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CCTV for Business - How the Professionals Tackle the Job!

Date: 25 April 2022

Southend's favourite amusement park, Adventure Island, was in need of a new and improved CCTV system. Here's how Blake's got better quality for less cost!

Their old system was outdated and wasn't capturing high definition footage which is essential for facial recognition in the event of a crime.

Imagine this: A group of hooded figures break in and vandalise a ride after hours but, as they leave, they walk straight past a security camera that captures their faces. The security team scramble through the footage to find nothing more than a blurry blob of pixels. The footage is useless and the group is unidentifiable!

So, to stop something like that happening, a new security system was critical!

But, with 9 acres of land, it was hard to know where to start! The system had to cover a large area and capture multiple different rides and attractions. On top of this, the park was responsible for the safety of thousands of visitors each year. The client required a reliable, robust system that could withstand the windy, seaside weather and protect staff and visitors for years to come.

Our CCTV expert, Richard Crane, designed a tailored system that incorporated the features needed to keep the park safe all year round!

Discover how we installed the perfect system AND saved Adventure Island money...


Protecting the park

As NSI Gold accredited CCTV experts, Blake's are duty bound to design, install and offer maintenance for the highest quality security products on the market. The on-site security team’s favoured camera provider, Hanwha Techwin, was a great choice for the project. They supplied digital cameras with:

  • Good quality images
  • Correct level of Ingress Protection (IP66) for external use
  • Upgradable firmware, so they last longer than conventional analogue cameras

360-degree cameras

Installed in the main areas of the park to capture footage from all angles. This allows staff to see visitor behaviour at multiple attractions from one camera.

Day / night domes

Replaced the superfluous, expensive 360° cameras where appropriate. Allowing a more concentrated resolution and improved image.

Bullet cameras

Several suitably IP rated cameras with infrared technology were installed. Combating the challenges of extreme seaside conditions while providing 24/7 protection in a busy urban area.

Expertise to the rescue!

These specialist cameras were hand chosen and installed to meet the specific needs of Adventure Island amusement park.

Adventure Island's security team had planned to install 360-degree cameras around the majority of the park, however, Blake's CCTV expert discovered that this would be a waste of money and time.

Our expert identified that 360-degree cameras would reduce coverage and increase cost!

180-degrees of the view would have been obstructed by a wall in some cases, meaning you'd only get half of what you paid for! Dome cameras were fitted instead and covered the same area of the park. A cheaper and better quality solution!

Blake's Say

“We considered a number of manufacturers that offer 360 degree cameras but in terms of price and performance we decided to recommend that they be sourced from Hanwha Techwin Europe, along with the other required cameras and recording device.”

Richard Crane, CCTV manager at Blake Fire & Security Systems

The importance of CCTV for business

With optimised camera coverage and high definition footage, Adventure Island has never been safer! A quality CCTV system is not only an asset, but it defends your business when nothing or no one else can. The watchful eye of an effective system gives you peace of mind 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

No business is too small to reap the benefits of a CCTV system. Whether it's an expensive piece of machinery or a cash machine on display, business premises are a gold mine in the eyes of a burglar! Every business is a potential target for a loitering criminal, so why leave it unprotected?

Blake's don't install 'out of the box' systems - we assess your premises to give you a tailored system that aligns with your business needs and security goals!

Our dedication to accreditation ensures that your system is of an exceptional quality, compliant with British legislation and serves your business for years to come!

You'll receive the same immaculate system and service regardless of whether you require two cameras or twenty.

Click the image below to download our full Adventure Island case study and find out how our dedication to accreditation offered the client a state of the art system whilst saving them money!
CCTV Adventure Island Case Study

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