Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has expanded its presence to the City of Palaces – Mysore, with the successful installation of network cameras for integrated and intelligent crowd management in Mysore Palace.
Mysore Palace is one of the world’s most famous and visited heritage sites in the state of Karnataka. With an area of 72 acres and an annual attendance of up to 3.5 million visitors per year, it has partnered with Axis Communications to integrate an IP surveillance solution system to provide comprehensive security coverage to the palace grounds and adjacent areas with minimal human intervention as well as reliable storage to store videos.
According to the IHS 2019 India report, the global video surveillance market size is expected to grow from USD 588 million to USD 1.6 billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 18.3%. Opposite, network cameras are expected to grow from $225 million to $605 million at a CAGR of 26.6%. Heritage sites with its rich artefacts of national significance require a calculated integration of smart solutions for its safeguarding and protection. Rising concerns over social distancing, public safety and growing demand for remote monitoring are some of the driving factors for the growth of the network camera industry.
Mysore Palace Board Deputy Director Mysuru said, “Security is the top priority in this area given the number of artifacts and the rich heritage associated with the palace. Our priority is to ensure the safety of our visitors and customers. We needed to move to IP camera technology and high quality cameras with strong product support to provide greater peace of mind. Axis Communications provided us with a robust solution and ongoing support from an extensive reseller network.
Bangalore Datacom, Gold Partner of the Axis Communications solution, played a major role in the implementation of the monitoring system. A holistic system has been designed according to the client’s needs to allow perfect monitoring of the grounds and deploy rapid alarms for possible security breaches. The implementation covers all points of the Palace property – from entry points to parking areas with blind spots. A total of more than 125 Axis network cameras consisting of different models powered by Ethernet were configured to provide excellent image quality.
Speaking on the successful implementation, Mr. Sudhindra Holla, Director, Axis Communications, India and SAARC exclaimed, “Bearing in mind the current situation, we are witnessing an increase in the need for perimeter protection solutions. and crowd management. The tourism segment is a dynamic and vital part of our business and maintaining the sanctity of heritage sites is our responsibility as citizens of India. At Axis, driving innovation and creating value has always been at the threshold of our commitment. We are proud to have partnered with Mysore Palace to provide remote monitoring capabilities with our broad portfolio of solutions.
Highlighting the experience, the Bangalore Datacom team said: “The installation of the surveillance system was carried out while the palace was fully functional with minimal disruption to the property. We are delighted to have been the chosen partner for this project and look forward to collaborating with Axis Communications on many more developments in the future.
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