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A high-definition view of our campus

02 Jan 2020

External CCTV cameras on campus were upgraded in an extensive project, resulting in clearer, high-definition images

The cameras offer superior functionality with high definition images as standard.  The improved image quality allows security staff to zoom in, capturing extraordinary detail.  Footage from panoramic cameras can be “stitched” together to give a full, uninterrupted 180-degree view of a particular area.

Security Services, part of the Directorate of Estates and Facilities, worked with IT Services and external contractors Milestone Corp and Stanley Security Solutions on the extensive project.  A partnership with IT Services has ensured that extra data security safeguards are in place along with the safe storage of images off-site.

Head of Security Gary Rowe said: “We know that for our staff, students and their families, safety and security on campus is a top priority.  Investing in cameras which are much more intuitive and interactive, demonstrates our commitment to this while giving our security staff the equipment they need to do their jobs effectively.”

Deputy Security Manager Paul Greenlees added: “This system is completely versatile – for example, we may be able to link access control systems together – so, for instance, when a new building is complete, it can be incorporated into the same system.  

“It will even integrate with the body cameras worn by our staff – so they can stream images via Wi-Fi straight to our control room.”