Welcome to Essden

For essential design services or systems engineering
Contact info@essden.co.uk

Essden LTD provide a freelance Systems Engineering resource, or Consultancy Service, for any part of the project lifecycle ranging from tender preparation, requirements capture, though all design gates, and onto commissioning and validation activities.

Essden specialise in Video Surveillance Systems and Technologies (VSS/CCTV), Electronic Access Control (EACS), Public Address Voice Alarm (PAVA), Customer Information Systems (CIS), Passenger Help Points (PHP/PEHP), Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems (PIDS), and associated transmission methods (Analogue/Digital), with the systems operating as a converged system through a PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) or SMS (Station Management System), or as standalone systems.


For these systems, Essden have hands on experience in:
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technical Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Interface Management
  • Operational Requirements
  • Requirements Management
  • Design
  • Testing
  • System Optimisation
  • Producing and managing design deliverables

Essdens resources has experience with companies such as:

  • Atkins
  • SNC-Lavalin
  • Bombardier Transportation
  • Siemens
  • Schneider Electric

They have worked in rolling stock and rail, and on non-rail Infrastructure projects including;

  • Underground
  • Overground
  • Light Rail
  • Utilities
  • Airports
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Museums
  • others

In Rail projects, the main systems Essden work with are:

  • VSS/CCTV Systems
  • Driver Only DIspatch (OPO/DOO)
  • Public Adress Voice Alarm (PAVA)
  • Customer Information Systems (CIS)
  • Electronic Access Control (EACS)
  • Perimeter and Intruder Detection (IDS and PIDS)
  • SISS
  • Supporting Network and Transmission

In Rolling Stock, they are:

  • DOO Cameras (DCO/OTCM)
  • Saloon CCTV
  • Forward Facing Cameras (FFCCTV)
  • Track Debris Cameras
  • Pantograph Cameras
  • Supporting Network and Transmission

In infrastructure projects, they are:

  • VSS/CCTV
  • Electronic Access Control (EACS)
  • Intruder Detection (IDS)
  • Supporting Network and Transmission
  • Thermal Cameras
  • Perimeter Intruder Detection (PIDS)

Recent services provide include;

SISS Design Services:

  • London Managed Stations: LMS GRIP 1-4 Technical Authoring and drawings
  • London Managed Stations: LNE GRIP 3-4 Technical Authoring and drawings

SISS Systems Engineering Services:

  • Edinburgh Tram Extension: CCTV, PA, CIS, PHP, System Engineering
  • Station Management System: Third Party Integration multiple systems
  • Radiometric Thermal Camera: Proof of concept application
  • Passenger Flow: Requirements Creation

Security Consultancy Services:

  • Triton Knoll Offshore Windfarm: Detector Activated CCTV System and Electronic Security.

Bid Support:

  • Kent, Wessex and Sussex: SISS
  • LNE: SISS
  • Crossrail: Driver Only Operated
  • Grosvenor Square Hotel: Electronic Security (Access Control, CCTV, Intruder) and Security Network