Managed building: Einstein1 Digitales Gründerzentrum at University Hof opts for future-proof video, audio and access solutions

This contact point for start-ups now uses IP cameras, door controllers and card readers for the various user groups in their buildings

“We put a lot of thought into how to realize our vision of a smart building. The Axis solutions offer us a lot of flexibility for intelligent features – even in the future. It would be desirable, for example, to eliminate the need for visitors to use chip cards and for authentication to instead be possible via smartphone. Speech recognition or energy saving by means of heating and power regulation are also interesting topics – with ProComp and Axis, we have good partners by our side.” Hermann Hohenberger, CEO of Netzwerk Digitales Gründerzentrum GmbH.


Einstein1, the digital start-up center at the campus of Hof University of Applied Sciences, has been the contact point for start-ups from Upper Franconia and the Vogtland district since 2017. When built in 2019, the building was equipped with network cameras and intelligent access solutions to enable various user groups to enter as autonomously as possible. Since users of the coworking areas and the rentable office space store hardware and sensitive data in Einstein1, access to the various zones of the center had to be clearly regulated around the clock.


As a digital start-up center, those responsible at Einstein1 place great value on future-proof, intelligent solutions in all matters – in particular with security. The precise definition and implementation of access authorization for different people and groups was a priority right from the start. Einstein1 brought IT system and software company ProComp Professional Computer GmbH from Marktredwitz on board to the project for support in finding optimal solutions that enable what is known as a managed building. The installation includes a total of six Axis cameras indoors and outdoors, four AXIS C1004-E Network Speakers, and an AXIS C8033 Audio Bridge on the ground floor plus a speaker on the roof terrace for events and background music. The installed cameras are located on the roof terrace, in the stairwell, in the coworking access area, and in the bicycle area outside of the building. These are primarily intended for fire and theft protection. In addition, over thirty AXIS A1001 Network Door Controllers and 31 AXIS A4010-E Card Readers are installed next to the exterior and interior doors of the building. The elevators are also equipped with AXIS A4011-E Card Readers and Controllers.


Installation and commissioning of the entire managed building technology, including the network cameras, speakers and door controllers, went smoothly thanks to the extensive support provided by ProComp. The future viability of the chosen Axis solutions was convincing.

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