Production Facilities and the Quest for Robust Surveillance

When we contemplate where our food is made, cleanliness and hygiene are typically at the top of the list of necessities. And when it comes to production facilities, strict regulations and sanitation requirements are in place to ensure that the highest levels of food safety are met. But how can this be achieved while also implementing robust security and video surveillance solutions?

Research has shown that there has been an evolution in the type of foods we eat. Shifting demographics has led to shifting tastes and ingredients, and food and beverage processors are adjusting to new diets with a more varied production. Today there is a higher demand for higher quality “premium” foods. In order for production facilities to meet this demand, it has become increasingly important for security measures to be in place to monitor the environment.

As with any organization, safety is a key component to enhancing operations. One of the main challenges for the food and beverage processing industry has been how to efficiently meet surveillance needs without compromising quality. With this in mind, Oncam has stepped forward to provide an updated form factor that helps address this issue: the New Evolution Stainless Steel camera range.

The stainless steel camera enclosure from Oncam is changing the surveillance game in these facilities, as well as industrial kitchens. These environments can be made up of harsh conditions, but there is no longer a need to compromise on security or cleanliness. The smart design of the new stainless steel form factor enables the camera to withstand the elements and is protected against weather, water and dust. The materials are resistant to corrosion and can stand up to high-pressure jets and heavy wash downs. These features make this camera the perfect combination of practicality, style and innovation.

The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act of 2002 was enacted to protect sellers of qualified anti-terrorism technologies that could save lives in the event of a terrorist attack. Under the law, physical security services that deter, prevent, detect, alert and respond to a variety of security threats at commercial facilities allow these production facilities to be protected in the event of an incident. In essence, businesses that invest in security devices will be protected under this law. Devices, such as the camera technology offered by Oncam, would fall under this protection.

Production facilities have experienced a change in consumer demands, as well as regulation stringency over the last decade, and with the diversification of food and production practices comes the need to diversify surveillance. Now there is a means to address the unique challenges of an industry that relies so heavily on healthy, clean and efficient tools.

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