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.
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 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 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.
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.
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