Sophisticated 24-hour IP surveillance for Tata Chemicals


NW Systems Group has designed, configured and installed a highly-sophisticated IP surveillance system for Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) at its new head office at Northwich, Cheshire.

TCE has extensive manufacturing operations in Cheshire, producing soda ash, salt, sodium bicarbonate, calcium chloride and Crex.

NW Systems installed a modern network surveillance system based on some of the latest indoor and outdoor Axis and Mobotix cameras and video analytics software. Axis P3364 VE static network cameras, fitted with virtual tripwire and motion detection sensors, were installed to cover the car parks and perimeter fence around TCE’s building. This cameras offer impressive Lightfinder technology which enables users to gain high quality colour images in all resolutions up to HDTV 720p/1 megapixel, right up to 30 frames per second (fps) and with very little image noise. Other cameras were fitted internally.

Frank Crouwel, managing director, NW Systems Group, said: “TCE needed high quality, 24-hour surveillance of its UK head office. They needed video images to be high enough quality to identify individuals in the car park and guard the perimeter fence.”

He added: “The performance of the Axis P3364 cameras in particular was so impressive at night that no additional white lighting or passive infrared devices were required so installation savings were impressive. This helped us deliver a top quality surveillance system for TCE at a very reasonable price.”

Martin Murgatroyd, head of IT, TCE, added: “We have been very pleased with the IP surveillance system which NW Systems installed for us. At night these systems generally only offer grainy black and white images but getting access to colour images of this quality throughout the night exceeded our expectations.”

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