VolkerRail are one of the UK's leading multi-disciplinary railway contractors with a successful track record of delivering projects on the UK’s national rail network, working with Network Rail and London Underground, as well as most of the light rail and tram organisations in the UK.
As part of the major HS2 upgrade works, VolkerRail were instructed to realign the existing sidings and associated infrastructure at West
Ruislip 'Up-Sidings', allowing them to be moved clear for future construction.
VolkerRail wanted to protect valuable plant and critical infrastructure during the project, but faced a number of distinct challenges specific to the nature of the compound.
Firstly, there was no onsite power at the site meaning that traditional fixed CCTV systems could not be utilised.
Secondly, given the remote and open nature of the compound, perimeter protection and motion detection would be essential as any trespass, vandalism or theft could result in costly delays to the project.
In order to secure the site, VolkerRail contracted WCCTV to provide a complete managed security solution.
The service included the supply and installation of a WCCTV HD Eco Site Tower, an all-in-one site security solution powered by a long-run battery offering a minimum of 150-hours of back-up power.
The Site Tower was backed by remote monitoring and alarm receiving services, key-holder response as well as ongoing services from WCCTV including maintenance, redeployment and UK-based technical support
Furthermore, VolkerRail benefited from the WCCTV View Mobile App allowing members of the team to access video from the Tower via their smartphones and tablets whilst away from site.
The deployment of the HD Eco Tower, paired with WCCTV's industry-leading services ensured that the project was completed without any unauthorised intrusions.
The Tower acted as a clear visible deterrent, and any activity within the sites perimeter was quickly detected, escalated and dealt with.
As a result of the project's success, VolkerRail have elected to utilise WCCTV's security services on future projects.
"The WCCTV HD Eco Site Tower enhanced the security of the compound at Denham Station with excellent image quality."
"We were very happy with the professionalism and the service provided which made everything completely free-of-hassle; we look forward to working with WCCTV again on other projects in the near future."
Site Manager - VolkerRail