Protecting the present and future with Axis network video at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul

Network video enables immediate response to emergencies and theft reduction

"The network cameras with progressive scan provide a much better image quality compared tothe existing analog cameras. Deployment of the network video solution and overall systemconfiguration were very easy. We are satisfied with this cost-effective system that providessharper images and intelligent features such as motion detection, enabling us to trigger thevideo recording only on specific events."Seong-Hee Park, Team Director of electronic information support team.


Since Sookmyung Women's University began promoting computerization of library tasks in 1988, it has operated loan, catalog, and search systems. In 1999, in addition to operating an electronic information room, it also constructed a digital library. Since then, the University opened a website of video archives, developed an integrated electronic library system and in 2005, completed extension and renovation of the library. Because of the library remodeling and construction, alternative ideas were needed to prevent the loss of data and equipment, and to effectively manage areas where there were no available onsite managers. To resolve campus security issues, and at the same time prevent thefts of library's assets and personal belongings, the suggestion was made for real-time monitoring, storing and searching using network video technology. The existing analog CCTV system in place proved inefficient because of image quality degradation, making it difficult to ensure positive identifications. The system needed to provide evidence with high-quality video in case of incidents, high reliability, and utilize the existing network infrastructure in a cost-effective manner. The Axis network video solution fulfilled all these requirements.


In 2006, timed with the completion of the first phase of building renovation, an Axis network video system was introduced. In 2007, during the second renovation phase, additional network cameras were installed. The University built an IP-based video surveillance system, which manages the campus library. An approximate total of 69 network cameras were installed, including AXIS 206, AXIS 207 and AXIS 211 Network Cameras, with all configuration done though the network.


By adding the network cameras to the existing network, the University achieved major cost savings. In comparison, the former analog CCTV system generated high installation and maintenance costs and was difficult to maintain. The network video system resolved this thanks to seamless integration into the network infrastructure, enabling the use of one network cable for intelligent detection and the transmission of video and audio surveillance feeds. The University can now ensure better campus security and theft prevention using more intelligent, event-driven surveillance.

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AXIS 206 Network Camera
AXIS 207 Network Camera
AXIS 211 Network Camera