The Royal College of Surgeons is safe and secure with Axis

Cameras provide superb flexibility and functionality during the refurbishment of one of the UK’s oldest Grade A listed institutions

“We have been very impressed with the flexibility of Axis cameras, and how unobtrusive they are. The have been a great benefit during a time of such change for the campus.” Kenny Ryan, IT manager, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.


Following the successful installation of a Mitel IP telephone system on the multi-campus site, Axis partner Arthur McKay subsequently won the contract to implement an efficient IP-based video and monitoring control solution at The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh during a time of major refurbishment works. With building refurbishment due to take place over a long period of time, the system needed to be flexible and include discreet cameras with excellent picture quality, whilst being aesthetically pleasing so as not to detract from the traditional make-up of the historic and Grade A listed buildings.


A state-of-the-art solution was developed, combining Axis network cameras with Milestone XProtect® Professional software, as recommended by Arthur McKay. In order to effectively cover the numerous locations where refurbishment work was taking place, whilst providing secure coverage to hotel staff and guests, the initial surveillance set-up included 17 cameras, with the provision for a further 150 once the work is completed in nine months’ time.


The solution featured covert Axis network cameras to ensure all buildings and corresponding outside spaces were covered, even in complete darkness. The Axis network cameras can easily be re-positioned to correspond with the movement of works from building to building whilst maintaining the safety of staff and visitors to the historic buildings. The camera footage is of evidential quality. Advanced system integration is on the horizon as the magnitude of the refurbishment grows across the campus.

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