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Solar farm monitoring

Corps Security reports a working partnership with the Spanish company Microsegur, which has already seen the two firms work on solar farms across the UK. The Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC) will provide off-site surveillance for Microsegur clients.

With its expertise in perimeter security and its ability to devise comprehensive bespoke security systems using best-in-class technology, Microsegur has seen increasing demand for its services throughout the UK. Manuel Marin, the company’s managing director, said: ‘Since setting up a dedicated UK office in Bristol earlier this year, we have been incredibly busy designing and installing security systems for 25 of the country’s biggest solar farms, which use the large scale application of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology to generate electricity.”

Solar farms are usually sited in remote parts, making them targets for vandalism or theft of the panels, copper cable and associated equipment. Microsegur specifies, configures and tests surveillance kit at its plant in Spain and then transports them to installation. After meeting Corps Security’s CMC business development director, Eric Roberts, and visiting the Glasgow control room, Manuel Marin initiated the connection of the sites to the CMC, which has installed the necessary video analytics software.

Video analytics enables algorithms that provide artificial intelligence that can adapt to any programmed changes automatically. The software allows operatives at the CMC to identify any issues and act in the event of an alarm. Fifteen more sites are due be connected before the end of the 2013. Eric Roberts added: ‘I’m delighted that we have been able to enter into this mutually beneficial agreement with Microsegur. Having visited the company’s headquarters in Spain I can attest to its innovative approach to systems implementation, which perfectly complements the technical excellence of the CMC. I look forward to working with Manuel and his team on the rest of the solar farms project and beyond.’

About Corps Security

Visit: www.corpssecurity.co.uk. Originally established over 150 years ago to provide employment for injured ex-servicemen returning from the Crimean War. The company employs over 3,000 licensed personnel and has 12 regional offices around the UK. The company also operates the Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC), based near Glasgow, which provides third party alarm receiving and monitoring services.


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