Fashionable IP

May 2012 IT infrastructure

Securing a 19th century masterpiece.

Built in 1880, TsUM is the biggest and one of the most renowned fashion department stores in Eastern Europe. Today, it is a famous tourism spot in Moscow which houses more than 1000 shops and is filled with luxurious brands.

Attracting over tens of thousands of visitors every day, TsUM is faced with the challenge of keeping all the tourist, shoppers and vendors safe around the clock.

One of the biggest challenges in the past was the poor video quality of the old analogue-based system. Often the security officers found themselves in situations where they are unable to identify the person and would miss a lot of details in an incident due to deprived video quality and narrow view coverage. These videos would often be deemed worthless to a police investigation which destroys the purpose of having a surveillance system.

To solve all of their surveillance issues at hand, TsUM deployed two NUUO Titan NVR to record a total of 69 4-megapixel cameras (Sanyo HD-2100). Each camera covers more than 32-times more details than the original analogue cameras. This installation was successfully completed by Russian system integrator company – Soling. Through the strong cooperation between NUUO and Soling, TsUM’s old surveillance system has been greatly improved.

Titan NVR features a specialised File Ring recording engine which is optimised for megapixel data storing and retrieving. Now the security officers can really put the recorded video to good use and identify everything in detail during an incident.

Moreover, Titan NVR offers tons of storage space for well over 30 days of recording time. Both Titans come with 24 TB of internal storage and are connected to 72 TB of external iSCSI storage. The 120 TB capacity covers all of the storage needs today plus room for future expansion as 59 more megapixel cameras could potentially be added.

Another huge benefit for the TsUM is how simple it is to use Titan to perform various functions. Officers can initiate instant playback with a single mouse click, snapshot and export video with another click.

Titan NVR is also optimised to utilise megapixel images. TsUM is able to clone various 4-megapixel cameras to show the same camera multiple times with each clone focusing on a zoomed region of interest. This way, they can maximise the use of their megapixel field of view and enjoy the incredible details it offers. Camera cloning and region of interest are both handy but rare features on high-end network video recorders. Titan NVR brings them together.

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