Security and lower costs thanks to centralized video surveillance

Sparkasse Kraichgau has upgraded its network of 64 branches to a single digital video surveillance system

“After three years, the result has been very positive. Sparkasse Kraichgau wants to move ahead swiftly with their plan to convert the entire video surveillance system to Axis. The Axis video surveillance system makes our work so much easier and we can respond more quickly and promptly.“ Klaus Gutermann of Sparkasse Kraichgau.


The main business of Sparkasse Kraichgau, which employs 756 employees, are medium-sized businesses and private customers. Originally, Sparkasse Kraichgau worked at their 64 locations with analog video surveillance systems from different manufacturers. Separate providers had been commissioned, even for the installation of the individual systems. This resulted in high maintenance costs, since the stand-alone systems were often difficult to reconcile. A central monitoring and control was not possible. In addition, each site required its own monitors and servers.


Since autumn 2009, Sparkasse has gradually been converting to a single system, using Axis network cameras, Axis video encoders and Seetec software. The advantages: Axis supports integration into the existing system and centralized management via the Sparkasse IT department. This saves costs and increases the responsiveness and, as a result, the safety of employees and customers. The gradual transition to the new video surveillance system was conducted by SPIE Deutschland System Integration GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany. “With the connection to the central video management, data exchange has accelerated considerably. In this way, we notice immediately if the system freezes, if the camera is rotated or if an object is moved in front of the lens,” says Hubert Roth of SPIE.


Thanks to our video surveillance systems, security in regards to robberies, card fraud and technical difficulties has increased,” explains Edwin Roobol, Regional Director Middle Europe at Axis Communications. “The integration of existing systems and the central management also reduces operational costs.” Only in the commissioning and malfunction of the video system do the SPIE technicians enter the picture. The rest is done by the credit institution’s in-house IT department. Even routine maintenance is carried out centrally via the IT department.

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