Vaylia launch VRDT, the World’s first hydrogen powered eco-friendly mobile CCTV tower perfect for temporary events, vacant properties or for quick deployment
When we think of anything hydrogen powered, we may think of the small fleets of buses which weave their way around some of our streets producing only water vapour as their emissions. In the future, Hydrogen cars will also possibly be a better bet for personal transport than battery powered cars as the electricity is produced efficiently within the vehicle without the need for charging. When we look at rocket launches too, quite often the propellant is hydrogen.
However, hydrogen fuel cells are becoming ever smaller and able to power even the smallest of devices and now even remote CCTV. Vaylia have combined this ability with cutting edge cameras, detectors, and video analytics software to create the perfect mobile CCTV system for temporary events, vacant properties, or emergency deployment situations. They call it VRDT – the Vaylia Rapid Deployment Tower.
State of art monitoring and recording wherever its needed
The tower, which is hydraulically powdered and extends up to 9m, is certified for UK and EU road transport. From delivery it can be deployed and provide live CCTV feeds within minutes.
The system includes video analytics software which can be programmed to trigger smart alarms when people of interest pass by pre-programmed areas within the cameras’ fields of view. The video and alarms can be fed back via the 4G network to an Alarm Receiving Centre and trained SIA licenced staff can take appropriate action. This can include issuing a warning on the unit’s horn speaker.
The system includes 4 bullet system 4 Mega Pixel cameras with built in infra-red and night vision.
A built-in recorder can record 30 days of storage with triggered recording – this can be easily expanded with further recording devices.
The detection/video analytics software allows for the programming of electronic tripwires and intrusion zones. The software can recognise the type of object detected – human, vehicle or animal. Using software in this way allows the monitoring staff to be alerted to real events and ensures that they are never missed. Says Vaylia CEO Paul Painter “What we are doing here is providing state of the art CCTV monitoring effortlessly into the temporary event or vacant property market or where a problem has been encountered which needs a quick fix. The solution produces a cheaper and more robust solution to a security guard and will supply recorded evidence for potential Police arrest or trial. It is also an incredibly good deterrent”.
The Power of the Fuel Cell
The fuel cell offers commercially-viable, low-carbon, hydrogen fuelled electricity – a flexible alternative to small petrol and diesel generators or large battery banks. The cell will power a tower running 4 cameras for up to one month. Hydrogen is provided via dual 20Kg gas bottles and the only other input required is oxygen which comes from the outside air. The bottles are easily available and the system can also power work lights should these also be required on a site. “We are really proud to be offering this environmentally friendly system to the market. I feel that Vaylia are doing our bit for the environment, whilst solving worrying problems for our clients” says Paul Painter.
How is Hydrogen Produced?
95% of hydrogen today is produced by creating steam that reacts with natural gas - a hydrocarbon. However, the same steam process can also create hydrogen from other hydrocarbons including coal, diesel and biomass. However, hydrogen can also be produced using electrolysis, where water is separated into its component parts – hydrogen and oxygen. Solar processes are also a future source of the gas where again water gets split using the power of the sun. Finally, it can be produced using biological reactions in biomass or even wastewater.
Cheap, safe and quiet
The system offers cost savings compared to a diesel generator of around 75%. Being a non-mechanical process, the system creates no noise compared to a generator and so is perfect for covert operations or for built up areas. The operating temperature range is also impressive – operating from -10 to +40 degrees. Having no emissions apart from water vapour, the tower can be used near water, in tunnels or in other enclosed spaces with no issues. In fact, the total emissions created in the creation of the source of power for the tower is less than a 10th of a diesel generator. Paul Painter says “This system is really game-changing and is being deployed by us on sites such as utilities where frequent break-ins can be responded to quickly, data and recordings collected, and action taken to stop further intrusions. I feel that this system points to the future of this type of technology and how green solutions are not necessarily a burden but can offer cost savings and other benefits.”
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For further information call Paul Painter on +44 790 885 0163