Mall of the Emirates Gets High Profile Surveillance from the Milestone Community

Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As a fast growing business, managing large camera networks and mitigating risks across multi sites in a timely manner posed new challenges. To continue being at the forefront of operating safe and secure retail and leisure environments, Majid Al Futtaim realized a need to modernize their previous, non-integrated, analog CCTV systems.

Following a comprehensive vetting process, Majid Al Futtaim chose a complete security and video surveillance solution consisting of Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS at its core with Axis top-of-the-range network cameras and Pivot 3 hyper  converged server infrastructure for optimal storage. In 2014, iCetana’s dynamic live monitoring system was added to help offset the challenges of actively monitoring their large camera networks and enable their security providers with a real-time assessment and response capability. There are close to 10,000 cameras across 30 properties in 5 countries at this time.

Majid Al Futtaim now has a flexible and scalable solution that works with the widest range of camera manufacturer brands and models and can easily integrate best-of-breed technologies from eco-system partners in the global Milestone community to solve any new demands or challenges that may arise.

Milestone XProtect Corporate allows Majid Al Futtaim to operate the entire surveillance solution from a single management interface in the UAE. Being able to access all the sites from one location, the shopping mall operations team can view security cameras from their offices, enhancing optimization of operations. Other relevant parties can also leverage the information directly from mobile clients enabling more efficient administration overall. Operational costs related to the hardware, servers and cameras have been reduced from 23 percent to 7 percent.

Read the full case study on Mall of the Emirates multi-site video management.

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