Built in 1856, Wrocław Main Station sits on the crossroads of several important rail lines and is the rail transport hub of southwestern Poland. The station has been rebuilt and retrofitted many times, including major works after the end of World War II. The main reconstruction took place in 2012, after which the building both regained its authentic historical appearance and came into compliance with all technical standards and requirements.
These impressive works forced station management to consider how to protect Wrocław Main Station and adjacent areas with the help of state-of-the-art security technologies. Video surveillance promised other benefits as well, by guiding efforts to improve passenger comfort and increase passenger capacity by building out the station's infrastructure.
Based on site needs, station management articulated key criteria for any new security system:
The choice for the software core of the new system went to the Axxon Intellect PSIM, developed by AxxonSoft. Installation and setup were performed by Qumak, a local company.
As a multifunctional open platform for creating sophisticated security systems of all sizes and scales, Intellect was particularly prized for its reliability, wide range of functionality, and flexibility in implementation of project goals.
A total of 13 servers and 266 cameras were installed at the site. A central monitoring hub was created for coordination and monitoring.
Based on the client's requirements for access control and fire/security alarm integration, the Galaxy and Polon modules were deployed as part of the system as well. Perhaps most impressively, massive multilayer interactive maps consisting of 328 levels were created for situational awareness of the entire rail station and locations of relevant system hardware.
Installation of an Axxon Intellect-powered security system enabled deploying a reliable and effective system for ensuring security at one of Poland's largest train stations.