Community Safety Glasgow
From concept to completion, SSUK specified, supplied, installed & maintained and supported the design and creation of a new £1 million large scale command and control centre within Glasgow’s Eastgate facility to ensure the safety of the 600,000 population and visitors during these busy events and beyond.
Glasgow is going to be in the limelight, so we wanted the Operations Centre to reflect Glasgow in terms of where it’s been and where it’s going.
– Kalim Uddin, Glasgow Operations Centre
Given that Glasgow was about to enjoy one of its most high profile years in 2014 by holding the XX Commonwealth Games, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and the 20th MTV Europe Music Awards they were in need of a control centre which would complement the large scale technology demands.
A key objective of this unique facility due to the importance of Community Safety Glasgow’s work was to create a display solution large enough to allow every stakeholder tied to the organisation the ability to display and view the output of every CCTV camera within Glasgow’s network.
After analysing the needs of Community Safety Glasgow and their various stakeholders, SSUK designed and installed a system which revolved around a class-leading video wall of 68 Eyevis large format displays.
This specification was chosen as it complemented the needs of the in-depth CCTV analysis being undertaken within the Eastgate facility by providing high brightness, pin-sharp 1080p Full HD resolution and image representation, ultra-wide 178 degree viewing angles, as well as low power consumption and an ergonomic design which complemented the needs of the command centre.
With a tight timescale, SSUK collaborated with all of the involved stakeholders and installed the customised video walls and AV systems which are an integral part of ensuring the safety of Glasgow’s population and visitors.
Glasgow City Council, Councillor Gordon Matheson said: “This facility houses our city’s entire network of traffic cameras and public space CCTV, which will allow us to keep the city running and keep people safe. Having both teams working together and operating under the same roof allows access to more information, more intelligence and quicker identification of incidents on our roads and streets. Glasgow will be open for business during the Games, but it will not be business as usual, and the opening of this centre shows we’re getting ready.”