Care home surveillance systems helps police bag passing criminal

A surveillance system installed at an Edinburgh care home has helped police identify a villain who was caught on camera as he drove past the home.

The system, installed by NW Systems at the Renaissance at Glencairn luxury residential home in the Grange suburb of Edinburgh, consists of five IP cameras covering the exterior of the property.

It captured images of a van moving at speed past the home that police used to identify a vehicle and driver who was later convicted of an unspecified crime.

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On another occasion, a camera captured images of a refuse lorry backing into one of Glencairn’s stone gate posts causing several hundred pounds worth of damage.

Caught bang to rights, the refuse company agreed to pay for all repair works

Julie McNaughton, care home manager, Renaissance at Glencairn, said: “On a day-to-day basis we use the camera system to view all cameras from our administration office behind reception. It offers us another pair of eyes to monitor the garden and patio seating area when our residents are out enjoying the fresh air. It is always good to keep an extra eye out just in case they need help.”

Frank Crouwel, managing director, NW Systems, added: “It is pleasing to see that such a cost effective IP video system has helped to underpin the strong safeguarding and security record of this luxury care home and that the solution is still delivering great value nearly seven years on. We look forward to fitting similar surveillance systems in other Renaissance care homes in the future.”

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