Tailoring surveillance to the customer

June 2019 CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring

Imagine purchasing an entire surveillance system that never had your business in mind from the start. Whether you’re monitoring a hotel, special traffic patterns or a seaside oil extraction site, each environment has its own security needs.

In the case of hotels, security professionals might desire a more discreet strategy, where each camera blends in with its surroundings. On the other hand, a seaside oil extraction site might need cameras that can withstand corrosion and intense heat.

While there are a multitude of surveillance solutions to choose from, it is likely that you might seek special characteristics that may not be available in traditional offerings. To ensure the best possible protection for your guests, employees, and property, there is an option: investing in custom solutions that meet all of your requirements. Pelco offers customers a Special Modification Requests (SMR) programme.

A seamless solution

When it comes to monitoring hotels and other environments where covert surveillance is desired, you can tailor your surveillance cameras to match the environment seamlessly. For instance, Pelco offers cameras and enclosures that can blend with their intended surroundings using custom colours and patterns. This results in a comfortable experience for guests and adds to the aesthetics and design of the building.

Unique environmental conditions

On the other hand, areas like oil extraction sites and corrections facilities need specialised surveillance options that can withstand special environmental factors. In the case of marine environments, camera enclosures may be at risk for corrosion from seawater, so being able to choose a rust-resistant material could mean the difference between a secure or unsecured area.

In corrections facilities, security personnel may need to tailor their surveillance solutions to respond to higher risks of vandalism or sabotage by using enclosures or lenses with greater material durability and anti-ligature capabilities.

Pelco’s custom surveillance solutions can be leveraged to adapt to avoid obstructions or conform to unique architectural features by modifying mounts on cameras.

Save on installation costs

Suppose you already invested in a surveillance system that doesn’t fully meet your needs. In this case, you can retrofit custom solutions into existing installations. For an easier way to install a surveillance system, Pelco offers cameras that have already been pre-wired and configured. This results in lower installation costs since you won’t need to replace your existing system, and fewer resources may be needed to install pre-wired and configured cameras.

Pelco recognises that one size doesn’t fit all, so the right surveillance solutions should be tailored to suit the distinct requirements of each environment. Our mission is to ensure that you have the best possible surveillance strategy, so the SMR programme is specifically designed to meet the demands of specialised environments.

The SMR program is a great fit for those who need innovative surveillance solutions that effectively blend in with their surroundings or have unique environmental deployment requirements such as fortified housing.

For more information contact Gilbert Muller, Pelco by Schneider Electric, +27 11 254 6400, gilbertm@se.com, www.pelco.com


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