Mobotix Hemispheric Cameras Watch Over Roofing and Building Specialist

Mobotix , a manufacturer of digital high-resolution, network-based video security systems, installed its surveillance solution which reduced cost and complexity while improving security at Droitwich Roofing & Building Specialists.

Droitwich Roofing & Building Specialists has two divisions with one concentrating on aspects of roofing and building from repair works to large scale dilapidation works, Extensions, Conversions and New Builds. The second division is a Merchants stocking roofing and building materials including a large selection of reclamation materials.

In October 2009, when the firm decided to move to larger premises, it was felt that the old analog surveillance solution, which was becoming increasingly expensive to maintain due to repeated failures, would offer little value for the new larger site.

Following a tender request to three local surveillance installation companies, Droitwich Roofing & Building Specialists selected a Mobotix solution from Ecl-ips. "Our main requirement was for good quality images, both day and night, and for a system that was easy to operate with little or no ongoing maintenance cost. The Mobotix system ticked all the boxes and the guys from Ecl-ips really seemed to know the system well," said Kevin Dobbs, Office Manager for Droitwich Roofing & Building Specialists.

After surveying the site and discussing the exact requirements with the client, Ecl-ips installed a five-camera system to cover key areas including the yard entrance, workshop, storage areas, parking lot and reception. Due to Mobotix's innovative hemispheric camera, Ecl-ips only had to install one camera in the main office building.

Thanks to the 360-degree all-round view, the camera is able to capture an entire room. With a panorama function and a quad view, the camera can show images from four different angles simultaneously. Currently the hemispheric camera is the only product on the market that offers this functionality and reduces the amount of cameras needed to provide surveillance of a room.

"The system has been up and running for several months and any little tweaks we needed have been done remotely by Ecl-ips without the need for an expensive site visit," Dobbs said. "The quality is excellent and the software is incredibly easy to use."

Droitwich Roofing & Building Specialists now have the ability to remotely view any camera on the site via its broadband connection. This proves useful if an alarm is triggered or if managers need to find out if there is anybody on-site out of normal working hours.

"Overall we have been very pleased with the system installed by Ecl-ips, the staff is very helpful, the technical staff certainly knows their stuff, and the aftercare has been second to none. I would be very happy to recommend Ecl-ips," Dobbs said.

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