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Mono production turns lens on security

In Thailand, one of the biggest names in the entertainment and media business is the Mono Group. The conglomerate is one of the country’s leading content creators, and its enterprises include everything from traditional print media and publications, to mobile platforms for news, gaming and apps. Its many television assets are managed by Mono Production Co., Ltd. (Mono Production) — a leader in Thailand’s television landscape.

With a multitude of teams, crews and studios working on a variety of projects at the same time, Mono Production operates out of two high- tra c buildings in Bangkok. However, one of them was seriously lagging behind in terms of security. The main challenge was that several different brands of CCTV cameras had been added in an ad-hoc fashion over time, and the company had never implemented a platform to unify them all. Moreover, some of the earlier cameras offered very poor image quality, which made it di cult to review live video and investigate events. Finding relevant video was a long and tedious process, and when events were found, there was often very little information that could actually be gleaned from it.

Mono Production knew it needed a better security solution to protect its team members and valuable assets. The main priority was to create a centralized system that could help security personnel e ciently monitor video from across the entire surveillance network. The company was also interested in additional factors, such as playback and thumbnail search features, which could further expedite investigations.

A New Focus on Security

The company concluded that Avigilon was the obvious solution to meet its security needs, and invested in a full-scale installation. To provide high-quality video of the whole building, almost 100 new cameras
were added across ve oors, including the H4A Dome, H4 SL and

H3 Bullet cameras

Mono Production took out its former CCTV network and installed a
new Avigilon system, including Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software, which integrated with the new cameras to help ensure that all captured video could be seamlessly sorted, searched and viewed based on date and time.

According to Mono Production, the improvements were impressive and immediate. With the ability to search thumbnails and play back video in near real-time, security personnel no longer needed to spend hours trying to pinpoint the locations of misdemeanors, helping to make the company’s venue much safer and the job of its security personnel more e cient.

“The Avigilon system provided a uni ed, end-to-end solution for our security needs,” said Mr. Bannasit Rakwong, General Manager at Mono Production. “Our security personnel can now review high-quality video easily and e ciently — the difference is night and day.”

Better Visibility, Quicker Results

Streamlining Investigations

At Mono Production, security events generally involve property damage or vandalism rather than serious personal injury. When it came to these relatively minor but time-consuming investigations, the new Avigilon system immediately paid dividends, according to Mono Production. For example,

when a fitness machine was broken in the onsite gym, it was extremely easy for security personnel to quickly review video and see exactly how the damage was caused and helped them determine whether or not it was done with malicious intent. This helped them to establish liability and hold the culprit accountable so that the company could be compensated for the loss.

“Thanks to Avigilon, the overall security of the building not only improved, but it also became much easier to look into those relatively minor events that take up a disproportionate amount of time to investigate. With the new system in place, our security personnel don’t have to spend hours searching video — they can focus on more impactful work.” said Mr. Bannasit Rakwong.

An Evolving Solution

The ACCTM solution, leveraged in tandem with a comprehensive camera installation, has drastically reduced the amount of recording hardware that Mono Production depends on; and with its superior search and playback capabilities, it has also increased e ciencies for the security team by more than 35%.

Since deploying their Avigilon solution, the company has been impressed with the expansion of ACC to support innovative capabilities such as Avigilon Appearance Search and Unusual Motion Detection technologies. Due to the success of the system, Mono Production is also considering expanding its solution to include Avigilon’s Access Control ManagerTM system, which will enhance the access control solution currently in place.

 

Avigilon Control Center Software

Allows quick and easy review of live or recorded video with a simpli ed screen layout, intuitive controls and self-learning video analytics. Also features Avigilon Appearance Search technology to help you quickly nd a person or vehicle of interest.

H4A Dome Camera

Provides high image detail in a range of settings such as o ces, hallways and building entrances. Featuring remote zoom and focus, embedded self-learning video analytics and an impact-resistant design, it’s a well-rounded solution to enhance security in any installation.

H4 SL Camera Line

Designed to help decrease installation time by up to 50%, the modular design of the H4 SL camera line easily switches between mounting options — even when installation requirements are unknown.


