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Axis network cameras help improve operations at Freightliner’s Manchester terminal
A new surveillance system at Freightliner’s Manchester terminal enables users to quickly search and access vital footage and enhance security operations
“Running the system in-house, coupled with the quality and durability of the cameras and software, means that our maintenance costs have been significantly reduced. All in all, we are very impressed with the quality of the Axis surveillance system.“ Andy Murphy, deputy general manager, Freightliner terminals.
As the leading intermodal rail freight operator in the UK, Freightliner wanted to enhance surveillance at its Manchester terminal following the successful installation of network video cameras at some of its other terminals in the UK by Axis partner NW Systems Group. The Manchester terminal wanted to take advantage of an IP-Surveillance system to assist with operations around the site and to monitor the arrival of containers at the terminal by road and rail. This improvement in surveillance would also help significantly improve security and health and safety around the site.
Following successful deployment of IP-Surveillance systems at many of its other sites in the UK, the organization turned to IP solutions specialists NW Systems Group to provide cameras for its Manchester terminal. NW Systems Group deployed a range of Axis network video cameras, all specifically chosen to deliver excellent image quality even for night time surveillance. Freightliner uses AXIS Camera Station, IP-Surveillance software that allows for video monitoring and recording for up to 50 cameras, to search and view essential footage.
The Manchester terminal is now able to take full advantage of IP-Surveillance to assist with on-site operations. The terminal’s managers have a prime view of the terminal and can quickly respond to emergencies and distribute resources around the terminal as required. It also found that the number of claims against it for damaged containers has gone down as the site’s managers can now quickly access high quality images delivered by the Axis cameras over the network which prove liability.