31 Oct 2016

Secure 7 and HIKVISION Provide Centralized Monitoring and Storage to Exim Bank

With over 31 branches nationwide, Exim Bank is one of the most prominent banks in Tanzania and a pioneer in innovation technology. With thoughtfulness to technology, Exim Bank promotes and abides to latest technologies to ensure accelerated growth.

With screens of multiple sizes and models in the control room to monitor nationwide branches, Exim Bank decided to investigate for an appropriate solution to meet with global standards and budgetary requirements. The solution had to include a centralized viewing station of all branches on real time, multiple operator stations for various analytics and a surveillance video storage capacity of 180 Days.

With an initial setup on standard Analog CCTV from HIKVISION, it was time to upgrade the surveillance setup to provide better technology in a feasible manner. With the emergence of Hikvision Turbo Analog Technology, Secure 7 System Limited (S7) proposed Exim to opt for Turbo Analog System as an upgrade option throughout all their branches.

Further discussions were held in regards to impact of regulatory authorities insisting on 180-Days storage capacity for financial instituitions. While Exim Bank did perform standard recording at branch-level it was of paramount importance to enhance the capactiy and look at possible options of centralized storage for all branches. With continuous communication with stakeholders, a solution of Hikivision CVR was presented to Exim Bank allowing them to meet standard set by the regulators.

Secure 7 System Limited proposed an entire refurbishment of the control room, elevating the look to meet with global standards. The proposal also included a storage facility of 180-Days at the Exim Bank HQ, CMS (central management software - Hikvision IVMS-5200 Pro), centralised Access Control System and also an Alarm Notification Center.

With the acceptance of the proposal, it was agreed that Secure 7 System Limited setup a video wall and storage servers which are manufactured by Hikvision.

Secure 7 proposed an ergonomic design of the control room which entailed customized setup to meet with brand guidelines provided by Exim Bank marketing team. The video wall installation was conducted at a distance which would not constrain the eye-sight of the operators and the storage solution to be setup at the highly secured Data Center.

The centralized monitoring station included options to playback videos, review video content analytics and business intelligence options. With the Licensed IVMS-5200 Pro from Hikvision, Exim Bank is able to manage all remote cameras from a centralized location including options to manage scheduled storage to and from all remote Turbo DVR's. With specialised software, the operators can easily manage the video wall.

Furthermore, the solution also entails options to remote view all ATM's across Tanzania along with the branch offices. An additional network screen in control room allows the operators to review network status across branch network.

"It was critical to meet the requirement of the regulatories and all stakeholders in the most feasible manner. Secure 7 System Limited in partnership with HIKVISION managed to deliver as per agreed terms and provide unconditional support through this process" comments from Aaquibhussein Esmail, Head of Security, Exim Bank (T) Limited.

"Excelling through challenges is our forte. From conceptualization to deployment, we ensured that all deliverables and strict compliance requirements were met within provided time frame. It was a pleasure working with a collaborative team at Exim Bank to deliver a state-of-the-art solution." Miqdaad Kassam, Chief Operating Officer, Secure 7 System Limited.

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