NATO Defense College enlists Axis for video surveillance

NATO international military academy selected Axis network cameras and LAMP technology-based AUGENSYS platform for perimeter security

“NDC has been most impressed with the image streaming provided by the network cameras, the redundancy of the system installed, and the easy recording, a feature that enables obtaining precise video recordings simply and quickly.“ Ivano Faragli, General Manager of Augen Telematica.


The NATO Defense College (NDC), a NATO military academy headquartered in Rome, decided to install a modern, exceptionally high-quality video surveillance system for perimeter security of its facility. Officially established in Paris in 1951, the NDC was moved to the Italian capital in 1966, quickly becoming one of the most important sites in Europe for training military and diplomatic staff within and outside the NATO region. It has been housed in its current facility since 1999, with a vast floor space that has necessitated increased security equipment.


The system selected is distinguished by the AUGENSYS platform (with the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system and REDIS for database synchronization) for video surveillance management using an HP server and Axis network cameras, which ensure exceptionally simple use and guaranteed operation at maximum levels. The equipment includes of 2 workstations and a network video recorder (NVR) able to provide simultaneous rendering for all 20 network cameras positioned within the perimeter at maximum resolution and maximum frame rate.


The solution adopted has made it possible to achieve video surveillance that is extremely reliable due to physical redundancy of the simultaneously active, independently operating workstations, and which is excellent from a qualitative perspective due to the exceptional image rendering and streaming obtained with the Axis network cameras even at night.

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