Oncam IP 360° Cameras Help Keep Watch on
Board Royal Caribbean’s Newest Cruise Ship,
Allure of the Seas, as Part of Advanced Security
December 04, 2010 12:08 AM Eastern Time
LOWELL, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--When Royal Caribbean International’s newest cruise ship,
Allure of the Seas, begins its inaugural season on December 5, the more than 6,300 passengers, 16 decks and
nearly 2,100 crew members from 65 countries will be guarded by an advanced surveillance system designed for the
two largest and most technologically sophisticated cruise ships in the world.
Protecting the safety of those on board the ship, which departs from its homeport, Port Everglades cruise terminal in
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a high priority. As a cruise industry leader, Royal Caribbean has deployed extensive
security networks for both public areas and even some not-so-public regions of its fleet of cruise ships, including
Allure of the Seas and its sister-ship, Oasis of the Seas.
“A well-designed video surveillance system is an important tool for the safety and protection of everyone,” said
James Ionson, CEO, Oncam Global Inc. “It provides invaluable assistance to security personnel in resolving
incidents, such as helping to identify a noise in the engine room, responding to passenger medical emergencies and
determining liability issues, for just a few examples. With the right information, they can appropriately react.”
Among the security cameras in the robust Allure of the Seas surveillance network, there are more than 300 Oncam
IP 360° 5-megapixel cameras, many situated in public areas of the ship with multiple entrances, enabling
simultaneous monitoring of all those entrances.
“By making Oncam IP 360° cameras the foundation of the liner’s security system,” Ionson said. “RCI has achieved
comprehensive video surveillance without an excessive number of camera installations.”
For example, he continued, “With just a single Oncam IP 360° camera in the ceiling of a hallway with elevators on
opposite sides, all traffic is captured in the hallway, in and out of both elevators and to and from the adjacent
stairway. This installation replaced four traditional CCTV cameras.”
Unlike narrow-field-of-view fixed cameras, these panoramic-view cameras deliver total situational awareness over a
wide area with a retrospective analysis capability, which during playback allows security personnel to pan, tilt and
zoom around a 360° field of view with as much control over the scene as during live viewing.
In addition to incorporating the IP 360° cameras into Allure of the Seas’ and Oasis of the Seas’ security systems
during their construction in Finland, RCI has been retrofitting these advanced cameras into the surveillance systems
of its other cruise vessels since 2006.
“The cameras’ retrospective feature has enabled surveillance teams to investigate and document questionable
shipboard incidents from multiple angles,” Ionson said. “With the Oncam 360° cameras, in the event of an incident,
security personnel can more reliably “get to the bottom of it,” he added, noting that the cameras also serve to
provide the cruise line with liability protection.
About Oncam Global Group
Oncam Global Group is the architect of fully scalable solutions that are based on its three-pronged approach to each
security situation: Knowing your adversary, understanding the threat profile, and building a solution that deploys
best-in-breed technologies that lead to an appropriate, measured response. The cornerstone of the company’s
security solutions is its own camera line, featuring U.K.-based Grandeye Ltd.’s, award-winning, patented 360-
degree imaging technology. Oncam Global is joint owner of Grandeye, which is the Group’s engineering arm
dedicated to technology innovation in security markets. Oncam Global Inc. is the Group’s U.S. subsidiary serving
the Americas; the Group also has subsidiaries in the U.K., the United Arab Emirates and Turkey. For more
information, please visit www.oncamglobal.us.
About Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 22 ships currently in service. The line also offers unique
cruisetour land packages in Alaska, Canada, Dubai, Europe, and Australia and New Zealand. For additional
information or to make reservations, call your travel agent, visit www.royalcaribbean.com or call (800) ROYAL-
CARIBBEAN. Travel professionals should go www.cruisingpower.com or call (800) 327-2056.
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