Knowsley Community College wanted to gain greater control over who entered both their Roby and Kirkby campus sites via vehicle. Like many colleges Knowsley wanted to make their sites more secure whilst limiting access to only those with permission to park on-site.
In order for us to provide a solution we integrated Paxton Access Control with Milestone software at the on-site barriers. Staff members were given access cards, which when swiped at the barrier would allow their vehicle to gain entry.
At each barrier we installed a comms box with audio facilities and an analogue camera coupled with a network video encoder. When a driver without a card requires access, a push button triggers Milestone recording software and allows reception staff to see and talk interactively with them. Staff can then choose whether to open the barrier. The Paxton software logs the recorded video clips for reference at a later date.
At the Roby centre we also fitted additional Axis IP cameras to point towards the barrier allowing for images to be captured from the rear of the vehicles for number plate capturing, enhancing site security and visitor management.
The existing barriers were a simple, stand-alone system. We integrated the barriers with Paxton control modules into a Milestone video management and recording system using Axis network cameras to provide the video feeds.
From our newly created International Center of Expertise we are now offering direct access to our unparalleled level of knowledge and support to customers worldwide.
As from this week, we have extended our center’s opening hours for network camera sales and support to 11pm GMT. We are now open to serve our customers from 8.00am to 11.00pm GMT Monday to Friday.
With this change we are internationalizing our Center of Expertise in IP Video, enabling us to better support our growing customer base globally, whilst the extended opening hours will also benefit our UK customers who can now access us late into the evening.
In 2006 Simons Group and Marks and Spencer were given approval to create the largest M&S store outside of London. Based at the popular Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet the build would take approximately two years and would also be one of the largest sustainable retail spaces in the world.
Initially a video company were commissioned to capture the frame erection and main build on the site, unfortunately as this was an unsuccessful installation both Simons Group and Marks and Spencer felt a more specialist company should be brought on board.
NW Systems Group were then approached and appointed to install eight Mobotix high resolution cameras to oversee the next stages of the project which included the inside build and fit-up of the store. By utilising our RemoteManager system operatives would not only be able to oversee the project as it happens but would be able to create a time-lapse movie for promotional purposes upon the build’s completion.
In order for the cameras to link back to the site cabins we provided a wireless connection alongside the camera system. This not only allowed users to monitor the cameras on site but gave Simons Group the ability to connect their clients to the system allowing Marks and Spencer to remotely monitor the site from their office in London, providing real-time updates of progress on the project.
With the build nearing completion Simons Group and Marks and Spencer have been consistently impressed by the RemoteManager system. Ed Dixon for Simon’s Group commented “To date, the quality of service provided has been exemplary. A very impressive user interface, diligent installation operatives, excellent customer support and personable account management from key staff.”