For Castle Point Borough Council, this particular watercourse was a big issue.
It had a tendency to flood in winter and cause lots of problems. However, the only way to see whether the drain was behaving required an engineer to check in person - up to 4 times a day!
After contacting us about this problem, we created a solution that saved them time and money.
We knew the situation needed a wireless CCTV camera as there was simply no way to get a cable to run from the office to the watercourse.
There was no WIFI signal close to the drain, so we decided to connect to the main office via a mobile internet connection.
This wireless technology allowed the Council to view the situation at the watercourse from the comfort of their own office or, on the go, via their smart phones.
With this relatively simple wireless camera set-up, we helped the Council to save both time and money.
"Blakes have worked with Castle Point for a number of years installing and servicing our CCTV and alarm systems. They have always gone above and beyond to help look for solutions to problems. Recently Blakes helped to install a CCTV to monitor a watercourse during flooding events, the site had no internet access and limited electrical supply. Through testing many systems we now have a bespoke system that prevents the need for the watercourse to be checked in person, it can instead be checked via desktop computers and smartphones saving the council both time and money."
Castle Point Borough Council
Tim Read, Operational Services Team Leader
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