Manchester Event and Convention Centre upgrades its CCTV system with ViconNet® SystemG-MEX and MICC

G-MEX and MICC (Manchester International Convention Centre), one of the UK’s leading event venues, hosting conventions, professional meetings and tradeshows, has modernised its video surveillance system by installing a ViconNet system. The ViconNet system consists of Kollector digital video recorders, SurveyorVFT cameras and the powerful ViconNet software.

“This equipment really puts us at the cutting edge and gives us first class CCTV coverage throughout the venue,” says Security Manager Mike Williams.

Vicon SurveyorVFT dome cameras have been installed to protect all doors at the venue. The models used include the SVFT day/night model, which features variable-speed drive, environmental housing and 23X high-resolution camera lens as well as the Roughneck Impact-Resistant range. They have been added to a network of cameras that now gives full coverage of internal and external key points and are already proving highly effective.

“We have been able to deal with a number of incidents thanks to the clear images that we are getting,” says Mr Williams. “In one recent case we identified two individuals who tried to steal goods from an exhibitor at one of our shows. The clarity of our CCTV evidence led to them being quickly arrested.”

The G-MEX security team is particularly impressed with the playback and video management features offered by the Kollector DVR and ViconNet software. The power of the ViconNet digital video management platform allows you to combine both existing and new analogue and digital equipment into a fully integrated, network-based system that is both highly secure and accessible from any IP enabled PC.

ViconNet allows system managers to view images from any authorised PC workstation at the centre. They can also log on from a PC at a remote location should that be necessary. ViconNet features geographical mapping and control and an active 4-output analogue matrix. The result is a total system control station allowing users to view, control and configure any ViconNet DVR or IP device on the network.

With one of the most advanced CCTV systems now in place, G-MEX management are aiming to attract more high profile events to Manchester as a result. “Our policy is to have the most up-to-date security technology available because our customers regard this as a very important factor when choosing their venues,” adds Mr Williams.