Yarra Honda installs Milestone and Axis IP video

IP cameras and VMS with off-the-shelf hardware gives complete coverage of beautiful new showroom
Yarra Honda has installed Axis IP cameras and Milestone XProtect Enterprise video management software supported by off the shelf hardware on a dedicated subnet to give complete coverage of its beautiful new showroom in Melbourne.

by: John Adams, Editor of Security Electronics & Networks magazine

AUSTRALIA - August 2010.  Yarra Honda has installed Axis IP cameras and Milestone XProtect Enterprise video management software supported by off the shelf hardware on a dedicated subnet to give complete coverage of its beautiful new showroom in Melbourne.

Your mind doesn’t conjure up a motor vehicle showroom when you think of cutting edge video surveillance gear but the Milestone XProtect Enterprise video management solution and Axis cameras installed at Yarra Honda really are an extension of a facility that has been built to the highest standards.

This is a major site, built over 4 levels on a substantial footprint. It incorporates a huge showroom area, sales office space, corporate offices and a spotless service centre. Throughout, the building reflects the sort of workmanship and professionalism you’d expect from Honda. In all, the installation at Yarra Honda has 85 Axis PoE cameras operating on a dedicated subnet with switches allowing remote access to authorised workstations.

The man responsible for designing the surveillance installation here is Yarra Honda’s group IT and T manager, Chris Giouris. Like most IT people, Giouris has a strong attraction to capable networked technologies and the satisfaction he gets from his sleek and functional solution is transparent.  

It’s no great surprise that Giouris found himself drawn to Axis Communications and Milestone XProtect video management software during the decision making process. Both companies have worked hard to make their solutions architecturally agnostic.

“From my perspective, when we started looking for a solution it quickly became obvious that Milestone offered me exactly what I expected and exactly what I wanted,” explained Giouris. “There’s nowhere it lets me down – Milestone does exactly what I need it to do.”

Read the full customer case story at www.securityelectronicsandnetworks.com.au.