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Network Rail Foxton Depot

The Challenge

Foxton railway station serves the village of Foxton, Cambridgeshire, providing connections between Cambridge and London’s King Cross Station.

During unmanned hours, the station depot had become a target for trespassing, leaving the site at risk of vandalism, graffiti and theft. The cost impact and inconvenience of such actions had become a growing concern for Network Rail staff.

A cost-effective method to provide round-the-clock security for the site was sought in a bid to reduce the impact crime was having on the depot.

The Solution

Following a site survey, WCCTV installed its bespoke WCCTV Site Dome solution to ensure the site is protected from trespassing, theft and vandalism.

Wireless CCTV also arranged the provision of monitoring for the depot at Foxton, with monitoring provided 24/7 or as directed by the customer.

WCCTV Site Dome

To support the system, there are strategically placed sensors which detect unauthorised activity, while the Dome is fitted with speakers to allow an audio challenge - a proven deterrent to would be criminals.

The Result

In the first 12 months since installing the WCCTV Site Dome, the incidences of trespass, vandalism and graffiti declined rapidly. The site has been free of any damage related to criminal activity.

Network Rail staff commented:

“I have been impressed with the quality of service we have received from WCCTV. Their equipment is fit for purpose and cost-effective, and their attention to detail and customer service is a huge benefit.”

Related Links

WCCTV Site Dome

Site Security for Rail

The Benefits of Electronic Site Security

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