Here is a solution to stop illegal waste dumping!

Here is a solution to stop illegal waste dumping!
Illegal garbage disposal, or fly-tipping as it is known in some parts of the world, is a major problem that hinders the development of any city. Now, a security company has come up with a mobile surveillance solution that can monitor the streets and help authorities catch those who are engaging in illegal waste dumping.

STROPS Technologies, a Latvia-based company, deals with illegal waste dumping by offering high-quality evidentiary video footage. This is possible due to a mobile battery-operated concept that keeps the system switched on constantly so as not to lose a single frame.  The owner or user of the STROPS AVS can use the system for almost a week without recharging the battery.  STROPS offers everything that the customer needs in terms of a professional remote video surveillance system.
STROPS AVS can be conveniently
fixed on a pole or a tree. 


Speaking to asmag.com, Normunds Stepans, Founder and CEO of the company, explained the software and hardware combination behind their solution that makes them stand out in the market.

“There are six critical components without which a video surveillance system does not work – a video camera, the server, the VMS, the infrastructure, the power source and, in some cases, the Internet,” Stepans said. “For mobile systems, there is also a battery, a mobile router, a set of antenna and casing.  We put all of these components together and made them easy to use with an additional monitoring platform that allows you to track all of the systems at once.  STROPS AVS captures video in its cache memory up to 15 seconds before the event starts and when an alarm has been triggered it takes video out of catch and stores to local memory, thus ensuring that you never lose a single frame and can capture illegal activities in site.”

Making it all-the-more attractive is the fact that STROPS AVS comes ready to use, is easy to install, and is battery-powered, stable and affordable. Stepans points out that this makes the solution incomparable to all other systems. “This is a must-have solution for every municipality to spot illegal activities and to save local government costs,” he added.

In addition to CCTV features, the STROPS Partner portal makes it possible to track all activities related to the video surveillance system, including state of charge information, communication and signal strength, the location of the camera, etc.  The user is always informed about the mobile video cameras and systems.  The unique design requires a two-battery pack instead of two systems to provide non-stop surveillance in areas without an electricity supply.

Of course, monitoring fly-tipping is not the only application for this solution. STROPS AVS is particularly meant for the following:
  • Preventing illegal dumping of waste
  • Hot spot policing
  • Graffiti prevention
  • Temporary illegal activities
  • Security at events
  • Security and time lapses at construction sites
  • Border control
 “The system is ready to use, without any additional components needed to set it up,” Stepans said. “Once you strap the STROPS AVS to a pole or a tree, it’s up and running. The system is affordable, at least two times cheaper in comparison to mast systems.  Installation is fast, with no requirement for special tools or heavy vehicles.  You can load STROPS on the back seat of your car.  The system is also mobile and can be moved from place to place.  This is very important if it is necessary to have immediate surveillance at a hot spot, with no time to design and sign the official documents that are mandatory for regular installations.”

He is quite clear that STROPS AVS will never replace ordinary security surveillance solutions, but the fact that there are an increasing number of remote locations that require monitoring could surely drive demand for this product. 
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