Bhavnagar gets a third eye with Axis network cameras

Solution enables remote monitoring and aids manual intelligence while improving operational efficiency

“The implementation is an immense value addition for us to effectively monitor traffic and assist in police investigation. The technology and the cameras used are of very good quality and are not only reliable, but also provide high-definition image quality making surveillance easier.” Dipanker Trivedi, Superintendent of Police of Bhavnagar.


Bhavnagar in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat is well known for its trade and commerce and the annual Jaganath Rath Yatra, which is the third largest procession in India. This is the fifth largest city in the state with strong industrial base. The growing security concerns during festivals and the need for a city surveillance system was recognized early by the Police of Bhavnagar who were looking for an intelligent solution. The growing need for efficient monitoring pushed the customer to secure the city with surveillance cameras, and to set up a command and control room from where operators could monitor the city. The requirements were IP66-rated cameras which could withstand extreme weather conditions and any other external pressure and would last at least 6-7 years. These cameras could ensure better governance, better traffic management and crime prevention and control.


The solution provided includes monitoring critical areas of the city, including major entry and exit points, busy junctions and tourists’ attraction spots. The idea was to convert the city surveillance project into a safe city project to help the local authorities improve the overall operational efficiency and reduce manual intervention. It was a project based on wireless network with fiber connectivity between the Superintendent of Police (SP) office and the SBI building. A total of 121 cameras have been installed, including AXIS P1354-E, AXIS P1357-E, AXIS M3004-V and AXIS P5635-E Network Cameras. Additionally, there are three servers installed (one directory server and two archive servers) which allows access to visual recordings for up to 30 days.


The Axis surveillance solution deployed across the city of Bhavnagar have been extremely effective for traffic management in the city and identifying criminals and traffic violators. It has also helped to assist the on-field police in crime tracking, directly from the Command and Control Room and has enabled better governance and civic administration. The Command and Control Room consists of a 3x3 video wall with six displays and two workstations for operators. Also, the access to Command and Control Room is secured via access control devices.

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