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- Women in Security
The Hala Koszyki market hall was opened in 1908 on Koszykowa Street in Warsaw. Known as the “People’s Bazaar”, the Art Noveau-style building was remodelled between 2009 and 2016. Re-opened in autumn 2016, Hala Koszyki has emerged as an attraction for food connoisseurs in the Polish capital. The building retains some of the architectural layout of the original while offering restaurants, bars, and food shops, and several office spaces.
A security system needed to blend in with the market’s interior without attracting attention. Shop and restaurant personnel as well as office workers required specific access privileges to otherwise restricted areas. And third, building operators wanted a customisable system to meet the specific demands of Hala Koszyki’s shops, cafes, offices, parking spaces and other areas.
Bosch received the contract as a one-stop supplier with a track record in large-scale retail, including the New Union Square shopping centre and office tower in downtown Warsaw. Bosch fitted video security, intrusion alarm, and access control systems.
The market hall’s video security features moving and fixed IP-based cameras from Bosch. Integrated on the Bosch Video Management System (BVMS), the cameras are monitored by security staff in an on-site control room. Cameras in critical areas feature Intelligent Video Analytics to recognise threats, unauthorised access, and suspicious behaviours automatically. Aside from reducing the manpower needed to monitor video screens, the system also offers forensic searches for evidence.
To keep areas such as storage rooms and offices ‘off limits’ to unauthorised visitors, Bosch installed access control readers. The access control system also logs the entry and exit times of employees, while keeping track of the number of employees in the building.
Bosch’s Professional Series intrusion detectors come with PIR (passive infrared) sensors. Combining these detectors with the intrusion panel Modular Alarm Platform MAP 5000 allows for continued operation in events such as short circuits or interruption of the power supply in a scalable system that can grow with customer requirements. The complete system is managed by the Building Integration System (BIS).