With such a strong and extensive CCTV heritage, leveraging legacy solutions – including existing network infrastructures and analogue technologies – while also enabling gradual migration to newer, IP-based solutions is a common local authority priority. As is cost efficiency, for example through the adoption of wireless solutions which support improved surveillance while simultaneously reducing operating budgets.
Our strong relationship with leading platform providers and camera manufacturers, our experience converging physical security onto existing IT networks with no system downtime and of migrating and consolidating complex systems ‒ including entire town and city control room facilities ‒ together with an emphasis on end-to-end management facilitated by PRINCE2 qualified project teams, is why over 100 local authorities in the UK trust us to keep their towns and cities operating smoothly.
Our specialism in complex system integration – often involving partnering with multiple stakeholder groups and guaranteeing seamless operation during upgrades and installations – has seen QSG support authorities seeking to generate income by offering urban surveillance and security as a service. Secure WiFi provision, third party alarm monitoring and CCTV management, are just some of the services we are helping authorities incorporate and offer.
QSG’s CCTV integration expertise in public space applications is regularly leveraged to support emergency services teams. Whether designing, networking and integrating covert/overt systems and technologies as permanent, portable (including body-worn cameras and radio systems) or vehicle-mounted solutions, QSG’s project management, security and IT accreditations and certifications mean we are ideally place to protect and support organisations dedicated to public safety, security and health.
Urban road safety, particularly relating to traffic monitoring and management is also a significant area of work for QSG. We are a leader in the design and delivery of ANPR systems for the police, working directly with forces to develop their ANPR technology strategy, both for the location of cameras and the type and functionality of control equipment. This work also extends to traffic enforcement initiatives such as parking, yellow box and bus lane monitoring, supporting authorities in their commitment to public safety, public services and efficient traffic flow.