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Mammoet

Mammoet, New Facility

ACEDA worked with specialist Dutch heavy lifting and transportation company, Mammoet, to supply and install a state of the art Networking, Security and Intruder Detection system at their new £7m, 6 acre facility on Teesside Industrial Estate.

THE CLIENT:

Mammoet was founded in 1807 and now employs over 5,000 people in 82 offices, across 31 countries. They specialise in the heavy lifting, transportation, installation and decommissioning of large and heavy structures. Their main client base is within the petrochemical, mining, civil engineering, power generation and offshore market sectors. At their new facility in Teesside, Mammoet will employ 180 people and it will provide storage space, workshops, training facilities, testing areas and office.

THE CHALLENGE:

Mammoet and construction partners wanted to engage with a forward thinking, systems integrator who offered a turnkey solution. ACEDA ticked many of the boxes for Mammoet by offering a fully integrated system that was controlled and managed over an IP network from the CCTV to the Gates and barriers. Throughout the project, ACEDA faced many challenges which predominantly related to the large, specialist machinery that was operated across the site, an example included installing and commissioning a large sliding gate that could accommodate the enormous lifting vehicles that accessed the site on a daily basis.

Mammoet Full Site

ACEDA’S SOLUTION:

ACEDA supplied, installed and commissioned a turnkey Security and Networking solution that met the current and future requirements of the Mammoet facility in Teesside. Our team of Engineers worked closely with the client from concept development to project delivery. In house skills, knowledge and expertise was applied throughout the project.

The network infrastructure across the site compromised of a resilient, full data and fibre infrastructure to support and facilitate the IP devices across the site. ACEDA deployed an open mesh wireless LAN solution that has the capability to support between 50 and 100 users.

To protect the employees and assets at the site, Mammoet invested in a fully integrated, enhanced security solution. Access control was installed across the site, to manage access & egress. The advanced features, allows Mammoet to record time & attendance, perform a fully security lockdown and integrate with the fire alarm.

A full perimeter beam detection solution was deployed to detect any unwanted intruders. The intruder detection system is controlled centrally and is designed to detect any breaches as early as possible. State of the art CCTV which includes analytical features, trigger & alert settings and 30 days of continuous recording was carefully selected by the client to safeguard the site.

 THE RESULT:

Once fully commissioned, ACEDA handed over a leading edge, fully integrated networking and security solution that meets the ongoing requirements of the demanding facility. Throughout the installation, ACEDA faced many challenges including stringent deadlines and changes in scope of works but they were all overcome with a consistent effort by all members of staff involved with the project.

As part of our turnkey solutions, ACEDA now support and maintain the IP Security System at the new depot to prolong the lifecycle of the equipment.

If you would like any other information about our multi-disciplined services, please contact our head office on 0844 4179 744 or email sales@aceda.co.uk.

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Go Ahead Bus Depot

Go Ahead, New Bus Depot

ACEDA were successfully appointed to design, supply and install a turnkey security solution, Intercom and networking infrastructure at a new bus depot in Hownsgill Industrial Park, Consett. As leading systems integrators, ACEDA worked alongside key project stakeholders to delivery an innovate solution that met the client requirements, budget and timescales.

THE CLIENT:

The Go-Ahead Group PLC has been established since the 1980’s and is one of the UK’s leading public transport providers. With plans to invest further into the Northeast of England, Go-Ahead commissioned a £3.5m purpose built, state of the art bus depot that will house 63 of the 700 buses operating in the region. The new facility has many environmental friendly and energy saving features and will create 20 additional jobs for people within the local area. The Engineer friendly workshop has been designed to offer a flexible and efficient working environment with anti-spill oil, air and water systems in place.

THE CHALLENGE:

The new bus depot spans across a large area and has many functions. ACEDA tailored a solution that met all of the various business requirements from IT Network Infrastructure to bespoke IP surveillance monitoring systems. The installed solution is scalable and can adapt to and future growth requirements or upgrades in technology.

