Element Park Lifestyle Centre – CCTV System Installation
CCTV System Installation
The recently built Clyde North Lifestyle centre is a thriving retail centre in the heart of the City of Casey. With some of Australia’s best-known brands it houses supermarkets, gyms, restaurants, retail outlets and much more. From a security perspective the site faces many challenges, from vandalism and theft to property, to public liability issues. And without a dedicated management office on site, there’s not always someone there to keep a watchful eye over the centre.
Red Flag Systems were engaged to install a CCTV system that would firstly act as a deterrent – gently persuading would be graffiti ‘artists’ to find another wall, where the risk of getting identified on camera was not so high. Or even to reminding the innocuous litter droppers to do the right thing! The site also includes some valuable assets the landlord required protecting; the sub-station room that provides power to all the tenancies for example, or the rear services and deliveries area that is essential for the smooth operation of a thriving retail centre.
A high definition WISENET surveillance system was installed with cameras monitoring activity 24/7 from around the site with all recordings safely backed-up and stored in a lockable cabinet. If an incident occurred management staff would be able to quickly review the footage, identify the culprit and provide valuable evidence to the authorities.
The installation was not without its challenges. The main building is a long narrow structure and there was a strict requirement for the location of the main recording equipment. Jordan Kapoyanis, the senior technician on the installation explains, “the size of the building and the limited available locations for our hardware meant that traditional copper cable wouldn’t be sufficient, so we opted to install fibre-optic wiring for the cameras instead. This has provided the client with a far more reliable and effective solution and future proofed them for a system that can handle upgrades later as technologies improve”.
Red Flag Systems installed a 4G dedicated wireless network connection for the CCTV system. Using a virtual private network from SCSI Direct Connect, it provided the building managers and owners with the ability to view live and playback video remotely from a smartphone application. Easily allowing them to monitor the safety and security of the site from anywhere.
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