Finnish City Deploys March Networks’ VMS

Raisio has selected a system to protect city property, accelerate incident response and ensure the safety and security of residents.
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The city of Raisio, Finland has selected a video management system (VMS) by March Networks, a provider of intelligent IP video solutions, to protect city property, accelerate incident response and ensure the safety and security of residents.

Raisio’s security and IT staff selected the solution—which includes the VMS software, March Networks high-definition IP cameras and Edge encoders—because of its strong centralized management capability, high-quality video, and the ability to store archived video in a virtualized environment, the company says.

“We are very impressed with the March Networks solution,” said Reijo Vasama, Raisio’s supervisor of building technology. “In the past, if a crime or other incident occurred on city property, we had to dispatch staff to the site to retrieve the video. Now we can access live or recorded video remotely from our central operations center, which means we can verify what's happening at any networked location immediately and search through recorded video in minutes, rather than hours or days,” he said.

The city is using the solution to monitor a library, hospital, recreational facilities and schools. MegaPX NanoDome and HD MiniDome cameras are strategically placed to capture detailed, high-definition images, while March Networks Edge 4 Encoders allow Raisio to continue using existing analog cameras in some locations. As older video recorders are replaced, the city is moving to a virtual video storage model for added flexibility and redundancy, March says.

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