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Manufacturing firm in Monterrey, Mexico Invests in Vivotek IP Cameras to Bolster Security

Published by Ellen on June 1, 2012 10:24 AM

Melter Corporation, a manufacturer and exporter of water cooled components made for the steel company, recently installed high-performance network security cameras in order to become Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism-certified. At present, more than 60% of the company's production is exported to Canada, the United States, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America.

For businesses to obtain a certification in Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), they must adhere to strict security guidelines within the supply chain. The C-TPAT initiative was formed for the purpose of cementing government-business relationships that work together to strengthen U.S. border security and the entire international supply chain. Participating companies must have video surveillance cameras protecting vulnerable security points.

Operating in a space of more than 635,000 square feet, Melter Corporation's property spans an office area, covered bays, open yards, and warehouses. The manufacturing plant was required to install a video surveillance system at each of its three buildings to become C-TPAT certified.

Melter Corporation formerly relied on analog cameras to oversee the floors of its main building, but knew it would need to upgrade its system to properly cover the factories and shipping zones. Investing in an IP surveillance system was the best choice for the company due to the scalability and remote monitoring capabilities. Additionally, the high quality video would allow for easy recognition if suspicious activity was detected.

Vivotek was selected by Melter Corporation as its provider of network surveillance cameras. One of the models installed was the IP8362 model, a hard-wearing bullet camera suited for outdoor environments. Mounted in and around the company's access points, the cameras came with Wide Dynamic Range settings to optimize compromising lighting conditions in each image. This feature came in handy for Melter Corporation since many areas were poorly lit.

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