iC2 hosts wireless CCTV forum at Chelsea
iC2 CCTV recently held a forum on wireless Internet Protocol CCTV solutions at Chelsea Football Club.
The forum was attended by invited guests from the social housing sector, local authorities and stadia management.
The event was opened by iC2’s Managing Director Andrew Whelan. In his introduction, he explained how iC2 had successfully completed a number of wireless IP CCTV installations which required a high level of planning and design and offered the end user a cost effective solution.
The event was co-hosted by iC2’s wireless connectivity partner 802 Global. MD Tim Close explained the benefits of wireless IP CCTV over traditional analogue links. He said: “An IP CCTV system digitally links cameras and control station together on an IP (Internet Protocol) network, with connections made over CAT5 cable. As such, the system can easily be integrated with an existing IP network, allowing easy access to video data from networked computers, or even remote access over the internet. Digital footage can be quickly reviewed – you do not need to wait for tape to rewind, and many systems can search for movement or dangerous behaviours. Wireless systems are quick and easy to deploy and offer significant advantages over traditional cabling options which often require expensive and disruptive road digging programmes.”
Also attending the forum were representatives from Panasonic who provide the cameras and digital video recorders and the CCTV Centre, one of Panasonic’s main distributors. MD of the CCTV Centre – Carl Hayesmore told the audience how they provide iC2 with technical support on using Panasonic’s state-of-the-art i-Pro system.
Concluding the presentations, iC2’s Commercial Director Martin Justice told the assembled audience that iC2’s expertise in installing wireless IP CCTV systems was second to none. He gave the example of a very successful project completed last year for Ealing Homes. iC2 installed cameras in three multi-storey tower blocks and a community centre in West London. High quality live pictures are beamed to Ealing’s control centre via wireless connection. “This is a real demonstration,” said Martin, “of state of the art technology providing multiple benefits including reduced maintenance costs, greater flexibility, increased data security and easy to retrieve video footage.”