had to be housed in an area zoned for light industry, which aren’t typically known for high security.

To help solve these challenges, Richard Gottlieb hired Howard Levinson of Expert Security Consulting to design and implement the new security system.

The camera selection was tailored to match the security requirements for each area. For instance in the back of the facility, which is isolated and has several dumpsters, the team installed Hanwha cameras that feature lowlight operability.

They also deployed in-camera masking to prevent passing trains from triggering motion alerts, while out front, the team deployed Wisenet PNM-9030V multi-sensor panoramic cameras from Hanwha to provide a complete 180° view.

(See how Wisenet Premium Panoramic cameras (PNM-9030V) support super-high-quality images with a wide angle of view of 220/180 degrees with four 5-Megapixel sensors, so you never miss a thing! Courtesy of Hanwha Techwin and YouTube.)

In addition to protecting this priceless car, the team also wanted to open up live feeds if there was major maintenance or customization activity, with the goal of using the new video surveillance system for both security and entertainment purposes.

“It is important to maintain The Big Red Camaro as a brand,” explains As Josh Oliver, Director of Marketing and PR for The Big Red Camaro.

“For me and my dad, the car has never been about compromise, and the peace of mind that we get from a cutting-edge security system allows us to rest easy at night - knowing that our investment and Big Red's legacy is protected.” (Courtesy of YouTube)
“For me and my dad, the car has never been about compromise, and the peace of mind that we get from a cutting-edge security system allows us to rest easy at night – knowing that our investment and Big Red’s legacy is protected.” (Courtesy of YouTube)

“This complicated the requirements because the system had to be flexible enough to ensure security as well as a high level of visibility for the car.”

Each camera records a set number of frames per second, regardless of the situation, and if the analytics in the camera detects movement or a possible threat, both the frame rate and image quality are automatically increased.

This means that, when a potential incident starts, the security system immediately adjusts to improve the resolution of its video recordings.

With ease-of-use in mind, Hanwha designed the chipset in the 180° cameras to allow analytics to be quickly and accurately set up for the entire field of view.

Hanwha Wisenet XNO-8020R
Hanwha Wisenet XNO-8020R

“The Hanwha chipset made protecting the perimeter of the facility easy,” added Levinson.

“All we needed to do to set up line crossing analytics around the site was to simply draw a line directly across the stitched together 180° view.”

With any other multi-sensor, panoramic camera, users have to draw their lines on images from each individual sensor and then line them up afterwards to make sure everything is accurate.

In addition to the three Wisenet PNM-9030V panoramic cameras, the site also includes five Wisenet XNO-8020R bullet cameras, nine XND-6010 dome cameras, two QND-7030R dome cameras, and one QNO-7080R bullet camera. The team is excited about their new home and the functionality of their new video surveillance system.

(The QNO-8020R from Hanwha’s Q Series affordable network camera line is a 5 Megapixel bullet network camera featuring WiseStream II, Hanwha’s compression technology, triple codec H.265/H.264/MJPEG, 4mm lens, IR, IP66, IK10, PoE, 120dB True WDR, Intelligent Video Analytics, Hallway View, and SD card slot (SD/SDHC/SDXC up to 128GB). Courtesy of Hanwha Techwin and YouTube.)

“With Hanwha, you get exceptional performance and great quality. The technology does what Hanwha says it will do and does it perfectly,” said Gottlieb.

“For me and my dad, the car has never been about compromise, and the peace of mind that we get from a cutting-edge security system allows us to rest easy at night – knowing that our investment and Big Red’s legacy is protected.”

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American Security Today’s ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards program is today in its Sixth Year and continues to recognize the Outstanding Innovations of top firms and agencies in the Homeland Security and Public Safety fields.

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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer, David Pekoske
David Pekoske, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administer

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“On the heels of an unprecedented global pandemic, continued unrest in our cities and potentially catastrophic cyberattacks on our nations critical infrastructure, the focus of the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon will be on the latest, state-of-the-art innovations that are driving investments in new public security and safety technologies and systems,” said AST Editorial and Managing Director Tammy Waitt.

“As a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, innovation and aviation, surface transportation and maritime security, David Pekoske’s message highlighting his top priorities and challenges for the TSA based on his years of wide-ranging experience will be critical to our attendees internalizing the critical nature of these escalating challenges, and realizing innovative new approaches to meet them.”

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The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

The traditional security marketplace has long been covered by a host of publications putting forward the old school basics to what is Today – a fast changing security landscape.

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AST puts forward the Largest and Most Qualified Circulation in Government with Over 75,000 readers on the Federal, State and Local levels.

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