Customer: Breeden Group Cement Division
Scope: To develop and supply a remote monitoring system to allow for lone working overnight hours deliveries to customer end-user sites.
Location: National Delivery
Budget: £150k per annum
Length of Project: 3 years
Aims and objectives
The aim was to provide our social housing client with a cost-saving solution to ‘Out of Hour deliveries’. Our objective was to develop a solution which would allow for a reduced number of drivers on-site at each location. This was necessary for the client to maximise availability due to the shortages of drivers they were experiencing.
To address the client brief, we offered a bespoke solution that would resolve the issues they were experiencing. Lee Peacock did this by developing a 4G Solar CCTV system which allowed a monitoring station to remotely connect to sites during deliveries and observe the drivers deliver cement, monitor their work and their ability to uphold company guidelines.
We faced an issue that sites generally had poor lighting and connectivity to broadband to allow for successful remote connection. To remedy this issue, Lee Peacock developed a solar CCTV tower with additional battery backup to ensure sites could be properly and continually recorded in all locations. This system allowed the client to move to a new site after completing delivery, to a new and current customer. The 4G router allowed wireless broadband access for all devices installed to have full connectivity and ensure a streamlined service. Furthermore, Wayne Moss installed floodlighting to their CCTV towers to provide full visibility, always allowing maximised clarity of our customer’s drivers.
Another issue faced by the customer was that delivery drivers often forgot to contact monitoring stations via phone when arriving at sites to complete their work. This hindered the efficiency of operations and deliveries. Lee Peacock and Wayne Moss overcame this issue by installing motion-detection CCTV cameras which sent an alarm to the relevant monitoring station. Images of the site would then go live at the monitoring station, and an audio notice would be given to the driver requesting that they call the station to confirm their reason on-site.
We provided an additional added value service to our social housing client by auditing the cement delivery drivers. This involved ensuring the drivers were wearing the correct PPE and that they were applying the proper procedures to ensure a safe and efficient service was carried out. Our audit ensured the Breeden Group maintained effective safety measures across all their sites. This service was considered so beneficial that our social housing client wrote about our exemplary work in their quarterly newsletter.
Thanks to our innovative approach and ability to offer bespoke solutions to our client’s needs, the project proved to be incredibly financially beneficial and saved the company approximately £2,000,000 across the run of 3 years. It further allowed them to have a greater pool of delivery drivers available. Due to the successful delivery of this project, we have become their preferred security provider who manage 300 sites across the United Kingdom.