2020 Vision Systems to enhance University of Birmingham’s security systems

Award-winning security specialist 2020 Vision Systems has won a competitive European tender to provide the University of Birmingham with a fully-integrated security system.

With the deal secured, the North Tyneside company will be tasked with supplying the institute with video surveillance and access control systems throughout a 780-bed student accommodation block, a library, a comprehensive school and a sports centre that will come complete with an Olympic-size swimming pool.

All of these facilities will be found on campus, with five of 2020 Vision Systems’ technicians working on the security system onsite over the next two years.

Neil Titterington, Sales Manager at 2020 Vision Systems, commented that the partnership was formed as a result of the company’s commitment to building long-lasting relationships with the organisations they work with.

He added: “This arrangement has been in development for a number of years and we were fortunate to be involved from a very early stage, which enabled us to work closely with the consultants and architects in order to come up with the most appropriate security systems.”

News of the partnership between 2020 Vision Systems and the University of Birmingham comes soon after the institute launched its handy new security app.

The app, titled Callmy, is designed to stay dormant once installed unless a situation develops on campus that is deemed an emergency. When this happens, the app will automatically notify users via an alarm, text message or a voice or picture message.

A cross-campus power outage at the University of Birmingham in 2012 inspired the creation of the app. During this event, students were able to use Twitter in order to pass information to others on campus. However, Callmy will automatically notify students and staff of the information they require.

The app can be downloaded onto mobile phones which use the Apple iOS, Android or Windows operating systems.

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