National systems integrator Bell Security has been using Europlex's Tracer Lite DVR to help a number of major clients bring their CCTV surveillance up to date.
In the most recent project, an international university complex in the heart of London's West End has benefited from an upgrade to full digital recording.
Using the Tracer Lite, the imposing 27,000 square foot listed building on the North-West corner of Trafalgar Square has been equipped with a fully networkable and scalable CCTV system based on all its existing cameras. Anderson Slocombe, the project manager for Bell Security recommended the Tracer Lite in this case because of its higher image quality.
"We've found that the resolution of the images on the Tracer Lite is excellent, and allowed us to deliver a real improvement on what the client had previously," he said.
The 1.2 Terabytes of digital storage allows the university to dispense with the cost and inconvenience of VHS tapes and keep all the required images stored for more than 30 days. It also provides for much easier access to stored images, with inbuilt search methods.
University managers can now easily duplicate recordings directly onto CD/DVD, which can be viewed on any other PC without additional software being installed.
"The university required a seamless, full digital recording upgrade and this was achieved by removing the existing multiplexers and installing a 16-way Tracer Lite," adds Anderson Slocombe.
Safety and security of all activities at the site is now greatly improved and end-users the reassurance of unlimited, step-by-step scalability. Starting with just one Tracer Lite model, system designers can add and integrate further recorders whenever they want - for example linking branches, regional offices, or even sites in different locations around the world. Remote management software provides secure access, viewing and archiving functions using a range of communication methods.
With a neat, compact design Tracer Lite offers up to 1.2 Terabyte hard disk storage, DVD backup and event retrieval, plus continuous-, motion-, sensor- and audio-activated recording functions.