Published on 21 February, 2012
|Corps Security has integrated 360 Vision Technology's Predator system into the Glasgow based CMC
Continuing its commitment to working with best-in-class CCTV solutions providers, Corps Security has announced a strategic partnership with AlertSystems and 360 Vision Technology. As a key part of this development the Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC) can now facilitate the use of the unique Predator CCTV range.
Predator is the world's first dual Infra Red (IR) and White Light Pan, Tilt & Zoom (PTZ) Camera and the WL150 model offers up to 125 metres (m) of IR illumination and 125m of ultra bright white for true colour at night. Mark Rees, business development director at 360 Vision Technology, said, "Predator adds a new dimension to surveillance by using remotely activated and controlled directional light to deter intruders. It allows high quality images of faces, clothes, vehicles and other details to be accurately and clearly recorded, and the light can be used to follow intruders in the same way that a police searchlight does."
Corps Security has integrated 360 Vision Technology's Predator system into the Glasgow based CMC. The CMC provides third party alarm receiving and CCTV monitoring services to a wide range of customers across many market sectors.
Predator's White Light feature is the result of the close working relationship that AlertSystems has with 360 Vision Technology. AlertSystems is a Wiltshire based nationwide security installation specialist providing service and installations to all types of business across the UK including major corporate organisations. Paul Rolfe, Technical Operations Manager of AlertSystems explained, "360 Vision Technology supplies directly to its key installation partners and this gives us the opportunity to provide our feedback and suggestions. Looking for a CCTV solution that would bring greater deterrent value to remotely monitored CCTV systems, I first discussed with Mark the possibility of incorporating high powered LED (light emitting diode) based lighting into a PTZ Camera, the idea grew and developed from there and Predator's Dual IR & White Light Camera was born."
The three organisations eventually came together when Corps Security contacted AlertSystems to promote the benefits of the CMC. During an initial meeting, Eric Roberts, Corps Security's CMC business development director, was shown the Predator Dual IR & White Light Camera and was instantly impressed. He commented, "We are always looking for ways to be more proactive in the way that we monitor sites and I recognised that Predator would be a welcome addition to our exiting technology portfolio."
Operatives at the CMC are able to put the functionality of the Predator to good effect across a range of sites including utilities, industrial estates, supermarkets and the railway network, where they are helping to combat the ongoing problem of copper cable thefts.
Corps Security's Eric Roberts concluded, "I'm delighted to be able to announce this new partnership with AlertSystems and 360 Vision Technology. It has all the ingredients of a mutually beneficial arrangement that highlights our ethos of providing state-of-the-art monitoring services to our continually growing customer base."