Sheffield Valley Leisure Park / UKCase example of Panasonic security system
Sheffield Valley Leisure Park / UK
Panasonic Premier Integrator, Reflex Systems of South Yorkshire, has significant expertise in this sector and is a longterm partner at other similar sites owned by Donaldson’s, the management group of Sheffield Valley Centertainment. With this long-standing relationship, Reflex was an obvious choice to meet the owner’s objective of better site management, achieved via a significantly upgraded high-performance surveillance system.
After a comprehensive audit of the site, David Kynman and Steve Ward, Reflex’s Group Sales Director and Projects Director (respectively), specified a Panasonic based solution to meet with Mike Jeffries’ specific requirements.
To meet the objectives, Reflex installed Panasonic’s WV-CW860 dome cameras throughout the site. The WV-CW860’s integrated housing is specifically developed for ‘all weather’ outdoor use, making this camera unit the ideal choice for exterior surveillance of the park.
The system’s camera images are transmitted via coax cabling to an onsite control room. Manned 24 hours a day, it is equipped with Panasonic 17” colour monitors and a 16-channel digital recorder. Programmed to record 120 images per second, it allows operators to review crystal clear images of any incidents captured, making the identification of individuals involved an easier task. Video playback and review is controlled intuitively via a corresponding Panasonic WV-CU650CJ/B controller that also manages the system’s WJ-SX150A camera switching matrix. The WV-CU650CJ/B controller was chosen for Valley Centertainment due to its busy control room environment. Several operator shifts a day results in many different user preferences.
The new system comprehensively covers the site’s award-winning secure car park area comprising of parking for 1,200 cars, business units, (including their back of house service areas), a dedicated tram stop on Sheffield’s SuperTram network, and arterial roadways, pubs and other industrial units surrounding the site.
Utilising the Panasonic technology at their fingertips, Valley Centertainment staff have the ability to track individuals’ deep into the park’s surrounding areas. “We regularly assist the police with investigations into road traffic accidents and altercations outside the local pub, as these events have usually been caught on our cameras,” explains Mike: “Staff often find the system is useful as an emergency device in a variety of ways. The team have, in the past, been alerted to a rear door on one of the premises that developed a latch fault, as the staff were locking up for the evening. On alerting the control room operators, we were able to train a camera on the door and monitor the premises remotely until it could be repaired early the next day. This saved substantially on manpower, negating the need for a member of the security team to be physically present, to monitor the door all night.
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