Crown wins M1 contract

Crown International has secured a contract to supply roadside poles for a stretch of smart motorway on the M1.

The contract with Simulation Systems will see the company’s PTZ winch poles being used to mount CCTV and infrared cameras between junctions 39 and 42 of the motorway.

Mark Stacey, managing director of Crown International, said: “Not only will the cameras installed on the poles improve safety on the motorway network but they have been specially designed to improve the safety of maintenance workers too.

“The poles use a counterbalance system that enables a single operative to lower mounted equipment to ground level for road-side maintenance, rather than having to work at height to maintain the equipment.

“As well as improving safety, this feature also limits the need for road/lane closures to allow for equipment maintenance and reduces operating and maintenance costs. The system also means that the camera equipment can be lowered without the need to disconnect power and communications cables, again making it safer and easier to operate.”

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