Silent Sentinel - TJW Electrical opts for Silent Sentinel Oculus under a new, four-year Medway contract

TJW Electrical opts for Silent Sentinel Oculus under a new, four-year Medway contract

The latest Silent Sentinel high-speed ruggedised PTZ cameras have been chosen to secure Medway council’s new headquarters at Chatham, Kent.

The latest Silent Sentinel high-speed ruggedised PTZ cameras have been chosen to secure Medway council’s new headquarters at Chatham, Kent.

The installation is a key part of a major, four year upgrade contract which has just been awarded by the council to TJW Electrical.

Medway, which is a unitary authority covering five major towns at the heart of the Thames Gateway development zone, has pioneered the use of microwave transmission to hub-sites, such as schools and council premises. From these hub-sites images are relayed via broadband to the control centre.

“Using a combination of local HDD recording at the hub-sites, and remote monitoring via broadband, we have developed an affordable way of extending CCTV coverage to outlying areas and local neighbourhoods,” said Steve Craddock, TJW’s general manager.”

Richard Pellant, head of the growing Medway control room, praised the Silent Sentinel Oculus for their robustness, high performance, and competitive pricing.

“These are very versatile cameras and having installed a number of them around Medway already this year, we are planning to use more at a number of sites as our upgrade project continues,” said Mr Pellant.

The new Chatham offices directly overlook Medway’s tidal estuary and the Oculus also delivered superior performance in coping with all weather conditions at the site.

With their distortion-free, optically flat glass, built-in wipers, and IP67 rating, the cameras deliver crisp, clear images in conditions where other models might struggle.