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Forest Edge Kart Club

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Image courtesy of FOXY RED photography; part of Stu Stretton Media

Image courtesy of FOXY RED photography; part of Stu Stretton Media

LILIN were pleased to work with distributor CMS to provide an interesting system outside of our normal installations for Forest Edge Kart Club, who needed a pop-up system for use at their Race Day events. These cameras were needed to assist with marshalling and recording the karts during the races in case of an incident that needs review, whilst also providing a live stream to the club’s website.

Forest Edge Kart Club is built on Ministry of Defence land, and access is limited to specified dates; with races occurring on weekends. The main system- barring a couple of agreed-upon cameras overseeing the outbuildings that would only be turned on during events – could therefore not be a permanently installed one.

LILIN were presented with the challenge of creating a solution that could be easily deployed on race weekends, before being safely stored away, without requiring excessive setup or configuration each time the system was brought out. In total, taking the system out of storage, temporary installation and set-up takes around 2hrs to complete- tying in well with race day prep.

LILIN’s specialist, 120FPS cameras provided the high-quality images at high speeds that Forest Edge needed, and 9 cameras in total were used to cover the track. A Navigator Server, running NAV3.0 software, was commissioned to record the events and provide a frame-by-frame review facility for incidents. Before this, the club had no way of policing the race- and so incorrect penalties could be issued based on witness testimony. Now, any false starts, safety issues or other disputes can be reviewed with members in great detail for a fair and accurate judgement.

Image courtesy of FOXY RED photography; part of Stu Stretton Media

Image courtesy of FOXY RED photography; part of Stu Stretton Media

The MSUK clerks at Forest Edge Kart Club agree: “Judicial hearings in Karting have always been a case of asking the parties involved what happened and written witness statements from officials to decide what happened. Since the installation of the camera system, we can view and review clear video evidence and also show this to all parties involved. This enables us to make faster decisions and allows competitors to review what happened rather than what they remember. We are also able to take video clips to save as evidence should this be required, which preserves the evidence for any future requirements. In all, the system has made the process faster, easier, and above all else, more factual.”

Races, practices, and other events are streamed live on their website for their fans- a simple endeavour, as LILIN camera streams can be easily added to OBS software, compiling multiple camera streams and other sources into one view.

Forest Edge are very pleased with the solution- when asked about his experiences with the cameras, chief operator Michael Parsons said “The LILIN cameras are the key component in our system and have fully met our exacting requirements; we would highly recommend it for any similar applications. The ZFR8122 cameras were selected for their excellent optical quality with 120fps and durability in an outdoor setting where reliability is paramount. The high frame rate was a key factor to allow us to slow down footage without losing quality and enables the kart club to maintain its position as one of the leading kart tracks in the UK.

They are hoping to deploy this solution at Kart Clubs across the country, impressed with both the quality of image and ease of operability they have with the LILIN solution. It’s a comparatively cost-effective solution that has proven easy to use- and provides quality video with plenty of detail and no latency.

Wendy Ficken, Business Development Manager, commented: “It’s been a real pleasure to work with Forest Edge on this occasion, and to have a project that is outside of our traditional project scope and has required us to think outside the box and find a different purpose for our security cameras!”

Products Used:

12 x ZFR8122EX, 120FPS IP Cameras.
1 x Navigator Server running NAV3.0 software.


LILIN UK Appoint New Security Distributor

LILIN UK Appoint QED as New Exclusive UK Security Distribution Partner.

2nd January, 2024.

QED CEO Andy Barker and LILIN UK CEO Steve Liddiard.

Today LILIN UK, Taiwanese manufacturer of security solutions, have announced that they have appointed Quality Essential Distribution to act as the sole distributor for the UK security sector. By streamlining the security channel, LILIN and QED are looking to create a simpler purchasing journey for installers.

The companies share a similar ethos and energy, making for a dynamic partnership that will provide high levels of support to customers. Initial sales and product training were conducted in 2023 and QED are ready to hit the ground running with this new product range.

