The joint headquarters of Telekom (the biggest telecommunications service provider in Hungary) and T-Systems (the largest system integrator company in Hungary) delivered in 2018. It is the largest and one of the most modern offices in the country. About 100,000 square meters provide jobs for nearly 4,500 employees. The headquarters area covers 9 office floors and includes a 2,000-square-meter communal garden, a rooftop fitness and wellness center, two restaurants with 350 and 150 seats, two quality cafes, and a conference room with a capacity of 300 people. The three-storey underground garage belonging to the office building has capacity of 1350 cars, 50 motorcycles and 329 bicycles, and includes 50 electric car charging stations and a car wash. There are 27 lifts in the building.
The building was brand new, so this was a green-field project. The challenge for the security system was to be future-proof and provide integrated analytics, so that the users of the system could search for recorded incidents easily, intuitively and very fast. One of the essential requirements was that the system should be compatible with as many as possible camera manufacturers and camera types. In particular, the client planned to integrate Axis cameras from their newest product line, and the system had to support them. It was also demanded that generation of metadata essential for quick searches should not use huge amount of resources on the server side.
During the decision-making process, the client decided between the Axxon Next VMS by AxxonSoft and one of the top-tier global VMS developers. The final choice was made in favor of Axxon Next VMS due to its Onboard Tracker tool, the linearity of the camera license prices and overall lower price of camera licenses, the free of charge technical support, and the more user-friendly GUI.
The robust video surveillance system based on Axxon Next VMS includes 909 cameras, a monitoring room with four 60″ LCDs and two 27″ LCDs, four dual processor servers in a remote datastore, and about 10 workstations.
As for the newest Axis cameras, all of them were already supported by the Axxon Next software at the time of the system installation.
The Client actively exploits the capabilities of the Axxon Next’s video analytics tools, especially the forensic search by multiple criteria. This feature offers high cost efficiency due to the Onboard Tracker application that generates metadata on Axis cameras and forwards it to the Axxon Next server for video analytics. Moving the computing resources to the camera lowers the requirements for the server and the cost of the video surveillance system. In addition, AxxonSoft Onboard Tracker works with the raw uncompressed video stream, which allows for better detection quality.
"Axxon Intellect Enterprise made the case for increased ROI easy. When we implemented it in a retail setting, we were able to show the client that security personnel numbers could be reduced. This led directly to cost reductions and a higher return on investment."