Complete Winsford

OneTek have completed deployment of a cutting edge CCTV & ANPR upgrade across Winsford Industrial Estate.

Theford 1-5 BID has chosen OneTek to undertake a comprehensive upgrade of the current CCTV system. For the past decade, we have diligently maintained the system, consistently enhancing it to meet the estate’s security needs.

The previous system was constrained by outdated technology. However, we have replaced the old cameras with state-of-the-art panoramic cameras, offering comprehensive, 360-degree views. This enhancement ensures improved functionality and enhanced security for the estate.

Impressive Stats!

CCTV & ANPR Cameras
Hours of rolling footage
Vehicle Movements Per Month
Gigabytes of Hi-Res Video

Built on 12 years of technical innovation

Over the last 12 years, we have been deploying an extensive network across Winsford Industrial Estate. That network is built using the latest fiber technology alongside cutting edge wireless. Our network is the foundation to provide Ultra Fast broadband across the estate, and build this CCTV monitoring solution, as a starting point…

Our Community

Over 10 years we have been a critical link in protecting our Estate, providing essential CCTV & ANPR data to law enforcement.

Your Business

Through that same network we have enabled businesses to maintain and grow their online connectivity, now critical for all businesses.

Our Winsford Origin Story

Testing Our WIFI Broadband

The BID had been regularly inundated with complaints about the poor broadband provision across the estate, following several conversations with existing providers no solutions were forthcoming. We had started selling broadband within Meridian House early in 2010. OneTek quickly experimented with emerging WIFI technologies to find a solution. In Q3 2011 we beamed our first 10Mbps connection a mile down the estate providing a reliable and fast (at the time) internet connection.

Estate Improvements

We quickly rolled out our WIFI network across Winsford Industrial Estate, helping many businesses. Alongside this, the Winsford 1-5 BID were attempting to improve the estate security with the addition of a new three camera CCTV system. Unfortunately using existing connectivity options meant the system was not fit for purpose.

CCTV Issues Solved!

Following a no commitment offer to help, the BID allowed us to test linking the CCTV cameras to our WIFI network. We installed the required equipment alongside the cameras, built a hosting server and the problems were immediately gone. The system was now viable, being monitored by the appointed security company and recorded on a secure OneTek server.

More coverage please…

Following the success of our takeover of the system, we had started to explore some of the limitations of having only three cameras. With Five roads around the estate, the three cameras could only capture a modest amount of footage of the estate. The BID board asked us to make recommendations to improve the coverage, resulting in a deployment of three additional cameras. We also took the opportunity to improve the monitoring equipment by installing a large screen TV and hardware specifically designed to smoothly display CCTV footage.

anpr camera on lamppost

…now make it capture number plates.

With coverage improved, our attention turned to the technical capabilities of the system. Following several incidents on the estate it became clear the ability to identify vehicle number plates was compromised at night, mainly due to the poor lighting conditions and headlights.

Following consultation with the BID, we specified specialist ANPR cameras that use IR cut off filters to capture a clear image of the number plates in any conditions, and record them into a searchable database. Two were installed at either entrance to the estate and a web based search engine was provided to the monitoring company.

…now show us everywhere all the time please.

As Winsford Industrial Estate thrives and grows, the need for coverage has once again increased. CCTV technology has also come a long way in the last 6 years, opening up new possibilities. Using our extensive experience of the estate and its security requirements, we designed a significant expansion to the previous system. Taking a five camera system to a 44 camera system hugely increasing coverage and further securing our estate.

This new system will see us capturing over 31,000 hours of high resolution footage every 30 days, up from 3600. Our ANPR system is already logging over 350,000 vehicle movements every month, that has increased from around 220,000 in 2018, an astonishing measure of the increase in business taking place on this thriving estate, despite the impact of Covid.

Security is only the beginning…

We have not designed just a security system, this is the first generation of SMART Estate. With the addition of new sensors and emerging AI technologies, we will continue to find new ways to secure the estate and improve the experience of all resident businesses and visitors.

Alongside the technological deployments, there are new security groups being formed, people coming together with a vested interest in improving the area sharing ideas and concerns. This platform will provide actionable data to help inform future decision making, so we can continue to drive the estates success and growth.

Lee Donaghey

Managing Director

Winsford Industrial Estate is more than just a place of work, I have ‘grown up’ here in a business sense. From my first visit back in 2007, this estate has allowed me to expand my horizons, emboldening me to keep pushing the limits I impose on my ideas.

In the last fifteen years, I have had the privilege of working closely with many businesses and their owners, right across the Estate. That unique education can only be gained with time served in the proximity of extraordinary people, running businesses ranging from small cleaning firms, to international manufacturing groups and everything in between.

My aspirations are to deploy a truly world class SMART Estate platform into Winsford Industrial Estate, and to use that platform to find ways to secure and enhance every business here.

Thank you for placing your trust in OneTek!

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If you want to discuss the Winsford CCTV project, or how the right technology can help your business improvement district (BID), then get in touch!

01606 552 428