CountyClean invests in hi-tech CCTV camera equipment

Posted: Wednesday 12th October 2011

Sussex-based CountyClean Environmental Services has boosted its fleet of specialist vehicles by investing in the latest CCTV equipment.

The new system includes a crawler-mounted camera which allows drain experts to inspect potentially hazardous areas from a safe access point. Live footage is viewed and recorded on a computer, which is housed in a specially equipped vehicle, before being transmitted back to the office where it can be quickly downloaded for the client.

Special wheels and steering enable the ‘crawler’ to navigate past debris, through broken pipes and up inclines. The camera has a pan, tilt and zoom function and produces detailed colour images.

CountyClean has invested more than £100,000 in the equipment which is invaluable when working with clients such as Clancy Docwra who require CCTV exploration to drains and sewers carried out as quickly and safely as possible. The footage can often identify future problems or the requirement for emergency works.

Unlike other similar systems, CountyClean’s new unit is environmentally friendly and uses a battery that is charged while the vehicle is being driven. It also means that there is very little noise so the system can be used at night in residential areas. The battery, which is built into the seats of the vehicle, can last for up to nine hours.

CountyClean Environmental Services’ Contract Manager Trevor Beer said: “We’re very excited about this new vehicle as it will enable us to deliver an improved, faster service to our customers.”

Trevor, who recently joined the company, has 12 years’ experience in drainage and CCTV inspection work within the rail, waste water utilities and petrochemical sectors. His new role involves looking after several of the company’s large contracts and developing the CCTV inspection department.

CountyClean’s Managing Director Mike Walker added: “Despite the difficult climate we are working hard to grow our business and are pleased to be contributing to the local and national economy with our investment in new, state-of-the-art equipment. We have also recently won several large, prestigious contracts and taken on a number of new employees.”

The new CCTV unit is one of the best in its class and meets the UK specification for drainage surveys and MSCC4. WinCan V8 software is used to create the reports required from the available footage.

CountyClean Environmental Services specialises in helping customers ranging from domestic premises to blue-chip companies with their waste management needs. The company’s investment in CCTV equipment follows the recent purchase of an Aquavac Super Combination Unit, one of the most powerful vehicles available, which will enable staff to tackle even the most difficult cleaning jobs quickly and efficiently.

CountyClean Environmental Services also assists with disasters such as oil, diesel or chemical spills and emergency flood response. Non-emergency services include interceptor and gully cleaning, fly-tipped waste removal, graffiti clean-up and sewage removal from ships to portable toilets at festivals. The company employs a team of 26 staff who are committed to safeguarding the environment.

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