ACEDA’S SOLUTION:

ACEDA worked with the client to fully understand the operational, security and infrastructure requirements of the new bus depot facility. Following several client consultations, ACEDA’s design team produced a detailed proposal of the solution which was accepted by the Go-Ahead Group.

In order to facilitate the network requirements of the IP security system, ACEDA installed a Category 6 UTP cabling solution with fibre optic cabling to each of the external camera locations. All cabling was routed back to the centralised comms cabinet ready to be commissioned by the IT team.

The IP CCTV solution provided surveillance of the building, workshop and parking facilities. The solution operates on a closed secure network and is fully IP based which allows users to securely login and view the system remotely. The system is operated through a dedicated PC workstation where images can be viewed, monitored and downloaded, the system can be remotely monitored via the client’s corporate network and VMS software.

A Bespoke monitoring facility was integrated into the IP CCTV system, the dedicated monitoring equipment allowed members of staff to operate machinery safely, the system has proven to be a valuable asset ensuring high standard of health and safety for members of staff.

Due to the size and purpose of the facility, ACEDA designed an access control and intercom system for key areas of the building including the reception area and workshop. The IP enabled system allows the client to control the system via a software platform. Upon completion, ACEDA provided the client with system training, an Operations & Maintenance manual, NSI Compliance Certificates and all relevant signage to comply with current legislation.

THE RESULT:

ACEDA designed and installed an integrated, fit for purpose solution that is now used every day at the new bus depot in Consett. Throughout the project, ACEDA worked with various parties such as consultants, the main contractor and other trades to seamlessly coordinate works onsite. Technical Account Director, Michael Lynch said, “this flagship project demonstrates our ability to work with the client from the initial design stage of a project to produce a solution that is completely bespoke to their requirements. Throughout the project, our Engineers have worked as a team to maintain ACEDA’s high standard of installation practices.”

As part of our turnkey solutions, ACEDA now support and maintain the IP Security System at the new depot to prolong the lifecycle of the equipment.

If you would like any other information about our multi-disciplined services, please contact our head office on 0844 4179 744 or email sales@aceda.co.uk.

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St Stephen’s CCTV Upgrade

ACEDA were requested by St Stephen’s Retail Centre to design and develop an enterprise level HD IP CCTV solution which provided full coverage of the shopping centre in Hull. ACEDA worked with the St Stephens team to design and develop a leading solution that delivered their exact requirements.

THE CLIENT:

St Stephens’s in Hull is a vibrant, popular shopping and leisure destination, offering visitors a ‘stylish’ shopping experience. Spread across 552,000 sq ft, it features shops, a cinema, gym, theatres, restaurants, cafes and much more. The £200 million centre opened in September 2007 and attracts more than 10 million visitors each year. They provide an exceptional retail space for many multinational brands including Argos, Carphone Warehouse, H&M, Footasylum, Nando’s, Next, Superdrug and many more.

THE CHALLENGE:

St Stephens Retail Centre had a legacy CCTV system which was over ten years old and was no longer supported by the manufacturers or services providers. This caused the Centre a number of issues and limited the technological capabilities of the system without performing a major upgrade. ACEDA worked closely with key Team members from St Stephens to design and develop a solution that would meet their current and future needs whilst maintaining control of annual maintenance costs.

St Stephens is open Monday – Sunday, 8am – 5pm and it was imperative that full security coverage was maintained across the centre whilst the upgrade took place. This required meticulous planning and time management from the ACEDA team and key supply chain partners.

ACEDA’S SOLUTION:

ACEDA worked closely with St Stephens from the beginning of the project to gain an understanding of their exact requirements. Working with key industry partners, ACEDA provided a number of technology demonstrations to the St Stephens Team to allow them to evaluate the current options available to them on the market. Once a preferred solution was chosen, ACEDA provided a full design proposal, including system schematics and an implementation plan.

As part of the solution, ACEDA provided over 130 IP HD Cameras, an enterprise level software management system and recording platform, a new smart video wall with interactive functions and display options and network operation stations and consoles. The solution fully integrates with the current access control system and can provide event logs and video streaming relating to door activations. The comprehensive Video Management Software (VMS), offers the Centre an open architecture platform which provides a central management platform for all cameras and servers.

