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Otto Beier waffle factory GmbH

With the Synology NAS DS1512+ in combination with the integrated video surveillance software Surveillance Station, we have made the right decision for expanding our video surveillance system. The existing analog cameras could be integrated perfectly with Axis video encoders and the user-friendly system can be operated over browser via Windows and MAC. Markus Beier, Managing Director Otto Beier waffle factory GmbH

The Company

The Otto Beier waffle factory GmbH, which was founded in 1933, has evolved into a leading manufacturer in the industrial and private label. This family business, with more than 100 employees and production facilities in Miltach and Wilsdruff / Dresden, makes tailored products within 16 production lines, in 3-shift operation. The produced good range is very comprehensive: foam waffles, cream wafers, industrial waffles, round waffles, and fruit and cereal bars. This IFS and organic certified company completes its service by a private laboratory and a truck fleet. This allows the factory to meet the industry fast-switching standards and needs.

The Challenge

To meet the increasing demands for food safety the existing analog surveillance system had to be revised. This involved the following specific areas:

  • Completion of the monitoring of the outside area
  • Supervision of loading and unloading area, which can be accessed by third-party workers
  • Monitoring of the product flow

The new system should work as storage with video management, offer analytic features, operate autonomously and be accessible from Windows PCs and Apple computers (Macs). Similarly, the previously installed analog cameras system should be integrated seamlessly and easily, while remaining expandable.

Besides its function as Network Video Recorder the storage system should include a backup feature that allows us back up sensitive files from our Macs to the server as well as giving us the possibility to set schedules backup jobs of our the stored data and video footage from the NAS to an external HDD.

The Solution

The Company chose the Synology DS1512+ with 5 x 3TB hard drives in a RAID group. This easy-to-use NAS was installed quickly and was set up to be a fully-fledged video surveillance server, thanks to the Surveillance Station package. With DS1512+ they started with 5 hard drives and can expand the storage space with the expansion unit DX510. With the help of Axis video encoders M7014, the existing analog cameras could be fully integrated without rewiring. Additional cameras, models M1104 and P5512, were installed indoor while P5522-E PTZ cameras were used outdoor.

The Benefits

Comprehensive solution

The Synology monitoring software Surveillance Station offers versatile possibilities: IP camera management, live view, intelligent analysis functions and compatibility with various operating systems. This was a great advantage because the company is using both Apple and Windows devices.

Easy external access

Synology's own free DDNS service allows them to easily setup external access to our monitoring server. In addition, the mobile apps for iOS and Android DS cam helped them to access our video surveillance system via smartphones and tablets on the go. These benefits are extremely important for the company, since the whole solution can be integrated seamlessly into their heterogeneous IT environment.

Various user and group privileges

An important point for them was the setting of different users groups. Surveillance Station offers a very powerful and convenient privileges management system. It helps to set different users at different privilege levels so they can ensure to meet the privacy policy requirements at work.

Extensive Backup functionality

With support of Apple Time Machine integrated in DS1512+ for backup from Mac computers to the NAS and scheduled backup from DS1512+ to external hard drives, the firm can be sure that our sensitive data will always be safely stored.

Through the combination of versatile storage system with complete backup functions and intelligent video monitoring software, Synology offers the company all the possibilities needed for a safe and reliable monitoring and data protection of the factory. Furthermore the system is very easy to manage, so that the staff can monitor it even without a comprehensive IT background.

Recommended Models

  • DS1512+

Recommended Features

  • Surveillance Station
  • Extensive IP camera support
  • Automatic data backup
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