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Niagara Falls Water Board Case Study

Organization & Sector

The Niagara Falls Water Board (NFWB) serves more than 18,000 accounts, including residential and businesses throughout Niagara Falls, New York and the outlying area.

With over 550 miles of water and sewer lines to maintain throughout their service district, they have a significant amount of automated, unmanned process facilities in the form of water treatment plants, boosters and water towers.

The Challenge

The security of the water treatment plants is a primary concern for NFWB – preventing intrusions and protecting assets against theft, which not only become an inconvenience but create a cost to the organization, leading to significant delays to the water process; which affects water services to their customers.

To assist in this area, NFWB sought a mobile video surveillance system that was capable of providing immediate alerts of any intrusion onto their sites; with visual verifications of the alert, enabling them to respond appropriately.

The automated water treatment sites are equipped with ‘state of the art’ diagnostic telemetry systems, which alert the operators to even the slightest change in the process.

The operational process often requires for an operator to travel to the NFWB remote site locations to visually verify the water equipment, which sometimes results in longer journey times for the operator at inconvenient times of the day or night.

Therefore, NFWB wanted a rapidly deployable surveillance system with wireless remote connectivity to monitor their sites.

The Solution

In order to meet their requirements, Niagara Falls Water Board invested in WCCTV's 4G HD Mini Dome for deployment across a number of their facilities.

WCCTV's surveillance cameras have the ability to transmit live and recorded footage via the 4G LTE network to the operations team at any NFWB location, allowing the team to remotely view and download the video via smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC or via an existing video management system.

This functionality of the cameras allows user to access the video while out in the field in High Definition and reduces the requirement for a physical site visit to review the water process.

The WCCTV 4G HD Mini Dome has video analytics capability that can detect intrusion, send an email and live video alerts to the NFWB Operations Centre allowing them to verify security breaches and take immediate appropriate action.

The Result

The WCCTV 4G HD Mini Dome systems have provided NFWB with the ability to secure remote facilities providing visual verification of potential security breaches.

In addition, the Redeployable surveillance system has also enhanced the automation equipment by providing high definition live video to the operations team from any location reducing the need for unnecessary visits to the site.

The Quote

“Having WCCTV’s High Definition 4G Mini Dome Cameras installed at numerous facilities means all areas can now be viewed on our handheld electronic devices, thus affording us the ability to view, assess, and immediately address any issues. Without being tethered to a computer monitor.

NFWB 2

The footage has proved to be of an extremely high quality, making it easier to verify potential security breaches and reduce inconvenient site visits.”

Niagara Falls Water Board

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