Wiener Wiesn Fest 2013

Through the complete and centralized video surveillance solution from Synology, problems of large areas could be identified immediately and therefore intervened rapidly during the festival. In addition, with CMS, valuable video recordings of multiple cameras can be managed in one place efficiently without being directly on site. During the festival at night, the Synology Surveillance Station supplied essential information for our security service as a motion detector. Christian Feldhofer, Managing Director at Wiesn Veranstaltungs- & Kultur GesmbH

The Company

The Wiesn Veranstaltungs- & Kultur GesmbH, based in Vienna, was founded in 2010. Together with the partner "Zum Ludwig" Gastronomie GmbH, they attracted more than 200,000 visitors to Austria's biggest festival at the Kaiserwiese this year in front of the Viennese Ferris wheel.

The Challenge

A video surveillance solution was sought to monitor approximately 15,000 m² of outdoor area and 5,000 m² of indoor tent area during the festival. In addition to the main surveillance objectives, security live feeds also had to be in high definition for documentation, marketing, and advertising purposes.

The particular challenge was to find a surveillance solution that can provide stable and reliable recordings of an event that lasts almost 3 weeks with little configuration effort.

In addition, several recording servers were placed at different locations and had to be managed centrally via one single portal. Even if the management could be done from a PC, the solution should offer live surveillance via mobile app.

The Solution

A video surveillance solution from Synology was already installed a year ago in the “Melker Stiftskeller,” a wine cellar and a restaurant established in 1629, located in Schottengasse, Vienna. The restaurant recommended Synology Surveillance Station for the Wiener Wiesn 2013 because of its high reliability, simple configurations as well as easy access to all pictures on mainstream mobile devices.

Two Synology DS412+ and one Synology DS213+ with a total capacity of 40 TB were adopted. Thirty 1920 x 1080p HDTV cameras, mostly from the Axis M3000 series were connected via Gigabit Ethernet to those NAS servers. One camera was already installed on the 4th of September 2013 on the Giant Ferris Wheel. It uploaded pictures to the DS213+ with 4TB capacity. The live feed provided live streaming at 10 frames per second to an HDTV at 1080p quality. The surveillance area covered the whole event from start to finish.

"The combination of the Synology solution together with high-quality Axis IP cameras was the best way to guarantee and increase security for us as organizers and our customers." (Christian Feldhofer)

The Benefits

Easy Configuration

The main advantage of the Synology surveillance solution lies in its simple configurations. Since the solution is browser-based, no software installation is necessary. The entire implementation was completed in just one day and therefore was able to meet the short-term deadline.


Synology supports many camera types, so it was possible to install various models of different cameras. Furthermore, thanks to Synology CMS (Central Management System), the storage capacity can be easily expanded by integrating another unit with only a few clicks.

Mobile Surveillance

Easy access to all live videos as well as the recordings from any PC and all mobile devices was another deciding factor for the Synology solution. With the mobile version for Surveillance Station, DS cam, security staff can access live view and recordings on the go with their mobile devices.

Recommended Models

  • DS412+
  • DS213+

Recommended Features

  • Easy Configuration
  • Flexibility
  • Mobile Surveillance
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