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Milestone XProtect Enterprise helps DAN'X fulfill high safety requirements of its customers in Denmark
The Milestone XProtect Enterprise software has given DAN'X the ability to work faster, more precisely and more effectively
Flexibility was a critical parameter, which is why Milestone XProtect Enterprise software was chosen

"It is important that our security system fulfils our customers' extremely high safety requirements." - Jens C. Andersen, IT Manager, DAN'X

DAN'X (Day And Night eXpress distribution) is a private transport and logistics company that specialises in night distribution of reserve parts for the IT industry. DAN'X provides 24-hour express delivery of components and accessories for a wide variety of businesses within the IT sector. With three large locations in Denmark, they can ensure that their customers get fast and professional service.

The challenge

At DAN'X the customer is the central focus, and no two customers are alike. This presents tough demands for DAN'X on all fronts – also pertaining to security. The customers have strict security requirements to be fulfilled, and with the three widespread locations, DAN'X has more complex security issues to resolve.

The solution

AC Sikring A/S has put together a solution that is totally network based, which provides DAN'X central management and coordination along with the option for eventual integration with other security devices and systems. For the solution, they chose the newest Milestone XProtect® Enterprise software, which is based on an open platform. The camera choices are a mix of different models relevant for where and what each individual camera has to monitor.

The advantages

DAN'X has chosen a security solution that is future-safe and very flexible. The system has many development options, which make it possible to add new cameras anytime – quickly and easily. At the same time, the solution allows users to find evidence of any incidents through searching the images by date and time.

The DAN'X customers themselves check that their high security demands are being upheld by regularly visiting the company locations. This naturally makes security a success criterion at DAN'X that has the highest priority. It is also the reason that DAN'X has chosen to build up their existing security system with a thorough upgrading to the newest technology and equipment. This dedication also shines through in the DAN'X choice of an IP video surveillance system for their security monitoring, designed to work now and in the future – only the best is good enough.

The partner of choice

When it was decided at DAN'X to upgrade the old security system, there was no doubt for them that AC Sikring A/S would be their trusted supplier. They gathered offers from other installers, and received many good suggestions, but AC Sikring was chosen for the great flexibility and future-safe technology of their solution.

"We were allowed to choose our own server, and this was one of the determining factors that settled our decision to use AC Sikring" says Jens C. Andersen, IT Manager at DAN'X. "AC Sikring uses solutions that are user friendly, which is a big plus for me, and they gave me the ability to put together the elements and take part in the installation and setup itself. I also knew AC Sikring well, as they were our previous security installer!"

The new solution

"I knew about Milestone already, and was well aware that the software provides great flexibility, which means that we get things exactly as we want them." explains Jens C. Andersen, IT Manager, DAN'X

The very high security requirements from the customer side made it especially important to choose the right solution from the start.

"There has been no compromise – we have chosen the best of the best," states Jens C. Andersen.

Every location had to be secured individually with an eye to building the system for a centralised management approach. An important feature for all the locations was that there should be the ability to monitor specific areas depending on each situation. In general, DAN'X demanded that the system perform with more images – in colour – and more options for setting up the system.

Flexibility was a critical parameter, which is exactly why Milestone XProtect Enterprise software was chosen.

"I knew about Milestone already, and was well aware that the software provides great flexibility, which means that we get things exactly as we want them." explains Jens C. Andersen. "Furthermore, the system has many expansion possibilities that allow us to add new cameras whenever we want. It can also handle more than 1,000 images per second – fast and easy."

Many benefits

The new software has given DAN'X the ability to work faster, more precisely and more effectively. They can find specific incidences by searching the archived image database by time and date.

"This makes the daily work so much easier for me: I just search for a particular time or location, and can find the particular event quickly. With the help of megapixel cameras, I can now also see the smallest details, if necessary," adds Jens C. Andersen.

"We had a really good dialog with AC Sikring, and they have been very flexible regarding all of our changes and customisations," reports Jens C. Andersen, who is looking forward to using the new security system as part of the company's daily procedures.

Future developments

Since DAN'X is a company in constant growth, they already have plans for continual expansion of their surveillance system, including integration with their alarm system. In addition, there are plans in the near future to move the monitoring to a central video and guard service called Security Point from AC Sikring, in order to achieve an even higher level of security round the clock, 365 days a year, with visual verification.

The result of their customers' high demands for security and their regular security checks at the locations is that DAN'X has put their security in the driver's seat, and established the best possible security system that can be found, installing a top professional surveillance system for today – and tomorrow!

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