2020 secures new deal to upgrade University security in Birmingham

THE University of Birmingham is investing £½ million into upgrading its security systems at its Edgbaston Campus in a move to provide even safer environments for its students. 

CCTV cameras have proven to cut crimes committed in University grounds by more than 50% over the past few years. Currently catering for 26,000 students, both from the UK and across 150 countries internationally, Birmingham expects the new measures to help reduce crime even further. 

Gordon Alt, University of Birmingham security manager said: “Despite having the population of a small town, we have dramatically reduced crime on our campus over recent years thanks to our dedicated security staff, campus police staff and the use of CCTV. 

“However, we can never be too complacent when it comes to student safety. Thanks to the new advanced equipment that will be installed, we are safe in the knowledge that we are doing all we can to ensure the well-being of our students.” 

UK security specialists, 2020 Vision will be responsible for designing, installing and providing maintenance support for a holistic security system, including a state-of-the-art digital control centre. 

Renowned for excellence and professionalism, 2020 Vision, beat off stiff competition to upgrade the security measures at Birmingham. The company, who are the only UK holders of Level 4 status with Honeywell security’s Max1000 Video Management System, currently provide and maintain security at Newcastle, Sunderland and Northumbria Universities. 

Peter Houlis, 2020 Vision Managing Director commented: “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.” 

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

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