Published on 24 July, 2013
|The upgraded system includes IR speed dome cameras, 16 channel DVRs and HD LED Plasma monitors
Y3K, a recognised key innovator in CCTV surveillance, and a company with one of the widest product ranges in the industry, helps secure Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace football club’s ground in South London. Y3K is a preferred CCTV provider to the local South London club and has recently been involved in a major upgrade of the club’s surveillance system. Paul Singh, managing Director of Y3K, comments on the club’s recent success, where he is also an associate director.
An unusually sunny bank holiday Monday in late May saw Crystal Palace successfully return to the top flight of English Premier League football by winning the Championship play-off at Wembley one goal to nil against Watford. “The club’s triumphant return to the Premier League has been achieved with some sound business decisions by the current owners and fantastic performances from the team,” said Paul Singh. “Being involved with Crystal Palace over the last few years has given me a great insight into achieving ambitious goals in a challenging environment – that day at Wembley was proof that anything is possible. ”
Singh’s company, Y3K, develops and markets products through three major subsidiaries: IQCCTV, Smart Witness and Xvision. Earlier this year, Y3K won the contract to upgrade the club’s surveillance system, including the following equipment:
- Xvision IR speed domes, providing up to 100 metres of night vision capability in complete darkness, 600TVL and a 27x optical zoom
- 8 x 16 channel DVRs, capable of recording every camera in real-time (25fps) and at the highest D1 resolution
- 6 x HD LED Plasma 50” monitors, offering control room staff crisp high-definition images.
During the tender process numerous market-leading brands were compared side-by-side with Xvision products. Xvision was chosen due to its quality of images, affordability and ease of installation. Now Xvision cameras help the club maintain high levels of security on match days and other functions held at the ground. The HD range is ideal for high-end applications where coverage of large areas is needed and is particularly well suited to stadia applications.
"The system not only provides increased security for fans, but also enables the club to meet the very latest legal requirements by providing identification-level monitoring and recording"
Commenting on the installation, Kevin Corner, Crystal Palace’s Stadium Security Manager, said, “We are pleased to be working with Y3K and happy with the benefits our new Xvision CCTV system has provided. The system not only provides increased security for fans, but also enables the club to meet the very latest legal requirements by providing identification-level monitoring and recording of the entrances in high resolution and in real-time. Now the system is capable of monitoring the Palace car park, crowd and food and beverage facilities simultaneously, meaning that no more than two surveillance staff will be needed at one time, in any one area. Additionally, the equipment specified contributes towards Crystal Palace’s environmental efforts, especially the use of low power consumption LED monitors in the control room.”
Y3K is a leading brand that has long been synonymous with the manufacture and supply of high-quality, innovative products at competitive prices, while also offering resellers the highest level of support and the best margins in the industry. Singh comments further, “Over the next 12 months, Crystal Palace will be in the limelight and so too will Y3K. Over the summer, Palace will be preparing for life in the Premier League. The club’s ultimate goal, of course, is to remain in football’s top flight. Y3K also has a busy summer ahead as we begin our most aggressive drive ever. We will be introducing some very exciting and innovative products at prices customers will find hard to beat. In the last year, Crystal Palace has successfully managed to fill the void in terms of Premier League clubs in South London. Y3K intends to do the same in terms of replacing manufacturers and distributors who haven’t adapted their businesses to the changing economic climate. My relationship at the football club has shown me that anything is possible provided there is proper dedication and hard work.”