IP camera case studies

DM takes up Cambridge University challenge

The ChallengeCambridge University's Wolfson College has completed a major upgrade of its campus security system. Dubbed 'the most cosmopolitan college in Cambridge', Wolfson was the first college to be established for both men and women.  It has over 700 students, most of whom are post-graduate students with a focus on research and scholarship.Following a freak accident last summer when lightening struck at the heart of the previous surveillance system, the college was looking at more cost-...

Tourist attraction uses CCTV to improve customer experience

 The ChallengeOne of Scotland's leading tourist attractions, the Falkirk Wheel, has used its networked security system to help reduce customer queuing time and improve their visitors' experience of the day - as well as increase security.The world's only rotating boat lift and the centrepiece of the 85M Millennium Link restoration project, the Falkirk Wheel joins canals from the east to west coasts of Scotland, bridging two water levels that are 35 metres apart.Paul Bettison of Fairfield Con...

West Midlands Police launch flagship City centre surveillance site

The ChallengeWest Midlands Police have invested in a state-of-the-art digital CCTV system to significantly improve the quality of city centre surveillance in Birmingham. The SolutionNine Dedicated Micros' high-end BX2 digital video recorders have been rack-mounted in the newly refurbished, temperature controlled communications room at Steelhouse Lane Police station, located next to the city centre HQ of West Midlands Police. High quality digital images are recorded from the 50 plus fixed an...

Nothing fishy about digital security at London aquarium

The Challenge The London Aquarium and County Hall - formerly the London GLC building - have upgraded their interlinked CCTV control systems with Dedicated Micros digital multiplex recorders.Located on the south bank of the Thames, the buildings are now using five Digital Sprites in conjunction with 75 video cameras covering the County Hall's two miles of corridors and leisure facilities; which include the London Aquarium, Dali Universe exhibition, Namco Station pleasure dome and several res...

Stars in their eyes

The ChallengeNewcastle's Telewest Arena has recently completed a full overhaul of its security system with the help of CCTV system consultants and installers Integrated Electronic Security (IES) - and has found an unusual benefit of going digital.The 11,000-seat Telewest Arena, that has played host to stars such as Justin Timberlake, Elton John and Cher, had suffered a spate of thefts, involving publicity material being stolen from outside the premises, where traditional pan and tilt cameras wer...

Securing the City

The ChallengeDedicated Micros Digital Sprite digital multiplex recorders have been installed as part of an innovative seven-year security plan in a South African "mini-city".  Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, is one of the largest urban development projects in the country, comprising a complex of shops, restaurants, offices, homes and hotels.  The first phase of a three-part security system rollout by Provicom, which will include a total of 1000 cameras when completed, has now bee...

Oxford street shopping in style and safety

The ChallengeOne of London's busiest shopping centres has upgraded to a digital security system controlled by three Dedicated Micros' DS2 multiplexers.The Plaza on Oxford Street is a 3-floor complex comprising of 38 retail outlets, a food court and a health club.  With long opening hours and a prime location at the heart of the capital's shopping district, security is a key management issue. The existing VCR-based system could no longer meet the stringent requirements for high quality image...

DM safeguards stars at the Lanesborough

The ChallengeLondon's most exclusive hotel, which has played host to stars such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, The Lanesborough has turned to Dedicated Micros to keep a tight rein on security.  The Lanesborough has built its world renowned reputation on hospitality and depends on top level security to ensure guests receive the care and personal attention they have grown to expect.  Director of Security Charles Smith had heard a lot about the benefits of digital CCTV technology and was...

No sporting chance for thieves

The ChallengeOne of the UK's leading sportswear retailers, JD Sports, has undertaken a security overhaul of some of their stores as part of a major refurbishment program. The SolutionJD Sports worked with consultants and installers Integrated Electronic Security (IES) who specified a digitally networked security system based on Dedicated Micros' DS2 multiplexers and Dennard's dome cameras. AIan Baker at IES says, "With shops on most UK high streets and large stock distribution warehouses in...

Networked security stamps out vandalism

Newport City Council schools needed to find a way of reducing vandalism, which had become a common problem for many schools across the region.Under the Newport Community Safety Partnership initiative, the City Council, Gwent Police and private sector partners including Axis Communications put together a fully networked surveillance solution, which enabled monitoring of hotspots such as school roofs in the after hours.AXIS 2400 Video Servers were deployed to distribute video images from CCTV came...

Envisage Technology, UK

RequirementProvide high bandwidth, high throughput wireless solution to fully exploit the power and features of their 21-mega pixel security cameras.SolutionUtilised the Wavesight’s high performance WaveMAX wireless bridges to deliver an industry leading surveillance solution.  Envisage Technology Ltd is a high-end CCTV distributor for the UK and Europe, with an emphasis on original products that fill niches conventional CCTV cannot do justice to.  Envisage Technology have earned...

Kirklees Council invests in tower of security strength

The ChallengeKirklees Council in Yorkshire has invested in a major new security and access control system for tower block tenants in Huddersfield. The SolutionCombining traditional analogue matrix technology with the latest digital capability, the new system has been designed to offer residents of two 16-storey tower blocks, Holme Park and Bishops Court in Kirklees, near Huddersfield, secure access to their homes.The concierge system comprises a 256-way FBM analogue matrix, 14 BX2 digital video...