Axis cameras transition Scottish university to integrated solution

Axis partner Boston Networks specified Axis cameras when upgrading the University of the West of Scotland’s security systems

“This was a challenging project to work on but thanks to the support from Axis and our combined approach, it has delivered great benefits for the university. It now has a state-of-the-art, unified surveillance solution that is flexible enough to adapt with the fluid university environment.” Hugh Hamill, Director of Fire and Security at Boston Networks.


The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of Scotland’s largest modern universities. It includes four campuses, spread across Scotland, including: Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley. With each campus featuring a number of disparate security systems, the university specified a centralised approach to the control and maintenance of its entire security estate through installation of integrated IP network cameras. The ability to remotely, centrally manage and share video images easily was essential across such a large site.


Axis partner Boston Networks designed and implemented a high performing IP-based surveillance solution, featuring HD-quality footage and a powerful video management interface across UWS’ estate. The state-of-the-art solution utilised over 200 Axis network cameras located across the Ayr and Paisley campus sites, including high-traffic areas, such as hallways and corridors; secure zones, such as campus libraries; and strategic points, such as building exits and entrances. The existing platforms were then wholly upgraded to a single Milestone XProtect® Expert platform.


The advanced Axis IP cameras and Milestone XProtect® Expert open platform IP VMS provides HD quality footage and a powerful management interface to effectively control UWS’s multi-campus surveillance in a single, uniformed system.

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