Halo Scout CCTV Nets QTS Huge Carbon Saving
RED CCTV helped the QTS Group save almost 10 tonnes of carbon emissions by using the Halo Scout System.
QTS have made the switch from using traditional generators to hybrid, to power their CCTV Systems, to using the Net Zero Halo Scout System from Red CCTV.
The Halo Scout System is a battery powered system, capable of running autonomously in the field for months, without needing to be recharged – and that means huge carbon savings for clients – with ZERO emissions.
QTS deployed the Halo Scout System at three site across the UK and were able to save more than 9,947kg of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.
A spokesperson for QTS said: “QTS is passionate about the environment and we are always looking for a way in which we can increase our sustainability as a business.
We are aware of the impact our works can have on the environment, which is why we are committed to looking for alternatives to decrease our carbon footprint.
The Halo Scout System has helped with this and we are pleased with the results it has given us on these particular sites.”
Red CCTV are fully committed to Net Zero and have been developing environmentally friendly CCTV Systems for the past decade.
They were the first security provider to introduce solar powered CCTV trailer towers, coincidentally at another QTS project at Marshall Meadows back in 2016, before launching the hybrid Halo CCTV System in 2020 to push the boundaries of possibility even further.
The Halo CCTV System was the first modular designed system, capable of being constructed on site in minutes by a single operator, and capable of operating on hybrid, wind or solar power.
Now, the Halo Scout and Halo Scout + leads the charge towards Net Zero with industry leading technology able to run autonomously in the field for up to 12 months – and leave NO carbon footprint.
Crucially, the Halo Scout Systems are the first battery powered system to be able to live stream 4k footage, and operate with sophisticated AI powered software.
This industry leading software is capable of identifying objects to reduce false alarms by up to 98%, all whilst running under its own power.
“This is a breakthrough moment for our industry and we are truly excited by the potential for the Halo Scout System,” explained Technical Director Ashley Cardno.
“It is a highly sophisticated system but provides clients with an absolute solution, providing industry leading security coverage without damaging the environment or compromising on quality.
“It will allow the construction, rail, utilities, transportation sectors, in fact industry in general, to make a ginormous difference by eradicating hundreds of millions of tonnes, of harmful CO2 from being unnecessarily being pumped into the atmosphere.
“It provides a complete site solution, with our Halo Scout ground defence system providing a very visible perimeter CCTV system with very visual and audio warnings and our Halo Scout + provides an elevated meaning the system can provide total coverage.
“The entire system can be maintained and controlled remotely and our onboard communication systems mean the Halo Scout and Halo Scout + will work from even the most remote locations.”
Red CCTV have been providing security solutions to the QTS Group for many years but these three projects in Kettering, Scarborough and Bristol, were the first to use the Halo Scout System.
By using the Halo Scout CCTV System, QTS were able to prevent 9,947.32 kg of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, almost ten tonnes.
That European Environment Agency estimate that a single, mature tree, absorbs 21kg of carbon per year – meaning it it would have required 473.68 trees to absorb that amount of CO2.
QTS deployed a single Scout to provide security as they installed a CIPP Liner to the existing Cooke Culvert for Network Rail in Desborough, Kettering, Northamptonshire in March this year.
Site manager Mark Waddington, said “QTS set up a small compound adjacent to the culvert in third party land but the land had a public byway passing through it and so, presented an increased risk of trespass, theft and vandalism.
“I decided to trial the Halo system as this site was very compact with little space to spare.
“It was extremely easy to install, very discreet, and our course, being a silent system, was very friendly to the passing public and environment. I will be utilising this system on future projects.”
The Halo Scout was on site for 31 days and prevented more than 771kg of carbon from being otherwise released into the atmosphere.
In Scarborough, two Halo Scouts were deployed as QTS were tasked by Network Rail with culvert relining works at Spittal Crossing in Seamer, North Yorkshire.
Carl Shotton, site manager, said: “The site access was via third party farmland and to facilitate that access we needed to utilised an aluminium track panel haul road and compound area.
“Red CCTV supplied remote security equipment to secure the site and the scheme was completed, over three weeks, without any incident.”
The project prevented 4,116.48 kg of carbon from otherwise being released into the atmosphere and around 1,536 litres of fuel.
Red CCTV are still supporting QTS with works at the West Town Road crossing in Bristol for Network Rail, as they work to stabilise a high risk rock cutting.
Site manager Tom Martin, explained: “QTS are to install 4000m2 of high tensile steel netting and over 600nr anchors drilled over 3m deep into the Rock to secure the netting and potential failures.
“Works are carried out on days with isolated night works planned throughout the project, the project is estimated to run for 12 weeks.
“Due to the nature of the works we require to use specialist materials, tools and plant machinery along with appropriate welfare and storage facilities which need to be close to site and secure.
“Security is vital for our work sites as it’s not practical to remove all we need on a daily basis to the nearest QTS secure yard.
“Our compounds are fenced and internally have two Halo Scout system strategically placed around the compound to give us full view and security of the whole area.
“The Halo Scout units are much smaller than any other previously used CCTV unit, and the extended life of the battery gave us extra peace of mind that we will have no power shortages.
“All units we use are connected straight to the head office so we are informed instantly of any intruders making their way to our compound.”
The Halo Scout System is still on the Bristol site but, to date, has prevented 5,059.8 kg of carbon from being released into the atmosphere, that’s some 2,688 litres of fuel.
More UK business are turning to the Halo Scout System to reduce their own carbon footprint and back their business plans to achieve Net Zero.
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