Red CCTV celebrate World Environment Day – with a pledge to go Carbon Neutral for 2022.
The Manchester based security specialists are determined to lead the industry towards the ultimate goal of Net Zero.
And this summer will unveil the greenest CCTV System yet – the Halo Scout System – which runs completely under it’s own power in the field for months.
The Halo Scout System is the first 4K multi-camera CCTV System, with artificial intelligence and object classification, to operate under it’s own battery powered system for months without charge in any location.
And it marks the final leg for Red CCTV to become totally Carbon Neutral by August 2022 – a fitting way to make 10 years in the industry.
“It is a bold statement but we are committed to achieving Net Zero and, World Environment Day, is the perfect time to announce our plans,” explained Red CCTV Managing Director.
“We have been working for many years to reduce our impact on the environment, using new technology to limit CO2 emissions and, hopefully eradicate them completely.
“We will work tirelessly now to square the circle and, as part of our 10 year anniversary, go that extra mile to operate at Net Zero by next August.
“It is possible, it just needs that extra bit of effort, that extra investment and a bit more thought and we can reverse the damage that has been caused. We will lead the way.”
Red CCTV have launched the Halo Scout System ahead of World Environment Day to huge success.
It is being used on sites across the UK providing clients with zero unwanted alarms using the smart AI system which boasts 4k live streaming from multiple CCTV cameras at remote sites – without producing any carbon emissions.
United Nations Environmental Program Executive Director Inger Andersen wants more businesses to work towards Net Zero, and kickstart a global renovation program before it is too late.
Speaking ahead of the 2021 Environmental Day launch, she said: “It’s easy to lose hope when we think of the sheer magnitude of the challenges we face and the avalanche of bad news that we wake up to every morning
“But just as we caused the climate crisis, the biodiversity crisis and the pollution crisis, we can reverse the damage that we’ve done.
“We can be the first generation to reimagine, to recreate and to restore nature to kickstart action for a better world.”
World Environment Day (WED) is an international day of environmental awareness and action that happens on 5th June each year.
It was first launched in 1974 by the United Nations and is hosted by a different country each year, along with a central theme.
This year, World Environment Day 2021 will be hosted by Pakistan, with a focus on the theme of Ecosystem Restoration.
This will be the first year of the United Nation’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration; a ten-year project aimed at fixing the damage that has been done to our planet.
“We all have to wake up and start thinking about our actions, and actually there are some relatively simple solutions,” explained Red CCTV Managing Director Rob Kennedy.
“I’ve been urging for change, driving for change, in our industry for many year as I knew there had to be a better way.
“Red CCTV provide crucial support to the construction, rail, utilities and retail sections but historically that meant powering CCTV towers with diesel generators pumping harmful CO2 out into the atmosphere.
“Few probably even considered the damage that was doing initially but, as we have become more environmentally aware, it is obvious that is not acceptable.
Reduce Site Emissions
“For the past ten years or so we have been introducing new technology, reducing our site emissions and now, in 2021, eliminating them completely with our Halo Scout range.
“The Halo Scout runs under it’s own power for MONTHS without needing to be recharged, and when couple with our solar power option, indefinitely.
“The industry has woken up and, most responsible businesses are now taking steps to reverse this damage and we are totally behind that, and will lead the way.”
A report released by the UNEP ahead of World Environment Day suggested between now and 2030, the restoration of 350 million hectares of degraded terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems could generate US$9 trillion in ecosystem services and remove up to 26 gigatonnes of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.
The economic benefits are ten times more than the cost of investment, whereas inaction is at least three times more costly than ecosystem restoration.
The UN will also launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a ten-year global push to prevent, halt and reverse ecosystem degradation.
Host country Pakistan will showcasing its own restoration initiatives, such as its Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project, which aims to plant 10 billion trees by 2023.
Dougal Driver CEnv, Vice Chair of Society for the Environment and CEO at Grown in Britain, said: “There are few corners of the world and probably none in the United Kingdom that are not touched by the human hand.
“Unfortunately, we have a habit of intervening with ecosystems in a less than helpful way. It is therefore a duty for us to help put damaged ecosystems back onto their natural journeys – so that they can not only survive but thrive.
“Everyone can make a difference through our everyday actions and choices to repair, expand, support and, if necessary, replace damaged and degraded ecosystems. Let us use World Environment Day as a catalyst for action by all.”
Our Halo Scout CCTV Systems create a Net Zero remote CCTV solution, capable of providing live streaming in 4K quality from any location.
* To learn more about Red CCTV’s eco-friendly security solutions talk to our team via this link.
What Can You Do To Mark World Environment Day?
Here are some suggestions for fun World Environment Day activities:
- Plant local/native flora for the bees: bee populations are dwindling all over the world, and ensuring that they have plenty of native flowers and plants on which to feed goes a long way towards helping populations thrive. Perhaps you could organise to have a small section of the school grounds roped off for classroom wildflower planting.
- Walk or Bike Ride: you could encourage your students to walk or ride their bikes to school that day, perhaps by promising them a reward if they do it.
- Make compost: composting is an amazing and entirely natural way to create nutrient-rich soil for any land that is being gardened or farmed. As you and your students set up compost bins, you can teach them that using compost for gardening will eliminate the need for artificial fertilisers and pesticides, both of which can harm local biodiversity. Making this small change will help restore ecosystems around you!
- Educate: the best way to ensure that your students will do their bit to protect ecosystems, not just on this international environment-focused day, but every day, is by educating them on the importance of biodiversity. As it happens, we happen to have several resources available that can help with this.
Look out for the hashtag #GenerationRestoration and use it yourself to share how you’ve been getting involved in World Environment Day this year.