Eyevis UK completes £1m Commonwealth Games project
A Burnley company will help keep visitors and competitors at this year’s Commonwealth Games safe after installing a £1m video wall system in Glasgow’s new CCTV control centre.The Eyevis UK video wall system comprises 85 55-inch industrial LCD displays in a range of different video wall configurations and 11 video wall controllers, which show live streams from 440 CCTV cameras around Glasgow city centre.
They are housed in the brand new, multi-million pound Glasgow Operations Centre (GOC), which has pooled the use of community safety and traffic cameras throughout the city for the first time, providing controllers with access to the entire network of live and recorded CCTV footage.The project was completed in time for this year’s Games, which run from July 23 to August 3.
Eyevis UK managing director Steve Murphy said: “The centre monitors hundreds of CCTV camera images and other important data to provide real time information to the operations personnel, allowing the planning of quicker corrective actions.“Multiple display angles, task sharing and intelligent display solutions with control features such as alarm management all lead to shorter response times and fast troubleshooting in emergency situations.
“Used on a management level they can also help to provide vast amounts of precise data and information at a glance, which helps in making quick and efficient decisions.”Although Eyevis UK does a lot of work across the country, particularly in London, plus a great deal of international business including in the USA, Middle East and Eire it is still a local company which has stayed true to its roots and employs local people.
Steve Murphy added: “I was fortunate to have enjoyed a fantastic five year technical apprenticeship with Michelin, and I am extremely proud that we have been able to bring two young local people, Danny Preston and Sophie Chaney into our business, who have both completed NVQ apprenticeships during the past few years. “We have always used local companies for services whenever we could, such as Cassons for business advice and accountancy and QHS Solutions for health and safety and quality assurance. The latter has been key to us being able to win business and install our systems in a wide range of industries including London Underground, police control centres, nuclear plants and counter terrorism units.”