Eagle Eye wins best project of the year award in Spain

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Madrid, Spain

The winning project in the City of Elche, Spain, entailed moving 100 cameras to the cloud, improving security, and making better use of the city’s limited staff resources. Accepting the award are (from the left) Luis Sancha and Raquel Perez from Aryse, and Carlos Angeles of Eagle Eye Networks.

Eagle Eye Networks, the global leader in cloud video surveillance, and Aryse Infraestructuras, a security and communications reseller based in Madrid, Spain, today announced they have won the 2021 Spain Security Forum Award for a project in the city of Elche, Spain.

Working with Aryse Infraestructuras, the project improved security for the citizens of Elche, while also making better use of the city’s limited staff resources. Aryse reused existing cameras from different manufacturers in an Eagle Eye Networks cloud-based video surveillance system, and in doing so, transformed antiquated, disparate components into a powerful security system.

Managing security incidents using complex IT systems had been an ongoing challenge for the city’s IT staff. When the pandemic hit, city employees began working at home, and it became clear many of the systems could not be managed remotely.

City officials decided to update their video surveillance system with the following objectives in mind, ease of use, city-wide security camera visibility, remote access to video, instant notifications and alerts of security incidents, capable of sharing images with police and other city departments, simple and inexpensive to maintain, and flexible and scalable.

Fortunately, the Eagle Eye Networks Cloud video management system (VMS) could repurpose the city’s existing cameras – even though they were from different manufacturers; storage retention requirements were easily met; and, different camera resolutions (depending on the camera and location) were quickly set up. In all, this project involved moving 100 cameras to the cloud.

In the next five years, the city plans to expand the award-winning system, applying artificial intelligence (AI) to better investigate incidents. The city will use parking and traffic flow data from the system for city planning and infrastructure improvement. There will also be direct integrations with the police and fire department to accelerate incident response.

Rishi Lodhia, Managing Director, Eagle Eye Networks EMEA, said that more cities and businesses are finding cloud “a truly great fit.” In addition to creating a powerful security and business intelligence tool, cloud video surveillance can lower the cost and complexity and reduce the number of workers needed to maintain security systems.

“Knowledgeable partners, such as Aryse Infraestructuras, who understand the power of cloud video surveillance and have a great understanding of their customers can really make a difference in communities like Elche,” said Lodhia.

Raquel Perez of Aryse Infraestructuras said, “By collaborating with Eagle Eye Networks, we were able to offer the City of Elche a better and more advanced solution to store the video in the cloud. The fact that existing cameras could be used was a convincing factor – it minimized the investment and maximized the benefit.”


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