WATCHGUARD EXPANDS SECURE WIFI SUITE WITH 802.11ac WAVE 2 ACCESS POINT

Complete with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud, new access point offers fast, reliable, secure Wi-Fi and location analytics for restaurants, medical offices, retail branches and distributed enterprise offices

SEATTLE – March 5, 2019 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi and network intelligence, today unveiled a new secure, 802.11ac Wave 2 access point (AP), the latest in its family of secure Wi-Fi products. The AP125 offers major performance improvements over Wave 1 APs, giving midmarket and distributed enterprise organisations secure, enterprise-grade wireless network performance without the high cost associated with most Wave 2 APs. When APs are managed with WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud, businesses gain access to the industry’s most sophisticated and reliable Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS) technology. It also offers a powerful location-based analytics engine equipped with customisable reports for automated inbox delivery, guest engagement tools with social authentication, intelligent network visibility and troubleshooting, and a highly-scalable cloud-based management system.

“Simply put, Wave 1 APs can’t provide the level of security, network resource distribution or scalability and management that organisations need today, and most competing Wave 2 APs can’t automatically detect and prevent the six known Wi-Fi threat categories,” said Ryan Orsi, director of product management for Wi-Fi at WatchGuard. “This is extremely problematic for low-traffic environments like restaurants, medical offices, small K-12 schools that still require secure, high-performing Wi-Fi access to function. Our new indoor AP is designed specifically to meet these needs, offering industry-leading security through our patented WIPS technology, performance and scalability that can’t be beat, all at a price that’s accessible for organizations of any size.”

“When customers ask for Wi-Fi, they want to make an investment into a future-proof infrastructure with the best technology available,” said Jean-Pierre Schwickerath, head of IT, HILOTEC AG. “With the 2×2 Wave 2 AP125, we found the perfect match for these SMB requirements: it has a small footprint, a most attractive price, and easy installation, configuration and management of the whole network out of WatchGuard’s Wi-Fi Cloud. With this powerful little beast, we can deliver and guarantee a high quality Wi-Fi network, protected by WIPS, which will make the customer happy for many years to come.”

AP125 Product Details:

  • Designed for lower client density environments and equipped with 2×2 802.11ac Wave 2 Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO), the AP125 can now stream data to multiple devices simultaneously utilising the network more effectively.
  • Outfitted with dual concurrent 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band radios supporting 802.11a/n/ac Wave 2, 802.11b/g/n, 2 spatial streams, and data rates of up to 867 Mbps and 300 Mbps, respectively.
  • The AP125 can be managed using the Firebox Gateway Wireless Controller or via WatchGuard Wi-Fi Cloud.

AP125 and Trusted Wireless Environments:
WatchGuard is proud to deliver secure Wi-Fi products that organisations can use to build Trusted Wireless Environments. In doing so, companies can rest assured that they are protected by verified, comprehensive security that automatically detects and prevents the six known Wi-Fi threat categories, while enjoying the benefits of Wi-Fi networks with market-leading performance and scalable management.

What’s more, WatchGuard’s secure Wi-Fi products are compatible with most other Wi-Fi solutions, so companies can leverage them to deploy a WIPS overlay without ripping out and replacing every existing AP in their network. For more information about how managing the AP125 as a dedicated WIPS sensor, and how to build a Trusted Wireless Environment, click here: https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-solutions/security-topics/trusted-wireless-environment

To join the Trusted Wireless Environment movement and advocate for a global security standard for Wi-Fi, click here: https://www.watchguard.com/wgrd-solutions/join-the-movement.

Additional Wi-Fi Cloud Features:
Unlock the rest of the power of the Wi-Fi Cloud and gain easy-to-customise, engaging captive portals with authentication options including Facebook, Twitter, SMS, email, and a powerful location-based analytics engine equipped with customisable reports for automated delivery to your inbox. With intelligent network visibility and troubleshooting features, IT professionals can now have the answer to one of their most challenging and frequently-asked questions: “Why is the Wi-Fi not working?”

Availability:
The AP125 is available for purchase now through WatchGuard channel partners and resellers. List pricing for the AP125 ranges between $340 and $690 USD, based on the Wi-Fi package and number of years selected.

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About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in network security, secure Wi-Fi, and network intelligence products and services to more than 80,000 customers worldwide. The company’s mission is to make enterprise-grade security accessible to companies of all types and sizes through simplicity, making WatchGuard an ideal solution for distributed enterprises and SMBs. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit:https://www.watchguard.com

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