A SILENT AND WATCHFUL EYE
Upgrade of digital CCTV with digital recorder.
Monks Social Club, Warrington
When Mark Brennan took over the management of Monks Sports and Social Club, he found he had inherited a security system that was not only a little out of date but also very expensive to lease. With the lease about to expire – and the leasing company asking if he’d like to extend for another 5 years – Mr. Brennan decided to seek an alternative solution and came to Cornerstone to see what we could offer.
“Cornerstone ran though all the options,” says Mr. Brennan, “and we ended up buying a CCTV system and digital recorder and having it installed. They quoted us a reasonable price and saved us money in the long run.”
In full consultation with the management, Cornerstone engineers positioned the digital security cameras strategically both inside buildings and externally around the site. This covered the main areas where patrons gather as well as more secure areas frequented by staff.
“The cameras produce high quality, recordable images,” says Cornerstone’s Sales Manager, Darren Quick. “They also use infra-red for night vision. That’s useful for recording any incidents that happen at a busy and successful club like Monks. It also provides footage of any other criminal activity, such as a break-in.”
Providing the evidence
In an ideal world, security systems such as CCTV would never be used and, at most, act as a deterrent. In reality, of course, this is not always the case. Following a break-in at Monks, the management was asked by the police to provide recorded digital images from the CCTV. But Mr. Brennan had forgotten how to retrieve the images from the system and called on Cornerstone to help.
“An engineer came over very swiftly and showed us how to download the images,” he says. “They did that free of charge.”
Unfortunately, on this occasion, police were unable to catch the criminals. Even so, the detailed images recorded on modern CCTV equipment provide law enforcement agencies with vital evidence that improves the chances of a conviction. Highly visible cameras also act as a deterrent to would-be criminals who are statistically less inclined to commit their acts of burglary or vandalism when they see that they are being watched.
With a modern, affordable CCTV system in place, Monks Social Club is more secure and less prone to incidents than before.
“I’d say 10 out of 10 for service and we got a very good bargain,” says Mr. Brennan. “Cornerstone Security Solutions Ltd are a very thorough company and we would recommend them to anybody.”