- Security TWENTY
- Women in Security
Malca-Amit UK, a logistics firm for companies dealing with precious commodities, high-valuable goods, and special events, has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system at its new UK warehouse and corporate office. The aim, says Avigilon, the Canadian high-definition (HD) and megapixel video CCTV manufacturer, is to protect clients’ cargo from origin to destination.
Stephan Kazes, managing director of Malca-Amit UK, said: “Because we ship the majority of the world’s diamond and jewellery, the very nature of our business makes security absolutely critical to our success. Chosen for its image quality, advanced management features, and ease-of-use, the Avigilon high definition surveillance system enables us to capture indisputable video evidence of vehicles, individuals, and packages entering and exiting our premises to deliver the level of security our clients expect.”
To cover inside and outside the 10,000 square foot warehouse, parking lot and main road, Malca-Amit installed 65 Avigilon HD cameras ranging from 2 MP to 29 MP, mounting cameras with an automatic infrared (IR) filter for high resolution surveillance in low light. The corporate office in London installed Avigilon 2 MP and 5 MP cameras, with several Avigilon analogue video encoders to keep using analogue-based cameras. Security personnel manage the CCTV live around-the-clock from the warehouse and an offsite monitoring station using the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS). Malca-Amit also installed Avigilon Network Video Recorders (NVRs) to store up to 90 days of footage.
Malca-Amit can achieve “known shipper” status. Security personnel can find event details in minutes, instead of hours in analogue recording dayas, and can share video. Delivering greater coverage with fewer cameras, the high-definition CCTV resulted in 40 percent savings in infrastructure, installation, training, and maintenance costs.