Solar farm CCTV monitoring upgrade and install

Safeguard Systems were approached by a leading solar O&M provider to complete a security system assessment on a solar site in South Wales.

This was following reports of the security system functioning incorrectly.

The security system in place was a CCTV monitoring system consisting of 28 cameras and four CCTV servers. The site was split across two separate solar fields.

  • Field one – 15 Cameras
  • Field two – 13 Cameras

Technical audit & CCTV system recommendations

Safeguard Systems had a team of security technicians attend the site and complete a full CCTV system assessment. Upon review, Safeguard Systems’ team of engineers found a multitude of issues.

Upon inspection, it was apparent the current solar farm security system was in an incredibly poor state. Only two of the four CCTV servers were functioning. And only six of the 28 cameras were in good working order. Most cameras were not functioning correctly due to cable damage across the site.

The CCTV cabinet was incredibly disorganised displaying poor technical workmanship. Additionally, the mains AC and low voltage cabling had been run in together within the ducting.

Due to the number of irreparable issues, the only way to move forward was for Safeguard Systems to implement a full CCTV monitoring system upgrade.

Following the acceptance of the quotation, Safeguard Systems returned to site to commence the installation of the upgraded perimeter security system.

CCTV monitoring system upgrade: The project outcome

Safeguard Systems upgraded all 28 cameras from an analogue to IP based CCTV system. The entire site was re-cabled with more robust steel wire armoured cabling. The existing CCTV recorders were upgraded and integrated with advanced AI-driven video analytics servers to reduce false alarms, often caused by wildlife.

The new CCTV system provides high-definition video footage and a far superior retention period allowing the customer to review as far back as 3 months.

This system is connected to a central CCTV monitoring station which provides the site with 24/7 security.

Related solar farm security services:

Solar Farm Security

CCTV Monitoring

Solar Farm CCTV

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Sand Communications

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Lakewood Ltd

We are a trustee organisation responsible for a recreational facility and its associated pavilions and buildings. We approached Safeguard Systems to upgrade our security CCTV systems. The customer experience has been first class from start to finish.

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Kintbury Recreation Ground

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Harry Timbrell

Timbrell Farms

I got in touch with Safeguard Systems to help secure our warehouse unit with an intruder alarm and CCTV system. They were incredibly helpful and came out to conduct a survey on our premises when others just wanted to provide a quote over the phone.

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Elite Autos

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