Synectics Security install Synergy and Redvision Rugged X2 COMBAT PTZ cameras into the coastal town of Great Yarmouth.
Great Yarmouth is a picturesque seaside town, straddling the River Yare, situated in the East Coast County of Norfolk. With a population of approximately 40,000 inhabitants; Great Yarmouth is renowned for its’ seaside tourism, rich history centred around the heritage quarter, and diverse wildlife which thrives in the unique coastal environment.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is committed to maximising the safety and security of their local residents and their bustling tourism community. The tourism industry contributes significantly to the economy of the local area; with 37% of all jobs in Great Yarmouth being tourism related. In September 2021, Gorleston Beach, Great Yarmouth, was awarded Travellers’ Choice award by TripAdvisor; being recognised in the top ten percent of attractions worldwide.
Synectics Security is a provider of integrated security solutions for complex, critical and highly regulated markets. With over 45 years’ experience, they have excellent partnerships across the technology portfolio and deep expertise in providing large scale surveillance and security solutions for the most demanding applications. Synectics Security has a long and successful track record in delivering tailored solutions to public space clients across the UK, making them the ideal partner for Great Yarmouth.
The Great Yarmouth site poses challenges; the beautiful seaside location which attracts so much tourism brings with it harsh salt water coastal environments. The proposal included Synectics’ powerful and highly flexible Synergy platform, and the Redvision X2 COMBAT rugged ball PTZ cameras, ideal for harsh environments. In March 2021, 56 X2 COMBATs were installed across the site. The full integration with Synergy, and scalability of the system, will allow further installations to seamlessly integrate with the security solution.
Redvision has a unique heritage in CCTV manufacturing and the Redvision brand is synonymous with rugged CCTV solutions for tough locations. The X2 COMBAT IP PTZ camera is manufactured marine as standard; with a die-cast aluminium body which is anodised before being powder coated. The long-life, custom designed silicon wiper acts to remove water and debris from the window; ensuring crystal clear images whatever the weather. The camera comes with optional IR illumination or dual IR and white light. However, for this installation non-LED models were used due to the ambient lighting and the 1/2.8” low-light CMOS sensor; high quality images can be obtained day or night without illumination.
Paul Morell, Project Engineer at Synectics Security, explains that “as an independent systems integrator, we develop long-term partnerships with technology providers with a proven track-record. Redvision is one of our recognised partners and they continue to provide high-quality, rugged CCTV equipment; ideal for the environmental hazards of the Great Yarmouth coast.”
“We have an extensive history in providing fully integrated video management solutions that offer localised, remote or estate-wide CCTV command and control. The easy-to-use interface for our Synergy platform allows operators at Great Yarmouth to maintain unified control for 360-degree situational awareness.”
Will Hucker, General Manager at Redvision CCTV, “we are very pleased to have worked alongside Synectics Security in providing a state-of-the-art security system. The rugged nature of the X2 COMBAT, with its’ superb low-light capability, creates the ideal PTZ camera for Great Yarmouth Council and other outdoor surveillance applications.”