Axis helps University of East Anglia realize IP-Surveillance vision

Switch to network cameras adds value to video surveillance solution

"We are truly convinced that integration using IP for a range of systems including surveillance is the right route for us. Our partner, Check Your Security, understands our vision and keeps inspiring us to think bigger. Its ‘best of breed’ approach also ensures we get the best products on the market, including network cameras from Axis. We now have a great platform to build on as our needs change." says Michael McCormack, Campus Services Manager, University of East Anglia.


The University of East Anglia (UEA) has over 15,000 students based at its 320 acre campus, situated two miles east of Norwich. Founded in 1960, the university is home to the prestigious Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. Following the arrival of a new Campus Services Manager, Mike McCormack, the university embraced a strategy of bringing its disparate CCTV systems together onto a more comprehensive, up-to-date and futureproof IP-Surveillance network.


UEA invited Axis partner Check Your Security (CYS) to assess the university’s existing surveillance infrastructure and investigate upgrade options. CYS installed AXIS 232D+ and AXIS 233D Dome Network Cameras to provide more comprehensive surveillance in ‘The Street’ where the campus’ shops and bank is located; and ‘The Square’ which is the university’s main external meeting place. The AXIS 233D’s 35x optical zoom also proved ideal for monitoring the large open spaces between the outlying dormitories and the main campus buildings. CYS also deployed AXIS 241Q Video Encoders to digitize output from the university’s 90 existing analog cameras, while Milestone XProtect® Enterprise video management software was used to manage video images. UEA is now committed to using IP-based surveillance throughout the campus and to integrating systems such as building access control and parking lot barrier entry systems. The UEA also plans to add network cameras into the university’s new £35 million International Centre, which has the capacity to house 1,000 additional overseas students.


The University of East Anglia now has an IP-Surveillance system scalable enough to cope with the inevitable campus expansion. The fully centralized system also enables integration with other IP applications such as access control and automatic number plate recognition (ANPR), while future-proofing investment in existing analog and network video products alike.

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AXIS 233D Network Dome Camera
AXIS 232D+ Network Dome Camera
AXIS 241Q Video Server