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Razberi Technologies improve reliability for mission critical security

Razberi Technologies improve reliability for mission critical security
In Mexico City, an independent administrative body operating under the country’s transport and communications ministry was responsible for regulating, promoting and overseeing the development and near-universal coverage of telecoms and broadcasting services in the country. The entity operated three buildings that needed a video surveillance solution for multiple high-profile people, assets, and to protect the integrity of documentation found within those buildings.

Situation: high profile surveillance, need to reduce risk
For this application, a traditional server that would assign a large number of cameras to a single unit would not work. If one server failed, 124 cameras would be lost, which was approximately 30 percent of the total number of cameras being used. Several independent switches would solve this problem, but this option did not fit within budget constraints.

Additionally, the stored video would need to be readily available so that it could be used as evidence against various acts and events, should it become necessary. The solution had to meet very high standards of video quality while also being able to operate 24 hours a day and, ideally, with a multi-year warranty.

Solution: intelligent surveillance appliances provide cost-effective, always on surveillance
The administrative body worked with an integrator, Alarmas Universales, to find an option that could meet its needs. Alarmas Universales introduced the razberi ServerSwitch, an Intelligent Surveillance Appliance that could operate 24 hours a day but still maintain a three-year warranty with a two-year extended option. It also offered an economy of scale due to its flexibility.

Results: by standardizing on the razberi platform
  • Space saving: the Razberi appliances were installed by floor with 25 razberi ServerSwitch appliances total and 18 cameras connected per appliance. The total installation included 450 cameras across the three buildings. Because Razberi’s all-in-one appliance combines a 24-port PoE switch with GBIC fiber connections into a physical size (1U) it allowed for installation within a wall-mounted rack. This produced space savings both in terms of the number and types of cabinets being used.
  • Scalable: this approach eliminated the risk of having to record 128 cameras to a single, larger, more costly server.
  • Reliable: Razberi’s VyneWatch health monitoring system was also utilized in the installation to provide visibility into all cameras and appliances on the network.

By working with Razberi, Alarmas Universales found a solution to their customer’s needs and delivered a more cost effective, reliable and scalable platform. Using Razberi’s VyneWatch to provide proactive health monitoring has brought peace of mind to the users. Mission accomplished.

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