This particular project faced several major challenges, not only was the site a large and wide open storage yard not connected to any mains electricity supply, but was a former World War Two Ministry of Defence Ammunitions depot, complete with it's original storage bunkers, constructed of one metre thick concrete reinforced walls.
Heavy duty excavation equipment was brought in to break out part of the floor and walls to allow the new cabling to pass through, which was over a metre thick. The site control equipment is housed in one of the very secure former high grade amunitions bunkers.
All alarm conditions are transmitted back to EDS's secure monitoring centre and Arden's Head Office using an encrypted high security network connection, where the images of any one of the cameras can be viewed. Previously recorded footage and that of live images can also be viewed on any of the firms networked computers, with full time and date searching facilities to track events.
The system is also used for stock control to count the number of stored pallets within the yard and to monitor driver activity logging the time, date, vehicle registration and drivers details locally and remotely.