French Outlet Shops Protected by Axis Networks Cameras
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In the Toulouse region of France, the Nailloux Fashion Village was born of political will to develop the village of Nailloux and the surrounding area. These next generation factory outlets are a center of attraction, combining luxury with mark-downs, with 80 boutiques covering 22,000 square meters. At the heart of a rural zone with little pedestrian traffic outside of business hours, the complex's security was essential.
In seeking a modular and unobtrusive solution, the management chose SupervisionIP, a firm specializing in video surveillance systems, because its system corresponded perfectly to the list of specifications that was drawn up – Axis network cameras and a Seetec video management solution provided on short notice.
At the end of September 2011, 38 IP cameras were installed for the official opening of the Fashion Village in November 2011. With a drive for high aesthetics, not one cable was visible. The security staff was trained in running the cameras and in watching the four monitoring screens.
Several constraints had to be respected. First of all, the cameras and technology solutions had to be innovative enough to adapt to the fiber-optic network architecture, as recommended by SupervisionIP. Moreover, management was looking for a modular system that could evolve with the layout of the facilities over time. And finally, the unobtrusive nature of the system was an important criterion in order to blend in with the village buildings.
SupervisionIP therefore recommended Axis network cameras and a Seetec video management solution. The teams began working at the site in June 2011 to set up the high-voltage infrastructure and network. The fiber optic cable system turned out to be a significant investment in terms of time and resources, requiring three individuals for two months. Aesthetics were respected – not one cable is visible. SupervisionIP set up several types of HD IP cameras. AXIS P1344-E and AXIS P1346-E Network Cameras were chosen for the outside. These are fixed network cameras with a robust design – resistant to dust, rain, snow, and sun, and functional at temperatures as low as -40 degree.
AXIS P5534-E PTZ Network Cameras reside in reasonably priced, advanced domes. Because they do not require any exterior box, these cameras are suited for exterior use. This model allows surveillance of large areas with a significant level of detail, thanks to unique Auto-flip functionality. Surveillance is thus panoramic, covering 360 degree.