Family-run wine merchant, Laithwaite’s Wine, has over 40 years’ experience of discovering great wines from around the world. Starting out as just ‘one man and his van’, the company has grown impressively, now supplying thousands of wines, direct from the makers to customers all across the UK.
Laithwaite’s Gloucester Distribution Centre is the main hub of its operation, employing 600 staff and stretching over 178k square feet. The safety of stock and effectiveness of the existing CCTV systems were under review by the Operations Team, who were looking for a security provider who could offer a cost-effective solution to enhance the surveillance and long-term protection of the site.
Allcooper were asked to submit a proposal to take over the CCTV systems, as well as provide a solution to upgrade the cameras and monitoring functionality.
Allcooper carried out a review of the existing site infrastructure and identified two possible upgrade options that could both utilise the existing cabling and IT network in place.
Based upon a Video Management System, the CCTV solution chosen included in-depth video analytics, made possible by finding budget savings on cable installations. These features include high definition image quality, 360 degree cameras, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, thermal imaging and intelligent cross-line detection.
“It was the solution itself that made Allcooper stand out from the crowd. They took the time to understand our unique requirements, thought outside the box and created a solution that gave us access to additional features, all whilst staying within our budget.”
Andy Hawker, Head of Logistics, Laithwaite's Wine