South Korean smart city boosts safety surveillance

Milestone Systems said it has successfully completed a seamless 24/7 security surveillance solution for Goyang City in South Korea.

One of the 10 most dynamically developing cities in the world, Goyang is now safer than ever, as civil safety staff are equipped with Milestone’s integrated IP video solution to crack down on crime-prone districts and blind spots in the city.

Goyang City, a top tourist destination with a rich 600-year history, attracts thousands of tourist arrivals throughout the year. To ensure a safe and pleasant experience for both citizens and tourists, the city implemented a comprehensive, integrated overhaul of its security solutions.

Under the previous video surveillance system, many incidents of downtime occurred, requiring a manual reboot each time its function failed. Staff resources were heavily overutilized, as several members had to be placed on duty around the clock for constant monitoring, which added on to already high maintenance costs.

In order to maintain security and to more effectively conduct 360-surveillance checks, Goyang City opted for Milestone XProtect software to replace its old video surveillance system.

Working in partnership with Omecca, a Milestone Platinum Partner, Goyang City implemented an integrated surveillance solution that offers scalability, flexibility, reliability and cost-effectiveness. With over 2,500 video cameras to implement, a seamless transition without causing disruption to daily operations was crucial.

Omecca worked with Goyang to replace the old video management software with Milestone’s enhanced XProtect solution. Within two weeks, all video cameras were replaced with the new system, allowing each staff member to monitor approximately 100 cameras simultaneously using the carousel feature and comprehensive XProtect Smart Wall overview.

“As the city continues to grow, we remain confident that the Milestone security surveillance system can be easily expanded to accommodate additional security demands,” said An Dong Soo, head of civil safety center, Goyang City. “Public safety is of paramount importance, and we are committed to investing in the latest technologies to help us reduce administrative time and improve the efficiency of our resources.”