Artisan Wine Storage was experiencing an increasing need to intensify its security surveillance system to reduce costs incurred from inefficient labor monitoring.

The company was looking for a surveillance solution that provided increased levels of control and flexibility for their warehouse security. Altech Computers was selected as a solution provider to design a suitable system, leveraging high resolution megapixel cameras connected to Aimetis Symphony. Aimetis Symphony was chosen due to its reliable VMS platform and for the added benefit of a simple mobile client allowing managers to access the security system through the free client software, Web interface as well as iPhone, iPad or any Android platform.

The main purpose of installing this system was to prevent or detect warehouse theft, damage to expensive wines and provide a very secure place for wine collectors to store their wines. Because of the wide range of expensive and fine wines that are stored, Artisan Wine Storage required a reliable and high resolution surveillance system to record and monitor incidents. 

Artisan was looking for a surveillance solution that gave a high level of control and flexibility for its warehouse security, taking into account the current challenge of video quality when zooming in on a subject from the 16.5m ceilings in the warehouse.

As well as the warehouse, company management wanted to improve its building with an efficient and highly functional video surveillance system to ensure the security of the entire building. This included utilizing 3 clients with all unique access levels to ensure system settings and notifications are sent to the right individual.

To maximize the return on investment, Artisan Wine Storage chose to implement an IP-based system which enabled them to address external threats and internal theft, as well as any other problems effectively and efficiently. The deployment also eliminated the need to staff skilled IT employees to manage the warehouse security system, resulting in significant savings for the company.

This solution provides benefits that were not attainable with the company's previous analogue security system including real-time monitoring, consistently high image quality, remote flexible zoom and camera tilt. It also gave Artisan Wine Storage the option to activate automated SMS or email messages via alarm triggers, improving response time and reliability.