Bosch Security Systems has delivered a comprehensive and integrated security system for the headquarters of China Minsheng Bank in Shunyi New Town, Beijing. The solution comprises video surveillance, intrusion detection, access control, public address and conferencing systems, all connected and operated via a central management platform.
Founded in 1996, China Minsheng Bank is the first bank in China to be owned mostly by non-government enterprises. While constantly growing its business, the bank established new headquarters in Beijing, consisting of five towers on a 200 acre campus. Although each of the towers represents an independent building, China Minsheng Bank required an integrated security solution for the entire headquarters.
Bosch designed such an integrated solution around its Building Integration System (BIS), which serves as a central integration and management platform for a wide variety of security solutions. At Minsheng Bank, BIS is used to connect more than a hundred access control systems, intrusion detection systems and some 1,500 video cameras and to also integrate voice evacuation, public address and conferencing systems.
One of the major challenges was to build an integrated video surveillance solution with both analog CCTV and IP based cameras. Two of the five towers use analog CCTV, while the other towers are equipped with a digital solution, managed via the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS). Both video solutions could be integrated through BIS, so that operators can now call out a real time monitoring screen of the IP system in the analog monitoring room and vice versa.
BIS is also used to integrate the five intrusion detection systems with more than 100 alarm zones and to enable real time alarm verification through the video surveillance solution. Bosch’s fully digital public address and voice evacuation system Praesideo was installed to make announcements during normal operations and to distribute targeted and intelligible messages during emergencies. Finally, several meeting rooms in the headquarters were equipped with Bosch DCN conferencing systems to ensure smooth meetings with comfortable voting functions and infrared wireless simultaneous interpretation.
With the Bosch solution, China Minsheng Bank is now able to operate its networked security and communication systems in all five towers as one single and integrated system, highly increasing both security levels and operational efficiency.