Case Study: University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland

The University of Warmia and Mazury, located in the heart of Olsztyn, Poland, has now installed around 1,000 Hanwha Vision cameras, ensuring the safety of staff, students and visitors. Indeed, Hanwha Vision and the university team have been working together for 15 years, to enhance campus security and provide a safe space for learning.

The video surveillance system at the university has evolved over the years to leverage analytics and AI. This transformation began in 2009, as a response to the university’s growing and unique security and safety needs. The video system is now a critical component for monitoring people and vehicles throughout the campus. In addition, it has improved incident response rates through the analysis of sometimes complex scenes.

The university is equipped with a surveillance system that includes:

Multi-sensor cameras: PNM-9002VQ. These cameras provide operators with a 360° view, enabling simultaneous monitoring of different directions and areas. The cameras also deliver significant cost savings. Combining multiple sensors in a single housing, they require less cabling and infrastructure, compared with what would normally be required to enable separate cameras to cover such large and complex scenes.

AI cameras: Artificial intelligence analysis capabilities, including advanced object classification and detection, take the university’s system to the next level. Analytics become a reliable second pair of eyes to operators helping them know where to look for important real-time events, while making post-event forensic searches highly efficient.

AI algorithms, in models such as XNO-C7083R, also minimise false alarms caused by animals, light changes, or tree movements, and thus improve operational efficiency.

Fixed cameras: Mainly models from the X series, such as XNO-8080R and XNV-8020R. These cameras form an essential part of the monitoring system, providing ongoing observation and recording of key locations on the university premises.

PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) cameras: Models, XNP-6320RH and XNP-6400R, complement the fixed cameras, offering the ability to monitor movement and quickly respond to any changes of interest happening in the scene. PTZ cameras are effective in situations requiring immediate attention and intervention, such as unusual events or emergencies.

Each of the above plays a vital role in ensuring safety and smooth communication on campus. The integrated operation of the system allows for effective monitoring, quick response to events, and maintains a high level of security at the university.

As discussed in the video, the university authorities chose to partner with Hanwha Vision because of the quality, reliability, and high level of cybersecurity across the company’s products and solutions, alongside the technical and project support provided by Hanwha Vision. Looking to the future, the university plans to further expand the monitoring system, leveraging more advanced technologies.