The city hall of Colmar in North-Eastern France has constructed two new parking buildings from 2009 to 2010, on which each requires 60 to 70 cameras for live video surveillance from remote monitoring and control. Cegelec, the well-known international French electrician integrator has been awarded for this contract and has selected ACTi Corporation and ACTi local distributor partner, International Telecommunication, to fulfill this project. In total, there will be 130 units of ACM-7411, MPEG-4 Megapixel Day & Night Vandal Proof IP-66 PoE fixed domes, installed with Milestone XProtect Video Management Software. First phase (70 units) has been carried out in December 2009 while the second phase (60pc) in March 2010.
Like many other on-going building constructions, a complete network infrastructure is usually pre-planned, which has made IP surveillance solution the most suitable and cost-effective option that lies in line with latest technology evolution, with the advantage of easy extension in the future. The surveillance installation includes 4 major areas: drive ways, stairways, cash machines and counters for payment, and entrances. IP-66 and vandal proof casing are therefore the minimum camera specification requirement. In case of accidents during night time, ACM-7411 D&N function provides good low-light visibility and 1.3 Megapixel for clear image details. In conclusion, 1.3 Megapixel under ACTi MPEG-4 compression adds to the important benefit of today’s video surveillance purpose: high video quality without adding overhead to the bandwidth consumption. The video footage of 2 buildings are therefore easily registered locally in the server room of the buildings with guardians doing centralized live monitoring in the control room and 24/7 remote video access from the city hall whenever there’s any emergency.
The parking building of Colmar serves as an important milestone for ACTi vertical market penetration. It demonstrates the strong tech support and project sales ability of ACTi in local languages, which is an essential value rarely found in leading IP camera manufacturers today. The high reliability of ACTi products positioning at a reasonable price has also been appreciated by the French security market. Several different mid-to-large scale projects have been deployed all over France in the past years throughout government and private sectors.
Introduction of International Telecommunication (ACTi Official Distributor):
International Telecommunication, established in 1973, is a well-reputed value-added distributor in video security sector. HQ in Palaiseau (IDF) with 5 regional branch offices throughout France, providing full tech-support, RMA service and training programs in security domain.
Introduction of Cegelec (HQ in France):
International Integrator of solutions and services technologies, Cegelec designs, installs and maintains systems and sub-systems in industrial domain, infractructure and the tertiary sectors, with over 25,000 employees and 1,200 offices under 200 agencies throughout 30 countries.