Published on 10 Feb, 2009
|Raytec's security systems have to withstand extreme weather conditions |
The latest IR lighting technology from Raytec
is being installed at the Anchorage Christian School in Alaska as part of an upgrade to a 30-plus camera CCTV system.
As well as supporting an advanced IP video system, the Raymax 200 illuminators at the site have to withstand extreme weather conditions ranging from -30º C to 60º C including snow, ice and polar winds.
The installer, Tecpro, was given the challenge of improving an analogue CCTV system which had been installed two years previously at the school but which was not delivering high enough image quality.
As part of the upgrade to a high definition digital system, Tecpro chose the Raytec units because of their outstanding performance and low maintenance requirement.
"Coupled with the best cameras, we needed to use the most rugged and high performing IR units too," says Scott Rees, Tecpro's project manager.
The illuminators now allow the system to capture crisp, clear images in low light external areas such as the parking lots - which had previously been a common place for theft and vandalism.
"With the new CCTV system in place incidents have dropped to almost nothing," adds Scott Rees. "The Raytec illuminators have performed faultlessly, and now we're looking at installing more of them on the same site."
With an industry leading 5-year warranty Raytec's Raymax and Raylux illuminators are proving a popular choice for tough applications which demand high level performance with zero maintenance.
"For lighting applications in difficult environments where long life is critical, Raytec is the most powerful, flexible and reliable choice available to installers," says David Lambert, Sales and Marketing Director of Raytec.