Bank of New Zealand Uses Altronix Throughout its 179 Branches
At the 179 branches and 36 business centers of the Bank of New Zealand, a range of Altronix products supplies power to analog and IP cameras as well as other security equipment. With more than a decade of experience with Altronix, the bank has experienced the highest levels of reliability using the company’s products.
“Since we first specified Altronix solutions, we have not experienced a single failure, which speaks for itself,” said Karen Timpson, security operations manager with the Bank of New Zealand.
The Bank of New Zealand uses a variety of products from Altronix, a manufacturer of low-voltage, power supplies and accessories for the electronic, security industry. In addition to wall-mount and rack-mount analog power supplies, the bank employs Altronix HubWay and HubSat UTP transceivers to transmit video across structured cabling and VertiLine series models to provide centralized power in a rack configuration.
Mark Massicks, general manager of Asset Security Distribution Ltd., stated, “Altronix’ breadth of products and field-proven reputation were factors in choosing the company's technology and solutions for the Bank of New Zealand. Altronix’ extensive, product line has readily met the bank's evolving power requirements as video surveillance technologies have evolved. The Bank of New Zealand standardized on versatile Altronix rack-mount, power supplies for analog video in 2006, when it rolled out a new digital video recorder (DVR) platform.”
In 2009, the bank upgraded from utilizing coaxial cable by switching to unshielded twisted pair (UTP) for analog video transmission, implementing Altronix HubWay UTP solutions. Hubway transceivers, coupled with HubWayAvP or HubWay Dv video balun/combiners, allow the bank to continue to use existing AC and DC analog cameras. The new, cable infrastructure enables migration to IP video when and where required by adding Altronix NetWay Midspans.
“The constant changes in video surveillance are now making the deployment of IP cameras much easier and cost-effective,” said Massicks. “Altronix’ products cover every base from video surveillance to access control on any infrastructure platform. We can meet or exceed all of our customer's requirements using Altronix’ solutions. Plus, Altronix offers a lifetime warranty, in the event a problem ever arises, which is unique in the industry.”
“Due to time zone issues we can sometimes have delays in response from overseas suppliers, but Altronix has always responded within the same business day,” said Massicks. “We couldn't ask for better service.”
Founded in 1861, the Bank of New Zealand is one of the country's largest banks and employs more than 5,000 people. The bank works with personal, business, agricultural and private wealth clients and operates a network of 455 ATMs throughout New Zealand.