Customer Stories / November 2019

1st Molesey Sea Scouts

Optio by Vista donate an 8 camera and NVR solution to the Sea Scouts

Executive Summary

Optio by Vista donated an 8 camera and NVR solution to 1st Molesey Scout Group to help keep their equipment and property safe.

As a non-profit organisation, all funds raised go directly into running a programme of adventurous activities for young people, helping them to learn important life skills. The donation from Optio by Vista has helped the group’s money go further.

About our Customer

1st Molesey Scout Group is made up of around 150 young people and adult volunteers. They are based in Molesey, Surrey.

Beavers (6 to 9 years) will always remember their first night under canvas, their first campfire and their first time afloat on the Thames. Cubs (8 to 10.5 years) will remember the challenge of navigating on a hike, capsizing a kayak and lighting their first fire. Scouts (10.5 to 14 years) will remember challenging expeditions, sleeping under the stars and going on their first international expedition.

In 2019 the Scout Group is celebrating 110 years of providing skills for life to people in the Molesey community.

https://jaguarseascouts.org.uk/

The Challenge

The Scout Group’s existing CCTV system was out-dated and beginning to fail. In particular, the night vision functionality was not working properly. The Group also wanted to increase the coverage of the CCTV system and so it set about looking for a supplier who could offer a discount or donation on a new 8 channel CCTV system.

Chris Andrews and the volunteer team pulled together a list of requirements, including high resolution images with night vision and PoE cameras.

The Solution

Vista’s Stuart Martin got in touch with the team with a proposal he had already put together, having considered the needs of the Scout Group.

On behalf of Optio by Vista, Stuart offered the Scouts an Optio by Vista CCTV security solution including eight eyeball cameras and an 8-channel NVR recorder, completely free of charge.

  • 4 megapixel True Day Night cameras– high quality images captured 24 hours a day
  • IP67 compliant – suitable for a range of external and/or internal applications
  • Extended IR capability for great performance in low light
  • 8mm wide angle lens to cover the whole estate sufficiently
  • 265 smart codec – efficient compression to reduce storage requirements

The Optio by Vista Network Video Recorder Stuart proposed with 4 terabits of memory was ample and provides the group with 4K HDMI display with full image details, also offering PoE (just 1 cable per input) with P2P easy set up.

The kit was very easy to install, meaning the volunteer Scout team could install the system themselves.

Chris Andrews said “The Optio by Vista system donated to the Scout Group was easily installed by our volunteers, certainly living up to its promise of ‘Plug and Play’!”.

The Outcome

The Scout Group is delighted with the solution.

Already, the Optio by Vista cameras and recorders have helped resolve parking issues and even an incident of stolen milk!

Chris Andrews said “The Optio by Vista system is fantastic; our site is far more secure than before. It gives us peace of mind and great coverage of the whole estate. It’s good to know we’ve got security covered now.”.

“The night vision settings on the Optio by Vista cameras are incredible, allowing images & recordings to be viewed as if they were the middle of the day with very clear definition”.


Let's Talk

Lived up to it's promise of Plug and Play

The Optio by Vista system donated to the Scout Group was easy to install ourselves, living up to its promise of ‘Plug and Play’
Chris Andrews,
Committee Member / Facilities Manager

Incredible Night Vision settings

The night vision settings on the Optio by Vista cameras are incredible, allowing images & recordings to be viewed as if they were in the middle of the day with very clear definition.
Chris Andrews,
Committee Member / Facilities Manager