Client: “We wanted to design a system that would greatly improve security, while creating a template that could be adapted for other cities.”
Beirut’s recently completed surveillance system has been billed as one of the most comprehensive projects in the city’s history.
Separate AV zones and 4K resolution were high on the agenda when a complete surveillance monitoring system was required for two new network operation centres in Beirut. Components from over twenty brands came together in an extensive installation deployed to monitor vehicles and over two million citizens passing through Lebanon’s capital.
The client wanted the installation to be a template for other cities looking to better its surveillance facilities and increase public safety.
“The scope of the project was such that we had to consider both the needs of the client and the safety of an entire city. We wanted to design a system that would greatly improve security, while creating a template that could be adapted for other cities,” said , the business development and sales manager.
Design and the installation of technical furniture for the control room.
The most significant test for the integrator was bringing all aspects of the project together with the city’s governing body. “The co-ordination between different parties from the client side and the integration between different systems to provide a full turnkey solution were a big challenge for us,”. The end result is a city-wide network of cameras controlled from both a central control room managed by the municipality, and an additional crisis control room managed by Internal Security Forces. Both rooms house fifty operators and two data centres with a total storage capacity of five petabytes.