As a result of incurring reported operational losses due to the theft products and assets onsite – BULK OIL STORAGE & TRANSPORTATION Co Ltd. (BOST) approached in country Security Systems installer JIDEM Security to design and specify a perimeter IP Surveillance system, with Public Address over IP capability from a central location. The requirement outlined the provision of a dedicated CCTV monitoring control site within the facility to accommodate recording capabilities and monitoring staff on a 24/7 basis as part of an ongoing contract.
The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) was incorporated in December 1993 as a private limited liability company with the Government of Ghana as the sole shareholder. Until May 2001, BOST was responsible for the distribution of refined petroleum products from its strategic depots located throughout the country. BOST also holds the Natural Gas Transmission Utility License (NGTU) granted to it by the Ghana Energy Commission (EC) on December 19th, 2012. The NGTU as per EC Act 541, 1997, will provide transmission and interconnection services for natural gas without discrimination throughout the country.
The design, planning and implementation of an end-to-end HD IP CCTV system, delivered to a dedicated control room facility within the site premises was carried out with the help of a Wavesight designed and provisioned wireless network infrastructure – utilising a host of Wavesight radio products and Industrial Interconnects to facilitate a comprehensive Day/Night Megapixel perimeter surveillance system . Further the wireless network infrastructure was further leveraged by integrating a Public Address system used by the security control room operators.
JIDEM Security in partnership with Wavesight, scoped the project through the design and planning stages to include a total of 55 IP Cameras comprising a combination of 1080p/720p IR equipped CCTV sensors, to be displayed across a 7 monitor video wall with operator client workstations. . Wavesight designed the wireless network to accommodate all CCTV sensors, the Interconnects and Integrated an IP Public Address system. Wavesight also provided onsite consultancy and commissioning support to ensure that the system was deployed quickly and efficiently in order to minimise any operational disruptions. Within a few hours of the first cameras coming online, evidence was already being collected that empowered the BOST management team to assess and plan to rectify the risks associated with theft related activities and other operational efficiency related activities.
This to our knowledge is the first end-to-end IP CCTV system deployed over a Wireless network in the country.