Smart@POMPEI's ambition was to create an integrated technological model aimed at safely managing people and monuments in both daily and emergency situations, and to develop research and training programs in the cultural heritage and tourism sector. They hope to be a model for other historical sites.
- Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS, Smart Client, Web Client and Mobile Client
- Network video cameras from Mobotix
- Thermal cameras to check temperatures at entrance robotic checkpoints
- Video analytics software and IoT smart bracelets
- Access control, anti-intrusion devices, metal detectors
- LED lighting and photovoltaic tiles
- Sensors for seismic and hydrogeological activity, and air quality
The video surveillance system integrated the cameras that are managed efficiently by the Milestone software. It is the core of the complex IT project based on a solid network infrastructure, both optic fiber and wireless.
The park's online ticketing system has also been integrated into the access control and the video monitoring with a 3D platform that interacts with all subsystems. Alarms are generated in the Milestone VMS when defined thresholds are passed and abnormal behavior or emergency conditions are detected.
Thanks to the implementation of IoT technology, the system is extremely flexible, with the possibility to add additional devices and functionalities. For example, when the COVID-19 pandemic arose in 2020, the park added thermal cameras to check for people with possible temperatures. IoT ‘smart bracelets’ can also track visitors through an intelligent video mapping interface, monitoring social distancing to manage the risks of crowding.
The Milestone platform provided an important and strategic value for this project: it is the integrator between the different systems and devices. It guarantees the archaeological park the opportunity to think about continuous project developments without any limits on the integration of new innovations.
The ministry’s goal is to continue to develop the integrated system with more IoT technology. They can leverage what has been achieved so far in terms of development, infrastructure and systems, to make ancient Pompeii rise from the ashes and become a most modern and intelligent city of today.