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On-site emergency back-up generators at a UK utility company have been protected with remote monitoring kits. Thames Water Utilities asked the CCTV and video analytics company EyeLynx Limited to devise temporary light-touch remote monitoring to protect its ‘Always Ready Hubs’ in portable cabins at strategic sites.
EyeLynx, part of the Zaun perimeter protection group that has worked with Thames Water on its AMP6 framework for more than four years, created a solution based on its SharpView video recording and management software. EyeLynx has installed its SharpView recorder and CCTV cameras at a number of places across the Thames Water estate, with infrared sensors and audio alarms, powered by solar batteries and networked by 4G connections. The product firm says that it makes the installations almost maintenance free, while they beam HD video and other sensor data for live monitoring and recording remotely.
SharpView systems can record and manage multi-megapixel and HD video evidence from an unlimited number of CCTV cameras. Alarms are also recorded from other security devices, such as facial recognition, intruder and fire sensors.
Thames Water manages more than 4,500 sites, most unmanned, that require security to protect the water supply to 14 million people in case of accidental pollution, the safety hazard of sewage and mindless vandalism.
Thames Water chose Zaun in 2013 as one of four appointed contractors for their framework agreement for the supply and installation of security fencing and gates, and one of three for their maintenance.