Axxon PSIM surveillance protects offices of German mobile giant E-Plus
Owned by Telefonica, E-Plus is a multinational telecom and one of the top three mobile operators in Germany. The company serves over 19 million subscribers. Over 4,700 specialists are employed by the company in Germany. 2012 revenues totaled EUR 3.4 billion.
E-Plus was in a situation similar to that faced by many businesses: it needed to update the security and video surveillance systems at the company's data center.
The facility was guarded by a patchwork of analog cameras that were located on different networks.
E-Plus needed to transform a scattered arrangement of cameras into a modern, integrated system with support for future expansion, hardware additions, and new instruments and functions.
Until recently, video at the site was provided by WINMag analog cameras produced by Honeywell. But new challenges required surveillance with higher resolution and greater support for integration, as a part of a flexible integrated security system with support for rapid, situation-dependent configuration changes. Ease of setup and use were driving factors as well.
Selecting a solution
The client's choice went to the Axxon PSIM, developed by AxxonSoft. Axxon PSIM is a software platform with a modular architecture, allowing creation of integrated security systems of any level of complexity
A decisive advantage of Axxon PSIM over competing products is its proven ability to adapt to the requirements of specific projects, no matter the system size or client industry.
The modular architecture allows clients to select only the functions that they need in order to build an effective security system at a particular site. The client gets a system with a fine-tuned range of functions at minimal cost. By trimming unnecessary bells and whistles, the total cost of ownership decreases as well.
Thus the end client's decision was the result of deliberation and a great deal of research. Besides the obvious advantages, Axxon PSIM had several other factors in its favor:
- flexible, attractive pricing;
- a smart, highly professional presentation of the product given by AxxonSoft specialists;
- phenomenal support for system expansion, modification, and modernization.
AxxonSoft and EFB-Elektronik, a trusted German partner of the company, worked closely with the end client to roll out the new system at the site. After the main works were already completed, more tools were added to the system for improved operation and management (among other things, configuration of monitor layouts was changed).
The E-Plus data center became home to a video surveillance system based on the Axxon PSIM platform and Brickcom HD cameras. The end client was delighted with the image quality provided by the cameras, as well as the flexible configuration of the cameras and their deep integration with Axxon PSIM, which made the hardware/software combination the near-perfect solution for the site.
New PSIM-based security system: results
The new security system successfully implemented at E-Plus offers 24-hour monitoring of the company's headquarters and of its data center in particular.
Monitoring is performed with the help of 28 megapixel cameras, which send HD video streams to the situation center. The system contains one server and three remote clients, without requiring any additional computer platforms. Key advantages include:
- higher-quality imagery, including of peripheral areas, which were previously hard to get in detail;
- quicker reactions to alarms;
- easy navigation and extremely fast searches of recorded video.
Current plans include system expansion via integration with access control and fire protection systems.
EFB-Elektronik, based in Germany, is a manufacturer and vendor of reliable security systems and infrastructure solutions, including for complex industrial sites. Clients of EFB-Elektronik include large Germany businesses and organizations; the company collaborates with leading global IT players, hardware vendors, and software developers to offer the very best in security.
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"Axxon PSIM made the case for increased ROI easy. When we implemented it in a retail setting, we were able to show the client that security personnel numbers could be reduced. This led directly to cost reductions and a higher return on investment."
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