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Bama case study

Pain-free gate entry solutions for high noise environments

A gate entry solution and communication system that delivers high-quality audio while ensuring product longevity with products that withstand harsh outdoor environments. 

End-customer: Bama Gruppen AS 
Location: Oslo, Norway

Project period: September 2020 

Mission

BAMA Gruppen AS, Norway’s leading distributor of fruits and vegetables, experienced many audio issues with its previous intercom solution. BAMA’s Oslo facility accommodates more than 1,600 delivery vehicles each week. High noise levels from running engines from trucks made it difficult for security personnel on the other side to understand the truck drivers. A gate entry solution is considered a critical component of BAMA's overall physical and cybersecurity solution, and having a fully operational gate entry system is mandatory.

Also, the devices need to be installed fully outside in Norway's demanding weather conditions. BAMA needed a robust system that could provide crystal clear communication, while standing up to wear and tear, as well as the humid coastal climate. 

Gate Entry Solutions

Zenitel and Caverion worked with BAMA Gruppen AS to deliver a gate entry communication solution that not only eliminated challenges with poor audio quality from the previous intercom system, but also provided an intercom solution that has integrated HD video. Now, drivers can easily identify themselves to security teams. In addition, Zenitel's IP video intercoms increase security awareness for staff, with real-time views of the gate entry and therefore, increased overall perimeter protection. Our solution consists of: 

  • TCIV-3+ and TCIV-5+, HD-Video intercoms at external gates provides drivers with high-quality, crystal clear, and more natural voice and video communication
  • ITSV-1 video desktop station at security control, where all video and audio feeds from the gates are received and managed

Result

The gate entry solutions delivered by Zenitel provided a solid foundation for BAMA's overall physical security infrastructure. The expectational audio performance of the TCIV-3+ and TCIV-5+ have elevated the entry experience of the drivers as they no longer need to turn off their engines to enter the premises. Despite the vehicle noise, both security teams and the drivers are easily able to understand each other, thanks to Zenitel’s advanced noise cancellation and automatic gain features.

With the high-definition camera feeds from the TCIV-3+ and TCIV-5+, security guards can take precautionary actions if they see incoming vehicles. The combination of high-quality audio and video guarantees clear and defined communications between those interested in accessing the BAMA premises and enables security teams to ensure the facility is run smoothly, safely, and securely. 

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"We’ve experienced a lot of issues with the audio on our previous intercom solution on our site. The environment is very noisy and demanding. We get a lot of incoming trucks with their engines turned on. For that reason, we depend on having an effective solution delivering high quality audio, which we feel has been fulfilled in our new solution from Zenitel. That is the main reason the whole gate system functions so well." 

Mr. Zaheer Ahmad, Head of Security, BAMA

Products & solutions

About BAMA Gruppen AS

Bama-Gruppen AS is Norway's largest private distributor of fruit and vegetables. BAMA-Gruppen is engaged in wholesale trading of imported and Norwegian-produced fresh produce in fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The company has five divisions: retail, industry, institutions, flowers, and convenience shops. 

About Caverion

Caverion is a Finnish listed company that designs, implements, and maintains building technology and industrial services. Caverion's offering covers the entire life cycle of buildings, infrastructure or industrial sites and processes: from design & build to projects, technical and industrial maintenance, facility management and advisory services.

About Zenitel

Zenitel is well positioned to drive the future of intelligent critical-communication solutions. Through Zenitel's portfolio of IP products & solutions, with built-in intelligence and a focus on cybersecurity, we provide organizations with superior, scalable security and flexibility. Zenitel is the proven, preferred choice for environments requiring crystal-clear audio to ensure the protection of human life, property, assets, and the management of critical activities. With interoperability at all levels, we seamlessly integrate with access control, video management, and other security platforms.

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