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Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

Inteligent cabling infrastructure and IP network video surveillance solution

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Background
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD), founded in 1847 and based in Glasgow is the UK’s only provider of conservatoire level education in music, drama and dance and one of very few globally. The RSAMD also offers PhD and MPhil degree courses which are validated and awarded by the University of St Andrews.

The RSAMD seek to nurture a spirit of creativity, innovation, enterprise and excellence in its students, therefore, all of its courses consider the needs and potential of each individual student. The academy, which is at the forefront of research development into creative practice, ensures teaching and assessment take place in a challenging, vibrant, artistic and academic environment.

Business Challenge
Construction work commenced in January 2010 to provide the academy with a second campus in Glasgow’s City Centre. The Spiers Locks Studio development, by renowned Malcolm Fraser Architects, provides accommodation for the expansion of Technical & Production Arts, Musical Theatre and Modern Ballet, including Technical & Production Arts design, set & wardrobe construction and four large high-specification dance and musical theatre rehearsal studios.

The RSAMD were looking for an industry-leading partner to design and implement a cutting edge network within its new state of the art campus. As part of the huge renovation project, the RSAMD required seamless connectivity throughout the new studios alongside the deployment of a sophisticated security system.

Insightful Solution
Using their industry expertise, Boston Networks Ltd worked with the RSAMD to advise, design, plan and install an augmented category 6 network cabling infrastructure throughout its new campus. Boston Networks Ltd also designed a bespoke security solution which through the use of intelligence on the network runs both internal and external IP CCTV.

Benefits
The infrastructure not only offers the RSAMD high speed connectivity throughout its campus but it facilitates the seamless convergence of CCTV, access control and video streaming capabilities across its IP network.

In addition to the new studios being used by students, the RSAMD provide a rental service to the local community. As part of this new strategy, the RSAMD recognised that the security systems capabilities were vital to the success of the project and more importantly the safety of its students and visitors alike.

The implementation of megapixel cameras by Boston Networks Ltd delivers unsurpassed, high quality video footage. Furthermore, with the use of its converged network, the RSAMD can easily monitor and manage all of the footage from within and outside its prestigious new campus.

Robust

IP Security System

Remote 

Monitoring Throughout the Entire Campus

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