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Video monitoring keeps track of goods
Axis cameras are used to optimize the logistics processes
“We first thought of having a conventional analog video surveillance system. But after taking a closer look at the video monitoring systems that were available on the market we realized that a conventional system could not fully satisfy all of our requirements and that a digital solution had a number of additional advantages“ explains Daniel Urech, Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) Manager at MVS.
Migros Verteilzentrum Suhr AG, a distribution company based in Switzerland, was looking for a video monitoring system to supervise its automated conveyor system. The company intended to use the system to remedy – and if possible prevent – frequently recurring faults.
The key requirement for Migros when choosing the video monitoring system was an ability to support subsequent modification and expansion.The company was searching for a forward-looking design that could be incorporated into the existing network and would offer potential savings. “We finally opted for a digital system with Axis network cameras and SeeTec software. The flexibility of this technology means we can adapt the system to our customers’ requirements without a large outlay on installation. In addition, the cameras’ PoE (Power over Ethernet) option offers additional potential savings” says Daniel Urech, CIP Manager at MVS.
The best solution for Migros was 32 Axis network cameras with the associated SeeTec 5 software system. Camera types are selected on the basis of light conditions, which, in this case was 24-hour artificial light. The ideal choice of camera was therefore the AXIS 210A. What’s more, the PoE (Power over Ethernet) option offered by these cameras increases potential savings.