To protect animals and visitors, the Riyadh Animal Shelter must monitor its buildings and surroundings 24 hours a day. To enhance security and maximize the time and resources required to care for the animals, Hikvision has provided a new intelligent video solution powered by AI.
Caring for vulnerable animals that have nowhere to go
Riyad Animal Shelter is the first licensed refuge in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The centre’s mission is to treat animals in need of medical aid and care, before finding them good permanent homes. Through the constant efforts of staff and volunteers, the shelter has rescued, treated and housed thousands of animals in need.
The security challenge – how to keep animals and visitors safe
To ensure the safety of animals and visitors to the center, the Riyadh Animal Shelter used a CCTV security solution. Unfortunately, video footage from the previous system had to be constantly monitored manually by staff and volunteers, leaving them less time to care for animals and receive families looking to adopt pets.
The center needed a more sophisticated, more reliable and more manageable automated security solution.
Partnering with Hikvision makes things better
Despite the need for an updated security system, Riyad Animal Shelter’s priorities for animal care and placement meant budgets for new infrastructure and technology were limited.
Thus, to help enhance security and operational efficiency, while automating security oversight, Hikvision MENA has provided a state-of-the-art IP security system. It includes 32 cameras equipped with Hikvision’s AcuSense and ColorVu technologies, as well as Hikvision PTZ cameras that eliminate blind spots in the animal playground.
The entire solution – including the intelligent control room equipment – can be managed quickly and easily via the Hik-Connect app. It also allows staff and volunteers to watch live video streams anytime, anywhere and on any device. In the event of a security breach, designated individuals can receive alerts on their mobile devices in real time, allowing them to respond quickly and effectively to protect animals or visitors.
It is important to note that Hikvision ColorVu technology provides crystal clear video 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This also applies at night and in low light conditions, which means that incidents of Daytime and nighttime security are detected and recorded reliably.
Ensure that animals are not left in the center
The center asks all people who sign an animal in the establishment to attend an appointment to explain their situation as well as the animal’s history and state of health. In the past, however, many animals were simply abandoned near the center, making them much more difficult to care for and relocate.
With automated vehicle and human recognition capabilities, the Hikvision solution now helps prevent animals from being abandoned in this way. This helps to ensure that people are following the proper procedures, which in turn means each animal has the best chance of rehabilitation and a new life.
Say ‘thank you’ and give something back
As a tech company with a strong commitment to the sustainability and social well-being of the local communities where we operate, Hikvision is proud to ‘give something back’ to help the Riyadh Animal Shelter achieve its important work.
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