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A suitable system increases the municipalty´s level of security Bihorel is a municipality located in the north-east of the city of Rouen in France. It offers its 8,000 inhabitants multiple nurseries, four state schools, two private schools, two secondary schools, sports complexes, exhibition and entertainment venues and a music school. Since 2011, the municipality has benefited from a video security network, i.e. recording without live viewing. Based on the Mayor’s decision the video surveillance was rejected and preferably was balancing public safety with individual freedoms. However, the system had aged and the image resolution was particularly problematic, as was the playback device, which was very inconvenient and slow to use. As a result, the municipality of Bihorel chose to proceed with a new consultation. Konica Minolta was selected in the spring of 2019 for an initial network of 21 cameras to upgrade the video security system for public safety.
That time Bihorel worked with another supplier, their system had aged and the image resolution was problematic. The playback device was also slow to use. As a result, the municipality of Bihorel chose to proceed with a new consultation.
Failures, as well as pressing demands from the municipal and national police to have better quality images, led the municipality of Bihorel to initiate a consultation on this subject in early 2019.
As Project Manager and IT Security Manager, Sébastien Dambry started by conducting a general check on the condition of the technology, to understand what was possible and avoid configurations that could cause issues.
In particular, Sébastien Dambry detected a risk of access to the municipality’s computer system via poorly protected cameras.
Established in line with the public order, the specifications required in particular:
We interviewed Konica Minolta, who had already impressed us with their professionalism while working with us on a separate occasion and whose ability we had identified to meet key aspects of the specifications. The reasons why we chose Konica Minolta are primarily due to the quality of the MOBOTIX cameras. These cameras meet our expectations relating to image accuracy, with definition of 6 million pixels, and cyber security. We can see a clear improvement in the security situation. The high-performance camera system creates the expected deterrent effect.
IT Manager, Bihorel, France
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