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to install video surveillance in built up is stored in a database. The next time areas where it's too costly or a car with an offending license plate physically impossible to reach with comes into the station, or any filling additional cabling. GVD worked with station in the country connected to the Custodian Electronic Security Solutions security system, the Milestone software to devise a 5GHz wireless solution automatically sends an alert to the that extends over 3km in Greystones, monitoring station and locally to the Co. Wicklow, which overcame these petrol station. Furthermore, the system barriers. The wireless network connects is integrated with the petrol pumps & our guide to IP security trends in Ireland megapixel cameras in a car park at automatically locks the pump so that one end of the town with cameras in the thief is unable to get the petrol. the town centre monitoring for This is a perfect example of systems dd 1 anti-social behaviour. "The wireless integration using IP networking network solution is very robust, giving technology. Such a solution will earn the Council rock solid connectivity over a it’s keep as a full tank of fuel costing wide area without incurring civil €75 can often be the equivalent of the engineering costs, making this IP security entire daily margin on fuel sales for a solution a viable option when petrol station owner. budgets are tighter. The Council was also able to protect its investment in Town Centre Security | their existing analogue cameras, by Greystones Wireless Network converting them to IP using video Saves Council Thousands These days, local governments are faced encoders and linking with the new better quality megapixel cameras ", says with the challenge to save money on Declan Greene, MD of Custodian town security but not compromise on Electronic Security Solutions. The quality. A major hurdle to overcome is

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disruption to the town and the cost of laying cable would have made this project financially impossible. By using a smart IP security solution, the entire installation cost one tenth of a traditional fibre network and resulted in a 90% cost saving. Such cost savings are increasing the demand amongst local governments for more and more wireless solutions. Gordon Smith is Managing Director of GVD | making IP easy Specialist value added distributor of IP technology | www.gvd.ie We welcome your views and any applications you’ve encountered with IP technology. Email your questions and comments to gordon@gvd.ie

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