23 February 2021
With manufacturing excellence very
much at the forefront of this operation, intelligent technologies play a key
part in securing this company’s vision.
Not only do CCTV systems play a fundamental part in their ability
to secure their premises and assets, but also to support streamlined processes,
cost efficiencies and most importantly, manufacturing excellence.
The initial requirement for CCTV was to provide additional
coverage within their headquarters and main production line. The site was
utilising an existing analogue system and whilst the company had been satisfied
with the coverage, they were now looking to extend the network of existing cameras
to provide high-definition surveillance across additional areas of the site.
The requirement for CCTV was to fulfil multiple objectives. Not
only was the system looking to monitor both the manufacturing process and
personnel movements, but it was also needed to provide advanced analytical
capabilities to support existing process improvements.
The company selected TouchStar ATC to specify, plan, install
and support a full CCTV system.
As part of the CCTV system, the company was looking for
superior analytical technology. With a vast knowledge of all third-party
security products, TouchStar’s engineering team had the training and expertise
to design the system around the company’s specific needs. Both the company and
TouchStar specified an Avigilon system, knowing that it would fulfil the
objective for quality cameras and next generation video analytics. With
TouchStar engineers fully trained on the system, a mixture of high-resolution camera’s
was specified, maintaining a minimum resolution of 8mp and range of types from
multihead through to fish eye and bullet cameras.
The initial system was successfully deployed by TouchStar
approved installers in 2018. In the two subsequent years, the system and installation
works has been successfully audited, achieving the NSI Gold standard to provide
the reassurance that the company have invested in a quality solution.
Since the installation, the system has delivered several
cost benefits, particularly because of supporting existing process
improvements. Most notably, an ROI was achieved in a matter of weeks within the
body preparation area of the operation. The ability to monitor both this area
and other manufacturing areas within the operation has helped the company have
a better understanding of this process. With video analytics, they are now able
to effectively troubleshoot any manufacturing errors or faults more efficiently
and effectively, resulting in a much more streamlined operation and a
significant reduction in operational costs.
Not only has the system delivered a number of tangible
benefits, but it was also well received by the staff working within the site.
All staff recognised the positive impact that video analytics has had within
their working environment which has made a significant contribution to the
overall success of the system.