Towards the end of 2018, Safeguard Systems were invited by a global solar PV provider to carry out a site assessment on an existing remotely monitored CCTV system installed within a large solar field in the North Devon area. The client had been experiencing several issues with the functionality of the system – including poor image quality and Mains Supply issues and asked Safeguard Systems to provide a detailed report on the general operation and condition of the system. Having first provided the client with detailed risk assessments and method statements and assuring them that Safeguard Systems were conforming to all health and safety requirements, we scheduled in a site visit to carry out a full technical survey and to provide a report and quotations for any repairs or improvements required.
A detailed and comprehensive survey of the system revealed that the main issues on site were being caused by lack of cable segregation, low density analogue camera images and poorly designed 240 volt supply systems. It was therefore recommended that a full re-wire and upgrade of the system should be undertaken. Clearly defined explanations defining the root cause of the issues were provided to the client in report form, and competitive quotations for the work required to repair and improve the system were delivered.
Following acceptance of the quotations in early 2019, Safeguard Systems planned, initiated, installed and commissioned a new HD quality IP CCTV system to include fully segregated cables which eliminate the interference and improve image display and higher capacity 240 volt cables which eliminate the mains supply issues. A new Hikvision Server with integrated intelligent analytic motion detection software was also installed in order to reduce false alarm activation’s to the alarm receiving centre.
Since the upgrade, the system has been producing clear and defined high definition images, no longer has mains supply issues and is functioning efficiently with no further issues.
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