Olymbec, one of the largest, privately owned industrial real estate holders on the East Coast, manages upwards of 300 properties throughout Canada and the U.S. The company owns more than 30 million square feet of property.
Managing this much real estate means that Olymbec has a variety of concerns, including providing positive tenant experiences, generating revenue, and protecting assets. In terms of security risk, the organization has a number of considerations, including accidental damage and theft, vandalism and refuse dumping both inside and outside their buildings, to name a few.
Olymbec’s existing analog-based camera systems were not meeting the company’s needs, so it decided to look into new video surveillance options. Ultimately, the company chose to replace its existing video solution with Hanwha Techwin’s cameras to help secure its properties and improve rentability.
Olymbec has deployed more than 700 operational cameras and carries stock for both replacement purposes and new systems. The deployed cameras are connected to either a Wisenet WAVE VMS system in their larger installations or to NVRs in their smaller installations.
Through their VPN, everyone at Olymbec, from the CTO to security personnel and property managers, can access video footage from every security camera remotely from their phones and tablets. This allows them to view footage from anywhere at any time and gives them the flexibility to react quickly and appropriately when an incident occurs. The cameras have the capability to trigger alerts and alert security personnel based on a variety of rules such as detecting motion after hours.
Olymbec uses its video surveillance as both a deterrent, as well as for response and investigative purposes. To capture, high-resolution video, the company deployed multi-sensor, multi-directional cameras, which to cover a wide area with a single device. The multi-sensor cameras also needed an easy option to pull footage, because Olymbec’s security department receives video requests from law enforcement 4 to 5 times each month.
“Using our new security system, we are able to ensure the integrity of our video evidence. This is important when local law enforcement asks us for footage to help with an investigation,” says Jack Ross, Chief Technology Officer, Olymbec USA & Canada.