Tottenham Hotspur Training Academy using Redvision’s rugged dome cameras
The Tottenham Training Academy is a large site with 22 outdoor
football pitches; a three storey training centre; a security building
near the Whitewebbs Lane entrance and a small, single storey
groundsman's lodge. The site has a 98 space car park with an additional
five coach spaces. The Training Academy building also contains a
full-sized pitch, medical facilities, fitness suite, canteen, learning
centre for the Spurs Academy and media centre.
Designed by architects KSS to be an integral part of the landscape,
the Training Academy has a roof similar to that of the Eden project in
Cornwall. Consequently, the visual appearance of the cameras was very
important and needed to be sympathetic to the site and its surroundings.
Classic Security Solutions manages the security for Tottenham Hotspur
FC’s main stadium at White Hart Lane and has been involved with the
club for over 13 years. Despite the long standing relationship, Classic
Security Solutions still had to tender for the project along with other
installation companies. Choosing the right security equipment suppliers
to support its tender was an integral part of their success.
MD Ray Anderson, MD at Classic Security Solutions explains, “We had
to demonstrate our capability to the Training Academy design team.
Finding the best possible suppliers and equipment played a critical part
in the process. We needed companies that could work with us to design a
bespoke security system for the Training Academy. They had to
demonstrate a proven track record for reliability and functionality as
well as being competitively priced. We also needed CCTV equipment that
was simple to integrate with a Pelco IP-based system. Furthermore, we
wanted to work with manufacturers who offered outstanding service.
Redvision met all these requirements and being UK-based meant it could
offer manufacturer level support.”
Rugged good looks!
The architects and design team at the Training Academy were keen for
any security equipment to blend in with the new buildings’ aesthetics
and surroundings. The Redvision X-SERIES™ cameras were perfect, with
their rugged design and bespoke colour options. Classic SS eventually
selected a green which matched the site’s colour scheme.
Redvision X SERIES™ cameras offered the right level of performance
for the multi-use, multi-terrain site. The cameras were encoded to IP
and operated extremely well over the fibre optic network infrastructure.
Surveillance is around the clock, allowing site security staff to
assess any intrusion and to take appropriate action.
The Training Academy takes its green credentials seriously. The X
SERIES™ cameras use infra-red LED lighting at night, removing the need
for expensive site security lighting, so their associated energy
consumption and running costs are extremely low. The X-SERIES™ dome
draws just 48W, so its running costs are similar to that of a small
light bulb, not to mention eliminating night-time light pollution
The X SERIES™ cameras can be used as dome or ball PTZ cameras,
allowing site engineers to install the right type of camera style for
each position. The cameras also enabled high tech thermal imaging linked
to a video analytics system. This technology solved the problem of
protecting the site’s large grassy areas without using walls or fencing.
The video analytics functionality included electronic trip beams to
trigger alarms if crossed by an intruder, registering the direction of
the intrusion. The video analytics also successfully reduced the number
of false alarms caused by animals and litter.
The cameras are externally mounted where rain can affect visibility.
The flat glass window in the X-SERIES™ enables a wiper to be fitted to
remove water and droplets, essential for most external applications in
Redvision designs, manufactures and supports its products in the UK.
It has supported Classic Security Solutions with system design through
to commissioning including assistance with a soft handover to Tottenham
Hotspur FC in July 2012. They remained on site after this period in case
of teething problems and to aid in the set up commissioning of its X
The new Training Academy expects very high standards of those chosen
to attend and use the new facility. The ‘Tottenham Hotspur Standard’ of:
Team Spirit; Friendship; Excellence; Elite Player Conduct;
Co-operation; Effort, Persistence and Respect encompasses a holistic
approach to the game of football. Redvision and Classic Security
Solutions have delivered equal standards of excellence in the security
system provided to Tottenham Hotspur FC.
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