The video surveillance system in Chelyabinsk Shopping Mall "Gorki" consists of 200 IP cameras of Axis, D-Link and EtroVision brands, Eocortex software with intelligent modules added (Suspect search and Tracking). In 2011, the reconstruction of "Gorki" shopping mall raised a question of modernizing the existing analog video system.
"Gorki" is a large shopping and entertainment complex in Chelyabinsk with the total area of 55 000 sq. m. "Gorki" is visited by 40 000 people daily and the security task is to provide the safety of visitors and staff, to monitor the situation in the complex of shops, a cinema, a family entertainment center, cafes and restaurants, as well as in the parking area. Decided was taken to replace analog equipment with 200 IP cameras installed and to opt for a new multifunctional software.
General Director of the management company "Gorki" Alex Shuljak commented their software choice: «Our IT department approached the choice of equipment and software with the utmost responsibility by testing various demos of Russian products. As a result, Eocortex IP camera software was finally chosen. Opting Eocortex was made due to, primarily, economic efficiency: in comparison with other software products, Eocortex requires less powerful and therefore more cost-effective servers for the same amount of IP cameras in the system. In addition, Eocortex has actually a very broad functionality, prompt search in the archive, simple and intuitive interface. By the moment, the security system has been successfully operating for more than three years. The mall has a twenty-four hours record, so the Suspect search module is particularly relevant”.