VPS & Quatro’s SmartTower Technology Used to Protect Ryder Cup Coverage

As another successful Ryder Cup week draws to a close, the European team and Paul Mcginley are not the only people celebrating. Our partner Quatro Electronics were at the heart of the security operations for the whole event using their award wining Smart Tower to provide intelligent remote security services onsite.

Quatro Tower

Quatro Smart Tower









Take a read of this article from Yahoo News about the project:

As the eyes of the sporting world watch the 2014 Ryder Cup Gleneagles this weekend, an innovative piece of VPS Site-Security technology will help keep the TV coverage on-air for the millions of viewers expected.

VPS, the European leaders in vacant property management, have supplied their award-winning SmartTower CCTV system to help protect and secure the television and media compound at Gleneagles during the event.

The SmartTower CCTV is designed specifically for use in remote, vulnerable or temporary environments such as this prime bi-annual golfing event. It combines an alloy sub frame and pneumatic mast, which allows it to be deployed in any terrain. The top of the tower houses a high-end, wireless pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera, with on-board storage capacity of up to 64GB. As it can be powered by AC power, wind, solar or hydrogen fuel cell, the SmartTower can operate even if core utilities are not easily available.

“This is the first time the Ryder Cup in Europe will be broadcast live in its entirety to America, and it’s great to be helping our security partner at one of the major sporting events in the world.” comments Mr Anthony Owen, the Managing Director for VPS Site-Security.

The VPS SmartTower CCTV is used to protect remote or challenging environments, such as construction sites, utilities, and critical infrastructure locations. It was designed by VPS’ innovation centre Quatro Electronics, at their Lytham St Anne’s workshop, and earlier this month won a New Product of the Year Award from Security Products in the USA, with B & B Electronics, who developed the high-reliability cellular wireless communication system.