Wanco, a leading manufacturer of highway and traffic control products, has chosen Vicon cameras for their new portable surveillance units. These compact, self-contained units provide a convenient and rapidly deployable CCTV solution at construction sites, outdoor events and other locations where there is a temporary need for surveillance.
Up to four Vicon Surveyor VFT 23x zoom day/night camera domes are mounted atop a 26-foot telescoping tower attached to a portable trailer body. The tower collapses and folds to a horizontal position over the trailer body for easy towing. When deployed, the cameras on the portable units provide high-resolution surveillance video that may be monitored via wireless communication from either a central monitoring station or from any computer with internet connection and loaded with Wanco's client software. Camera functions, including pan, tilt and zoom, can be fully controlled from the monitoring location.
SurveyorVFT camera domes were chosen by Wanco after significant product testing. With the cameras being used on a mobile platform, Wanco faced many unique challenges that do not exist in a typical installation. The cameras need to perform in a wide range of environmental conditions, including heat, cold, vibration and dust, as well as operate on a finite amount of power provided by the trailer's battery. According to Silas Campbell, Sales Coordinator at Wanco, Vicon's exceptional customer support was also a factor in its selection. "The cameras tested among the best that we looked at, and the company's service was far and away better than the others."The portable surveillance units are specifically geared towards the surveillance needs of utilities, construction firms, local authorities and entertainment/event site managers.