Summary

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha® is a worldwide spiritual organization that standardized on Genetec solutions over the years. Today, the organization is expanding its installations using Streamvault™ appliances, while also adding built-in analytics to enhance security and operations.

The company

BAPS is a worldwide spiritual and humanitarian organization dedicated to community service, peace, and harmony. Motivated by Hindu principles, BAPS strives to help the world by caring for societies, families, and individuals. Through various spiritual and humanitarian activities, BAPS strives to develop better citizens of tomorrow with high esteem for their roots and culture. Its 3,300 international centers support these character-building activities. Under the guidance and leadership of His Holiness Mahant Swami Maharaj, BAPS aspires to build a community that’s free of addiction, as well as morally, ethically, and spiritually pure.

The challenge

Over the years, the team at BAPS began standardizing on the Genetec™ Security Center unified platform across multiple locations. While volunteers had better visibility at each site, legacy servers limited the team’s ability to meet evolving security needs and slowed access to updates. The team at BAPS also faced issues with an existing edge-based analytics solution that detected intrusions, as swaying palm trees would constantly trigger false alarms. BAPS needed a new system foundation and a more reliable and accurate analytics solution. They also wanted a suite of analytics that could track the number of guests visiting their properties.

“Unification is what we want. It helps us expand without hassles or headaches, and ultimately, makes it easier for our team to manage and maintain a growing number of systems across our global centers.”

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Kaivalyamurti Swami, Administrator, BAPS

Results

Today, the organization is evolving its security operations with less stress thanks to Streamvault™ appliances. Each device provides a secure, turnkey experience and comes pre-loaded with Genetec software and tools that make upgrades and maintenance easy. The team has also started to standardize processes across worldwide locations using the appliances.

Now, when the latest version of Security Center is released, volunteers can begin the update process to access efficiency-boosting features. One new module that stood out for BAPS administrators was the KiwiVision™ suite of analytics that’s built into the platform. At one location, the team added KiwiVision Intrusion Detector and now receives alerts when people cross into critical areas, with significantly fewer false alarms than their previous solution.

The solution

Quick and simple installation

BAPS cut costs by using their Genetec-certified volunteers to install the Streamvault devices. Each device comes pre-loaded with software and built-in configuration wizards, making deployment a breeze.

Reliable device and support

Each Streamvault device is optimized for security applications and comes with a performance guarantee, ensuring that assistance is only a call away if issues arise.

Accurate built-in analytics

“As soon as we started using KiwiVision Security Video Analytics, we had a much more reliable and accurate experience. Even on stormy days, we didn’t get any false alarms,” said Kaivalyamurti Swami.

Better insights on visitors

Using the built-in People Counter analytics, the team can view easy-to-scan data on the number of people visiting their site and stores, to determine their busiest hours and days.

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