Digital video recorder (DVR) case studies

Retail Environments: O'Bresky Enterprises, Ltd.

OrganizationO'Bresky Enterprises has been Subway franchisee within the Minneapolis -St.Paul area for the past 13 years and currently owns and operates 16 locations.ChallengeO'Bresky Enterprises installed CCTV systems about 10 years ago but of the recorders were analog VCRs.  Tired of having to deal with high maintenance tape management unreliable picture quality, President Dan O'Bresky began his extensive research on digital recorders.   "The great thing about digital re...

Tough Environments: Grouse Mountain

Meeting the customer's needs Grouse Mountain required a CCTV system to monitor four orphaned grizzly bears inside their dens during the hibernation period. The video data,to be used for understanding the behavior and habits of grizzly bears during winter, then needed to be stored for future evaluation.Factors that had to be taken consideration for the den itself:1) It is a confined area with no illumination and high humidity.2) There are minimal opportunities (if any) to gain access inside the d...

Shop 'til you drop - in safety

The ChallengeWhen a major UK Shopping Centre was looking to overhaul its security system, installers KCR recommended the Digital Sprite from Dedicated Micros.  The Belfry Shopping Centre in Redhill, Surrey, is a massive complex that includes 50 shops and restaurants and welcomes around 25,000 shoppers a day.  As with most multi-store complexes, the Belfry is open for longer hours than most high street stores - until 8.00 pm some evenings.  The existing VCR-based system could no lo...

Dedicated Micros Fly to the Rescue of 'Merlins Over Malta'

UK and Malta based CCTV specialist Dedicated Micros came to the 11th hour rescue of the ‘Merlins Over Malta’ project by sponsoring the crucial support aeroplane for the epic journey of a Spitfire and Hurricane from the UK to the Mediterranean island they helped so valiantly to defend over 60 years ago.Said Chairman of Dedicated Micros, Nigel Petrie: “We are delighted to have been able to step into the breach when the original support aircraft fell through and cover the costs of...

DHL uses DVR system for multiple applications

Digital System enhances security and helps resolve day-to-day issuesOutstanding customer service has helped make DHL one of the world's most recognised name brands. From its early days shuttling merchandise receipts between San Francisco and Honolulu, to its current status as a global express provider, DHL has focused on ensuring immediate, reliable and secure customer service.  To support that primary objective, the company has often turned to technology to improve efficiencies and conveni...

Big benefits for small business

Video security helps retailer cut losses by 50 percentThe old adage about never judging a book by its cover is uniquely appropriate in the case of Stella & Rose's Books in Monmouthshire, Wales.Book-lovers wandering through its doors might soon find themselves infused with a feeling of old-world charm.  Not only would they be surrounded by the sights and smells of thousands of books - many of them rare or out of print - but they would receive the kind of one-to-one service many consider...

DM kit ups profits for high street retailer

The ChallengeThe retailer was looking for a way to combat the growing problem of internal cash theft and consulted Kent-based CCTV specialists Intime Security Ltd.  Tracey Boulton, sales and marketing director at Intime Security said: "This chain of twelve high street shops, one based in Croydon's busy Whitgift Shopping Centre, was losing money through staff theft."  The staff would keep the till drawer open for long periods of time without ringing up.  The managers were...

School bus environments: Pacific Western transportation

OrganizationPacific Western Transportation ensures children within the Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, B.C. area travel to and from school safely.  With the experience of serving the school bus industry for the past years, they have been transporting children within the area for the past 4 years for School District #42.  With 33 employees in the Maple Ridge division, they maintain 25 school buses to serve the 21 routes — 15 regular routes and routes for special needs children.Chall...

Digital CCTV for Birmingham A&E

The ChallengeThe Heartlands Hospital, a 900 bed acute teaching trust hospital in central Birmingham and Solihull Hospital, and a 400 bed operation 12 miles further south both lost their existing CCTV coverage in December last year due to system failure.Solihull and Heartlands NHS Trust had been operating a combination of a PC-based digital recorder and a number of traditional analogue multiplexers and VCRs.  The system was becoming less reliable, so the decision was made to upgrade to a new...

Dedicated Micros has Eye on CCTV For DangerPoint

Dedicated Micros has delivered the main CCTV element for DangerPoint, an innovative safety education centre created by the Police and the key agencies responsible for safety in North Wales.  The centre at Talacre, Flintshire, is targeted at school children across the region and is scheduled to open to the public this September.Dedicated Micros has delivered the main CCTV element for DangerPoint, an innovative safety education centre created by the Police and the key agencies responsible for...

March Networks railway system win boosts mobile surveillance strategy for Europe

Ottawa-based network management specialists and DVR manufacturers Mach Networks have been specified to provide mobile video surveillance systems for the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) in California. March Networks' reseller and channel partner Diversified Security Solutions Inc. secured the contract through its Viscom Division in a deal worth $1.5 million, that includes a three-year maintenance agreement.  The programme will see some 80 light rail vehicles (LRVs) equipped...

Rainbow at nuclear reactor

Zoom lenses from Rainbow CCTV are being deployed following the development of previous camera usage at Oldbury, a nuclear power station in Gloucestershire. As part of its remit to ensure that the plants work properly and are safe to operate, British Nuclear Group Reactor Sites perform detailed observations inside nuclear reactors using specially-built manipulators and robots.  The procedures allow the company to meet criteria set by an external body, the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate....

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