Legacy system replaced, over 100 Avigilon cameras installed.
Fibre optic network
Project Description: Located in the heart of Milton Keynes, Midsummer Place, also known as the Fashion Quarter, is home to big name fashion & beauty brands, independent retailers, unique street food eateries, tomorrow’s technology and everyday services.
With more than fifty stores, Midsummer Place focuses on fashion forward brands that can’t be found anywhere else in the region, such as Hollister, LEGO, Zara, Apple, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Victoria’s Secret and Superdry.
Throughout the Spring months of 2022, the Link CCTV Systems’ Project Team completed the security upgrade at the popular shopping centre, overhauling and upgrading the outdated systems that were in place. The works included the installation of over one hundred Avigilon cameras, replacing the legacy platform which consisted of a Pelco VX front end and antiquated camera modules, some of which were over twenty years old.
Due to the new cameras being IP, unlike the previous analogue cameras, a new fibre optic network was deployed across the site. This network consisted of seven remote fibre hubs, and a single core switch. Additional dark fibre cores were supplied and terminated to allow the centre to expand the fibre optic network at a later date, if required.
Following the completion of the works, the Midsummer Place site team now have the capabilities to utilise the Avigilon analytical software, to improve and streamline their security operations on site. The new cameras installed give the security team better, clearer coverage of the shopping centre, and goes further to protect their customers and stores alike.
Midsummer Place is another project which the Link CCTV Systems’ Project Team have excelled in. They often had to work long hours, throughout the night at times, but persevered and completed the works ahead of schedule and to the highest standard.
Tony Cummings, Control Room Officer at Midsummer Place, has some glowing feedback for the project and the Link CCTV Systems’ Project Team. He said “Well what can I say, Drue and his team are Stars. They all done a great job and it’s been a pleasure having them at the centre. Me and my colleagues are enjoying our new cameras”.
Completion Date: May 2022