Cometsambre’s industrial site protected by Axis cameras

A combination of compact and discreet adjustable PTZ fixed dome cameras keeps Cometsambre in control. 



SA Cometsambre is part of the Comet group, specializing in the acquisition, sale, and treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their derivatives. The group is active on the Belgian, European, and international markets and since its founding has become the largest industrial client and supplier to the steel industry in Belgium. The main activity at the Obourg location is the recycling of ferrous metals. Since the plant’s launch, a security company has been employed to guard precious merchandise on-site on a 24/7 basis. This quickly became a very costly solution for the company, which looked for a more viable and effective alternative in terms of cost: video surveillance with video analysis and a management solution. 



To find a solution for the 8 hectare site, the decision was made to undertake an initial market analysis of the different technologies that could correspond to the company’s specific security needs. Eventually, the combination of different types of Axis network cameras with ACIC video facilities and a solution to monitor management and access to Genetec proved to be the best one. 

Considering its compact design and resistance to vandalism, the choice of a dome camera was the clear solution. In addition, it is difficult to detect where the camera is pointing, making it particularly discreet. The dome camera maps out a specific area with optimal image quality. As the area is very extensive, a complementary Pan/Tilt/Zoom camera was chosen to guarantee optimal flexibility. A total of some thirty Axis network cameras have been installed by Digital, the specialist in video surveillance solutions and IP monitoring access. 



In this tailor-made protection solution for Cometsambre, each part is complementary, creating an overall highlevel security solution. The synergy between the highquality Axis camera network that could be integrated with access monitoring and a video analysis system led to a spectacular reduction in the number of incidents.


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