Good result for 2020 Vision at Newcastle University

North East based CCTV systems integrator 2020 Vision Systems is celebrating a great result from University of Newcastle securing a new frame work agreement to supply and maintain the University CCTV surveillance system.

The North Shields based company has had a long mutually rewarding relationship with Newcastle University, which began in the mid 1990’s when they won the tender to implement the original Campus wide CCTV system and carry out ongoing preventative and corrective maintenance.

Since that date 2020Vision have worked with the University to extend and upgrade the existing system and to provide a cost effective road map of system improvement and migration to network video solution which has seen the system grow to circa 200 cameras. The system now features fully networked enterprise level digital recording facilities networked across the campus estates with a hybrid mix of analogue, digital and megapixel cameras, monitored from a 24 hour manned security control room. 

Security Manager George Westwater said “The University places great emphasis on the safety, security and well being of its students and staff with CCTV playing a major role in the security strategy. It is imperative that the system is fully operational and working to its optimum 24/7.

“2020 Vision has demonstrated its ability in a number of previous and ongoing contracts in this sector and we’re looking forward to our continued working relationship with the company to make our University safer for everyone.”

2020 Vision’s contract, which starts in December, will see the company providing routine preventative maintenance inspections as well as on call assistance and support for the entire system.

Peter Houlis, Managing Director of the CCTV specialists commented: “being responsible for the original installation of the University system and having looked after it since then. Makes it is particularly pleasing to fight off strong competition and secure this ongoing contract”. 

“2020 has a fantastic track record specialising in public sector work for councils, prisons, hospitals, universities and the like. We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract and we’re certainly bucking the trend, securing a number of major contracts in the past few months.”

2020 Vision was established in the North East 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.

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