CDA Solutions - Leading National Installer of HD Digital CCTV & Access Control System

Case Studies

The following are two case studies on integrated CCTV and Access Control systems designed and installed by CDA Solutions - these provide an insight into the capability that we have - please contact us to discuss your requirements and to arrange for your free of charge, no obligation site survey.

Bradfield College

Installation date: Feb 2009
Location: Berkshire

System Requirements:

350 acre site requiring high quality images of boarding house entrances and coverage of key areas including number plate recognition for visiting vehicles in multiple locations without impacting upon the established IT infrastructure.

Solution summary:

19 stand alone Digistore CCTV systems with 100+ internal and external cameras. Centralized networked monitoring with multiple secure access points around campus along with secure remote access when off site for authorized personnel. Additional LPR cameras for vehicle tracking at various key locations on site.

Founded in 1850 by Thomas Stevens, and set in its own village amidst unspoilt Berkshire countryside, Bradfield College enjoys a well established reputation for being one of the country's leading coeducational, independent schools through its provision of academic excellence and a wellrounded education. Boarding life at Bradfield is a natural extension of family life at home; accommodation and pastoral care are of the highest standard and Bradfield College are actively committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all College students.

Bradfield College aerial

CDA Overview:

Due to the geographical nature of the site and its natural beauty, key importance would be providing a technologically advanced solution that required minimal disruption to the environment and very little ground works. With an excellent computer network in place across the whole site, it seemed logical to utilize this for monitoring footage, with stand alone Digistore systems set up at key locations across the site. This method does not effect network speed whilst providing 30 days of high quality digital CCTV and license plate recording. From a central security location each system can be securely accessed on demand to review footage
during offpeak network times. Close collaboration with Bradfield Colleges experienced IT department prior to and during the installation ensured a smooth rollout . The CDA designed system has proved to be highly successful and extremely cost effective.

Bradfield College feedback: 

"We were extremely impressed with CDA from the start. The picture quality of the cameras is superb and the software used on the Digistore is simple to use. The guys are incredibly knowledgeable but also very approachable and friendly as well. The work carried out in all areas was done with utmost professionalism. We look forward to working with CDA for many years to come."


Cromarty Firth Facility

CDA Solutions were asked to review the CCTV and Access Control systems in place at the Cromarty Firth Port Authority, a major facility at Invergordon near Inverness in Scotland.

Upon discussing and understanding the clients specific needs CDA put together a proposal for a fully integrated site security solution using the authority’s extensive IT network to manage all functionality.

The final installation consisted of automated gates and barriers, pedestrian turnstiles, voice, video and keypad intercoms, automated license plate recognition, and an extensive high definition CCTV system complete with both static and PTZ cameras – several of which broadcast via a wireless network due to geographical constraints on site.

Alongside the installation of all of this new technology CDA Solutions also seamlessly integrated legacy equipment ensuring that the Port Authority received the best possible return on their investment.

The entire CCTV and access control system is remotely managed from a single site security office delivering significant cost savings and operational efficiency improvements for the authority.

The system design and installation at Cromarty Firth is a perfect example of the collaborative approach that CDA Solutions take with their customers – taking the time to really understand the issues and requirements, and then providing a bespoke solution that meets and exceeds expectations. Total site security from CDA Solutions.

Cromarty Firth

Captain Ken Grey -
Port Manager at CFPA said; 

“We were very impressed with CDA’s innovative solutions to some complex requirements. They fully understood the brief immediately and put forward a solution that exceeded our expectations. In fact we expanded the brief of the contract to include the replacement of cameras when we saw the quality of the new ones. We are looking forward to working with CDA throughout this project and beyond into the future.”


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