Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata (Teramo) is an Italian municipality of 9,743 inhabitants in the Province of Teramo in Abruzzo and belongs to the Union of Municipalities of Val Vibrata. In the Augustan subdivision of Italy, the area where Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata stands today was part of the fifth region, Piceno. The region, like many Roman territories, was ravaged by riots and raids during the barbarian invasions, until the ruinous fall of the Western Roman Empire.
The Municipality of Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata needs included upgrading, technological innovation and making savings. The contract related to services for citizens that would be immediately accessible and have a significant impact in terms of quality of life. The project was designed to fully meet the needs expressed by the Municipality. The measures involved the redevelopment of all squares and meeting places from an architectural and lighting point of view. Replacing yellow lights for white LED lights gives the surrounding area a brighter, more natural appearance. Increased brightness can also lend a feeling of greater security.
The project required the installation of 846 new LED lights to replace the old ones, the installation of 600 new LED spot lights, the installation of 10 photovoltaic street lights and 4.7 km of new underground power lines. The upgrading of old sections of installations involved the replacement of supports and their lighting fixtures, the possible construction of a new foundation plinth and junction box, and the rewiring of electrical wiring from the box to the lighting fixture. The works carried out during the project were aimed at overcoming critical security issues and achieving energy savings, reducing light pollution and improving the reliability and efficiency of technological systems.
In line with the objectives of the urban security policy, 26 cameras were installed at 14 sites: 19 fixed cameras and 7 speed dome cameras, perfect for monitoring large environments such as playgrounds thanks to their ability to rotate 360°. The filming and monitoring takes place in real time and is continuous thanks to night-time lighting, thereby also meeting the customer’s need to identify faces and thus provide an important deterrent against vandalism, helping to make the security camera footage clearer and sharper. Almost all installations were refurbished, using technologically advanced, high-performance equipment. In addition, to ensure the best comfort conditions and allow for maximum energy savings, a remote supervision and control system (remote monitoring) will be installed on all utilities.