Genetec announced that the largest Office and Commercial Complex in South America, Centro Ciudad Comercial Tamanaco (CCCT), has implemented Omnicast, Genetec's IP video surveillance solution, to protect the visitors, tenants and owners of the highly trafficked site.
Located in the eastern part of Caracas, Venezuela, the landmark structure is comprised of three shopping levels with over 450 stores, 20 restaurants, a food court, 800 individual offices distributed throughout a total of five buildings. CCCT is home to a 150-room, full service business hotel and a separate indoor parking facility with over 5,000 parking spaces.
Currently, 90 cameras are already monitoring the elevators and the main accesses to the complex, and CCCT has future plans to expand the network, to add more cameras and to link all the video footage from vital areas back to a central monitoring station. Omnicast is also being fully integrated with the new intelligent fire detection system as well as the building automation system, acting as the main security platform which will streamline security procedures and offer a safer shopping and work environment for all.
CCCT's management decided to shift away from their outdated analog technology and migrate directly to Genetec's network-based solution, Omnicast, upon realizing the many advantages it proposed in comparison to DVR and most other NVR based systems. Some of these advantages include improved image quality through better bandwidth management, increased ease of video footage retrieval, and most importantly significant cost savings and investment preservation of other pre-installed surveillance technologies.
To oversee the development, deployment and maintenance of the system, CCCT's management selected local security system integrators, Securicon Systems, C.A., for their qualifications and for their experience in the successful implementation of advanced IP surveillance solutions in the region.