Specialty Ring Products (SRP), a family-owned manufacturer of precision forged rings for the aerospace, defense and bearing industries since 1890, employs roughly 50 workers in its industrial metal shop.
AS9100 Rev D Certified, SRP is an industry leader in Near Net Shapes, Precision Machining capabilities, and Inventory Stocking Programs. Their camera system was antiquated and not able to deliver the video surveillance capabilities SRP required.
SRP’s owner and President, Alex Jennings, was challenged in reducing worker’s compensation claims. He suspected that some claims were potentially not legitimate but lacked evidence to support his suspicion. In addition, reporting showed that the productivity of some employees was noticeably down but there was no mechanism to identify the root cause. A video monitoring system seemed like a possible solution to both situations, but it would require cameras with not only high quality resolution strategically installed in areas of interest, but also with adequate video storage that was easy to access when required. In addition, SRP sought a security partner with a long track record of success with respect to solving these challenges and with a dedicated service and maintenance plan to keep the system working and updated.
SRP selected Kastle Systems as their partner of choice. Kastle designed a video system that incorporated high megapixel (MP) cameras with the necessary resolution, frame rate, and sufficient storage capacity to capture the visual evidence as required to identify workplace infractions accurately. Kastle’s maintenance and service plan covers break/fix, lift rentals, necessary upgrades, onsite camera cleanings and unlimited customer support. The system is “evergreen” for life so SRP doesn’t have any un-budgeted expenses to maintain and upgrade the system.
SRP also added Kastle’s Remote VideoGuarding service to the system. The cameras installed by Kastle include smart analytic software that can detect potential security threats and instantly alert Kastle’s Operations Center of actionable events onsite after hours.
SRP reports that Worker’s Comp claims have all but disappeared and as such expect their insurance premiums to be reduced significantly during their next renewal period. And, now that management has another “set of eyes” on operations, recording staff activity around the clock, employee productivity has increased significantly. Finally, the addition of the Remote VideoGuarding and event-based live monitoring support has improved after hours security and netted a cost savings compared to onsite security guards.
END USER SATISFACTION
“As a successful, family-owned business for over 100 years, we at Specialty Ring Products recognize how important it is to adapt to new technologies,” notes Alex Jennings, SRP owner and President.
“Partnering with Kastle has helped us to sustain and grow our business and increase profitability. The cost savings that their managed service model has delivered has been awesome!”
Specialty Ring Products, Bensalem, PA
Kastle Systems, Falls Church, VA
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