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Tavcom to train technicians and engineers as part of homeland security project in the Middle East

Published on 13 December, 2013
Tavcom has built a fully equipped training centre in Kuwait City
Tavcom’s training programme covers a diverse range of subjects relating to video surveillance equipment

Tavcom has won a significant contract which will see it play a key role in the implementation of the Middle East’s largest homeland security project.

The Kuwait Government is investing in excess of £1 billion on physical security to ensure the safety of people working or visiting key buildings and facilities throughout the country. At the heart of a completely integrated security system will be a vast network of video surveillance cameras which will assist security personnel to monitor and rapidly react to any criminal or terrorist activity.

In preparation for the commencement of the project, Tavcom has been tasked to train over 36 hand-picked technicians/engineers on all matters relating to the installation and commissioning of video surveillance equipment. A comprehensive, customised training programme developed by Tavcom specifically for the project, covers a diverse range of subjects which include an understanding of the system design process, camera and lens selection, lighting options, compression, frame rate and resolution, telemetry, equipment housing, recording and storage and service/maintenance issues, as well as an understanding of IP network devices and processes such as VLANs, router protocols, IP addressing, subnets and port address translation.

“We are naturally very pleased to have been entrusted to conduct this very important training programme which will provide the foundations for the success of what will be one of the most complex and sophisticated video surveillance projects in the world,” said Paul Tennent, Managing Director of Tavcom. “We have built a fully equipped training centre in Kuwait City in order to ensure that everyone who participates in the training programme can take advantage of ‘hands-on’ facilities that offer immediate opportunities to put theory into practice.”

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