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High speed dome cameras offer security to the residents of Slatina
Axis network video surveillance solution significantly reduced street crime
“Thanks to modern technology, the need for crime prevention will not be solved by increasing the number of agents, but by monitoring several key areas of the city in real time by the same team, decreasing the number of false alarms.“ Vâlcov Darius Bogdan, Mayor of Slatina.
Street crime is a national priority for the Romanian Police. According to information provided by Olt County Police Inspectorate, in 2008 in Slatina 444 crimes were recorded. Compared to 2007, there was a 49% increase. The representatives of Slatina City Hall were looking for a solution to make the city safer, by preventing criminal behavior, modernizing and improving the public surveillance system, and therefore improving the business climate.
NETCOM SERVICE, one of the most important partners of ELKOTech Romania, an official Axis distributor, found the right solution, which was approved by the local administration: a video surveillance system. The system was based on 150 AXIS 233D Network Dome Cameras, 200 infrared illuminators and 150 outdoor speakers installed on 150 metal poles with climbing deterrents all connected to a dispatcher located in Slatina City Hall.
The effect of implementing the Axis video surveillance system showed up immediately. The system proved to be very helpful to the police, gendarmerie, local government, security companies and civil society. The police department declared the number of crimes against property was significantly reduced; the number of thefts and violent crimes decreased as well. The citizens of Slatina declared that this project brought them safety and now they feel much more secure while walking in the city or spending time in their homes.