Intellect ensures the security of the highest skyscraper in Europe


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Intellect ensures the security of the highest skyscraper in Europe


The multifunctional complex Lakhta Center, which is under construction on the coast of the Gulf of Finland in the Primorsky district of St. Petersburg, is meant to house the headquarters of the Gazprom group of companies, as well as a wide range of amenities and leisure facilities. About a third of the area is allocated for conceptual public spaces: an open amphitheater, a pedestrian embankment, an observation deck, a transformable concert hall, a children's science and education center with a planetarium, galleries and panoramic restaurants. The total area of the facilities is around 400,000 square meters.

The investor and initiator of the project is Gazprom Group. JSC Gazpromneft Eastern European Projects (previously JSC MFC Lakhta Center) has been commissioned to implement the project.

About 600 companies from 20 countries, with unique technologies, modern high-performance equipment and highly-qualified specialists on staff, participated in the construction of Lakhta Center.

The first stage of construction was implemented from 2012 through 2019. An 87-story tower (165,000 square meters) and a multifunctional building were erected. Lakhta Center's tower is 462 meters tall, making it the tallest skyscraper in Russia and in Europe, as well as the northernmost skyscraper in the world.


The challenge of the project's initiators is to create a new focal point for leisure and business activities outside the historical center of St. Petersburg. This means that, in order to maintain security, the complex must have the most up-to-date and extensive video surveillance system to obtain clear information about the situation at the site and the ability to analyze events that have already happened.

When choosing a security system, the client considered solutions from various vendors. Finally, the Intellect integrated security platform was chosen. In addition to such obvious merits as advanced functionality, a convenient interface, fault tolerance and highly-trained technical support, Intellect:

  • supports a broad range of integrated equipment from various vendors;
  • makes it possible to build security systems of any size with the ability to adapt to the client's specialized requirements.


The comprehensive security system of Lakhta Center, based on the Intellect PSIM platform, includes several thousand video cameras and fully meets the requirements for sites of the given level and purpose. The client took particular notice of the video analytics capabilities, fault tolerance and central monitoring of the system's technical state.

In the future, there are plans to further expand the video surveillance system and augment it with neural network video analytics features.

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