Barratt Homes, one of the UKs premiere residential house builders, has worked with NW to implement a 3G-based video-over-ip system for traffic monitoring at a residential development close to Emirates Stadium in North London.
The landowners, London & Quadrant Group, teamed up with Barratt Homes on the £26 million purchase of the landmark private development site on Queensland Road, close to Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium. The £128 million project will feature 375 private homes across three residential towers.
During this three year regeneration project, Barratt require a camera system for monitoring a shared access road on the site. NW installed a Mobotix camera system using 3G connectivity, allowing Barratt to monitor and record traffic flows with minimal network infrastructure and hardware needed on site.
The video system helps Barratt to manage traffic on the access road whilst work is going on, to keep vehicles moving and avoid trucks obstructing the road. It is a good example of how video can be used effectively in management tasks.
Should Barratt need any further information regarding an incident or queue caused, they can easily retrieve footage and take it up with the party responsible for causing the blockage.
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The vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Professor Andrew Hamiliton, hosted the opening of the new access road to Begbroke Science Park on the 18th April and likened the opening of the road with the symbolic way in which “companies begin their road to success.” The new road will enable expansion of the academic and commercial research work and development on the site, enabling the university to continue to lead the way in innovation and novel developments that are vital for economic devlopment in the UK.
As part of the park’s improvement project, NW was commissioned to upgrade the existing surveillance system with the installation of Arecont high resolution, panaromic IP cameras around the site. The 180° and 360° views provided by the Arecont cameras ideally matched the university’s requirements to attain maximum visual coverage of the park without being overtly security conscious.
Access to the system and its recordings is being managed through Milestone Systems’ XProtect VMS software, maintained and managed by Begbroke’s IT support team, which allows the university to retain ownership of the system’s operation and performance.
The Begbroke Science Park is a University managed science park which conducts academic research, as well as providing space for new high tech start up companies. To find out more visit www.begbroke.ox.ac.uk.
Facing uneconomical update requirements to their analogue CCTV system, Coombe Girls’ School decided that moving to a network-based CCTV solution would better suit their needs.
The school approached us with a clear brief to deliver:
- extended coverage of the school grounds and sports fields
- greater in-house ownership of the system’s management and running on a day-to-day basis
- scalability for potential expansion in the future
- improved overall picture quality by adopting hi-res technology
- greater flexibility and access using software instead of recorders
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Independent sports retailer Barrington Sports upgrades to Sony IP-based surveillance as they move into larger premises.
Specialist sports retailer Barrington Sports have been trading for 30 years. Recently, their head office moved to a new 25,000 square foot building.
As part of the expansion plans, Barrington Sports wanted to improve its building security and decided to do away with their existing analogue-based CCTV system and replace it with an IP camera solution that would offer improved quality and accessibility. As specialists in this field, we advised Barrington to use a combination of Sony HD network cameras with Milestone XProtect recording software for easy system management.
Providing a complete solution, NW extended the network infrastructure and installed PoE-enabled cameras at the most effective vantage points across the premises, indoors as well as outdoors. To provide an active 24/7 CCTV solution, infrared cameras were used for viewing at night, whilst advanced video motion detection enables managers to receive alerts on their smartphones whenever any untoward activity is happening.
To make it all easier, Barrington managers are able to access their new CCTV system from home or on the go via any mobile device, tablet, PC or Mac. The recently launched, updated Milestone web client and mobile apps are making it a doddle for anybody to use their camera system.
Barrington Sports now have a high-quality, flexible surveillance system, which perfectly suits their needs and delivers improved security.
Visit the Barrington Sports website or see how NW Security can help with your security upgrade.
Freightliner have commissioned NW Systems to update security at their Ipswich Terminal. NW Systems Group have successfully worked with Freightliner across many of their other sites in the UK, providing them with IP-Surveillance systems.
Previously, most Freightliner sites relied upon standalone analogue CCTV systems. Following a successful upgrade to network video across their other sites, Freightliner’s Ipswich Terminal was keen to follow suit.
The installation of three Axis network cameras at the site will enable Freightliner to ensure premises are secure at the Ipswich terminal, and will assist with operations around the site.
Freightliner provide solutions for rail and road freight throught the UK, Poland and Australia and is officially the UK’s most reliable rail freight operator.
NW Systems Group have gained the prestigious accreditation of Advanced Mobotix Partner (AMP).
