Cosmos Bank Collaborates with VIVOTEK Also to Safeguard the People of Pune

Secures the premises of the bank for complete security of the institution and its valued patrons

Facilitating effective monitoring using state-of-the-art security systems, Cosmos Co-operative Bank associates with VIVOTEK. The financial heart of the city of Pune has improved its security with VIVOTEK to safeguard not juts its premises, but its greatest asset as well i.e., Puneites.

Established in 1906, Cosmos Bank is one of the oldest and largest banks in India. Headquartered in Pune, it has a huge network of 140 branches in India, spread across 7 States and 39 major cities. Cosmos Bank is located on the University Road, which is at the very heart of this bustling city. Considering the size of the city, the number of inhabitants and the location of the bank, any security system for such an institution had to be both up to date, and ahead of times.

Thus, in its risk mitigation plan, Cosmos Bank decided to rope in VIVOTEK as its security solution provider. A total of 132 VIVOTEK network cameras were installed at the headquarters of the bank.

For the interior areas of the bank, including the main floor area, the lifts, and the lobby, 103 FD8136 ultra-mini fixed-dome network cameras were employed. It features a megapixel sensor enabling viewing resolution of 1280px800p at 30fps. Its tiny size of only 90mm in diameter and an in-built microphone and speaker further enhance the powerful camera. The small profile and wide view of the camera are as good as large unsightly cameras when it comes to protecting Cosmos’s employees, customers, and property.

Similarly, for the basement parking area, 29 IP8335H bullet-network cameras were deployed. This camera features an HD WDR CMOS sensor for use in challenging lighting conditions. The day and night functionality and the IP67-rated weatherproof housing of the IP8335H allowed the bank a cost-effective IP surveillance system. Incorporating an IR-cut filter that can be removed automatically at night and a built-in IR illuminators with coverage for up to 20 meters, the IP8335H secured Cosmos Bank’s parking area all day, every day. Finally, 4 SD8326 speed-dome network cameras secured the periphery of Cosmos Bank’s headquarters. This camera’s varifocal lens, IR and 36x zoom, empowered the Bank’s security team to identify and recognize objects and number plates, even in the dark of night, while its rugged housing ensured that bad weather would never mean a lapse safety for Cosmos Bank’s real treasure, the people of the city of Pune.

“The bank is headquartered in a building which has an inbuilt data center and a high security safe. As Pune, popularly known as the Oxford of India, is a typically dense and complex city, close to Bombay, a high-level risk, and threat assessment was done as a part of the overall risk mitigation strategy. The key areas that were identified include threats to people; to property; and to the image of the Bank. Cosmos roped in Bajaj Electricals for the design, engineering and solution implementation. The need was ripe for a smart surveillance system that not only ensures the easy flow of pedestrians and vehicles but also guarantees the comfort of the employees and customers. Post extensive research revolving around compliance, security gaps etc., the bank chose VIVOTEK’s ace solutions as the ideal alternative which can meet all the chief challenges, facing Cosmos Bank.”

 Sanjeev Gulati

Sanjeev Gulati
India and SAARC Country Manager, VIVOTEK INC.


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