LILIN UK CEO Steve Liddiard is thrilled by the appointment: “I’m excited to be working with Andy and his team, their initial enthusiastic response and their approach to training has been wonderful to see and I believe that this new partnership will firmly re-establish LILIN’s position in the security market. The current demand for non-Chinese, NDAA-compliant products is at a high, and we’re looking to give installers more value by putting profit back into the security sector.”

QED CEO Andy Barker is similarly enthusiastic: “We at QED are very excited to be working alongside a worldwide leading CCTV Security manufacturer like LILIN, offering quality CCTV products which comply with the UK government guidelines and putting profitability back into the installer’s pockets”

The LILIN product range is available now at QED- please direct enquiries to sales@qedgroup.co.uk or call QED on 01772 336111.

For more information, please contact:

LILIN UK                                                                              Quality Essential Distribution
Jasmine Godfrey                                                                  Ellie Chandler
Marketing and Key Accounts Manager                                Digital Marketing Executive
jasmine@LILIN.uk                                                                elliec@qedgroup.co.uk
DDI: 01908 443 663                                                             DDI:01772 336111

 

 

 


Case Study: Jersey War Tunnels

In early 2020, Genesis AV approached us with an unusual project concept, in the underground tunnels of Jersey. In 2022, we finally had a chance to visit the completed installation- and it was certainly worth the wait!

Genesis AV were established in 1989 and pride themselves on delivering solutions that ‘go beyond the ordinary’ Located in historic St Helier, Jersey, Genesis AV were the clear choice to consult on the refurbishment of the local heritage site, the Jersey War Tunnels.

During the German occupation of Jersey in the Second World War, over 1,000 metres of tunnels were dug deep into the hillside by over 5,000 forced and slave workers, designed to withstand the Allied air raids and bombardment in the event of an invasion. In 1943, the tunnels were converted into an emergency hospital, and they are now preserved as a museum, documenting the unique Jersey civilian experience of occupation. Attracting over 90,000 visitors annually, with record-breaking attendance this year, the Jersey War Tunnels received the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award in 2021 and 2022.

Genesis AV were contracted to install new Wi-Fi and surveillance systems. LILIN received the original site plan during lockdown, and we worked together to design the initial security specification and layout. Once restrictions were lifted and Genesis AV were able to visit the site and gain a better understanding of the layout and the environment within the tunnels we were able to adjust the specifications to better suit the requirements.

The Tunnels presented a unique opportunity, and the site presented new difficulties in specifying and wiring as Genesis had to create an installation that was respectful of the Tunnel’s history and didn’t distract from the exhibits or environment. Genesis AV took the time needed planning the cable routes and conduit runs to ensure that there was no interference with the existing, historic infrastructure.

During the initial design process, it was decided to colour code the cameras where possible to better match the environment they were mounted in, so as not to be a distraction. Deep in the pits, black cameras were used to blend into the shadows and not be noticeable as the exhibit provides an immersive experience. This was a deciding factor in choosing to use cameras from the Z series range, which come in both black and white chassis as standard and feature a remotely adjustable lens for easy installation. Turret cameras, with their smaller, low-maintenance shape were the final selection.

The system was intended to protect both the exhibits and artefacts and to maintain visitor safety. Cameras were first installed at key junctions to monitor the traffic flow, pinch points and congestion points. From a health and safety perspective, there are many potential areas of concern- the tunnel floors are uneven, and as the walls are often damp- the tunnels are up to 50M underground- they cannot always be used for a person to stabilise themselves if they are unsteady on their feet.
Another key concern was ensuring that nobody gets stuck in the tunnels overnight- with no phone signal underground, and no public Wi-Fi, a lost visitor could be in for a long cold night! To combat this, Genesis AV installed telephone help points at strategic intervals, with the surveillance system providing a comprehensive overview of the site.

In total, 20 cameras have been installed so far, recording on two 32-channel NVRS and used with managed switches for easy remote maintenance. The system is monitored at several locations on site, including the front ticket desk and the management office. Senior management also have remote access via the LILINHome mobile app.

