University of Strathclyde gets CCTV and wireless LAN upgrade from Boston Networks

University’s city-centre campus now has around the clock CCTV surveillance thanks to a new control room and a more reliable and enhanced wireless access network for students and staff

University of Strathclyde gets CCTV and wireless LAN upgrade from Boston Networks

Boston Networks, the provider of intelligent building systems and wireless solutions, has refurbished the University of Strathclyde’s CCTV control room and installed a new wireless LAN at its city centre campus in Glasgow, Scotland.

With over 18,000 full-time and part-time students: 12,000 undergraduates and 6,000 postgraduates, the University of Strathclyde is Scotland’s third largest university.  It is home to students and staff from over 100 countries and the University’s city-centre John Anderson Campus contains a student village right in the heart of Glasgow.

The campus is monitored by more than 150 CCTV cameras. To effectively manage the surveillance across the entire campus and to ensure it has both a robust and future-proof solution, the University embarked on a complete refurbishment of its CCTV control room.

Boston Networks designed a solution to enhance the University’s security operations and to effectively safeguard its students, staff and campus. To maximise the University’s investment in its existing hardware, Boston Networks fixed all the legacy analogue cameras with digital encoders and introduced new IP cameras, where required.

It also deployed a sophisticated video management system (VMS) and with the installation of a vast, expandable video wall, the new control room is now able to simply manage all of the campus’s security footage and eliminate the need to run disparate systems. Scalable enough to accommodate thousands of HD and/or megapixel cameras and providing cost-effective recording and storage the new control room solution:

  • Centralises the management of critical footage
  • Guarantees around-the-clock monitoring and unwavering reliability
  • Enhances operational flexibility
  • Facilitates integration to critical applications.

Boston Networks has also completed a wireless LAN deployment to enhance the wireless access throughout the student village which, during term time, is home to over 2,000 students.

Boston Networks designed a highly secure wireless network, granting all students residing on campus ubiquitous wireless access. Making high speed wireless connectivity available in every student room will allow students to easily access the University networks and resources, research projects and, overall, greatly enhance their educational experience.

Moreover, a highly robust and scalable point-to-point wireless network will be deployed between two of the University’s key buildings, delivering enhanced flows of communication for the faculty and further facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Boston Networks also now maintains the University’s entire CCTV estate to provide seamless surveillance operations, 24/7. The bespoke maintenance package encompasses all CCTV hardware, software and central control equipment and provides the University with:

  • 24/7 technical support
  • Full time on site attendance
  • Rapid replacement of hardware and software failures.
Written by Wireless magazine
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