Arden Wood Shaving
Arden Wood Shaving commissioned EDS to design, supply and install a remotely monitored perimeter detection system. This included a digital CCTV system with fully functional high speed colour dome cameras and an external floodlighting scheme across its unmanned, 10 acre open rural site.
This particular project faced several major challenges. Not only was the site a large and wide open storage yard not connected to any mains electricity supply, but it was a former World War Two Ministry of Defence ammunitions depot, complete with its original storage bunkers constructed of one metre thick concrete reinforced walls.
One Metre Thick Concrete Reinforced Walls
Our in-house staff pulled out all the stops on this project. Connecting the site to a mains electricity supply involved the installation of long runs of ducting to bring a supply from the National Grid and connecting into one of the former bunkers.
Excavation equipment was brought in to break out part of the floor and walls to allow the new cabling to pass through, which was over a metre thick. The site control equipment is housed in one of the very secure former high grade amunitions bunkers.
State of the Art Integrated Digital CCTV Technology
The site is protected with a perimeter movement detection system comprising of high speed colour dome cameras linked to zoned detectors. Therefore whenever any one of the perimeter sensors detects an alarm condition, the cameras automatically zoom in. For added night time security, floodlights illuminate the areas where detection has occurred.
All alarm conditions are transmitted back to EDS’s secure monitoring centre and Arden’s head office using an encrypted high security network connection. The images of any one of the cameras can be viewed, along with previously recorded footage. All recordings and live images can be viewed on any of the firm’s networked computers, with full time and date searching facilities to track events.
The system is also used for stock control to count the number of pallets stored in the yard and to monitor driver activity. The system logs the time, date, vehicle registration and driver’s details locally and remotely.