Solar Farm Protection for Leading UK Game Developers
With a growing interest in renewable energy, solar farms are gaining popularity in the UK. Utilising sunlight, one of our planet’s most abundant and freely available energy resources, has become a popular way to supplement energy usage.
Earlier this year, a software company which is Britain’s leading independent video game developers, made the conscious decision to install a solar farm. Installing solar panels is a good way to lower your carbon footprint. By utilising the sun’s natural light to generate clean renewable electricity, they will significantly reduce their businesses energy footprint.
While solar farms are a source of safe, locally produced renewable energy, they also have a unique set of risks. Most solar farms like the site in Southam, are located in remote areas which are vulnerable to attacks of vandalism and theft. With theft of renewable energy equipment on the rise, security is a key priority for solar farms.
The software company approached Watch Systems Limited, a specialist provider of large-scale security systems, to design a robust security solution that would deter intruders, vandals and thieves.
Being well versed in the security challenges that solar farms face, Watch Systems Limited were able to successfully install a monitored IP CCTV system specifically designed to take rapid action and to respond to any suspicious activity. They also included video analytics which utilize intelligent algorithms to distinguish between threats and non-threats and laser technology for perimeter protection. These measures will go a long way in safeguarding the site, infrastructure and assets.
The number of solar farms being built in the UK has soared in the past 10 years. As the production of solar power increases, so does the need for effective security measures. Such measures need to be fit for purpose, fully tested and regularly reviewed.
If you’re considering developing a solar farm, get in touch with Watch Systems Limited. They will be able to offer advice and guidance on making sure your farm is adequately protected.