Avigilon CCTV Solution for Golden Island

Avigilon 8MP 4k cameras & 3MP bullet cameras installed by SenSys Technology in CCTV upgrade at Golden Island Shopping Centre, Athlone – Read the Case Study.



Retail Shopping Centre


Golden Island Shopping Centre

Located on the banks of the Shannon in midland town of Athlone, Golden Island Shopping Centre consists of 154,000 sq. ft. of retail space. and 1,000 car park spaces. Key tenants include Pennys, Tesco, Argos & Boots, Argos and IMC Cinema. Weekly footfall is approx 65,000.

the goal

Golden Island Shopping centre in the heart of Athlone is a busy shopping centre, with a high footfall count this provides complexities for the security team to provide a safe and secure site for customers and staff.

We were asked to consult and to help deliver a solution that would meet all of their requirements.

In brief, the main requirements were for the security team to be able to be aware of all vehicles and individuals at any given time. Security cameras with complete visibility and coverage inside and outside of the shopping centre.





SenSys met with the management team at Golden Island Shopping Center to discuss their requirements in detail. We provided a demo of numerous solutions that we (SenSys Technology) provide such as HikvisionAxis Communications and Avigilon.

Avigilon was chosen as the solution for the site, for numerous reasons:

  • Avigilon is an IP based solution which is Installed on a server instead of a traditional recorder such as an NVR or DVR. This includes a SenSys proactive monitoring tool, which allows us to continuously ping the server and we can detect faults in seconds, and resolve in minutes to minimise downtime for our customers.
  • Avigilon provides full solutions from Number plate recognition, Access Control, Cameras, Servers and networking equipment.
  • The Avigilon solution provided the higher specification of cameras, which meant we are able to fully meet and exceed the customer’s requirements, whilst coming under budget.
  • Avigilon provides a range of cameras from 1-30MP, and we devised a solution with a mixture of 8MP 4K cameras and 3MP bullet cameras.
  • Avigilon 8MP cameras have been designed to cover wider areas of the car park, and the 3MP to cover smaller areas. The resolution and high quality of Avigilon cameras allowed us to install fewer cameras whilst covering a wider angle with less blind spots.

Specifically focussing on the key areas that need to be surveilled with excellent HD quality and retaining the existing PTZ cameras installed. SenSys used encoders to convert analogue cameras to IP and integrate onto the new Avigilon HD CCTV system.

This meant that we are able to use the existing cameras, utilizing the existing investment, and delivering fewer cameras means there will be further savings going forward with SenSys maintaining the cameras.

Inside the Shopping Centre

The requirements for inside the shopping centre were very similar to the outside of the shopping centre. To provide full coverage, no blind spots, with as few cameras as possible to maintain going forward.

Our recommendation for the inside of the shopping centre was to remove existing cameras and install three hemispherical cameras to cover all angles, eliminating all black spots.

The H4 Multisensor camera line combines Avigilon self-learning video analytics with exceptional coverage, featuring 4 individually configurable camera sensors that can be positioned to monitor virtually any area.  On this solution, we provided 20MP total resolution for each camera. The H4 Multisensor camera line delivers broad scene coverage and high image detail. It uses H.265 compression technology to significantly reduce bandwidth and storage requirements while maintaining clear, detailed images.

This provides significant cost savings, as the hemispherical cameras only require one individual licence, and for one CAT 6 cable, saving on labour, licencing and maintenance going forward

Why Avigilon and SenSys?

SenSys | Smart Network Technology together with Avigilon are defining the future of protection through innovative, end-to-end security solutions in Ireland.

Avigilon’s industry-leading HD network video management software, megapixel cameras, access control and video analytics products are reinventing surveillance. Customers in more than 120 countries are provided with a customizable end-to-end, scalable, open solution to monitor property and protect people across many industries including stadiums, retail shopping centres, education, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, transportation stations, and more.

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