North East CCTV systems Integrator 2020 Vision is looking forward to a healthy 2009 after securing new contracts worth over £2million during December.
The largest of the new contracts, secured by 2020 Vision, which is based in North Shields, is for two hospital projects. 2020 has successfully secured the £1.6m hospital contacts through Crown House Technology, following a successful partnership with Crown House on the security developments for Newcastle NHS Foundation Trust.
Crown House has awarded 2020 Vision the PFI contract for the new Forth Valley Acute Hospital in Larbert, near Falkirk. The 95,000 square metres new build hospital will provide 860 in-patient and day spaces.
2020 is contracted to provide the complete turnkey security package for the hospital, which is worth in excess of £1m. The package will consist of site wide CCTV with over 170 internal and external cameras, and an Access Control system which will control access to 380 doors, 12 lifts and will also control access to wards and staff areas and 12 car park barriers, as well as an intruder detection system.
The surveillance specialists will also be responsible for installing an active baby tagging system, a staff attack system complete with both fixed and portable devices tagging, as well as disabled toilet alarms and a modern, state of the art, security control room. The control room will use the latest generation control, display and digital recording technology.
Crown House has also awarded 2020 Vision with a £600,000 contract at Roseberry Park, the multi-million pound redevelopment of the current St Luke’s Hospital in Teesside. 2020 has been contracted with a side wide CCTV project, which will cover the external and internal areas of the hospital, along with side wide access control and intruder detection alarms.
2020 Vision has secured the hospital contracts not only due to its reputation in similar projects and solid working relationship with Crown House, but largely on the company’s ability to integrate the systems into one complete security management system. The systems installed will be based upon ’cause and effect, which maximises efficiency whilst minimising operator dependence and providing a high degree of security to aid in providing the hospitals with a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors and staff alike.
Bede Academy School in Blyth is the third December contract win for 2020 Vision, secured through electrical contractors Veale Nixon after successful completion of a similar project at Newcastle’s Excelsior Academy School.
The £250,000 system to be implemented by 2020, at the new build school, consists of an internal and external CCTV system using latest generation mega pixel cameras in high risk areas which will be integrated into a site wide access control system and intruder alarm.
When open in September 2009 the school will specialise in Engineering and Enterprise for students aged from three to 18. The school will focus on extending conventional perceptions of engineering by providing specialist insights into aspects of biotechnology, environmental science and recycling technologies, sound and computer network engineering, medical and animal science, and naval and automotive systems and design.
These wins are all on top of secured contracts worth a combined £260,000 for various Universities.
Peter Houlis, managing director of 2020 Vision, said: “I am delighted we are bucking the trend to secure such high value profile orders in the current economic down turn. It is testament to our reputation and the hard work of everyone at 2020Vision.
“We have a team in which I am truly proud. Our sales guys in particular have certainly earned their Christmas break, but we won’t be resting on our laurels during a recession as crime prevention and detection becomes ever more important. This coupled with the terrorist threat, global crime gangs and the need for companies to operate to maximum efficiency means the need for real time management information provided by the latest generation digital security systems is at an all time high.”