Improved safety at Gwacheon Church with Axis network cameras

Church sends HDTV high-resolution images between remote buildings using advanced Axis network video solution

The high-resolution Axis network cameras offer clear and vivid image quality for effective monitoring and recording purposes. In the beginning, we were unaccustomed to running a network-based system, but we soon realized it was a cost-effective, flexible way to manage security. We will certainly install more network cameras when we expand our system.“ Video Monitoring System Manager, Gwacheon Church


Gwacheon Church and its congregation was founded 60 years ago. Although the church had managed well without any security system such as closed-circuit TV, its rapid growth made it necessary to more comprehensively manage church property. In particular, the church wanted to install an easy-to-use, yet efficient video surveillance system for the kindergarten within the church compound, as well as the church interior, exterior, and parking lots. But the church’s main building, education center, and social works wing are separated by large distances so integrating the system was a challenge. The solution was to install an IP camera system capable of supporting network infrastructure and high-resolution video.


Initially, Axis partner Sunjin Infotech set out to create a network infrastructure by using an SDSL sender/receiver at the education and social works centers along with a video extension solution through network cables in spots where monitoring was needed. For security monitoring, indoor fixed dome cameras and fixed cameras were installed in several areas. In three outdoor parking lots, PTZ cameras and fixed cameras were mounted to eliminate blind spots. This avoided congestion problems during peak worship service times and simultaneously solved security issues.


With Axis network cameras, Gwacheon Church has deployed and is managing a comprehensive security system with minimum staff. Since the cameras have been carefully selected to meet specific requirements, they offer maximum effectiveness for each application. The camera system, including the 2-megapixel HDTV camera and an array of high-resolution network cameras, guarantees the safety of the church and its congregation through progressive scan high-quality video.

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