Blueforce has donated and installed a new CCTV system for Nollamara RSL, aimed at ensuring both patrons and staff can continue to use club facilities while feeling safe and secure at all times of the day and night, as well as protecting the branch’s precious historical Australian Defence Force memorabilia.
Using equipment donated by supply partner VSP Security Wholesale, a team of Blueforce’s technicians installed several quality 5MP Hikvision CCTV cameras throughout Nollamara RSL’s extensive premises, providing coverage of the carpark, club room and outdoor areas.
The new cameras replace an existing surveillance system which had since failed and left staff, members, visitors, and facilities vulnerable to burglary, theft, and antisocial behaviour.
“Organisations such as Nollamara RSL rely heavily on donations and goodwill from local businesses and the community, and they’re imperative to our ability to survive,” said Nollamara RSL Vice President Paul Jarrett.
“Our old outdated system provided no value or security to the establishment, while the definition and clarity provided by our new CCTV system, both inside and outside the facility, and in various lighting, was sensational.”
“As luck would have it, several days after the installation of our new system, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, our facility was subjected to a break in, and like all forms of security, the value is never truly appreciated until it is needed.”
“Crystal-clear images of the offender’s access and entire movements within the club were all captured via the system, forwarded to WA Police, and will be used as evidence in the offender’s upcoming trial.”
The installation at Nollamara RSL is part of Blueforce’s growing Bluewatch community initiative, designed to deliver integrated security, audio-visual, and CCTV solutions to local community organisations in need.
After receiving federal funding to build a CCTV network in their local Tuart Hill’s business precinct in 2018, Blueforce’s Managing Director Dale Lofts was inspired to launch an independent grants program for further community-based projects.
“Community organisations rely heavily on members and staff volunteering their resources and time to get things done, and often struggle to maintain or upgrade technology to get the most out of their facilities,” said Mr Lofts.
“Sporting and social clubs are a cornerstone of our local communities, and while they often have a dire need for improved security and infrastructure, they don’t necessarily have the budget to make it happen.”
“Blueforce’s success and growth over the past years has allowed us the opportunity to get involved with these organisations and donate labour and equipment to provide something meaningful to some of these groups.”
The Bluewatch Community Program is open to all community organisations across Perth, including charities, support services, sports clubs, recreation centres, and welfare groups, with applications opening November 2021.
Mr Lofts was keen to encourage other local organisations to apply for the program.
“There are many organisations which can benefit from the Bluewatch initiative and really use it as opportunity to improve the safety of their staff and patrons, well as improve management and revenue.”
If you would like to know more about installing or upgrading the security or media systems at your community organisation, please contact the Blueforce team by visiting www.blueforce.com.au
Applications for Blueforce’s Bluewatch 2021 community program open November 2021.