The Preston Motors Group is at the forefront of car sales in Australia. Originating in 1912, it is now one of Australia’s longest established and highly valued motor vehicle retailers. Originally, the respected company distributed predominantly Holden vehicles to the community of Melbourne. Today, however, the Preston Motors Group sell motor vehicles and spare parts from brands including Hyundai, Suzuki, Holden, Ford and Porsche, through their range of dealership sites.
Earlier this year the Preston Motors Group began constructing a brand new spare parts distribution warehouse in Dandenong and a new dealership site in Oakleigh. Both the warehouse and dealership will play host to some of the most expensive and highly valuable motor vehicle products. Therefore an advanced security system on both sites was of paramount importance. Also, as the sites are newly constructed, a solution which covered all areas of security was crucial.
John Leighton, owner of Leighton IT, was charged with sourcing an optimum security solution for the two new locations. Bosch Security Systems was successful in its bid to provide Preston Motors Group with a complete solution, as they offer high quality equipment which covers all three security essentials: CCTV, alarm systems, and access control.
Despite the vast differences between the two Preston Motors Group sites, Bosch was able to provide equipment highly tailored to the warehouse and dealership. In terms of CCTV requirements, IP cameras which are able to produce clear images under low lighting conditions were noted as critical by the customer. Bosch FLEXIDOME IP starlight 7000 VR cameras were chosen to cover these CCTV needs. The cameras have excellent low-light performance, boasting a sensitivity of 0.017 lux in colour mode and 0.0057 lux in monochrome mode. In addition, the cameras are ideal for indoor and outdoor use, due to the compact aesthetic design with vandal resistant housing, which was ideal for both the warehouse and distribution site. The mounting options for this camera are numerous, including surface, wall, corner, and suspended-ceiling mounting, which tailored nicely to the various sections in the warehouse and dealership.
For the alarm system requirements, the Solution 6000 was selected due to its intelligent and flexible design. For large applications akin to the Dandenong warehouse and Oakleigh dealership sites, the Solution 6000 is ideal, as it is powerful enough to handle 144 zones and up to 16 access doors, as well as cater for up to 256 users. In addition, the Solution 6000 has innovative connectivity features, including GSM, SMS, Email, CID, GPRS, CSV IP, SIA 3+ Text, Voice and Domestic Dial communication formats. The built-in high speed connection (RS485 LAN) allows devices to be placed up to 1.2 km away from the control panel, which is extremely convenient for the large Dandenong warehouse.
To cover access control, the Bosch AMC2s were elected and installed in the Dandenong warehouse and Oakleigh dealership. These intelligent access controllers can manage between one and eight entrances. In the Preston Motors Group locations, the AMC2s were used for access points including doors, gates, barriers, ID card readers, door opening elements and sensors. The AMC2s allow monitoring of entrances and internal alarm status, as well as implementing authorization checks, PIN codes and reader configurations, plus sending out error, malfunction and alarm messages. All of these functions are essential in ensuring safety and supervising valuable stock.
“From the word ‘go’ everything worked so seamlessly,” explained Abe Tinginis, Sales Representative from Bosch Security. “The products work very well in combination, and we are pleased to have provided Preston Motors Group with the whole security package.”
“I am very happy with the way it all went together and the support provided by Bosch Security,” concluded John Leighton, owner of Leighton IT. “The products that I worked with were great, and both sites are working fantastically.”