Crossrail is among the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK – from improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections, Crossrail will change the way people travel around the capital.
ATC Systemwide is a joint venture between Costain, Alstom and TSO who have been contracted to fit out and commission the tunnels bored under the streets of London that form part of the Crossrail project.
ATC Systemwide required ongoing site security at three of their main construction sites, Plumstead, Pudding Mill Lane and Westbourne Park.
It was critical to the success of the project that no one entered these sites out of hours, that all onsite assets were protected from theft and vandalism, and that members of the public were prevented from accessing the sites in order for ATC Systemwide to comply with health and safety regulations.
Given the complex nature of the sites, the ongoing changes to the working environment and a lack of onsite power, hard-wired CCTV was not an option for ATC Systemwide. Therefore the sites would require an autonomously powered, proactive and portable surveillance system.
Wireless CCTV (WCCTV) were contracted by ATC Systemwide as a specialist provider of temporary, portable and rapid-deployment site security solutions.
To meet ATC Systemwide's requirements, WCCTV deployed two WCCTV Fuel Cell Site Towers at each of the three sites to provide full perimeter protection, and to ensure any intruders were picked up at the first point of ingress.
The WCCTV Fuel Cell Site Tower is a totally autonomous rapid deployment CCTV tower specifically designed to provide a fully monitored security solution at sites where there is no power available.
As the sites developed and power was made available, WCCTV were able to replace the two Fuel Cell Towers at Plumstead with WCCTV Site Towers (mains powered), and the two Fuel Cell Towers at Westbourne were replaced with two WCCTV Eco Site Towers (temporary generator power).
All WCCTV’s Site Towers contain wireless transmission (4G/3G and Wi-Fi) of video and alarms, a heavy duty infrared, 360° pan, tilt and 36x zoom camera to allow a remote operator to capture images of any potential intruders, audio speakers to enable a remote challenge to occur and local recording capability.
Throughout the works, ATC Systemwide's sites and assets were fully protected, even whilst there was no power on site. WCCTV's Fuel Cell Towers provided round-the-clock security, at a fraction of the price of manned-gaurding.
ATC Systemwide was able to remotely access live and recorded footage from the cameras via the WCCTV software on any PC, laptop or mobile device, this enabled a reduction in site visits, improved project overview and provided retrospective footage from the project.
“WCCTV provided me with a flexible, quality solution to a challenge that I had at remote, but high risk and high value sites.
They worked with me to come up with cameras that provided a range of capabilities, were low maintenance but very effective.
I would have no hesitation in working with WCCTV again."
ATC Security Manager