Bradford Leisure Exchange / UKCase example of Panasonic security system
Bradford Leisure Exchange / UK
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attractions during their stay. The safety and welfare of visitors is a top priority for the management of Bradford Leisure Exchange - and to further reassure customers of their continued safety on-site - an update to the existing CCTV design and technology was planned.
The existing system had been installed when the leisure complex first opened its doors in 2000 and over the life of its operation, the system proved to offer only limited use for site management purposes. From the outset, some surveillance blind spots were becoming apparent in the overall camera coverage of the site. Consequently, the gap in the original system’s coverage had resulted in occasional anti-social and criminal behaviour, escaping observation by security staff. This had meant that if an incident was detected, its subsequent events might sometimes not be available for monitoring and therefore go untracked, making any consequent prosecution difficult to progress, due to a lack of available visual evidence. Additionally, adding weight to the case for upgrading, the system had been superseded by advancements in CCTV technology.
Working in close liaison with Mike Jeffries, Bradford Leisure Exchange’s Operations Manager, Reflex was tasked with conducting a comprehensive site-wide survey and audit, to determine a design and technical specification for the upgrade. Mike Jeffries’ performance criteria for the system was agreed and met with the strategic placement of leadingedge camera equipment supplied by Panasonic, with the goal of creating a high-performance and cost-effective surveillance system.
Using Panasonic WV-CW860 dome cameras throughout the site meant that the number of cameras deployed could be half that of the previous fixed camera system. With the integrated housing of the WV-CW860 camera specifically developed for ‘all weather’ outdoor use, the unit was the ideal choice to be used to cover all the complex’s external areas.
Bradford Leisure Exchange’s management now own and operate a multi-purpose CCTV system that is providing a vital management tool at one of the region’s busiest leisure complexes. Summarising his thoughts on the system, Mike Jeffries concludes: “The re-design and installation of a branded, quality CCTV system has proved itself to be the number one tool in the management toolkit and an invaluable asset to the busy entertainment venue.
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