Tobacconists and bars: Moving towards greater security

50 Axis network cameras monitor more than 30 bars and tobacco shops in the city of Prato

"The ease with which you can save the images, together with the quality of video obtained, have earned us the compliment of the law enforcement department, nothing to do with our old analog solution." - Tobacco shop "Smoke & Smell".


The small merchants of Prato in Tuscany provide services on behalf of the municipality by acting as collection centers. To increase the level of security in and around their stores and facilities, they required the involvement of the local administration. The pressure for increased security led the city of Prato to analyze the possible solutions and technology options.


To satisfy the merchants’ requirement, the city of Prato decided to implement a video surveillance system that could run on the IP network deployed in the city. The municipality commissioned MultiCore Sistemi for the overall implementation of the solution. MultiCore Sistemi, an Axis partner, was already a consultant and point of reference for the city in similar technology projects. The solution chosen and installed by MultiCore Sistemi is based on 50 Axis network cameras deployed in more than 30 tobacco shops and bars in the City of Prato, and Cammy and Smart Vision video management platforms developed by MultiCore Sistemi.


Thanks to the Axis video surveillance system, MultiCore Sistemi was able to meet the security needs of the merchants of the City of Prato. The whole solution is considered to be a significant example of the successful development of a municipal security project.

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