Bank Republic, one of the Georgia's oldest privately owned banks, was founded in 1991 and is a leading commercial bank in Georgia. The Bank serves its clients through 37 branches and service centers. Societe Generale is a French multinational banking and financial services company.
Bank Republic, one of the Georgia's oldest privately owned banks, was founded in 1991 and is a leading commercial bank in Georgia. The Bank serves its clients through 37 branches and service centers. Societe Generale is a French multinational banking and financial services company. In 2006, the Societe Generale Group took over the controlling interests of the Bank Republic in Georgia, with the Bank Republic becoming a member of the international group Societe Generale.
Every day, the Bank Republic is busy serving many customers in their branches. To ensure quality service from cashiers and to protect customers and staff, Bank Republic adopted an entry-level surveillance system to monitor the branch area. However, with the growing demand for high-quality video recordings and video archiving for at least 180 days, the existing system gradually failed to satisfy Bank Republic's needs. As a result, the bank started to look for an alternative surveillance system.
After consulting its local system integrator, Bank Republic chose QNAP Security surveillance solution, and deployed 8 units of VioStor NVR VS-4116 Pro+ (powered by Intel Dual-Core processors and 4GB of memory), 7 units of Turbo NAS TS-669 Pro for storage expansion, and the Acti IP cameras KCM-5211, Acti D51 and Acti D52. George Berdzenishvili, a representative of L.T.D Integrity, said "The quality and rich features of QNAP VioStor NVR VS-4116 Pro+ is exactly what Bank Republic needs," adding that "the unique feature of storage expansion solution particularly earns Bank Republic's heart as it provides a flexible way to expand video storage capacity on demands.”
The bank's requirement of 180-day video retention requires large storage capacity, and QNAP VioStor NVR's storage expansion solution duly fulfills those needs. By upgrading the NVR firmware to v4.1.1 and installing the StorageExpansion app (QPKG) on the Turbo NAS, administrators could connect the VS-4116Pro+ with the TS-669 Pro via network to flexibly enlarge the total storage capacity of NVR. The VioStor NVR became scalable, enabling the bank to flexibly expand the storage capacity for Full HD recording and long-term video retention.
The storage expansion solution of QNAP VioStor NVR benefits Bank Republic not necessary to provide massive storage initially but to ensure the flexibility to scale up the storage on demand to meet future changes and requirements. Now, Bank Republic can easily preserve video recordings for the long term, improving the security of their branches, assisting to ensure service quality, and providing solid, high-quality evidence if needed.