Protecting Ancient Wonders
- By Ralph C. Jensen
- Apr 28, 2010
Every once in a while I run across a very cool solution that is protecting something special. Here it is.
Transmission solutions from AFI are protecting some of the greatest monuments of the ancient world at the Giza Plateau on the Nile River, near Cairo. Transmission solutions from AFI enable signal transmission from more than 100 video cameras in a surveillance system that watches the perimeter of the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and other archaeological treasures.
The Egyptian government recently determined that it needed to increase the level of protection of the historical sites by installing a video surveillance system around the perimeter of the plateau. The goal was to create a system able to view any area of the plateau complex from a single control room facility. Government engineers evaluated system requirements for several months before choosing AFI to provide signal transmission from cameras located around the Giza site.
AFI transmission solutions are operating in the harsh desert conditions, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Egyptian government has been satisfied with the performance.
“The value of these ancient treasures is beyond measure, so we are very pleased the Egyptian government trusts the effectiveness and dependability of AFI transmission solutions to play a critical role in protecting them,” said Jack Fernandes, president and CEO of AFI.
There are a lot of cool things in this world, and few compare to the Egyptian treasures. Congratulations to AFI for leading in such a dynamic manner.
Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.