To distribute the camera feeds across these different locations Genesis AV used our free Client software, which is installed on PCs in each location. The client is particularly pleased with how easy it is to create customised views by dragging and dropping the camera feeds on their screens.

In total, the installation took approximately 2 months to complete. Most of this time was spent establishing the infrastructure, and Genesis AV were pleased to note that the LILIN equipment was then easy to install and commission.

The team at the Jersey War Tunnels are thrilled with the system and are already talking about potential expansion opportunities for the system and using more automation.


EdgeAI Camera Range

View and download our guide to our range of EdgeAI cameras- 5MP and 4K STARVIS camera series capable of providing AI on the Edge- no additional hardware needed!

If there’s not an AI license available to match your requirements; you can make your own with our YOLO engine.

 

 

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LILIN UK & OneAV Partnership

LILIN UK announces new UK distribution partner- OneAV.

LILIN are pleased to launch their new distribution partnership with OneAV at EI Live! 

OneAV are a specialist B2B trade-only distributor who endeavours to supply the complete equipment list for audiovisual installations including whole-home AV, media rooms, commercial premises and outdoor projects. Founded in 2016, OneAV now distributes over 40 brands across product categories with ranges to suit residential and commercial channels.

After meeting through LILIN’s sponsorship of Chris Pinder’s Marathon Des Sables fundraiser for Together for Cinema, LILIN and OneAV have found a shared interest in providing both quality products and excellent customer support and have decided to continue to work together as distribution partners to support LILIN’s continued growth in the Custom Install market.

OneAV have already undergone product training and the extended LILIN product range is available on their webstore, with up-to-date stock levels that will allow you to place orders with confidence- ready for use now! With their locally held stock, OneAV are ready to assist their customers with finding an NDAA-compliant security solution; with established Home Automation drivers providing deep integration.

LILIN UK CEO Steve Liddiard is thrilled with this new partnership. “I’m delighted to have OneAV on board as a stocking distributor- and that they’re going to be taking on the full LILIN product range. The team are enthusiastic, and we’ve prepared well to be ready to hit the ground running. We’ve also been discussing some interesting projects with HDANYWHERE- so keep an eye out for those!”

Find out more about OneAV at their website.

 


Keeping your CCTV system Cyber Secure

Remote access to your CCTV system, regardless of where you are in the world, has become a standard and essential feature of any security system specification.

Unfortunately, in many cases the security of this access is not given due consideration and many surveillance systems are left vulnerable to outside access by third parties.

The LILIN UK Tech Team have compiled this document to highlight some of the most basic and common processes for securing online systems.

Download your copy here.


Helpful Links:

LILIN Knowledge Base– includes over 1000 helpful articles written by our tech team to resolve your questions.

Contact LILIN Technical Support Raise a ticket to speak directly to your local LILIN Technical Support agent. LILIN UK Tech Support is open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Webinars LILIN UK Product Manager Ian has hosted webinars covering product ranges to new security features. Recordings of all webinars- including the Q&A sessions- are linked on this playlist.

Short Product Guides LILIN UK have created short PDF guides that provide a more detailed look at specific product categories and ranges. There’s no mention of price, so you can show these to your customers as an example!

Follow Us on Social Media Stay up to date with the latest product news and Webinar announcements.


3 Series NVR Guide

View and download our guide to our 3 Series range of NVRs, 16 channel units providing up to 5MP recording resolution.

Our 3 Series NVRs vary in recording capability- from the entry level NVR3216, with 2 hard drive bays to provide 16TB recording, up to the NVR3816 with 8 hard drive bays to provide 64TB storage.

 

 

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IVS 2.2 Guide

View and download our guide to IVS 2.2- an upgrade to our new 2 and 3 series cameras that includes Human and Vehicle Detection!

Eliminate false alarms with these new detection options.

 

 

For more information or branding requests, please contact jasminegodfrey@LILIN.uk.

*Updated September 2021 to include Z3 camera models.