Not all our CCTV projects are long term. Sometimes our services are only needed for a few weeks and at short notice too, as was the case when we installed a solar powered CCTV camera at Ethical Power’s Swindon solar park.
Surely a large solar park already has a substantial CCTV system in place? “They do,” said Jon Moore, Clearway’s Southern Account Manager who managed the project. “But they were having intermittent performance issues with their CCTV system, which is why we got an urgent call.”
As part of our service, the tower was monitored remotely by the team at Clearway. Camera sensors that are heat and motion sensitive picked up any movement and the camera then zoomed in to get a closer look.
Upon activation a series of still images were sent via the mobile network to the Clearway monitoring team who logged-in to preview the video clip to check whether the activity was considered to be suspicious.
Of course, the burning question is: what activity, was detected? “Mostly deer, sheep and foxes!” said Jon. “But it gave the client absolute peace of mind while they were waiting for their regular CCTV system to be fixed. And that was our aim.”