Security and Video Surveillance Case Study

Northrop Grumman turned to experienced security and surveillance integrator Universal Alarms to solve their needs for performance, protection and price.

Northrop Grumman was searching for a purpose-built video surveillance storage solution that could handle 40-50 IP Cameras all running 3MP resolution, at full 30 Frames Per Second (FPS) and continuous recording 24/7 including low light nighttime operations. Universal Alarms and Arxys made it happen.

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Operating a top level secure site for classified projects for the federal government that requires the highest levels of physical security and controlled access around the clock is challenging. Configuring a high performance video surveillance system to provide security for that site that pushes the boundaries of IP Camera frame rates, multi megapixel resolutions and 24/7 continuous recording is equally as challenging. Getting that ultra high performance, high availability and HD video optimized video surveillance system to come in on time and under budget is extremely challenging.

Northrop Grumman was searching for a purpose-built video surveillance storage solution that could handle 40-50 IP Cameras all running 3MP resolution, at full 30 Frames Per Second (FPS) and continuous recording 24/7 including low light nighttime operations. Northrop Grumman required high availability that eliminated most single points of failure to ensure always-on security. Complicating matters was a budget crunch that kept a tight lid on the total solution budget.

Northrop Grumman turned to experienced security and surveillance integrator Universal Alarms to solve their needs for performance, protection and price. Universal Alarms, as a long term Arxys partner and experienced security integrator knew that the combination of requirements, budget and security required tight coordination. Arxys had helped Universal Alarms solve many other clients video surveillance needs and this proved to be no exception.

Solutions

Working with Arxys experienced surveillance solutions team Universal Alarms and Northrop Grumman were able to utilize the Arxys | Shield Appliance integrated with Valerus VMS and supporting up to 150 ultra high resolution cameras.

The Arxys | Shield Appliance running Valerus VMS on purpose-built optimized hardware delivered the multi-streaming throughput performance, 24/7/365 availability and price performance required by Northrop Grumman. Not only did the Arxys appliance outperform other video surveillance products while providing scalability and advanced data protection; it delivered the lowest TCO of any comparable system.

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Universal Alarms has another extremely satisfied customer whose security and surveillance system runs continuously without a hitch. Northrop Grumman now has a rock solid security and access control solution that delivers round the clock surveillance, HD multi-streaming performance and advanced data protection. They also have plenty of room to seamlessly scale the number of cameras and applications thanks to Arxys’ pay as you grow scalability. Their initial 48TB’s of surveillance storage can be doubled to 96TB’s seamlessly and easily to accommodate growth.

Arxys |Shield Appliance’s redundant hot-swap power supplies, hot-swap hard drives, advanced SMART alerts and RAID 5 data protection ensured non-stop operation and accessibility to all surveillance videos. The pre-configured Vicon VMS and optimized video processing made installation and setup a breeze.

The surveillance system is effective and does what all great appliances do: it just works. The security team at Northrop Grumman never has to think about the hardware at all and can just focus on securing the facility. Arxys Surveillance Storage Servers solve surveillance problems so you can provide security and protection.

"The surveillance solutions that Arxys provides easily handle current needs while ensuring we can grow and scale with more cameras, HD resolutions and ever longer retention times. Our customers love the solutions, the simplicity and the data protection."

Nick Kaufman

Universal Alarms

"The Arxys video surveillance system is the best kind of system: It just works. High frame rates, maximum HD resolutions, 24/7 continuous recording at 3 Megapixels with zero downtime or hiccups. Solid and secure video surveillance that works really well."

Security Director

Northrop Grumman

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“The Milestone Solution Certification showed the Arxys | Shield – Prime delivered the highest HD camera counts (2,944 cameras) and the highest total camera throughput (3.6Gb/s) of any storage platform tested to date by Milestone Systems.”

Mike Tarras
Solutions Integration Engineer at Milestone Systems.

Massive capacity, high bandwidth, rock solid data protection, with all star service and support. That’s just some of the reasons we like Arxys Storage.

Cliff Pascas
Project Manager at Status Automation.

The Arxys NAS solution provided us the ability to seamlessly create significantly larger and more refined storage arrays. We now literally have the world at our fingertips. We haven’t had a moment of downtime. It just works.

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Project Analyst at National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

This new appliance provides a high performance purpose-built combination of hardware, software and imagery available to the GIS community and we are pleased to have Arxys as the manufacturer of this new portable solution.

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Dean Garner
Solution Manager at ESRI inc..

If you are looking for well-designed and well-supported IP Camera based video surveillance storage solutions, and you need both extremely large capacity and reliability at a bid-friendly price, then you want to talk with Arxys. We have many 24/7 security installations running Arxys storage solutions.

David Kovacs
Division Manager at Status Automation.

The program that Arxys provided the 590TB’s of storage solutions for, had the challenge of breaking down interagency information, data discovery & sharing stovepipes and providing greater information sharing among all FSL & levels.

Curtis Miller
Programatic Lead at Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation Portable (GIIEP).

EdgeWare’s flexibility allows easy export of multiple protocols like CIFS, HTTP, NFS and FTP, as well as integrating SNMP for remote monitoring and diagnostics. Coupled with ISS’s affordability and failover capability made Cutting Edge the clear choice.

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Dennis Bieling
Systems Integrator at Epigenomics.