Securing Vodafone base transceiver stations (BTS)

Video surveillance over 4G LTE using Axis cameras ensures safety, security and productivity

“By integrating human surveillance with IP video surveillance technology, staff can be optimized and the expert staff can prevent and respond quickly to incidents rather than spend all their time monitoring or travelling to unmanned locations, which is even worse if it was for a false alarm.” Dr. Paolo Sciarappa, Security Manager, Vodafone Italy..


Vodafone needed a surveillance solution capable to protect its base transceiver stations (BTS) from sabotage, theft or natural elements. The solution had to consider several challenging conditions, such as the remote location of the majority of the sites, topography and weather-related conditions, and include access control and identification of personnel.


The solution included reliable detection, access control and remote site management. By enabling integration of various protective components and simplify the management process, the system is prepared to manage different events that might occur, no matter of its complexity.


The security management of BTS has reached a higher level, with visual support improving access control, and alert functions allowing the correct action to be taken in case of intrusion.

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