| Brooklands Museum Updates CCTV with Hanwha cameras from Smart R installed by Q7 Integration
Brooklands Museum has recently upgraded its CCTV system to a full IP network video surveillance solution, with cameras supplied by Smart R Distribution and installed by Q7 Integration.
Located in Weybridge, Surrey, Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world’s first purpose-built motor racing track. Visitors to the Museum are able to get up close to aircraft designed, built and flown at Brooklands, as well as explore the historic site which is brought to life through interactive collections of motor vehicles and aircraft.
“With so many valuable exhibits to protect, as well as a responsibility to ensure the many thousands of visitors who come to Brooklands every year can do so in a safe environment, we made the decision to replace our old analogue CCTV cameras with high definition IP models which utilise the latest technology”, said Mark Dover, the Museum’s facilities manager. “Our security personnel are now able to view 24/7 the superb quality images captured by the cameras on monitors at our central control room”.
Chobham based Q7 Integration, which specialises in delivering turnkey electronic security solutions for its high-end clients, worked closely with Smart R Distribution to ensure Brooklands Museum were provided with the best cameras for the job in hand, which included monitoring activity in the Museum’s retail store in order to deter and detect shoplifters.
Among the 14 cameras installed at the Museum are 3 internal Wisenet QND-6082R 2-megapixel dome cameras manufactured by Hanwha Techwin. With built-in IR illumination and a 3.1x motorised varifocal lens, the cameras allow users to zoom in to observe close up activity of any suspicious activity. They also feature Hallway View which provides a highly effective way to monitor narrow vertical areas such as corridors and a suite of Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) that includes defocus and tampering detection, as well as directional, intrusion, motion and enter/exit detection.
New external 5-megapixel Wisenet QNO-8080R bullet cameras have also been installed. These are similarly equipped with built-in IR illuminators, enabling them to capture very high quality images regardless of the lighting conditions. They also benefit from enhanced Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), which performs at up to 120dB to produce clear images from scenes containing a challenging mix of bright and dark areas which normally results in over or under exposed images.
“We had a limited budget to achieve our objectives and yet did not want to compromise on the quality of the images captured by any new cameras or miss out on taking advantage of the latest technology”, said Mark Dover. “With this in mind, Q7 Integration and Smart R combined their expertise to recommend cameras which were affordable and could deliver the functionality we need. We now have a highly effective video surveillance solution which will be put to good use as we strive at all times to maintain a safe and secure environment for our employees and visitors”.
About Q7 Integration Ltd
Founded in 2007 by Managing Director Andrew Alcock, Chobham based Q7 Integration specialises in delivering turnkey electronic security solutions for its high-end clients, which include risk assessments, systems design, product specifications, installation, service and ongoing maintenance.
A long term customer of Smart R Distribution, Q7 Integration constantly evaluates the latest generation of door entry, Access Control and CCTV products to ensure that whatever they supply to their end-user clients will cost-effectively meet, if not exceed, their expectations.
About Smart R Distribution
Established in 2010, Smart R Distribution is focused on providing quality product and expert advice to the thousands of professional level installers and systems integrators operating throughout the UK. It distributes and supports a comprehensive range of Access Control, door entry and CCTV products and solutions from a wide range of manufacturers, including ACT, Authenticard, Comelit, Farpointe Data, HID, Intratone, Vanderbilt and Vivotek.
Although device agnostic, when being asked to provide advice on the best combination of products for specific projects, Smart R Distribution offers its own brand of competitively priced, but robust Ethernet and Power transmission equipment. It is also able to satisfy the growing demand for low-cost CCTV solutions for the housing market with its entry level Smart R Home and semi-professional Smart R Guard CCTV systems.
With a showroom that is regularly updated to ensure it is able to demonstrate the very latest advances in technology, Smart R Distribution encourages installer and system integrators to visit its head office in Haverhill, Suffolk and take advantage of its manufacturer associated training courses. The company also regularly hosts technical presentations and demonstrations conducted by the industry’s leading manufacturers. www.smartrdistribution.com
Story By: David Solomons
Date : 26-09-2022