Rail Engineer magazine have praised Red CCTV’s innovative remote solar powered system.
They featured our innovative approach to a potentially devastating issue on the East Coast Main Line.
Network Rail discovered water was seeping under a field wall, which had been acting as a damn.
Escaping water created a small landslip near Marshall Meadows and rail bosses feared a potential disaster.
Network Rail’s earthworks and geotechnical partner in the era QTS Group were called to investigate and monitor the situation.
Rail Engineer reported how QTS turned to Red CCTV to find a way to remotely monitor the site – even though there was no power supply.
Red CCTV Managing Director Rob Kennedy, said: “It was a real challenge but then, that is what we do. We find solutions when there doesn’t appear to be a way.
“We deployed a solar-powered FastMast CCTV tower with in-built solar powers to charge inbuilt batteries.
“Wireless connection streamed images from the cameras mounted on the mast to the desktop computers at QTS’ offices.”
Red CCTV also installed Red Eye cameras equipped with video analytics to provide extra security to the site.
The Fast Mast towers also provided security to site compounds including ANPR cameras and cable security.
Read the report below.