New infrastructure is underpinned by Cisco networking technology
NG Bailey’s IT services division has completed the second phase of Birmingham City University’s technical redevelopment initiative, consisting of a root and branch upgrade to the institution’s security facilities.
The £2 million contract delivered 170 cameras, a 150 circuit alarm system and 16 video intercom units, providing a full view of the entire campus.
The physical security systems are interfaced by fully integrated software, which is complimented by a full cause and effect matrix designed and developed in conjunction with Birmingham City University.
The cause and effect matrix triggers operational alerts according to specific events, allowing security personnel to direct their resources more efficiently when incidents occur, improving response times and enhancing campus security for both staff and students.
The system is deployed on a Cisco dual core switch network with 92 Cisco edge switches, 4500 cat6 outlets and uninterrupted power supplies for all 28 communications cabinets.
In order to accommodate fluctuations in site scheduling with the building, NG Bailey ensured that the full network hardware was commissioned, pre-staged and racked at its specialist off-site manufacture facility.
Taking these steps dramatically reduced the number of man hours needed to install the solutions on site and enabled the university to sign-off the network build before on-site integration began, ensuring the project was delivered on time.
The installation follows the completion of phase one, a £1.2 million ICT installation at Birmingham City University’s Institute of Art & Design.
David Stanley, assistant project director at Birmingham City University, said “The completion of the security installation will guarantee that we offer our staff and students the highest level of security across the campus. NG Bailey has provided us with state-of-the-art systems which helps make our proposition to both current and prospective students even stronger than it was before.”
Indi Sall, technical director of IT services at NG Bailey, said: “Our ability to build the full network off site ensured we were able to begin the installation the moment the site was fit for purpose, allowing the project to be delivered on budget and on schedule.”