Background: Advanced Protection for A 158-year-old Coal Mine
The Monumental Guido Coal Mine, which was founded in 1855, is located in the City of Zabrze in Silesia Province in southern Poland. The name of Coal Mine – Guido – originates from the name of big industrialist, millionaire – Prince Guido Henkel von Donnersmarck. For more than a hundred years transformation, the Guido Coal Mine, comprised with Coal Mining Museum and modern areas “K8 zone” for leisure, business and culture, now is a place for young and old people to explore the region's mining heritage and organize cultural and art events.
The K8 zone, located 320 meters below ground in the Guido Coal Mine, consists of four huge chambers for conference, concerts, theatrical performances, culture fair, business meeting…… etc. More uniquely, the deepest place in K8 Zone is a pub, which is also considered as one of the most iconic pubs in Silesia. The unique underground climate guarantees raw and mine decor with brick ceiling. The next attraction is a good beer and a lot of hot snacks. The Coal Mine Guido is a worth place to visit. With the modern zone entering official operation in 2013, visitors to the Guido Coal Mine increased significantly.
The Coal Mine Guido decided to implement a modern network surveillance system, providing its employees and tourist with better and advanced protection shield. The surveillance system had to be able to manage and control the number of people below 250 under low light conditions in the mine. The selection of cameras was the biggest challenge in this project since cameras must be able to cope with difficult lighting conditions, to deliver high quality image, and to resist from dustiness in the underground tunnels.