Axis Communications, the market leader in network video, has expanded its footprint to the City of palaces- Mysore, with the successful installation of network cameras for integrated and intelligent crowd management in Mysore Palace.
Mysore Palace is among the world’s most famous and busiest heritage sites in the state of Karnataka. With an area of 72 acres and an annual footfall of up to 3.5 million visitors per year, it has partnered with Axis Communications to integrate an IP surveillance solution system to provide complete security coverage to palace grounds and adjoining areas with minimum human intervention along with reliable storage to store videos.
According to IHS 2019 India report, the global video surveillance market size is expected to grow from USD 588 million to USD 1.6 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 18.3%. Vis-a-vis, that of network cameras is expected to grow from USD 225 million to USD 605 million at a CAGR of 26.6%. Heritage sites with its rich artifacts of national importance require calculated integration of intelligent solutions for its safeguarding and protection. The increasing concerns of social distancing, public security and rising demand for remote monitoring are the some of the driving factors for the growth of the network camera industry.
Deputy Director, Mysore Palace Board, Mysuru said, “Security is topmost priority in this sector considering the number of artifacts and the rich heritage associated with the Palace. Our priority is to provide safety to our visitors and patrons. We needed to upgrade to IP camera technology and high-quality cameras with a strong product support to ensure greater peace of mind. Axis Communications has provided us with a sturdy solution and ongoing support from a wide reseller network.”
Axis Communications solution gold partner Bangalore Datacom has played a major role in the implementation of the surveillance system. A holistic system was designed according to the needs of the customer to enable perfect monitoring of the grounds and deploy quick alarms for potential security breaches. The implementation covers every point of the Palace property – from entry points to the parking areas with blind spots. A total of 125+ Axis network cameras consisting of different models powered by Ethernet has been set up to provide excellent image quality.
Speaking on the successful implementation Mr. Sudhindra Holla, Director, Axis Communications, India & SAARC exclaimed, “Keeping in mind the current situation, we are witnessing an uptake in the need for perimeter protection and crowd management solutions. The tourism segment is a dynamic and critical part of our business and upholding the sanctity of heritage sites is our responsibility as the citizens of India. At Axis, driving innovation and delivering value has always been at the threshold of our commitment. We are proud to have partnered with Mysore Palace in providing remote monitoring capabilities with our wide portfolio of solutions.”
Highlighting the experience, Bangalore Datacom team said, “The installation of the surveillance system has been done while the palace was fully functional with minimum disruption to the property. We are delighted for being the chosen partner for this project and we look forward to collaborating with Axis Communications on many more developments in the future.”