21 August, 2006
North East CCTV provider, 2020 Vision has scooped a prestigious international award for its work on a well-known Wearside housing project.
2020 Vision won ‘Best Security Project’ at the International Fire Security and Conference Awards (IFSEC) for its work in conjunction with Sunderland Housing Group and national security manufacturer, Honeywell Video Systems.
2020 Vision and Honeywell worked with electrical engineering consultants, Davies Tindale Associates to create a bespoke security solution for Sunderland Housing Group that has set a benchmark for housing associations and councils across the UK.
The project, which is due to complete in 2008, has already improved security in 23 of Sunderland Housing Group’s high-rise tower blocks based in and around Sunderland city centre.
Each block has been equipped with an integrated security system, which includes internal and external CCTV cameras, an access control system with video door entry, all monitored 24/7 from a remote central concierge control room.
Peter Houlis, Managing Director at 2020 Vision said: “We are thrilled to have been recognised for our services and commitment to the housing environment in the North East. 2020 relished the opportunity to undertake such an exciting large-scale project which will help to reduce crime, and improve living standards for the residents of Sunderland.
“It is an honour to be presented with this award by an international and highly regarded organisation such as IFSEC.”
IFSEC is the world’s premier security exhibition, attracting around 700 exhibitors from around the globe. The prestigious award is the latest in a string of accolades for 2020 Vision.
They were short-listed in the final four at IFSEC 2005 for their work with Lothian and Borders Police, and reached the final stage of the Security Excellence Awards in 2005.
2020 Vision was established in 1992 and specialises in security systems such as CCTV, remote site monitoring, access control and concierge services.
It has provided security in a diverse range of environments such as hospitals, casinos, Universities, sports stadia, government offices and a seabird island.
14 August, 2006
Surveillance specialists, 2020 Vision have secured a major contract with car manufacturer, Nissan to implement a CCTV system which will protect more than £22.5 million worth of vehicle stock at their North East site.
The new CCTV system will monitor over 15,000 vehicles across the Washington-based 65-acre distribution site, which is Nissan’s biggest in the UK and 2020’s largest scale surveillance project for a manufacturing site to date.
Nissan’s security system has been replaced with 16 digital PTZ (pan, tilt and zoom) cameras, onto a fibre optic network. The intelligent cameras, capable of recognising people at over 100 metres, can detect when light levels fall and switch from colour to black and white to optimise night time vision.
Peter Houlis, Managing Director at 2020 Vision said: “2020 have successfully installed advanced CCTV technology with enhanced definition to support such a large scale site and vehicle stock of extremely high value.
“We have achieved outstanding results since completing this challenging surveillance project and were ecstatic to win a contract with another major North East firm.”
Steve Dunn, Distribution Site Engineer at Nissan said: “We are thrilled with the new security which is now in operation across the Washington site. It will enhance the safety of Nissan’s working environment free from any on-site incidents and intruders.”
The CCTV was manufactured by Honeywell and will be operated by Nissan’s team of security staff.
2020 Vision was established in 1992 and specialises in security systems such as CCTV, remote site monitoring, access control and concierge services. It has provided security in a diverse range of environments such as hospitals, casinos, Universities, sports stadia, government offices and a seabird island.