West Africa’s biggest shopping mall, the 22,000 sqm Ikeja City Mall in Lagos, Nigeria has called in IndigoVision to provide a reliable surveillance system for its extensive retail operations, which include a cinema and supermarket, banks, cafés, bars, restaurants, smaller stores, and hairdressing and beauty salons. IndigoVision was chosen because of its flexible solution able to meet the different client requirements and specifications.
Steve Idornigie, Operations Manager at Broll Property Service Nigeria, states: “We needed a reliable, high-quality security system for a development of this size and importance. The IndigoVision solution makes it easy for us to monitor all areas, quickly identify incidents and review recordings whenever we need to.”
IndigoVision has built up considerable international retail surveillance experience, with clients that include John Lewis stores in the UK, IKEA France, Sears in Canada and many malls across the US. IndigoVision’s retail solution integrates with electronic point of sale (EPOS) systems, giving retailers options to flag certain transactions, for example transactions over certain monetary values. In such cases video can be bookmarked or alarms can be raised to allow retailers to review transactions easily, identify individuals and analyse events at point of sale.
Working with consultants CKR Consulting Engineers and contractor Cappa d’Alberto, IndigoVision and its local partner Onesource Nigeria, the lead company for the installation and maintenance of solutions, established an integrated IP Video surveillance system, using IndigoVision’s Security Management Solution SMS4TM, with vandal-resistant fixed dome cameras, PTZ cameras and HD fixed domes. Operators continually monitor cameras using Control Center, the user interface to IndigoVision’s SMS4™. Four Control Center workstations have been set up within the Mall’s control room, and IndigoVision Network Video Recorders (NVRs) provide a recording capability with 14 days storage duration. A protect facility on the NVR segments removes the risk of events being recorded over at the end of the 14 day period.
IndigoVision’s distributed architecture allows any system component to be located at any point on the IP network, including cameras, NVRs and video workstations. NVRs can be sited at the edge of the network to minimise bandwidth usage, which creates a fault tolerant solution. The architecture removes the need for a central server, which in turn eliminates the risk of a central point of failure. Any of the Control Center workstations can view live footage from any camera on the network as well as recorded footage from any NVR.
IndigoVision’s Security Management Solution, SMS4TM, is also installed globally for projects in airports, ports, rail, traffic, cities, banking, mining, education, casinos, police, prisons and government.