8 August, 2008
North Shields based security specialist 2020 Vision Systems has won the CCTV contract to help promote a safe and secure environment for the Coastal link at Blyth.
Blyth’s coastal link on the Northumberland coastline is undergoing a £3.8 million transformation that will greatly enhance the town’s seaside aspect and improve the unique environment of the sand dunes, sea shore and public space for residents and visitors.
The aim of the project is to provide high quality facilities which include the renovation of the historical band stand, a new central plaza and modernisation of the promenade.
The plaza will provide a central focus for the links development, with new seating and lighting. A new amenity building incorporating public toilets, showers, changing and lifeguard facilities will be a valuable community facility for those using the links.
Further improvements include playgrounds and equipment for children, additional car parking and an amphitheatre for outdoor performances.
Peter Houlis, Managing Director of 2020 Vision said: ” We have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Blyth Valley Borough Council, which started in 2001 with the installation of the town centre CCTV scheme, subsequently extended to the harbour area. The Council has always been proactive and successful in the use of CCTV in the war against crime. This further improvement can only increase the benefits CCTV has brought to the quality of life for those living, working and visiting Blyth Valley”.
2020 Vision has a considerable proven track record implementing urban surveillance systems in harsh coastal environments, throughout the North East and the West coast.
The project ties in with other significant on going work in Blyth that is being carried out by Blyth Valley Borough Council along with partners NSP, SENNTRi and One NorthEast (ONE).
5 August, 2008
2020 Vision Technology to implement a comprehensive CCTV surveillance system at their Baltic Business Quarter development located on the banks of the Tyne in Gateshead.
Baltic Business Quarter’s 21 hectares of possibility and half a million square feet of office space provides a unique opportunity of international significance, a new office quarter for the city with all the space of an out of town Business Park.
Core to Terrace Hills plan was to create a pleasant, safe and secure environment in which people could enjoy work and leisure time, CCTV plays a major roll in ensuring these objectives.
The ‘state of the art’ system utilises the latest digital recording technology for optimum evidence gathering from a number of discrete colour/ mono switching dome cameras with full pan, tilt and zoom capability. Strategically located to provide real time proactive centralised management surveillance of the site, from the highly acclaimed Valleywatch CCTV control room in Gateshead’s Team Valley.
Peter Houlis Managing Director of 2020 Vision said “CCTV now plays a major roll in urban regeneration. The use of effective, monitored cameras ensures any potential incidents spotted by operators can be dealt with both rapidly and with the appropriate response, whilst recorded images provide post incident investigative material.”
Site Management agents DTZ have also commissioned 2020 Vision to implement security systems at Carillon PLC’s Baltic Office development.