The company Swed-Mobil is the largest official Volvo dealer in St. Petersburg, Russia. The company sells and services vehicles at two major dealerships equipped with impressive showrooms and the latest vehicle servicing equipment.
As a market leader, Swed-Mobil invests substantial resources into the development of its IT infrastructure, including for the enhancement of its security. One of the components of its infrastructure is the deployment of a video surveillance system with the help of the company Vizzara.
Expansion of the customer’s video surveillance system was carried out in several stages. During the first stage, the interiors of the service station and showroom at the dealership on Energetikov Avenue were equipped with Axis surveillance cameras, and an Axxon Intellect based video processing server with a license plate recognition module was deployed. This enabled remote monitoring of vehicle servicing processes, a reduction in the probability of personnel-caused losses, and the implementation of automated vehicle control (license plate recognition).
The second stage comprised of setting up external perimeter surveillance. After an inspection of the building and perimeter, Vizzara technicians proposed that external surveillance cameras be installed along the building perimeter and linked to the existing network video server. When choosing the most effective equipment, Vizzara provided the customer with various models of video cameras, lenses and accessories so that they could be tested. Considering the climatic conditions of St. Petersburg, it was decided to equip the cameras with a robust, weather-proof casing.
Based on the results of testing and a review of customer demands, 18 universal Smartec STC-IPM3096A megapixel IP cameras with a day/night function were installed. The cameras were equipped with STH-1230D-PSU1 weather-proof casings that guarantee equipment operation at temperatures from -55 to +50°C, and were also equipped with Japanese Fujinon varifocal lenses.
All cameras were linked to the customer’s local area network through a 3Com network switch, Intellect IP camera processing software was installed for video data management, and remote client workstations were configured. The network cables of cameras and power cables for their weather-proof casings were installed within corrugated pipes with a total cumulative length of 1 km.
After completion of the second stage of the project, Swed-Mobil obtained the capability of round-the-clock monitoring of the external premises in any weather, thereby substantially enhancing the security of its customers, employees, and property.
Swed-Mobil and Vizzara are currently continuing their fruitful collaboration with the implementation of the third stage of the video surveillance deployment project. The third stage involves increasing the customer’s surveillance coverage by installing additional cameras outside of the Volvo dealership building.
About our partner
Vizzara covers the entire spectrum of solutions for communication and alarm installations. Formed in July of 2009, Vizzara is a young and expanding company on the market providing services for the design and delivery of specialized equipment and materials, installation and start-up work, and warranty and after-warranty technical support of systems and utilities.