Detecting the advantages of great design

“The camera design that 4D Products came up with met all our requirements and more. They have helped us stay ahead of our competitors as we have been able to save 50% on enclosure manufacturing costs”

Ian Ramsdale, Wireless CCTV

The Background

Wireless CCTV (WCCTV) manufactures and supplies portable, rapid deployment video monitoring solutions worldwide. The company’s products need to be innovative, robust and to be able to withstand some of the most arduous conditions in the world.

 The Design Phase

4D Products was asked by WCCTV to help supplement their own design skills with specific expertise on mechanical product design, materials and casing designs for their latest products.

4D Products started by developing a range of concept sketches, exploring different visual approaches and alternative manufacturing material options. After reviewing the designs, a combination of injection moulding and metal was selected. Casings need to be waterproof, robust and stop insect ingression. The internal electronic componentry was complex and needed to fit tightly into the housing. Airflow was a key consideration for cooling, easier lid access was needed and the cost per unit reduced if possible.Also, WCCTV wanted to introduce new materials to enable volume sales of their new products and reduce production cost.

The Result

Ian Ramsdale, New Product Design Manager at WCCTV said: “The designs that 4D Products came up with met all our requirements and more. They help us stay ahead of our competitors and we have been able to save 50% on casing costs. In addition, we have a product ready for volume sales which is easier to use out in the field.”

Iain McCall of 4D Products added: “We are really pleased we could support WCCTV in their quest for great, commercially successful product design. We look forward to continuing work with them and are already exploring other products in their range, for loan workers support and close protection.”


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