The value of a project depends on many criteria for companies. Establishing a CCTV system in the most precious location of Istanbul and being able to say that we, as Ateksis, did it is the greatest yield of our services rendered for the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges.
The value of a project depends on many criteria for companies. Profit margin, total cost, technical convenience, stock sales, a good reference are just a few of them. Establishing a CCTV system in the most precious location of Istanbul and being able to say that we, as Ateksis, did it while crossing the well-trodden routes is the greatest yield of our services rendered for the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges. And of course that comes with feasting eyes on the scenery below throughout the project.
The Directorate for Highways attaches utmost importance to monitoring on bridges to avoid any security gap. That is why the camera to be put into use on the bridges was chosen after having a demo of many cameras by various brands and models on the site. In addition to key features such as resolution, focusing, lightvalues, the ability of the camera to be durable in the environment it is supposed to operate made the difference among others.
The reason behind it is easy to guess for everyone crossing the bridges: Weather conditions, strong winds due to geographical conditions, and heavy rain. The primary features to consider was to make sure the camera has a wiper in order to tolerate such conditions, and the ability not to screen any vibration on the mounting site. When such features were combined with other features, it was not difficult for the camera to endear itself. Being cut out for such challenging conditions, MIC series of cameras by Bosch were approved for the project.
Network equipment and cameras were meticulously placed. The monitoring center was in need of an upgrade, and thus a proper design was executed in an effort to ensure comfort of security professionals and camera monitoring in an ideal fashion.
Preliminary works were followed by infrastructural operations. Cabling procedures were completed in line with positions of cameras and switches. Mounting equipment of cameras to be placed on upper abutments of the bridges was specifically designed to fit for the mounting site.
As such works were underway on the site, the electrical engineers of the Directorate for Highways Mr. İsmai Yılmaz and Mr. Bayram Doğan were ushered by the Ateksis professional Mr. Alper Kılıçkap to the factory of Bosch in the Netherlands to see factory tests on the ground. This trip was taken with a view to making sure that there is no doubt about accuracy of equipment to be used.
All the structuring works drew to a close on 2 eximious bridges dubbed the pearls of Istanbul. The fact that the project yielded results worthy of the name and sharing it on our magazine is another source of pride for us.