Castle of the Dukes of Brittany protected by Axis cameras

The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany is equipped with Axis cameras to protect against acts of vandalism, theft and defacement

“The Axis cameras proved their extreme quality once again. This operation is a showcase for our expertise in integrating security systems and of the quality of the solutions we deploy.” Jacky Saget, Director of Cojitech, Axis integration partner in Loire-Atlantique.


The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany has been listed as a historic monument since 1862 — for the city of Nantes, France, it is a landmark of its urban heritage. Every year, it receives 1.4 million visitors, which amounts to double the population of Nantes itself. The castle welcomes visitors 7 days a week, 361 days a year. It is in this context that metropolitan Nantes and the tourism organization “Le voyage à Nantes” issued a call for bids to renovate their video protection system to protect both the building and the artworks inside.


The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany was moving its camera system from analog to IP. Axis cameras won them over with their image quality and technical strength in any weather conditions, day and night. They went with a solution proposed by Cojitech made up of Axis cameras and a supervision solution from CASD. The intelligent cameras have image processing algorithms coupled with loudspeakers to achieve a complete prevention and security solution.


The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany benefits from a system of 150 cameras that respects the framework imposed by the architect of Monuments of France. Thus, the castle’s surroundings and the artworks are protected from theft and vandalism. The products and systems proposed by Axis and its partners complement each other, and an audio signal is automatically triggered when someone gets too close to one of the artworks. This solution comes with video interpolation and now prevents many violations.

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