Published on 21 March, 2014
MOBOTIX cameras provide high resolution imagery and improve visibility of the new site
MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems has released details of a project at Disposables UK Group that has helped to secure its new consolidated site while improving visibility over its production and distribution environments.
In July of 2013, Yorkshire based Disposables UK Group took a step nearer to achieving its ambitious five year growth plan with a move to a larger site in Meltham, near Huddersfield. The family-run business, which is one of the largest employers in Meltham, has invested £1.7m in new machinery, and has plans to almost double its current £16m turnover to £30m by 2018. The company manufactures and distributes paper disposables and associated cleaning and hygiene products for the ‘away from home market’.
Prior to the move, the company spread its manufacturing, distribution and administration across four separate sites. As part of this consolidation process, Rob Saunders, engineering and QHSE manager for Disposables UK Group brought in AML CCTV to provide expert support around the design, implementation and maintenance for key access control, monitoring and security systems needed to secure the new site.
AML CCTV is a highly regarded local installer that has successfully implemented complete networking and security systems for several large local businesses and proposed an integrated access control and CCTV system that met the 24/7 nature of the site.
Luke Holland and Chris Philpot, two senior engineers from AML worked closely with Saunders across the intensive four month installation. “AML had the technical knowledge, flexibility and level of professionalism that we needed to get the job done in what was a challenging four month project,” explains Saunders, “it is fair to say, that without their expertise, we simply would not have hit our deadline.”
The site includes a 7,500 sq ft modern office facility including a state of the art reception, offices, training room, and product display areas. The manufacturing facility has been fully refitted with energy efficient lighting in an area that encompasses goods inwards, production and finished product areas totalling 150,000 sq ft. The manufacturing facility incorporates new fully automated production and packaging lines, allowing Disposables to manufacture quality products at prices to meet current and future market demands
"One of the key advantages of
MOBOTIX for us is that we can
use mobile devices such as our
Android tablets to view images
from any camera while both on
or off site"
Monitoring the entire facility including full external coverage required just 28 MOBOTIX cameras running off a dedicated fibre backbone network. The relatively low number of cameras required to monitor the site was due to the high resolution imagery offered by MOBOTIX and hemispheric technology which allowed a wider area to be monitored with a single camera.
In addition, AML has integrated a Paxton door entry system and electronically controlled access gates that are all fully covered by MOBOTIX cameras using MxControlCentre monitoring and incident indexing software.
The CCTV installation also benefits from decentralised technology which means that each MOBOTOX camera is an independent unit with built-in image capture and processing which removes the need for complex and expensive control room servers and network video recorders.
“One of the key advantages of MOBOTIX for us is that we can use mobile devices such as our Android tablets to view images from any camera while both on or off site,” explains Saunders, “Not only do we use the system for 24 hour a day security monitoring but it also allows us to monitor our manufacturing and logistics processes in real time.” Saunders points to activities such as recording the state of pallets as they load onto vehicles as a great example of how the high resolution CCTV also assists with maintaining quality control.
Since its implementation, the system has performed flawlessly and Saunders commends the team from AML for its professionalism, “They have been second to none and we have appreciated their flexibility and ‘get the job’ done attitude which has been vital in delivering a successful project,”