Business success drove the Australia-based mechanical repair specialist Florida Automotive to a large new facility. With expensive equipment and client assets on-site 24 hours per day, and the new workshop positioned in a quiet industrial area, the automotive repairer put a new, state-of-the-art security system in place. For the installation, they chose an innovative solution from Hikvision.
The challenge – Rapid growth and expensive assets required security and visibility
Florida Automotive in Melbourne's Craigieburn satellite suburb is a Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce, or VACC, certified automobile services business. With many years of experience, the repairer has become well-known in North Melbourne for their high quality work on all makes and models of vehicles.
The business had grown in recent times requiring the move to new and bigger premises. The new premise, located in an industrial area of Craigieburn, gave them the space needed to work on multiple vehicles at once, and store clients' cars overnight for diagnoses and repairs. Nevertheless, as it's a rather un-busy area, especially at night, the company recognized the need for an upgraded and advanced security system to protect a range of expensive, specialty equipment while providing high-level vehicle services.
The owner of Florida Automotive, Nilanga Lakshan Kirulapana, began to look for a comprehensive security system that would protect his premises and the assets within it, and help the company maintain compliance with regulations and security insurance guidelines. The system had to be reliable, accurate and cost-effective, while having the capability to act automatically in the event of a security incident, warding off potential intruders.
"As we grew, so did the assets we had on-site. Our new facility required greater security, but we also needed a better way to control and monitor that system. With Hikvision and our trusted partners, we have designed the ideal solution for our needs," stated Nilanga.
The Hikvision solution – Powerful security at the perimeters, access points, and inside the facility
Working with the installer and Hikvision representative, Nilanga deployed a sophisticated, converged solution built around Hikvision cameras, NVR, indoor stations, and centralized management software.
Ten 4K-resolution AcuSense Live Guard cameras (DS-2CD2386G2-ISU/SL) were installed around the property, providing complete 360-degree coverage of the perimeter. These are coupled with Smart Event technology (intrusion detection and line crossing) which triggers a built-in siren and strobe light in the event of someone crossing into a specific area once the system is turned on. Three 4K EasyIP 3.0 cameras (DS-2CD2385G1-I) were installed at the entry and exit points of the premises, providing extra security and continual monitoring of anyone entering and exiting the building. Three Super Wide Angle Fixed Bullet Network Cameras (DS-2CD2T45G0P-I) were installed internally due to their ability to capture a 180-degree range of movement.