Servo's eco-friendly CCTV tower

A Leeds multi-service provider has launched a new eco-friendly CCTV solution which helps firms reduce their carbon footprint while keeping sites secure and under surveillance.

Servo, which boasts high-profile, national clients and has offices in Leeds and London, has just completed multiple installations of the eco-friendly, solar powered towers.

While conventional CCTV towers rely on petrol generators and plastic cabling, this system from Servo can run on solar power or a battery system housed in its base.

The towers come with analytical cameras to detect threats or security breaches in real-time, analyse events and provide advanced features such as heat mapping or facial recognition to reduce the need for constant monitoring.

The environmental benefits will be one of the biggest advantages for Servo’s clients, though, as more and more companies look to reduce their carbon footprint and launch environmentally friendly initiatives.

The solar panels, or 80-hour battery life if preferred, means the towers won’t need to use fuel from a petrol generator, which is especially useful on construction sites.

Christian Kisby, Operations Director at Servo Group, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer these CCTV towers to our clients. They make a huge difference to sustainability, reducing plastic and fuel use, but still carry all the high-spec, analytical capabilities of conventional CCTV systems. For many of our clients, especially in the construction sector, and at remote sites, where delivering environmental benefits and fighting climate change has become an important factor to progress, they could be game-changing.”

Many major cities, including Leeds, Bristol, Nottingham and Oxford are currently prioritising environmentally friendly initiatives such as this as part of their pledge to assist with the Governments 2050 target for carbon neutrality.

Servo Group provides security services, CCTV, rail labour, facilities management, and construction services to clients around the country and has over 1000 operatives working on its sites.

After receiving the gold standard in accreditations for environmental management – ISO 14001 – earlier this year, Servo has introduced several services for its clients that will reduce environmental impact while still delivering excellence. It also offers a ‘living wall’ for rail and highways projects – an eco-friendly alternative to conventional retaining walls, with a 120-year lifespan.

These latest CCTV towers are accredited by the Home Office’s Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure and the Police Forces ‘Secured by Design’ scheme which aims to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings.

Leeds-based Servo Group has achieved fast, national growth since its inception in 2014 and is expected to double its turnover in the next two years