Boston Networks Deliver Security Solution for University

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boston networksUniversity West of Scotland (UWS) is one of Scotland’s largest modern universities providing relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education, innovative and useful research.

With 4 campuses across the west coast of Scotland, all running disparate security systems, The University recognised that a centralised approach to the control and maintenance of its entire security estate would create a more effective solution and safer campuses.

Centralised IP Security solution

Boston Networks worked with The University to review each of its existing systems, across multiple campuses, to produce a detailed migration plan, incorporating:

  • Centralised VMS to control the largest campuses
  • Integration of all Axis cameras to provide ubiquitous surveillance
  • Maintenance and Support service to ensure maximum system performance

The initial phase of the migration included the introduction of additional IP Axis cameras across key indoor and outdoor areas of the Paisley campus to provide surveillance throughout key areas.

Boston Networks then began the integration of, in excess of, 200 IP cameras and the consolidation of the existing video management software (VMS) platforms to the centralised monitoring station, at the Paisley campus. The existing platforms were then wholly upgraded to a single Milestone XProtect Expert platform.

Increased security, enhanced image quality and centralised control

The utilisation of industry leading technology coupled with the professional consultancy, design and deployment services from Boston Networks, has enabled the university to increase security, enhance image quality and centralise control.

The advanced Axis IP cameras and Milestone XProtect Expert open platform IP VMS provides HD quality footage and a powerful management interface to effectively control The University’s, multi campus surveillance in a single, uniformed system.

Key Benefits

  • Superior image quality
  • Remote accessibility
  • Easy, future-proof integration
  • Scalability and flexibility
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Distributed intelligence

Ongoing Maintenance and Support

Boston Networks continue to work with The University to maintain the new security system, in its entirety. The maintenance service provides direct access to our Network Operations Centre (NOC) and 24/7 vendor accredited support to deliver maximum service availability.

You can read the full case study here.

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