Puppies born inside the Guide Dogs Victoria program are very precious commodities.When trained, dogs have the potential to become a trusted friend and partner, having a huge positive influence on the life of a person with vision loss. Therefore, the wellbeing of expecting mothers in the facility is crucial, demanding a great deal of attention and care
When Guide Dogs Victoria began looking for ways to improve the wellbeing of female dogs about to give birth, an advanced surveillance solution topped the list.
The whelping room had legacy cameras deployed. They were able to zoom, but provided indistinct, low-resolution black-and-white images. The lack of quality imaging made it hard for veterinary and nursing staff to make out the individual dogs, their general condition, and whether they had gone into labour.
Guide Dogs Victoria looked for a more scientific approach to the whelping process and installed high-resolution video cameras with Pan, Tilt and Zoom (PTZ) functionality and Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) to remotely monitor the whelping room. This solution required a Video Management Software (VMS) solution as the platform for images to be recorded, monitored and managed.
The Guide Dogs Victoria team at this time, said:
PTZ functionality allows the high-definition cameras to search the room with much greater visibility, and with Milestone Systems’ VMS the system can be set up to detect
The dogs at Guide Dogs Victoria are of huge importance to Australia’s low vision and blind community, and an enormous amount of effort and care goes into their development right from day one. With more than sixty years of selective breeding, certain traits and characteristics are strengthened from one generation to the next.