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DSW becomes Connected Security

  admin     March 5, 2015      Blog Connected Security DSW


Digital Surveillance Wrexham or DSW CCTV has now become Connected Security.

We have re-branded to emphasise the wide range of connected security products and services we can offer.



We have just completed live trials of an ANPR system that will control site access to a new 5 star Hoseasons holiday park. The park in Cheddar, Somerset offers guests a complete five star experience. An essential part of the experience was ensuring park access was completely automated during visitors stays. DSW commissioned QRO solutions Ltd to develop a software solution that could be integrated into the Hoseasons booking system and that would provide completely automated access to the park for the duration of a guests stay on the site.

The Rapier ANPR camera is mounted in a bespoke colour matched bollard which was designed and manufactured by local engineering firm Industrial Engineering Lmiited. This ensured a discreet and consistent design in keeping with the park.

Images of vehicle registrations captured by the camera are translated and compared to the Hoseasons booking database and upon receiving a match the system opens the barrier. The authentication is automatically revoked after the booking expiries.

Working along side Rapier manufacturer MAV systems Limited, UK Barrier services Limited, QRO solutions Limited and the Prodware group, DSW were able to provide a completely integrated solution which will provide a seamless experience for the guests and a comprehensive solution for the client.


For more information on our partners and their products and services please visit their websites using the links below...

Industrial Engineering Limited

MAV Systems Limited

UK Barrier Services Limited

QRO Solutions Limited

Prodware Group



In need of a wash and a coat of paint but otherwise done, the CCTV columns at Mullion Cove holiday park are now installed. No PTZ cameras here... twin static HD network cameras provide high definition fixed images of the site.

Privacy and discrection were foremost so not using PTZ cameras makes regulating residents privacy easier and helps the system look in keeping with the park.



Mullion cove near lizard point in Corwall is the stunning backdrop for a new development of luxury holiday homes. The luxury cabins will be overseen by a Milestone Xprotect CCTV system using high definition static CCTV cameras.

A fibre optic network will form the backbone of a small yet effective network CCTV system combining IQinvision and Acti cameras.

Watch this space for a case study with all the details...



Preparation is nearly complete for the 2013 national Eisteddfod in Denbigh. This year for the first time we are providing a high definition wireless network CCTV system as opposed to the standard analog systems we have supplied previously.

The addition of an HD camera inside the tent has prompted a request from the BBC to use some of the images produced.

Doors open on the 2nd of August for 2 weeks and after it's all done we'll let you know how it all went...



The server has landed... our dual Xeon Milestone Xprotect Professional server is now installed at Cheddar woods holiday park along with the internal and external POE switches and fibre optic media convertor chassis.

Storage consists of 2 x SSD drives for the OS, 2 x SAS drives for live recording and 4 x 3TB Sata drives for archiving.

The server will also run custom ANPR software that uses SOAP XML to integrate with Hoseasons holiday park booking system. It's a really exciting system and I'll update here with all the details once is up and running.



The custom 6 meter columns from WEC engineering are up at the Cheddar Woods holiday park site. Black Pelco spectra IV IP PTZ cameras are mounted on each column.

Looking really impressive after a quick paint touch up.

The project is well under way and almost ready for second fix so time to prep those Acti internal IP cameras and fire up the Milestone server...

...more soon.



We have now completed Milestone professional certification meaning we can offer installation and support for large scale Milestone network CCTV systems.

About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the global industry leader in open platform IP video management software. The XProtect platform delivers powerful surveillance that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in thousands of customer installations around the world. With support for the widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-in-class solutions to video enable organizations – managing risks, protecting people and assets, optimizing processes and reducing costs. Milestone software is sold through authorized and certified partners.