Axis and Encom help Park West Enterprise Centre tackle vandalism issues
Network cameras protect businesses at prestigious Dublin enterprise park
"There has been a clear reduction in vandalism and other minor crimes at the Park West Enterprise Centre." says Tom Duffy, director, PWEC Management Company.
Park West Enterprise Centre Management Company (PWEC) manages the Park West Enterprise Centre in West Dublin, Ireland, which is home to more than 80 companies and is set within the Park West Business Park, itself home to more than 240 companies and employing more than 8,000 employees. PWEC called on Encom, one of Ireland’s leading IP-Surveillance solutions providers, to develop a solution to provide greater security for its members and reduce vandalism.
Encom’s solution included AXIS 214 PTZ Network Cameras, offering automatic day and night vision, motion detection and requiring minimal initial adjustment. A number of AXIS 221 Network Cameras were also specified for use in specific trouble spots because of their active tampering alarm capability which offers the option of automatically alerting central control if any of these cameras have been moved or obstructed. A very important aspect of Encom’s solution is that all network cameras are connected via a wireless network using Senao Wireless Access Points. Images are then managed and recorded by AXIS Camera Station which offers automatic camera discovery and uses an event configuration wizard enabling remote configuration of all cameras. All images are recorded at 640x480 (VGA) resolution on motion detection only and are stored for 20 days. The whole solution, including installation of all wireless communications, has already shown an impressive return on investment.
With a clear reduction in vandalism and other minor crimes at the Park West Enterprise Centre, IP-Surveillance has made for a safer and more pleasant environment for both business owners and their staff. Using wireless cameras has allowed the center to cover a large area quickly and cost effectively, with additional system expansion planned for the near future.