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Parrs Wood High School Avigilon Multi Sensor Camera Upgrade

Following the failure of one of their PTZ cameras, Parrs Wood High School were looking at options for a replacement camera. As is often the case with PTZ cameras on CCTV systems, before it was replaced it was previously kept in a static position viewing one area of the school building – often missing incidents and not being used to its full potential.

As part of their replacement criteria they were looking for a camera/s that could provide improved views of the area that didn’t require any operator input.

Following AEL Systems recommendation took the decision to replace it with an Avigilon H4A Multi-Sensor camera, with four 5MP lenses they now have a constant uninterrupted 360° view of the area ensuring that no incidents are missed.


And with the industry leading onboard analytics able to provide human and vehicle detection, they now have improved out of hours security of the site when the school is closed.

The IT Manager of the school said: “This has been a fantastic addition and improvement to the CCTV system, we are now able to monitor and view the whole area in this part of the school and with overlapping views nothing is missed. We will definitely be looking to replace more PTZ cameras around the school with the Multi-Sensor camera”.

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If you have a similar situation with a PTZ camera that is not being used to its potential, with incidents being missed and not providing the right solution, then give our friendly sales team a call who will be able to provide professional advice on replacement options.

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Holy Cross Catholic High School CCTV Upgrade

Following the failure of their aging analogue CCTV recorder at Holy Cross Catholic High School, AEL Systems were asked to provide options to replace the controls without having to upgrade the entire system.

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Working with the school to ensure we provided the highest specification at the best value, we combined the use of multichannel encoders with the Milestone XProtect VMS running on a Venzo Secure server. This enabled us to retain all the legacy analogue camera stock but still provide the school with an industry leading Video Management Software platform to view and control the system on.

Suffice to say the school were highly impressed with the ease of the system transfer from old to new, and the accessibility and usability of the Milestone system.

If you have an ageing analogue CCTV system you are looking to upgrade, then please call our sales team who can talk you through the various options available.

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AEL install Car Park Security for Age Partnership

Following the acquisition of a dis-used carpark, AEL Systems have recently been able to help Age Partnership significantly increase their much needed car parking capacity.

Installing BFT Automation Maxima Ultra 36 barriers operating with Paxton access control system we have been able to provide car park security and ensure that now everyone has a space.

Another satisfied customer


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If you have a similar need then please contact our friendly sales team who will be happy to discuss our range of traffic control solutions available.

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This is what can happen when you ignore fire safety inspections

A fire safety inspection may not be particularly high on your list of important events for your business, but as a Whitby restaurant owner has found out, your bank balance, customers and staff will thank you for it.

Fire Safety Inspection

Having a fire safety inspection is a legal requirement. The law regarding fire safety inspections states that the local fire authority must enforce The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and Section 19 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, since the law came into force on 1st October 2006. Inspections are carried out by specialist fire inspection officers, who visit properties deemed as higher risk, as well as any complex commercial premises. The inspectors' job is to carry out an assessment, and identify any associated risks which the business owner needs to take action on to ensure that they're complying with the law.

Azad Hussain, who was formerly the company director of Whitby restaurant “Kam Thai” in Church Street, pleaded guilty to not complying with six different fire safety regulations when he appeared at York Crown Court in front of His Honour Judge Jamieson QC.

However, it wasn't just the restaurant area itself which was the main cause for concern. The inspection covered the entire building. North Yorkshire's Fire and Rescue Service visited the restaurant to carry out a fire safety inspection on 8th August, when they discovered what was described as a series of “serious fire safety deficiencies” in the associated employee accommodation.

Mr Hussain was also criticised for failing to have a functional fire alarm and fire detector system, ignoring a previous fire risk assessment and its enforcement notice, and blocking a fire exit with combustible items. It was also found that staff had not received adequate fire training to allow them to ensure everyone's safety. He was fined £40,000, along with £6,800 in costs. In addition, the company was fined £6,000.

If you're not sure if you'll pass your next fire safety inspection, there's plenty of advice available online, and from specialist companies like AEL Systems. It's much easier to pass your inspection if you know what you're looking for, and a little bit of helpful advice can go a long way.

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AEL to install new security system at Lingfield Point Darlington

As part of a new security investment at Lingfield Point, Darlington, AEL Systems will install new CCTV equipment as well as enhance the use of an automatic number plate recognition system.

The new CCTV system will make use of state-of-the-art IP High Definition cameras along with software that makes the system faster, more agile and easier to use.

As locally based fire and security installers, AEL and managing director Lee Willis said he was delighted to have been awarded the contract.

As one of the premier security systems firms in the North East it’s good to work with companies who understand the real benefits of this state-of-the-art technology and who are prepared to invest in it” he said.

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Lingfield Point Business Park

Lingfied Point in Darlington is continuing to invest to ensure it always provides a welcoming and secure neighbourhood for its customers and visitors to the business park.

Its 24/7 concierge team keep a watchful eye on the busy site - and now a five figure make-over of the CCTV and automatic number plate recognition systems – means even more peace of mind for the 3,000 people who work there.

With a round-the-clock workforce based at the 90 acre site the concierge team has a busy job looking out for the 60 firms based in the fast moving environment.

Now investment in new technology means the team is able to keep up with the fast pace of life at Lingfield Point. High definition mega pixel cameras have been installed along with new software which makes the systems faster, more agile and easier to use.

Eddie Humphries, estate manager, said: “Our unique concierge team ensures a safe and welcoming environment for our customers. We provide a service that is second to none and we want to keep it that way. As this investment shows we are continually investing in improving our security systems and ways of monitoring on site activities - customers are able to put it to the back of their minds and go about their daily business.”


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