ALB-GOLD pasta GmbH relies on Synology Surveillance Station convenience for its video surveillance setup

As we stand for the highest quality in noodle-making at ALB-GOLD, we are now also relying on the high quality of the storage and monitoring solution from Synology. Attila Vekony, IT

The Company

From the seed to the plate, ALB-GOLD stands for highest pasta quality, largest variety and transparency. Since its founding in 1968, this Swabian family business has evolved into a flagship enterprise in the food industry.

The company's headquarters is situated in Trochtelfingen on the Swabian Alb. This area is the home of the Swabian Spaetzle and the cradle of pasta-making in Germany. ALB-GOLD manufactures more than 150 different pasta shapes with the finest raw materials.

The Challenge

The existing video surveillance system was based on rigid coaxial cable and outdated IP cameras. Thus, an extention and modernisation of this system would have required a considerable effort and costs. The ideal system should extend the monitoring capabilities to a more contemporary approach while staying easy to control. It should also be easily expandable in the future and supports ABUS network cameras. The company uses four ABUS TVIP11502, one ABUS TVIP31501 and one ABUS TVIP11551 at their headquarters in Trochtelfingen. It goes without saying that all this should remain within a manageable budget.

The Solution

After several Internet researches for various solutions on the market, Synology Surveillance Station was found. It was particularly impressive that the solution from Synology not only supports ABUS IP cameras but also numerous other camera manufacturers. After the DiskStation was comprehensively examined and tested, the company decided to purchase a Synology DiskStation DS713+. The NAS has been linked to the network and the ABUS cameras.

The Benefits

By implementing the DS713+ all the requirements to the monitoring system were met.

Easy of use

The activated network cameras can be easily controlled by connected users. Thanks to the intuitive interface of Surveillance Station, the setup of the cameras was done in a breeze. Shortly after, adding more network cameras to the system, and setting up different user privileges were also an easy process. The entire system was fully operational in a few short steps. It has been running since then without any interruption.

Fast expandability

The Synology DS713+ provides up to 8TB of storage space. If needed, it can be expanded with a Synology DX213 or DX513 in no time to a total up to 28TB. This feature came handy to keep a certain flexibility to meet future demands while maintaining the initial budget as low as possible.


Surveillance Station is an additional package that works under Synology's operating system DiskStation Manager (DSM). In addition to Surveillance Station, Synology offers many other functions/modules such as FTP Server, NFS for file sharing, GLPI for Management resource.

Recommended Models

  • DS713+

Recommended Features

  • Easy to use
  • Fast expandability
  • Multitasking
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