Proxim and Axis Provide Wireless Video Surveillance in Holland

Proxim Wireless, a provider of indoor and outdoor wireless broadband systems, announced that Bruers Service Security Goirle (BSSG), an integrator of security systems in Amsterdam, has deployed a wireless video surveillance network in Amsterdam's Stadsdeel West neighborhood utilizing Proxim's end-to-end wireless solutions and Axis Communications' network cameras. To provide connectivity for the Axis network cameras in a neighborhood where physical connectivity was not an option, BSSG deployed a combination of Proxim's point-to-point wireless backhaul, point-to-multipoint and subscriber units for a completely wireless surveillance network.

"In Amsterdam's Stadsdeel West neighborhood, they had a critical need for video surveillance, but it was not economically feasible to deploy fiber connections to all of the video cameras," said Johan Bruers, Owner of BSSG. "Having deployed Proxim's wireless solutions for video surveillance connectivity several times before, we knew that Proxim provided the most reliable connection while being cost-effective than fiber."

By removing the limitation of relying on existing physical connections, Proxim's wireless solutions enabled BSSG to deploy the Axis Communications network cameras in the exact locations that the city needed them. Due to the ease of installation of Proxim's solutions, the deployment time for getting the wireless video surveillance network up and running was a fraction of the time it would have taken to deploy fiber connections.

"The total installation time to have the Proxim wireless network up and running and the Axis network cameras connected was only a matter of days as opposed to the months it would have taken to deploy fiber," Bruers said. "The reason we chose Axis cameras was because of the ease of use/installation and sharp images the camera provides. Remote monitoring is an important feature so retailers in the neighborhood can feel safer in the future."

As a result of the partnership between Axis and Proxim, Proxim's solutions are suited for full-featured support and connectivity of Axis' cameras. As a result, BSSG was able to deploy the entire surveillance network without any concern about the compatibility of the products or the ability of the wireless network to handle the high-bandwidth video requirements.

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