An art museum needed to upgrade its older analogue CCTV system with newer IP security technology to improve monitoring and recording capabilities. However, the customer faced the daunting challenge of first upgrading the Coax infrastructure to Ethernet before the new technology could be implemented. NVT Phybridge was able to rapidly upgrade the older infrastructure to support the new Axis IP devices exactly when and where the customer wanted them.
Upgrading to IP-enabled surveillance
The customer wanted to upgrade its older CCTV system to newer, IP-enabled surveillance technology. The driving requirement for the upgrade was twofold; to improve safety and security monitoring of visitors and staff, and to capture higher-resolution video recordings for incident investigations.
The main challenge was physically replacing the existing Coax with the new Ethernet infrastructure needed. The process would be lengthy, complex, and disruptive to the business, as well, could pose potential safety hazards to hundreds of staff and thousands of visitors each week. It was determined that to better achieve the upgrade, each of the museum’s two locations be approached as separate projects. This posed the additional challenge of managing two completely different security systems – older Coax, newer IP - for an unknown period of time. The complexity of the upgrade was increasingly more frustrating, and all because of the existing Coax cabling.
“When the customer chose NVT Phybridge and Axis, they got more than the best Coax to IP upgrade. They got implementation on their strict terms - no business disruptions, no compromised security, and within a tight budget”, said William Wu, Account Manager at Tops Digital Systems
Upgrading museum’s second location
The customer learned about the NVT Phybridge CLEER24 Long Reach PoE over Coax IP enabling switch. A no-obligation Proof of Concept was arranged, and in 3 simple setup steps, the plug-and-play CLEER24 transformed the Coax into a power-packed PoE/IP platform.
CLEER24 fast-tracked the infrastructure migration, saving project time and costs
In just a few minutes, the CLEER24 solution completely eliminated the complexities and frustrations of the infrastructure upgrade, and provided the flexibility to connect the Axis cameras 6Xs farther than standard Ethernet – up to 2,000ft (610m) - with no IDF closets required along the way. And because CLEER24 uses the same repeatable, predictable, and scalable deployment methodology across every location, upgrading the museum’s second location would be simple and fast.
Saving project time and costs
The customer’s decision to trust NVTP and Axis with their security upgrade paid off. CLEER24 fast-tracked the infrastructure migration, saving project time and costs. The partner was able to accelerate the endpoints roll-out with a simple swap-out of the existing analogue cameras for hundreds of new, high-quality Axis IP cameras.
The customer’s new, powerful IP-based surveillance capabilities were up and running in record time. The upgrade was flawless - with no business disruptions, construction hazards, services outages, security risks, network complexities, or wasted budgets.