Security camera manufacturer and solutions company Mobotix recently unveiled its first partner programme into the local video surveillance market. Mobotix solutions require the skills of trained sales and engineering staff to ensure quality assurance.
As a Mobotix Advanced Partner, NW Systems work closely with the manufacturer to provide the best possible solutions to our customers. As an AMP we are highly committed to promoting the Mobotix range with the highest level of professionalism and technical knowledge.
NW Systems Group partner status ensures that our installation engineers and technical support staff are fully trained, meaning they have the most up-to-date knowledge of systems and applications. Ongoing technical and commercial training is provided to enable NW Systems Group Limited to provide our customers with the very best in technical expertise and solutions design.
By the very nature of their work jewellers will always have to contend with a high theft and robbery risk factor. CCTV is one of the protectionist tools that the industry deploys to safeguard staff and valuables. Bellefontaines’ in Essex, a family run Jewellers since 1946, were experiencing issues with the security camera system they had in place and called in NW Systems to assess the system and advise on improvements.
NW’s system health check concluded that Bellefontaines’ existing video management software, recently installed alongside IP cameras, was not performing adequately. The software was replaced with Milestone Xprotect in order for the owners to better utilise and manage the cameras in operation. Milestone Xprotect software allows the shop’s owners to view their cameras in real-time or review recorded video footage when investigating incidents.
It was also advised that additional Axis HD cameras were installed at the store’s entrance allowing for high definition video to be captured of customers entering and leaving the store. This helps in the clear identification of individuals prior-to or after criminal activity occurs. Camera-integrated infra-red sensors detect motion in total darkness to trigger alarm notifications and switch on LED illumination to capture any untoward activity at night, whilst built-in microphones enable managers to listen as well as see what is happening in the store from home.
Bellefontaines’ are now confident the IP CCTV system meets the high security standards required, with the upgrade delivering high quality footage suitable for identification and prosecution when needed, whilst easy remote access capability provides extra peace of mind to Bellefontaines’ owners.
Visit the Bellefontaines’ website or read more about the network-based CCTV services offered by NW Systems.
With an existing installation using Mobotix IP cameras already in place, Dallam School decided to expand their security system for further monitoring of its premises. With staff, pupils, school equipment and vehicles to protect, the school wanted to monitor more of its premises. They comissioned NW Security, our installations division to carry out the necessary work.
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Sunset Park is an award-winning holiday park in Lancashire. NW were commissioned to advise on replacing an old IP CCTV system with the instruction to bring the new security operation onto the park’s IT network. With holiday makers arriving all year round it was important for the site to be securely monitored and to detect any possible security breaches early; the park boasts a range of luxury holiday homes and lodges, and it was considered in need of a security upgrade.
With budgets in mind a Lilin IP camera solution was chosen with Milestone XProtect VMS as the recording and management platform. Because of the large scale of the site, wireless technology was used to link the cameras to the management office, whilst access to the whole system was made available to managers via the internet from home PCs and also their smartphones.
The Lilin network cameras deliver footage in HD720p, which combined with integrated infrared night-vision provides clear live and recorded footage, both during bright summer times as well as the darker winter months.
Sunset Park now benefits from a reliable, network-based camera system that provides much improved security, through better image quality as well as more advanced functionality.
With valuables and property to protect, Cheshire Health Club and Spa decided to invest in a high quality IP security system that would safeguard the club’s assets and its members’ belongings.
After assessing the club’s security requirements NW were commissioned to provide a CCTV network in and around the premises. A mixture of Axis and Lilin HD cameras were fitted, with the Axis cameras also providing a two-way audio communication facility for monitoring the reception area. Integrated PIR detectors, which detect heat, ensure that intruders are caught and the alarm is raised with management staff.
Lilin HD network cameras with infra-red night vision and advanced detection software were positioned around the building to capture and identify security alerts at the earliest possible stage, giving staff the opportunity to act instantly, whilst high quality footage is being recorded to a securely fitted management server.
Installation costs were kept low by utilising the existing network infrastructure for branching out to the various camera locations. Using Milestone software for recording and managing the system, staff at the club can monitor the system from their existing PCs, whilst remote connectivity extends the system’s funcionality to the managers’ homes and mobiles.
The implementation at Cheshire Health Club and Spa is a typical example of how small organisations can benefit from integrating IP CCTV cameras with their existing computer infrastructure. Using existing computers and infrastructure for running the system makes it affordable, whilst the advanced alert features, high-resolution image quality and local and remote system access has improved security many times over.
Visit Cheshire Health Club’s website.