The UK's leading provider for solar farm security
Through the provision of security solutions to over 100 solar farms across the UK, we have a wealth of experience in tailoring security systems to provide the best long-term, cost-effective solution for solar projects.
Due to the often remote and isolated locations of solar farms, security is fundamental to providing site protection against theft and vandalism. Our focus is on securing the perimeter through a network of CCTV cameras with detection software, and supplying this with a comprehensive remote CCTV monitoring package.
We recommend that solar farm security systems are designed, installed and monitored to BS 8418 standards, the Code of Practice used for installing and monitoring detector activated CCTV systems remotely. Not only does this ensure a priority Police response, but it is often an insurance prerequisite.
Security for new solar installations
Depending upon your needs we can provide a supply-only service through to a complete turn-key solution, comprising of:
- Initial consultation;
- Design of security systems;
- Installation (civil works optional);
- Security system monitoring;
- Comprehensive maintenance package;
- 24 hour emergency engineer call-out.
Our priority is to ensure that you get the best possible security system that will benefit you both now and in the future. We will consider the physical evidence of your site and overcome challenges brought by environmental factors. For example, for exposed rural locations that are subject to high levels of dust and smoke from agriculture activities, or prone to foggy conditions, we would recommend thermal imaging cameras.
We have covered key security considerations for new solar installations in our Renewable Energy Checklist – click here to download a copy.
Security for existing solar farms
If you already have security installed, we can support you through a full monitoring and maintenance package.
We have our own purpose-built Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC) which is fully approved to the highest NSI Gold standard, meaning that we are fully accredited for the monitoring of BS 8418 detector activated CCTV systems used in security applications.
From a maintenance perspective we offer remote system health checks (for IP CCTV cameras) and routine site visits, supported by a 24 hour engineer call-out service. We also work with our clients to ensure the continuity of security provisions in the event of a power failure.
To help you evaluate any existing security provisions, take a look at our Renewable Energy Security Checklist or call us on 01775 821100 to arrange a free security review.