Siklu millimetre wave small cells boost cameras in UK town

Siklu’s multi-gigabit millimetre wave small cell solution delivers interference-free, fibre-like wireless connectivity to cameras throughout Oakham in UK

Siklu millimetre wave small cells boost cameras in UK town

Siklu has been selected by Oakham Council in the UK to provide the wireless connectivity solution that ensures uninterrupted streaming for Oakham’s new town-wide, high-definition surveillance system.

The town of Oakham, located in historic Rutland County, required an infrastructure that could accommodate the bandwidth of the town’s new capacity-heavy video surveillance system that includes several HD video surveillance cameras strategically positioned around the town centre.

With assistance from system integrators Trellisworks and Quadrant Security Group, the Oakham Council chose Siklu’s EtherHaul-500TX millimetre wave radio for aggregation of camera data that is transmitted to the video management system and network video recorders (NVRs).

“A standard 5GHz frequency wireless link is no longer sufficient for moving the bandwidth-heavy data generated by several high definition cameras across a wireless network like Oakham’s,” said Nick Metcalfe, technical sales at Trellisworks, which designed and commissioned the system.

“For Oakham, the high-capacity 60GHz Siklu solution was critical to the success of the new surveillance network because it provides the speed and reliability needed at a much lower cost than renting a telco fibre connection, and with an installation time of only 30 minutes.”

The Siklu link used by the town connects a range of Axis Communications and Red Vision cameras with a video management system and several network video recorders from Milestone, which together have been deployed throughout Oakham to monitor street level activities and the town’s council facilities.

Oakham’s Siklu solution maintains interference-free carrier-grade 99.999% availability and town officials anticipate a complete RoI for the Siklu solution within the next two to three years.

“It is gratifying for Siklu to provide an easily-deployed solution for towns such as Oakham that seek the security afforded by HD quality video surveillance, but for whom the availability or cost of fibre is prohibitive. Oakham is one of many UK towns that have adopted Siklu millimetre wave for their surveillance networks,” said Zeev Farkash, VP global sales at Siklu.

According to Adrian Wheeler, sales manager at UKB: “Near perfect reliability and connectivity is a requirement for Oakham, as is a solution that can withstand the fog and rain. It’s a testament to the durability and scalability of the solutions that we offer that we can meet all of their needs.”

The Siklu EtherHaul mmW products family will be showcased at the Security Essen fair in Essen, Germany, 27-30 September, on Booth 2B22 and 2A22 as part of the Milestone and Allnet partner’s pavilions.

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