Senior managers identify need for staged upgrade
and less complexity
Located in Moscow, the International Investment Bank (IIB) is
an inter-state organisation which promotes economic and social
development among members, including Hungary, the Republic of
Bulgaria, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Republic of Cuba,
Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Romania, the Slovak Republic
and the Czech Republic. Following a review of security in 2015
the bank’s senior management identified a need to rationalise and
expand their video surveillance capability. A staged solution was
sought that would allow them to manage the process in easy steps.
Replacing mis-matched technology
with a robust integrated IP solution
The bank’s existing video system had been built up gradually
over time and now included equipment and software from
various manufacturers. This piecemeal approach had resulted in
problems of compatibility, which hampered further expansion,
and had also brought with it the disadvantage of costly licence
update requirements with different suppliers.
To solve this problem, leading Russian security solutions
distributor AVIX, was asked to deliver a robust, high quality
integrated solution using IP technology from a single
manufacturer than would allow the bank to scale and adapt the
system to meet its future security needs.
Seamless IDIS technology is easy to work with
AVIX recommended a seamless, integrated solution using IDIS
technology, including cameras, peripheral switching devices and
recorders. The IDIS solution would be easy and cost effective
to install and would allow efficient, staged replacement of all
existing video infrastructure.
At the heart of the new system is IDIS DirectIP® which
makes set-up and launch incredibly simple by utilising zero
configuration technology for the implicit pairing of devices.
This eliminates the need for installers to manage multiple
IP addresses that can often lead to human factors leading to
weaknesses in network security, such as saved IP device names
and corresponding passwords in spreadsheets.
Robust network security is also assured through embedded IDIS
proprietary protocols not familiar to hackers. IDIS NVRs also
force installers to implement an encrypted password as well as
recommending two-factor authentication. Importantly, for IIB
at no point thereafter can IDIS access any NVR, dispelling the
bank’s concern of any ‘back doors’ that could present a potential
network security breach.
A range of specialist IDIS cameras now protects the various bank
premises, including DC-T1833WHR 8MP external bullet cameras
and full HD DC-T3233HRX units giving crisp real-time views of
immediate street surroundings. These cameras come with built
in IR LEDs, making them ideal for covering extensive perimeter
areas in all lighting conditions.
The external cameras feature IDIS Intelligent Codec, which can
save up to 90% of disk space and network bandwidth. Crucially,
they are also fitted with a 2TB memory card so that should a
camera be disconnected from its NVR, the camera’s SD card
instantly begins recording and automatically transfers the data to
the NVR after recovery, leaving no incident unrecorded.
In addition, for efficient operation in winter weather conditions,
these vandal proof units incorporate energy-saving heaters that
do not require an additional external power supply.
Internal areas are fitted with a range of IDIS 2MP motorized IR
dome cameras connected to an DR-6232P NVR that allows the
connection of up to 32 12MP cameras to perform simultaneous
recording and play back. The system also utilises IDIS rack
mounted eSATA storage and PoE switches to ensure real-time
monitoring from remote sites during peak loads across the
Results and Benefits
A future-proof system that will remain
easy to control
The International Development Bank’s new surveillance system is
now less complex, less costly and much more powerful than the old
technology it replaces. The system is managed through the cost and
license free IDIS Center video management software providing a
simple and effective interface for operators.
" It was definitely the right decision to move away from a complex
system, based on equipment from multiple manufacturers. Our
security operation now benefits from the latest advances in video
technology and the assurance of affordable, trouble free operation
into the future as well as robust network security that is absolutely
paramount in the banking sector."
Head of Technical Protection Department, The Investment Development Bank
Now, as the bank’s security needs change, the surveillance system
will be easy to adapt and expand, taking advantage of continual
video advances from IDIS.