CCTV surveillance - Case studies

Lord Mayor's residence goes digital

The Challenge The Georgian Town Palace located in the heart of the City of London plays host to ceremonial banquets and international dignitaries visiting the capital.  As a high profile venue, its security facilities need to be of the highest standard.  Therefore, the managing authority for Mansion House - the Corporation of London - specified three Digital Sprite digital multiplex recorders.  Installers, Classic Security Solutions has implemented the upgrade, along with the inst...

DM takes up University challenge

The ChallengeA major university campus in London has invested in a significant overhaul of its security, centred around digital multiplexing technology from Dedicated Micros.  The university has seven city centre sites spread over almost three miles.  A growth in drug related crime in the nearby Kings Cross area prompted the university to reconsider its security arrangements in conjunction with IDS, specialists in digital CCTV technology.  The Solution IDS considered a number of p...

Clubbing on camera

The Challenge The latest newcomer to Manchester's renowned clubbing scene has installed a networked digital CCTV system to offer both top-of-the-range security coverage and live networked images of clubbers across the venue's three entertainment levels. Lucid, a prestigious city centre nightclub and host to celebrity clientele including Westlife and Naomi Campbell, brings a unique 24/7 entertainment concept to Manchester and is backed by Richard Branson.  Based in the Printworks entertainme...

MTV debut for commplex security

The Challenge In November, the club hosted the MTV TRL (Total Request Live) Chart Show, a live, daily chart countdown show, featuring exclusive interviews and performances from A-list music and showbiz celebrities. Located in a converted church in Leith just outside of Edinburgh, the Commplex is a 450 capacity multifunctional venue, split onto two levels and host to various club nights and live bands, as well as weddings and corporate events. TRL was broadcast live from the Commplex, a stone's t...

Bradford caught on camera

The ChallengeBradford's popular National Museum of Film and Photography has had a security facelift with the introduction of new networkable digital CCTV from Dedicated Micros. The museum is the only one of its kind in the UK and contains some valuable and unique exhibits.  Security proved a key area to address during a recent relaunch and refurbishment.Faced with growing video tape management issues and problems with picture quality, museum management called in John Archbold, sales consult...

Stepping up school security

The ChallengeWhen Medway Borough Council was seeking a cost-effective way to monitor schools across the borough out-of-hours, they consulted CCTV experts TJW Electrical.  An innovative solution was developed by TJW's IT consultant based on Dedicated Micros' DS2 multiplexers. Steve Craddock at TJW explains: "This installation would formerly have required setting up a bespoke network based on miles of fibre optic cabling, the costs of which would run into hundreds of thousands of pounds....

Building a surveillance system for a World-Class event: behind the scenes at the World Series of Poker

The ClientThe World Series of Poker is the oldest and most prestigious poker tournament and in 2005, it was the biggest it has ever been.  More than 32,000 participants took part in the three-week summer tournament at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, with more than $52 million in prize money at stake.The SituationThe Rio's team of three hard-working technicians and Honeywell's field support team faced several challenges in installing and integrating the World Series of Poker...

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...

Tough Environments: Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.

Organization  Archipelago Marine Research Ltd is a world leader in the field of fisheries monitoring and marine environmental assessment. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Archipelago has been providing marine biological services since 1978. The firm is responsible for monitoring analysis of several commercial fisheries, providing over 10,000 days of at-sea observing per annum. Successfully managed commercial fisheries must ensure that harvesting practices fit within long-term resource c...