With branches and ATMs located in over 2,000 different locations in the 81 provinces of Turkey, Ziraat Bank is the largest in the country and offers congenial, high-quality service to a million and a half customers every day. Due to a high level of cash flow as well as large numbers of customers coming through the branches daily, a rigorous and reliable surveillance system was required to safeguard the customers, employees and assets for Ziraat Bank.
Ziraat Bank wanted to build a centralized surveillance system supporting high-quality video viewing and retrieval at bank headquarters in Ankara to manage and remotely monitor the whole surveillance system covering all the branches and ATMs.
Due to a limited Internet connection using their private network, Ziraat Bank needed to choose surveillance products occupying narrow network bandwidth to ensure smooth video processing. Ziraat Bank, like all banks worldwide, must detect subtle behavior that demonstrates possible frauds and robbery to secure the safety of the bank and ATMs for cash transactions.
Other unique requirements from the bank, such as to backup multi-channel video data remotely and to have preview and playback video on the same screen simultaneously, had to be met as well.
A great many of corporations in security industry were eager to be involved in the Ziraat Bank project. However, Hikvision, the leading digital surveillance products supplier, was selected to provide its reliable DVRs and technical support to secure the bank. Two thousand Hikvision DS-8000HCI-S Series Network DVRs were installed in every Ziraat Bank branch and ATM kiosk throughout Turkey.
The Hikvision DS-8000HCI-S Series Network DVR comes with 16-, 8- or 4-channel video and audio inputs, and facilitates real-time recording and playback with resolution of up to 4CIF. In particular, utilizing Hikvision's own enhanced H.264 video codec, the DS-8000HCI-S Series Network DVR is able to provide smooth video streams with minimal bandwidth occupation, fully complying with the requirements of Ziraat Bank.
Featuring digital zoom in preview and playback, the DS-8000HCI-S Series Network DVRs helps security staff zoom in on the image for minute details of cash transactions in the ATMs. Should illegal activities take place, the video footage can be viewed closely and clearly, and then turned over to the authorities for investigation. These actions effectively enhance the security level in the locations where cash flow in and out.
In addition, backing up video data by remotely downloading it in multi-channels is supported by the DS-8000HCI-S Series Network DVRs. This dramatically enhances the efficiency of data downloading compared to the original single channel. Have preview and playback video on the same screen simultaneously allows security staff in banking environments to monitor the on-site security status and playback the video footage at the same time.
With Hikvision's CMS (central management software) being used in the monitoring center back at headquarters, Ziraat Bank can centrally manage all the surveillance devices in its branches and ATMs and get access to security status on the scene timely.
"Hikvision's reliable network surveillance system helps our bank raise security levels," said Necmi Cevirme, security department manager of Ziraat Bank. "The sophisticated products, professional technical supports and speedy customization provided by Hikvision perfectly match what we are expected, and we will continue to use Hikvision’s reliable products in the second phase of the installation."
"We are proud to deliver our solution for Ziraat Bank to increase its safety and security," said Maxwell Wei, international sales director of Hikvision. "Thanks to the support of our partner in Turkey, we accomplished this project successfully, this motivates us to keep on establishing a closer relationship with our distributors and partners worldwide, as well as providing the latest technology and products to the security market."