Vancouver, Canada – December 7, 2011 – Avigilon, a leader in high-definition (HD) and megapixel video surveillance systems, today announced that the Bomann Museum in Celle, Germany, which showcases the region’s folklore and history, has deployed the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system to improve onsite security, protect exhibits from theft and vandalism, and reduce overall security costs.
The Museum upgraded from its analog-based surveillance system, which had reached its performance threshold and could no longer scale to meet future needs, to the advanced functionality of the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system. “We needed a more effective and reliable way to protect our most valuable exhibition pieces,” explained Frank-Ulrich Strauss, facility manager at the Bomann Museum. "We looked at various options but chose the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system because of its ease-of-use, reliability, scalability, and advanced performance and management features."
Staff at the Bomann Museum seamlessly manages the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system using the Avigilon Control Center network video management software (NVMS) with High-Definition Stream Management (HDSM) technology. The Museum installed Avigilon HD 1 MP and 2 MP cameras to monitor activity at its main entrances and installed several Avigilon analog video encoders to create a hybrid surveillance system that dramatically and cost-effectively improves the performance of its existing analog cameras. Storing up to 90 days of continuous surveillance video, the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system is monitored live during business hours by museum staff located at the main entrance and on the second floor.
By installing the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system, the Museum can ensure greater protection of its valuable artifacts while boosting staff and visitor safety. With its improved image quality and advanced search and management capabilities, the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system has expedited Museum investigations by 70 percent. By migrating from an analog-based system to the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system, the Museum has also successfully lowered system maintenance costs, dramatically reducing the total cost of ownership. An open and scalable solution, the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system allows the Museum to leverage its existing infrastructure and will easily grow to meet future needs.
"The Bomann Museum continues to invest in the latest technologies to help create a contemporary backdrop on which to showcase the region’s rich history," said Keith Marett, director of marketing and communications at Avigilon. "Leveraging the performance and cost-efficiency gains provided by the Avigilon high-definition surveillance system, the Museum can more effectively protect its artifacts and visitors to deliver an exceptional museum experience."