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by msecadm4921

The University of Birmingham is upgrading its security systems including a digital control centre, at its Edgbaston Campus.

CCTV has proven to cut crimes committed in University grounds by more than 50pc over the past few years. Catering for 27,000 students, both from the UK and across 150 countries internationally, Birmingham expects the new measures to help reduce crime further.

What they say

Gordon Allt, University of Birmingham security manager said: “We have the population of a small town, crime on campus has reduced in recent years thanks to the efforts of our security staff, local police and the use of CCTV. The upgrade of the system will help considerably in continuing this trend. We can never be too complacent when it comes to student safety. The new advanced equipment that will be installed will be part of a continuing process in ensuring the well-being of our staff and students.”

Installers are 2020 Vision. The company are UK holders of Level 4 status with Honeywell security’s Max1000 Video Management System, and provide and maintain security at Newcastle, Sunderland and Northumbria universities.

Peter Houlis, 2020 Vision Managing Director said: “Security has never been more important following the events of 7-7. Over the past 10 years we have provided advanced surveillance systems to several establishments of Higher Education, reflecting our commitment to ensuring secure campus environments and sustaining steady influx of students. As a leading university, Birmingham’s new investment only demonstrates further the responsibility they take towards their students.”

About the installer

2020 Vision was established in 1992 and its services include CCTV, remote site monitoring, integrated systems and concierge solutions.

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