Drogenbos –Small Town using Big City Solutions


Drogenbos, a small municipality next to Brussels in Belgium offers the best of small town living. Light traffic, friendly residents and open spaces. Unfortunately, even small towns must fight crime and Drogenbos is no different in that respect. With an eye towards preventing incidents before they occur, the town has long been a proponent of video security. Several years ago they deployed a system of cameras operating on legacy wireless systems and traditional Coax cabling, however for a variety of reasons this system was no longer able to deliver on the key requirements for a wireless video security system – high quality, low latency, high capacity, secure and interference free.

The city had existing camera locations that were being upgrade with newer, more powerful and hence higher capacity (25Mbps each) cameras. With limited 5GHz connectivity options.

The Network Factory was engaged with the city on identifying and defining a replacement system, and had used Siklu mmWave solutions in the past. A new Siklu high capacity, interference free 60GHz wireless network was designed and implemented by 802 Networks. The resultant system used multiple HD and PTZ cameras. Connecting the cameras to the Pellco VMS at the police station was a mixture of Siklu EtherHaul™ (point to point) and MultiHaul™ (point to multipoint) multi-gigabit systems.


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