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
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.
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.”
A-one+ selects Mini Dome system for critical traffic monitoring situation…
The A1 Western Bypass carries in excess of 110,000 vehicles per day and has no hard shoulder. Therefore any incident occurring on the 7 mile stretch of road causes severe disruption to road users and has cost impact on the economy. A-one+, service provider to Highways England, were asked to procure 4G cameras for use on the A1 Bypass. The 30 WCCTV 4G Mini Domes deployed by A-one+ are able to transmit live and recorded images to the Enhanced Network Control Centre.