Built for Dunlop Rubber, Fort Dunlop became the tyre-maker’s flagship production facility and at one time was the world’s largest factory, employing 3,200 workers. After production stopped in the 1980s, the building lay derelict before being redeveloped into 360,000 square feet of office and retail space, also now with an adjoining hotel.
Much of the site’s previous video surveillance system was installed during the refurbishment in 2006, but with advances in modern technology, it was felt that the current system was no longer meeting basic requirements. An external consultant assessed the site and put forward plans for an upgrade. Bromsgrove-based Champion Security Installations won the bid for the upgrade project.
Dahua Technology is a world leader in video surveillance manufacturing, creating advanced electronic security solutions for transportation, education, city surveillance, retail and commercial markets worldwide. Dahua’s focus on continuing innovation is reflected in a 10% investment in R&D every year. Dahua Technology, which had total sales of USD 2.6 billion in 2017, has won many international awards and strives to be the security industry partner of choice. The company has distribution partners in over 180 countries globally.
Based in Maidenhead, Berkshire, Dahua Technology UK & Ireland, together with its distribution partners, serves an ever-growing network of integrators and installers with complete system solutions encompassing cameras, control equipment, recording, video walls, software and accessories.