Capitol Way, Colindale

IDS secures Capitol Way redevelopment

Capitol Way is one of the many regeneration schemes taking place in North London, injecting positive change and transforming disused or run down areas. Previously home to a retail warehousing site, it is now one of Brent’s most prestigious residential and commercial developments consisting of 460 luxury apartments split across four, six-storey buildings. The site includes 85,000 sq. ft. of shops and a 453-space basement car park.

Working together for success

Total Integrated Solutions (TIS) are one of the UK’s leading independent fire, security and communications specialists. TIS has a reputation built on over 60 years’ worth of experience, in the provision of security, communication and life safety applications, having worked on a many prestigious projects within the Defence, Public, Industrial and Social Care sectors.


After TIS won the tender for Capitol Way they approached IDS to discuss the project. Sales Director Tas Kyriacou presented IDS’ IP security capabilities to Simon Morris, TIS Design Manager, offering an excellent solution for the Capitol Way project.

The right choice
“This job had a very tight specification and was particularly challenging in its integration requirements. After speaking to several suppliers I realised IDS were the only supplier who could supply equipment that would meet these stringent requirements within the financial constraints placed on us. Working closely with Tas and his technical team, they were able to examine the specification and compile a comprehensive design and solution for Capitol Way. On this basis it was an easy decision to make, IDS were our supplier of choice,” says Simon.


Tas Kyriacou, IDS Sales Director adds “At the time of our discussion TIS had already received quotes from other suppliers however the reason why IDS stood out for him was the integration between different solutions, and of course, the cost savings compared to other suppliers helped them to come to a decision. After explaining what we could do to support them on this project we became a serious player.”


A complete solution
The IDS solution answered the security needs for the complete Capitol Way site, incorporating CCTV for all communal areas, Access control for the doors and elevators, ANPR for the car park and a control room solution. IDS initially specified 150 IP cameras. This included a selection of internal and external PTZ dome cameras. The internal IP domes were 1.3MP with WDR, a 3.8mm fixed lens and Infra-Red (IR), providing exceptional clarity and night vision. Externally there were a number of 2MP vandal resistant speed dome (PTZ) cameras WDR with 20X optical zoom and day/night IR cut filter. These cameras link up to multiple rack mounted NVR systems that store recordings for a period of 30 days.


ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition)

Capitol Way’s car park has 450 spaces, the ANPR solution verifies pre-configured number plates and allows access to these residents. A dedicated IP ANPR camera has been installed at the point of entry and exit making this a 2 lane solution at three entry/exit points.


Control Room Solution & Integration

There are 3 control rooms that monitor all the security for Capitol Way. They have four 42” screens in each of the control rooms to manage the the CCTV, Access Control and ANPR. These control rooms also feature a control centre solution that can monitor and manage the security, allowing the controllers to take necessary actions when required.


“We are really pleased with the outcome of Capital Way. On a project of this magnitude it is imperative that we stick to our timelines to avoid delays, as fines will be applied. Working on a single platform made this so much easier, with one point of contact for all technical issues. IDS stayed in constant contact throughout the project and therefore we were able to manage our time, meet the project program and ensure that our client was happy.” Says Simon.


Project completed with:

0333 8000 300


Capitol Way

What Was Installed

  1. CCTV
  2. ANPR
  3. Control Room
  4. Access Control

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NVR Systems

Our 3U rack mount was installed, which is a robust chassis with an i7 processor using 16 hot-swap bays and a Windows Embedded 64 bit operating system. The 3U rack mount is supplied with a standard PSU with RAID Configuration

Access Control

Access was a number one priority to ensure the safety of the residents, as tailgating and theft of key cards or fobs was a major concern. To address this, over 100 doors at Capitol Way were covered along with the elevators.


Tas concludes, “communication is the key factor to a successful deployment. For us, it was imperative that we were are up to date on the evolution of the project, in order to manage our clients (TIS) requirements in a timely manner.”