ABUS security systems installed at one of Germany’s largest e-bike dealerships in Cologne (Germany)

The Prumbaum bike dealership in Cologne has made a name for itself, remaining a family-run company since its opening in 1927. Today, Prumbaum is one of the most significant centres for expertise in the region, and has been selling ABUS products for many years too. In March 2018, thieves broke in and stole 50 high-end e-bikes, causing 200,000 euros’ worth of damage. Since then, Managing Director Jörg Prumbaum has placed his trust in the proven triple protection system provided by security experts ABUS. The installed video surveillance, alarm systems and electronic access control from a single source have restored a feeling of security for Jörg Prumbaum and his employees.

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Fact sheet

Application area: Trade
Object: Zweirad-Center Prumbaum
Location: Cologne, Germany
Project goal: Securing the shop and the external warehouse with ABUS video surveillance, alarm systems and electronic access control

Referenz Zweirad-Center Prumbaum, Cologne (Germany)

Challenge and solution

The Prumbaum bike dealership - one of the most significant centres for expertise in the region

  • Remaining a family-run company since its opening in 1927
  • Since 2000 the company has grown six-fold both in terms of shop floor area and the number of employees
  • External warehouse stretching across an area of 1200 m2

Finding the best solution for the structural challenges

  • In March 2018, there was a violent break-in at Prumbaum’s warehouse - the professional security system was still in the final planning stage, and no components had yet been installed
  • Following the break-in, Jörg Prumbaum was keen to install a secure solution as quickly as possible: now, ABUS IP cameras, the electronic access control system wAppLoxx and a Secvest Touch alarm system are supporting each other optimally
  • The design of the metal hall construction is quite complicated and its shape is unusual, meaning there is no clearly defined surface area - Christian Braun, Managing Director of HV Braun, came up with an innovative and successful solution

The shop floor in clear view

  • A comprehensive security solution was essential for the shop floor too, where some of the bikes cost almost as much as a small car
  • Just like the warehouse, the shop is fitted with ABUS video surveillance and a Secvest Touch alarm system with various components, such as wAppLoxx cylinders

Easy to use with a single monitor

  • “Regardless of whether I’m out and about or home in bed, I can simply glance at my smartphone or check the app to see that everything is as it should be in my shop and at the warehouse,” says Jörg Prumbaum
  • Push notifications will inform Jörg Prumbaum immediately if any of the alarms should go off
  • The video recordings can also be used as evidence in case of theft, fraud and embezzlement in the shop
  • Optimising work processes: the images can be used to check how busy the warehouse is and whether more staff are required

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