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Innovative MOBOTIX cameras help promote recycling in Kimpton Park Way

Published on 11 May, 2011
 MOBOTIX CCTV is helping residents of the London Borough of Sutton reduce congestion at Kimpton Park Way re-use and recycling centre.
Mobotix has installed MOBOTIX CCTV at Kimpton Park Way re-use and recycling centre
MOBOTIX AG, a leading manufacturer of complete high-resolution IP video systems have released details of an installation of its MOBOTIX CCTV that is helping residents of the London Borough of Sutton reduce congestion at its popular Kimpton Park Way Re-use and Recycling centre.

Kimpton recycling centre deals with a wide range of materials, the site can get very busy, especially at weekends.

Harry George, Street Scene Systems and Quality Manager, began looking for a solution to help residents' better plan their recycling trips."We needed a solution that would be quick to install, extremely reliable, low operating costs and easily integrated into our website," he explains, "We looked at a number of suppliers but selected a NW Systems' Streamdays hosted solution using MOBOTIX cameras as it ticked all the boxes for us."

NW Systems designed and installed the simple two camera system using a wireless network link to reduce cabling requirements. The MxPEG encoding used by the MOBOTIX system is particularly suited to a wireless network as it uses considerably less bandwidth compared to protocols such as H.264.

Real-time images are sent back from the MOBOTIX M24M-SEC-D22 cameras to a hosted server which delivers a simple video feed which can be viewed on the London Borough of Sutton website.

 Kimpton recycling centre site is congested specially on weekends as residents’ plan their recycling trips

NW Systems' Streamdays solution using MOBOTIX cameras was installed at the Kimpton recycling centre

"The whole process took around 4 weeks and the quality of the images is fantastic," comments George, "It is a relatively small fixed cost and the images can be viewed from the website as well as smart phones including the iPhone."

The Streamdays hosted solution also converts the 3 Megapixel images from the MOBOTIX cameras into lower resolution images to ensure that users on low bandwidth connections such as smart phones are able to view video in real-time.

The installation, like all MOBOTIX cameras, has an Ingress Protection rating of 66 (IP66) with a completely sealed unit that is dust tight and protects against all types of weather without requiring special housing or heaters. The webcams are aimed at encouraging and streamlining the recycling process and builds on Sutton's reputation as a greener, cleaner borough.

As part of its Environmental Sustainability strategy, the borough has laid out a long-term plan to help residents and businesses make changes to their lifestyles and working practices with a range of actions including waste minimisation, energy efficiency and sustainable construction and design.

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