Burnley Town Centre Upgrades Surveillance Network

Siklu’s multi-gigabit millimetre wave wireless system provides interference free and fibre-like connectivity to 40 high definition surveillance cameras

Siklu’s multi-gigabit millimetre wave wireless system provides interference free and fibre-like connectivity to 40 high definition surveillance cameras.

Siklu Inc., renowned for its millimetre wave solutions, revealed that its Etherhaul mmWave radios have been installed as part of an extensive upgrade to the town centre surveillance network in Burnley, located in Lancashire, England.

The 18 high capacity point-to-point mmWave links from Siklu effectively deliver interference-free connectivity for 40 newly installed HD IP CCTV cameras from Hikvision. Providing a fibre-like performance, with low latency and real-time HD quality, they can now be used not only for recognition, but identification too. The new wireless network and cameras make up part of a mission critical Lancashire Hub CCTV Centralisation Project, designed to consolidate multiple control centres into a single location.

With the Siklu mmWave EH-500TX and EH-600TX radios, Burnley Town Centre can leverage the licence free and lightly licensed V-band to deliver reliable connectivity with 99.999% link availability by operating over the uncongested 60GHz frequency and using narrow beams which are immune to interference. Also supporting PoE, the Hikvision cameras can be wired directly into the Siklu radios eliminating the need for additional switching hardware. With the new infrastructure in place, Burnley Town Centre can focus on improving its public safety and begin to build the foundation for a modern smart city.

Installed by OpenView Security Solutions Ltd (OSS), a leading installer of wireless and CCTV infrastructure with offices throughout the UK, OSS integrated the new cameras with the premium HikVision iVMS-5200 Professional to create a reliable surveillance network.

Upon realising that Burnley Town Centre needed an alternative wireless frequency because its existing traditional 5GHz infrastructure was associated with a high level of interference, OSS selected Siklu’s mmWave wireless network. As an added benefit, the project achieved further cost savings by significantly reducing and removing reoccurring leased line costs.

“Siklu’s best of breed wireless solutions enable the delivery of scalable and resilient network infrastructures that support the provision of the highest level of service,” said Andy Ward, sales director of OpenView Security Solutions. “The Lancashire hub CCTV centralisation project is now arguably one of the most advanced and robust networks in the country”.

“The Burnley town centre project with OpenView Security Solutions represents an innovative approach to delivering interference-free connectivity with significant cost savings,” said Eyal Assa, CEO of Siklu. “We are excited to work with OpenView Security Solutions and to expand access to mmWave wireless networks across the U.K.”

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