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Sony has provided an integrated communication solution with networked security at Palacio Do Gelo shopping center of Viseu (Portugal). The multipurpose network design combines more than Sony 200 IP security cameras, digital communication and a PA system for a major commercial environments Portuguese country.

When running a large-scale shopping center, one of the biggest challenges is to ensure that the site is safe for both customers and for employees of establishments. One of the centers that have taken better advantage of the integrated surveillance solutions Sony is the Palacio Do Gelo. This is one of the largest shopping centers in Portugal, with a total of 175.000 square meters of retail space distributed over 200 shops and restaurants, a cinema and supermarket.

Given the variety of activities that are held in place and the huge influx of public, The solution required a combination of products and applications that would ensure the safety of thousands of visitors, would reduce to a minimum the thefts and anti-social behavior and, both, satisfy the needs of sophisticated business environment and large.

Multifunctional Watch
Sony has equipped the Palacio do Gelo Viseu a communication system and monitoring 200 cameras with an integrated solution that combines network IP cameras, corporate television, PA system, access control and intrusion detection system. The 200 IP cameras installed throughout the facility have different degrees of functionality and carefully chosen according to their purpose. This is the first time that, in Portugal, the same supplier has handled the installation and maintenance of such diverse functions in a single proyecto.Sony has installed a range of mini dome cameras, fixed and pan-tilt intelligent zoom with DEPA (Distributed Enhanced Processing Architecture) Sony. The use of DEPA Advanced technology allows Palacio Do Gelo implement IP monitoring networks for high performance and intelligent video analysis without overloading the existing IT infrastructure.

A single control room

Thanks to the multiservice IP network, all cameras installation (from small shops to large theaters) managed from a single control room. The management is done by software Sony RealShot Manager, able to distribute images across the network, and generate reports in near real time analysis or perform functions remote video verification, as, on the whole, provides an accurate picture of what is happening at any point in the center.

Marketing Director NVM / CCTV Sony Europe, Simon Nash, He explained that "this is the solution that integrates advanced digital surveillance and communication so far across the country. This shows the flexibility of Sony's technology to optimize the internal IP network of a building. In the Palacio do Gelo many activities taking place at the same time and thanks to the different functionalities of the 200 cameras installed in the enclosure could choose the most appropriate camera for each location depending on its use. "

In addition to comprehensive surveillance solution, Palacio Do Gelo has installed a digital signage solution on a large scale. TV internal functions have been introduced by 25 High strength LCDs, all of them with HD and equipped with Sony Ziris View software to provide a communication platform to network with centralized control image.


The benefits of installing a surveillance solution integrated as the Palacio Do Gelo are innumerable. Whether for a single property or a large leisure center, product portfolio of intelligent video surveillance Sony offers all kinds of facilities to ensure the highest level of security with centralized control, resulting in a solution that knows what the customer needs to see and provides the best image quality, limited thefts and increases safety.

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By • 24 Apr, 2012
• Section: General