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WCCTV, a leading provider of Wireless CCTV surveillance systems, has launched a new 3G-enabled remote live monitoring service using T-Mobile’s 3G network to deliver high quality CCTV images at unprecedented speeds. Users now have remote access to live feeds at speeds of 14-15 frames a second, as opposed to the previous speeds of 1-2 frames a second. This means, for example, that police forces and local councils can monitor surveillance operations in real time wherever they are rather than having to be based in control centres, enabling quicker response times to incidents.
The new service works by equipping Wireless CCTV cameras with 3G SIM cards from T-Mobile. This connects the cameras to T-Mobile’s extensive 3G network, which enables live feeds to be downloaded from remote locations through an innovative supporting infrastructure. Previously the cameras ran on a slower HSCSD (High Speed Circuit Switched Data) network. The improvements in speed are expected to help in the fight against crime, anti-social behaviour and traffic accidents.
The main advantage of Wireless CCTV is that unlike fixed CCTV cameras which take time and money to move from place to place, wireless cameras can be relocated within an hour if necessary. Police forces and councils across the country already use WCCTV’s technology to monitor a range of activities from fly-tipping to anti-social behaviour.
“Our customers will benefit greatly from having remote access to live surveillance images. Organisations such as police forces and local councils can monitor situations in real time as they develop, even while they are away from their offices, improving intelligence and reducing response times,” says David Gilbertson, MD, WCCTV. “The feedback from initial trials of the new service has been excellent, and we have already had a great deal of interest. We chose T-Mobile because we were impressed with the strength and reliability of its 3G network, as well as its history of delivering innovative projects.”
Derek Williamson, Head of Business Marketing, T-Mobile says: “We expect the improved service to deliver real benefits to WCCTV’s customers by enabling them to monitor and react to situations as they unfold. Our work with WCCTV underlines our commitment to help forward thinking companies deliver innovative projects. We work closely with our customers to provide them with the technology they really need to help their businesses succeed and this new service highlights the strength and robustness of our 3G network.”