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16th October 2019 Issue no. 479
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Specialist London Sports College chooses Basson to help cut crime
Caterham High School, Dagenham & Redbridge, recently installed a remotely monitored security system supplied by specialist infrared CCTV supplier, Basson Group. The school administrators were looking for a surveillance solution capable of protecting them against the rising problem of stolen lead roofing and other break-ins being experienced by schools across the borough.
The products fitted were from Basson's range of long-distance IR cameras, monitored by Kent-based CCTV and Alarm Monitoring company, FLR Spectron.
Martin McCormick, Managing Director of The Basson Group, said, "After rising cases of lead theft and break ins to schools, mainly happening at night, we were approached by the school to supply a security system that would help reduce these crimes. The brief from the school also required us to recommend a cost-effective and reliable monitoring service that would manage alarm-activated CCTV. This task was awarded to one of our trusted partners, FLR Spectron Monitoring in Kent, who we were confident would deliver the required service."
Alarmed images from the school are now transmitted directly to FLR's monitoring station where they are quickly evaluated by the team of experienced operators and verified for potential threats. The cameras installed are a combination of internal and external Basson PTZ cameras. Basson's IRBD-MINI PTZs, used for monitoring the internal school buildings, were chosen for their compact size, 12x optical zoom and 50-metre IR range. The IR LEDs allow adaptable night vision illumination, which alters as you zoom in to provide excellent night-time images.
For the external areas, particularly the school perimeter fences, a combination of Basson's best-selling IRB2-36VHQ static night-vision and IRB2 PTZ cameras was chosen. The IRB2 PTZ is a true day/night, cable-managed, infrared, high-speed PTZ camera that uses cutting-edge IR technology to achieve excellent night-time images on every occasion. This particular camera is also very well suited to high-end security applications such as airports, utilities and critical national infrastructure.
Tim Hoyles, FLR's sales director, commenting on the project, said, "We regularly partner with The Basson Group on CCTV projects requiring monitoring, because their CCTV systems give years of maintenance-free operation, while still providing outstanding, professional results - and, most importantly to us as a business, fewer false alarms. We know that the school has had zero cases of vandalism or theft since the installation and monitoring service were set up."
The Basson Group was established in 1971 and is a leading name in the industry for CCTV infrared and light-enhancing cameras.
Basson's original background as a trusted and reliable CCTV installation company has given the company a unique insight into what works and what doesn't work in camera technology. Since Basson started manufacturing over 20 years ago, it has developed a range of high-performance IR CCTV cameras that lead the market.
Having supplied products to the security industry for many years, the company has seen various camera types come and go, highlighting the need for rugged and reliable equipment that simply performs exceptionally well. Basson seeks to produce cameras that installers of the highest integrity are happy to work with. The aim is to create products that the company can be proud of and to see the Basson Group name displayed on equipment that offers customers years of maintenance-free operation.
10th December 2014