Saw:The Ride is a steel rollercoaster located in Thorpe Park, opening on 14th March 2009 as the steepest freefall rollercoaster in the world.
The existing system that was in place was an old analogue system that provided poor image quality and was unreliable. Due to the nature of the job, dssl engineers also had to work safely at height on the ride platforms.
Firstly, we carried out a site survey to locate all existing cameras and identify new cable routes. We also completed a fibre survey, which showed we needed to splice more cores to get the network working.
Then, all old cabling and cameras were removed and disposed of responsibly, allowing the new cabling and cameras to be installed and connected up to the patch panel and POE switch in the console of the ride.
Engineers then had the task of splicing the fibre in 3 remote locations that run through the ride, to cover any dips in the track. In total, 4 HD IP dome cameras, a HD IP PTZ camera and 18 HD IP bullet cameras were installed. Alongside this, an EZIO decoder and Indigo Vision main system was used. This job took a total of 2 weeks from start to finish.