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University of the West of Scotland

Boston Networks deliver centralised IP Security solution for Scotland’s largest modern University

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HD quality footage and a powerful management interface to effectively control The University’s, multi campus surveillance in a single, uniformed system.

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

With campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley, the University is organised into 8 academic schools and delivers a range of degree, Masters and research programmes

Challenge
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.

UWS had already begun the migration of its current infrastructure, to a more streamlined IP CCTV solution, resulting in multiple variations of Milestone Video Management System’s (VMS) which were not yet centralised.

Solutions
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, including:

  • Hallways and corridors
  • Libraries
  • Building entrances and exits
  • Car parks and outdoor campus 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 Expertplatform.

Benefits
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

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.

of Scotland’s Largest Modern Universities

200+ 

Centrally Managed IPCCTV Cameras

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