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Oulun Energia chose Axis network cameras for a more efficient surveillance solution
A reliable solution with remote monitoring possibilities and intelligent video functions were the key requirements when Oulun Energia decided to upgrade their surveillance system
“Very few companies can offer the quality of camera we need in our critical industry, but Axis cameras can, and do, deliver.“ Kari Nykänen, Ph.D. in charge of information security at Oulun Energia.
Oulun Energia is Northern Finland´s leading energy group. Oulun Energia is a company that sells and distributes electricity, heat and steam as well as other related services. The company spans the entire value chain of the energy sector: including the production of raw material, generation, distribution and sales of electricity and heat.
In the end of the old surveillance system's life cycle, Oulun Energia made a decision to use IP-based video surveillance system in order to achieve more efficient surveillance. In the end, Axis network cameras were chosen. “Axis offered a reliable and high quality solution to carry out the system upgrade. We also had great user experience of Axis,” says Kari Nykänen, Ph.D. in charge of information security at Oulun Energia.
The video surveillance system at Oulun Energia is used in monitoring the energy production. In the heating plants and electricity network the video surveillance system is used mainly for surveillance of production and of the premises. Cameras are also used to help remotely operate parts of their facilities. “For us, the main benefit of the remote surveillance system is that it is allows us to work remotely with the visual aid of the cameras. You can monitor the processes at the distant plants much more efficiently,” says Kari Nykänen.