UIS Uses VideoSwitch for City Link Depots

Videoswitch DVRs have been specified as part of the CCTV system upgrade recently carried out by UIS at 45 City Link depots and are to play a key role in the future rollout programme of new depots.

“City Link is committed to protecting its properties against security, operational and business risks,” said Stuart Godman, Sales & Marketing Director, “We have worked closely in partnership with Unique Integrated Systems to ensure that we invest in quality security systems and that they are upgraded continually. We have been happy to accept Unique Integrated Systems’ advice that the Videoswitch DVR should be deployed because of its reputation for reliability and ease of use, as it is primarily a tool used by non security management personnel on a daily basis.”

The CCTV systems which are remotely monitored 24/7 by City Link’s own central control room, are mainly used by City Link to prevent and detect security incidents. The systems, however, are also used to monitor Health & Safety, operational and security procedure compliance, and as a general management review tool, it provides data to identify preventative and corrective actions in many areas of operational activity.

“We have been pleased with the results achieved so far due to the quality of the images recorded,” added Stuart Godman. “Video evidence has been used by the police in criminal prosecutions and by City Link management in disciplinary cases, as well as in reviewing many Health and Safety issues.”

City Link is one of the UK’s leading premium express delivery companies and is this year celebrating 40 years in business. It has a network of 100 depots, employs more than 6,500 people and operates a fleet of 3,500 vehicles. In recent months City Link has enjoyed a number of significant contract wins, invested over £2.5 million in I.T. development systems and continues with its investment in its depot refurbishment.

UIS Managing Director Paul Brown said:

“City Link depots range in size from 25,000 to 65,000 sq ft and understanding the client’s day-to-day operational requirements at each site is of course essential in order to be able to recommend an effective CCTV system. Our research on behalf of City Link led us to believe that the Videoswitch Vi405 Slimline DVR would be very easy to operate with City Link personnel being able to set-up recording between 1 and 999 days or by frame rate per camera. Video evidence can be retrieved by simply pressing a “Burn” key and the recorded video is then written onto a CD or DVD, using the DVR’s built-in DVD writer.”