How Surveillance Systems are Revolutionising Industrial Site Security

Feb 3, 2023  •  min read

Modern industrial sites require a modern surveillance system to enforce, optimise and streamline safety and security policy. But the opportunities of CCTV at plants, factories and other industrial locations extend far beyond just health and safety, as important as they are. In this article we look at how Advanced AI technology is transforming what was previously thought possible in the industrial sector.

While a basic deterrent and surveillance operation has always been an important element of security at industrial sites, modern technology is broadening the possibilities and potential of CCTV to ever greater heights. From integration with door controllers, the use of thermal cameras to detect heat build-up, to improving operational efficiency and analysing workplace hazards; advanced analytics are helping businesses identify threats and operational improvements in real-time.

  • The Advantages of Hi-Tech Security in the Industrial Environment

Modern surveillance technology has evolved rapidly in recent years. A guarantee of 24/7 site and equipment protection, and continual monitoring of health and safety, at both managed and unmanaged locations, are just some of the obvious benefits. Innovations include thermal cameras to detect heat build-up to stop fires in their tracks, Rapid Deployment Towers for temporary locations, and Advanced AI that can be programmed to analyse footage for unwanted behaviours, such as staff and visitors entering the premises with fevers or not wearing PPE, fallen persons, the dangerous operation of machinery of vehicles, or antisocial behaviour such as loitering. Instant alerts can be set for any type of event, while automatic number plate recognition will help management identify unauthorised persons or vehicles entering the site. Facial recognition algorithms enable companies to manage who can or can’t enter, and let management or security staff know how long people have been on premises.

  • Technical Features of Concept Pro’s Surveillance Systems

Concept Pro offers a range of features from live on and off-site Video Management System monitoring, from any location, in high-resolution, with night vision, heat maps, and the highest reliability rates on the market. Key stakeholders can be alerted instantly of any event, with a user friendly mobile app for both Android and iOS operating systems.

Concept Pro’s cameras use sensors to detect low light situations and will automatically switch to night mode utilising infrared light. Meanwhile heat map advances allow management to audit failing machinery and send alerts to heat build-up that can lead to fires. All this and more using sleek, aesthetically appealing hardware, world-beating AI, and extremely reliable 24⁄7 recording, all while utilising cloud-based servers with zero downtime and coverage loss.


We’ve been able to not just safeguard our assets and protect our employees, but enhance productivity and improve working practices.


Concept Pro’s Head of Product Development, JP, explains how algorithms are being customized to overcome those challenges specific to the industrial sector.

“Concept Pro’s CCTV systems protect your site, staff and equipment, using our industry-leading image quality that covers even the most challenging of environments, as well as unbeatable heat detection that can predict and alert staff to fires and machine malfunctions before they even happen. But where you can really power up your security is in our game-changing use of AI. By adding intelligence to your surveillance system you can identify exactly who’s on site, for how long, and what they’re doing. The incorrect use of machinery, health and safety violations, fallen persons, aggressive or suspicious conduct, are just a few categories of behaviour security teams can be automatically alerted to. And with advanced AI only key events will be flagged, substantially reducing false alarms, allowing your security team to focus their efforts on those issues that really matter to you and your business.”

What Can Concept Pro Deep Learning Plus Analytics Do For Me?

With Deep Learning Plus algorithms you can unlock the true potential of a fully-integrated CCTV solution. With features such as face and mask detection, facial recognition, people counting, thermal human detection, PPE safety detection, license plate recognition, enhanced vehicle detection, active privacy masking, fallen persons, behavioural patterns and more. In fact there’s almost nothing Deep Learning Plus can’t do. Concept Pro’s industry-leading software has a comprehensive list of human and vehicle detection algorithms, perfect for false alarm filtering. But it’s designed to solve a multitude of industrial sector challenges that go far beyond just false alarm filtering and human detection, its potential is limited by the imagination alone.

Our advanced suite of algorithms can be fully customized to suit your needs – for more information click here.

Interested in Customizing your rules – here’s how the process works

We caught up with Debbie Carter, Business Development Manager at Concept Pro, to understand how the process works for customizing algorithms for industrial solutions.

Firstly, we hold a consultation meeting with new clients which can be face-to-face at Concept Pro locations across the UK, at your premises, or an end user venue. This is our opportunity to collectively develop a brief, based upon the specific project challenges and our identified solutions. Once we have fully scoped the project, we create a timeline that factors in each key development stage, including regular check-ins, itemized costings, and key stakeholder involvement. After each element of the plan is approved, by both integrator and end user, we move onto the development itself. Then we go through an in-depth testing process, something Concept Pro takes incredibly seriously and does diligently to ensure the very highest standards are met. Testing takes time, but our customers are updated regularly through project update meetings, and is determined by the complexities of the request. Concept Pro’s testing procedure is a carefully selected blend of internal testing at CP headquarters, and once approved by a CP technical expert, moves onto onsite testing, which will always involve a real end-user environment. Or if this isn’t possible, a proof-of-concept environment. Here is where we invite the integrator and end user to witness and sometimes participate in the real environment test. Once all stakeholders are happy we then release to the customer.”

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