Raytec IP Lighting Combats Crime at Historic Manor House


1 September 2017

Raytec Network Illuminators have been deployed as a key element of a bespoke IP security solution for a Grade II listed Manor House in Shropshire, UK to deliver outstanding night time surveillance images and actively combat crime.

Previously a target of crime, the estate had no professional CCTV system, relying only on halogen lighting with inbuilt PIR detectors. The security team needed a solution which would allow 24/7 monitoring over the property, particularly at night, with the ability to respond instantly to any security breaches.

SMC, leaders in electronic system design and installation, were responsible for designing the solution. They designed a state of the art IP surveillance system, fully integrated with Raytec White-Light IP Illuminators which were installed around the estate perimeter and around the Manor House. IP addressability and connectivity was crucial to the system design, ensuring that the IP lighting could be automatically triggered by any network device to provide an instant, visual response to any incident in real-time.

A bespoke integration with a Crestron Control System also allowed remote control over the lighting at any time and was designed in house by SMC using Raytec’s network lighting API.

OPTEX PIR’s were installed to detect the first signs of an intruder and automatically trigger the Raytec Network Lighting as a first line of response to deter any potential intruders. Simultaneously the system sounds an internal alarm in the estate office and the manager’s apartment.

The powerful LED lighting enables new Samsung PTZ network cameras to deliver  high quality images during the hours of darkness, providing reliable information to the staff as to who or what is on-site. The security team are able to use the Crestron system via a simple touch screen interface to take live control over any individual illuminator or group of illuminators. Selecting them via a simple map view, they can flash key zones of illuminators in the exact place an incident is occurring as a further warning signal to deter crime.

Sean Gill, SMC Security Manager comments, “We selected the Raytec IP lighting as it could be easily integrated with the wider system and enables us to respond instantly to any potential break-ins, even if they occur out of hours. The high quality LED lighting is also crucial to helping our CCTV operate at night. We know that our PTZ cameras can zoom in on any incident anywhere in the grounds and capture exceptionally detailed images in the dark.  In fact, the new IP system has already allowed us to prevent a potential break-in and helped us to clearly identify the intruders!”

“This is a fantastic example showing the endless integration possibilities with Network Lighting” comments David Lambert (Managing Director – Joint, Raytec). “IP lighting is fully customisable to any requirement and represents a leap in the performance capability of security systems. We’re pleased that SMC have been able to use our API to create a bespoke lighting integration with their Crestron Control System which puts them firmly in control of their security at all times”.

The installation has been an incredible success with proven results and the estate is extremely pleased with the final outcome. Both SMC and Raytec are pleased that their collaboration of intelligent system design and IP surveillance lighting has significantly improved security, actively prevented crime, whilst creating a flexible system that can adapt and evolve with the needs of the site.

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