The objective was to implement an integrated solution for intelligent and sustainable management of the Archaeological Park, using many innovative technologies. Milestone Systems' XProtect video management software (VMS) was chosen to serve as the technology base, because all the data from digital cameras and site sensors can converge and be interpreted by video analytic algorithms.
- Video surveillance IP-network cameras, including thermal cameras at the park entrance for checking the temperature of visitors as preventive emergency measures
- Video streams from drone cameras
- Anti-intrusion devices
- Sensors for seismic and hydrological monitoring, and quality of air detectors
- Smart bracelets for visitors connected to an intelligent mapping interface
- Video analysis algorithms
“Milestone software played a strategic role, as it allowed us to create a system that integrates and correlates a whole series of technological components, infrastructures and data. This means that the Archaeological Park can be better managed not only in terms of safety, but also of ongoing enhancements and uses,” emphasized Alberto Bruni, officer for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. “Milestone represents the true integrator component between many different systems and hardware. It guarantees that the Archaeological Park has the capacity for continuous development of the project with unlimited options for the integration of new technologies.”
They are developing another video application, for example, that will follow tourists as they move throughout the archaeological areas. This solution monitors the social distancing of visitors, and gives alerts to respond when crowding would cause risk.
The Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD has hereby been reborn as a technological leader in the new millennium.