The Management Team at St Stephens, required the new system to be installed over a twelve week period, during this time, it was imperative that full security coverage was maintained across the centre. ACEDA developed an installation programme that ran the two systems side by side until the old system could be decommissioned, giving the Centre full coverage throughout the installation.

As part of advances in technology and infrastructure requirements, ACEDA were able to reduce the overall amount of physical servers onsite which significantly reduced the energy requirement and environmental impact of the solution. This was an additional advantage to St Stephens Retail Centre.

THE RESULT:

The system meets all of the Centres CCTV and VMS needs and provides them with the scope to upscale the solution in the future. The high quality imagery allows security staff to monitor and capture any potential shoplifters or criminals that visit the centre. The VMS allows the security team to use facial recognition to track any repeat offenders. The video wall and workstation consoles provide the operators with maximum control and flexibility to monitor all of the shopping centre around the clock. Overall, the Centre team are extremely happy with the end result.

To find out more about how ACEDA could assist you with your security and networking requirements, please call our customer services team on 0844 4179 744.

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Northumbrian Water

ACEDA were contracted by NWL to design and install a fully integrated, IP enabled CCTV solution at a number of water treatment facilities in Essex and Suffolk to replace existing analogue cameras. Each site required an in-depth site survey and client design approval, prior to the installations commencing. The new upgraded systems were in line with the latest technologies and gave users greater control, functionality and remote monitoring capabilities.

THE CLIENT:

Northumbrian Water (NW) and Essex and Suffolk Water (ESW) are both part of Northumbrian Water Limited (NWL), they supply water and sewerage services to over 4 million people. Their mission is to be the national leader in the provision of sustainable water and waste solutions. NWL currently employ around 3,000 people and supply 1.1 billion litres of water every day. NWL have a number of sites including 55 water treatment works, over 300 pumping stations, 326 water service reservoirs and over 400 sewage treatment works.

THE CHALLENGE:

The main challenge ACEDA faced on the project was the size and age of some of the existing systems and coaxial infrastructure in place. For many of the sites, ACEDA installed a new dedicated fibre optic network to accommodate the new IP HD cameras and all associated equipment. With no existing drawings or duct routes available, ACEDA’s design team conducted comprehensive site surveys to establish suitable routes for the new infrastructure. Some of the sites spanned a large geographical area and contained specialist water treatment equipment which proved problematic for some of the cable routes.

ACEDA’S SOLUTION:

ACEDA replaced the existing analogue cameras and recording systems with a server based solution that connects to the NWL corporate network and is operated via an enterprise management software. Over 150 IP High Definition cameras and associated network infrastructure was deployed across a number of sites to provide the client with high quality moving and static images that can be operated locally or remotely from the NWL main control room based in the Northeast of England.

Other works included the replacement of some columns to accommodate the new CCTV equipment and the relocation of others to a more suitable location and within less hazardous areas. The new IP solution can integrate with other systems including Access Control and Intruder Detection. Other benefits include limiting site access to authorised persons only, act as a deterrent to criminal / terrorist activity and provide high quality surveillance across all of the sites.

THE RESULT:

ACEDA successfully completed the installation of a new IP CCTV surveillance system and the supporting network infrastructure across a number of the NWL sites in Essex and Suffolk. Michael Lynch, Technical Accounts Director said, “we were delighted to be given the opportunity to work with the team at NWL on such an important project. Using our industry knowledge and experience, we provided NWL with an end to end solution that is in line with the latest technology. During the initial phases of the project, we worked with the client to ensure the design was fit for purpose and the proposed infrastructure would allow future upscaling with new advances in technology.” Due to the success of the installations, ACEDA were given the opportunity to provide ongoing reactive maintenance with a 4 hour response time 24/7.

 To find out more about how ACEDA could assist you with your security and networking requirements, please call our customer services team on 0844 4179 744.

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