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Boston Networks helps tackle homelessness at Social Bite Village

Boston Networks and technology partners have joined forces with Social Bite to help tackle homelessness in Scotland. 

Social Bite Homeless Village

Working with technology partners IndigoVision, Purdicom and InfiNet wireless, Boston Networks designed and installed a wireless video surveillance security system, to create a safe living environment for the residents of the new Social Bite village for the homeless in Edinburgh.

Social Bite is a social enterprise, on a mission to build a collaborative movement to end homelessness across Scotland.  Through a chain of cafes, restaurants and innovative projects, Social Bite employs over 100 people, many of whom have struggled with homelessness themselves, to distribute free food to the homeless, giving out over 100,000 items of food and drink each year.

The village encompasses 10 Nest Homes, each of which will provide two homeless people with an innovative low cost, safe-living environment for a period of 12- 18 months.  During their time at the village, residents will receive support in a community environment where they can learn new skills to help get their lives back on track.

Following their tenancy, residents will be offered support to help them transition into permanent accommodation and to secure mainstream employment  – making way for the next group to move into the village to begin their journey.

Boston Networks surveyed, designed, installed and commissioned a state of the art wireless security system for the village site to provide a safe and secure living environment for residents, employees and visitors alike.  InfiNet wireless technology provides the backhaul connectivity to support the network, whilst IndigoVision state of the art BX HD Vandal Resistant Minidome Cameras and Hybrid NVR Workstation will deliver high quality video footage, and allow Social Bite to save recordings from the site.

The village was officially opened by Social Bite co-founder Josh Littlejohn on Thursday 17th May and will officially open in July 2018

Social Bite Village Josh Littlejohn

Josh Littlejohn, Cofounder Social Bite

 

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