The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Tuesday, 27 May 2008


Visimetrics CCTV systems secure
Virgin Trains west coast main line


By: Craig Howie

AYRSHIRE-based CCTV surveillance and security company Visimetrics has recently provided the digital recording solution for the CCTV upgrade of the West Coast Main Line’s 17 stations operated by Virgin Trains.


The recording solution for the project is based upon the integration of FASTAR, VADER and OCTAR DVR systems tailored specifically to meet the recording profiles required at each station on the line.

The national rail network effectively categorises each station depending on its use, footfall and importance to the network. With a variety of recording profiles required across the network, a fully flexible system design to optimise the image quality, recording rates and storage periods of each station was necessary.


Visimetrics business development director Tim Wood explained: “The key requirement from the outset was to provide very high quality video content at variable frame rates across the network based on station category and scene type. Through network integration of FASTAR, VADER and OCTAR DVR systems we were able to deliver an extremely efficient recording solution in terms of solution performance and cost.”

The flexibility of Visimetrics recording solution enables the three recording systems (and compression types) to be simultaneously and seamlessly accessed, viewed and managed by Visimetrics CONTROL Station to delivering a single solution interface to security operators.

Now fully integrated within Virgin Trains national security operation, the management and quality of evidence from Visimetrics systems has come firmly under the spotlight of operator Virgin Trains.


Virgin Trains senior project manager Richard Hands commented: “We are delighted with the quality of evidence we are now passing on to the police. Our security staff has swiftly adopted Visimetrics digital recording system, utilising it as an essential tool in reducing crime and the fear of crime in and around our stations.”

About Visimetrics (UK) Ltd

Visimetrics (UK) Ltd specialises in the development, manufacture, distribution and marketing of high-performance digital systems for CCTV and video surveillance. Visimetrics has gained a significant reputation for providing leading edge security solutions backed by a world class quality and service culture.

Contact: Barry Rooney
Managing Director
Visimetrics (UK) Ltd
Skye House
Skye Road
Prestwick KA9 2TA
Ayrshire, Scotland

Tel: +44 (0)1292 673770
Fax: +44 (0)1292 677990
E-mail: rooney@visimetrics.com
Web: www.visimetrics.com

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