Founded in 1959 and originally specialising in livestock movements across the UK, the Allelys Group has grown to be one of the largest and most successful transport and specialist heavy lift companies in the UK.
Having expanded considerably in recent years at its base in Studley, Warwickshire, and occupying a vast amount of land to deal with a growing UK and global client base, Allelys embarked on a programme to increase and upgrade the security on the premises, so that all areas of the site were adequately covered.
Word of mouth
Andy Pym, electrician for the company, sought the recommendation for a suitable CCTV system from local electrical distributor, Moredale, who put him in touch with ESP, one of their key security products suppliers.
A site visit by ESP Sales Manager, Scott Phillimore, was arranged to get a full picture of the requirements so that a suitable CCTV solution could be recommended. The premises house a number of buildings that cater for various business divisions, including heavy storage, heavy haulage, crane shops, heavy presses and warehousing, as well as the office space required for the 50 or so employees based there.
Scott recommended products from ESP’s HDView 4Megapixel (MP) CCTV range. ESP launched its 4MP CCTV range to supply the electrical wholesale market with a complete collection of superior quality, high end CCTV products. The range offers an upgrade from 2MP to 4MP to give users a higher density of pixels to produce a super high definition image clarity.
For the Allelys project, multiple DVR’s ranging from 4 to 16 channels and offering up to 16TB of storage were recommended and installed. 8 channel systems support up to 8 cameras each and offer 4MP live view and recording. They allow for remote viewing via the ESPHDVIEW APP, with remote monitoring via wired connection or Wi-Fi.
Various 4MP HD cameras have also been mounted to provide superior coverage across the site. These include 3.6mm fixed lens 4MP HD cameras as well as 6-22mm varifocal 4MP HD cameras.
Where there are larger areas to cover, a number of Pan, Tilt and Zoom cameras have been installed. These true HD 2MP cameras have a 4.7-84.6mm varifocal lens and offer a full 360⁰ rotation pan function.
Andy Pym Comments: “With such a vast site to protect and with varying requirements for different areas it was looking like a fairly complicated task. However, what has most impressed me is just how easy these systems have been to install. It was all very straightforward and we have had great support from ESP and know that we can rely on them for any technical advice going forward.”