SharpView solution secures London water supply

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Water Supply SecurityThe integrity of the freshwater supply to London has been stepped up with an array of cameras, high-security fencing, vibration sensors and razor wire.

The risk to the water supply forced the UK’s largest water and waste company to further enhance the security along one side of the perimeter of reservoirs in south London, where a public footpath has provided easier access for trespassers and committed graffiti ‘vandals’ to enter.

The Zaun Group had already installed ArmaWeave and razor topping around the whole site, so Thames Water asked software security expert EyeLynx to design a solution based on its SharpView CCTV system to protect the site.

Zaun Group companies EyeLynx and Binns installed two huge temporary CCTV masts with high-performance PTZ cameras, thermal cameras with video analytics, horn speakers and high-powered WiFi to link the two with a SharpView Networked Video Recorder.

CPNI-approved PIDs were also fitted, fully integrated with SharpView, provide the site with a triple layer of electronic security of the highest quality.

The system can provide alarms and CCTV video evidence. For example, whenever a camera or vibration sensor detects a potential breach of the fence line, the horn speakers can broadcast audio warnings, send alarms to security personnel and capture video evidence for potential prosecutions.

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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