Boston Networks is to deliver turnkey a public space CCTV surveillance system and fully integrated, control room for Renfrewshire Council and its community safety partners. The control room will encompass IP technologies including Video Management Software (VMS) and a Physical Security Information Management system (PSIM) to provide 24/7 surveillance and monitoring throughout Renfrewshire. Boston Networks will begin the project by performing site surveys then upgrading and adding to the existing public space CCTV cameras across the region. In addition, a new communications network will be designed for the dedicated transmission of high capacity data to integrate securely with the new control room. The second phase of the project will see Boston work with Renfrewshire to deliver a cohesive security solution and 24/7 centralised monitoring facility. Boston Networks will define the migration and convergence of a number of other security and safety systems to be monitored within the new integrated control room facility. Scott McEwan, CEO Boston Networks states:” Our system consolidates a wide range of security products into one simple operator interface offering exceptional situational awareness to protect the public space, public buildings and critical assets.” We will undertake all of the planning, design, delivery and support of this solution with our in-house team to streamline the cost of monitoring multiple systems across multiple locations without compromising on technological benefits.”
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.