The integrated solution included Paxton’s Net2 access control, Axis 360° fisheye cameras and CRYSTAL a centralised Video Management System (VMS) from NUUO Inc.
Net2 is a user-friendly, flexible networked access control system, designed to make the management of any site straightforward. Easy to use and feature rich, it moves beyond the basics of controlling the flow of people in a building, offering benefits such as building control and system integration.
Net2 plus is Paxton’s most advanced door control unit, employing the use of PoE technology to plug straight into an existing network with no need for additional wiring making installation quick.
The use of CRYSTAL, (an open, distributed, centralised VMS from NUUO Inc) ensured central management of the system on a single platform. CRYSTAL collects the video, metadata and alarm activity whilst ensuring instant reaction and playback in order to interpret and act quickly.
The NUUO-Paxton integration allows the video management system to receive the user’s credentials every time they present their Net2 access token. This information is then displayed as an overlay on the video captured from the 360° fisheye cameras, and stored in the database. This enables the Nivernaises security manager to retrieve any video simply by entering a date or a user number into the system.
Installing Net2 has meant that Nivernaises can centralise the administration and control all of their five sites from one central PC. With some of the butchers located in the busy city centre, the integration of Net2 with a VMS has meant that those overseeing security within the business can now monitor the street in case of any disturbances or potential threats to security, particularly when the store is closed.
Antoine Guy, Regional Sales Manager of NUUO says: “Security is often over-looked or seen as an additional cost to a company. It is worth remembering the positive impact it has to the sustainability, quality and growth of a company. It is an investment with a very clear return.”