Case Study - Renfrewshire Council

This project involves a two phase approach to the creation of a Category II Alarm Receiving Centre:

replacement of the existing Public Space CCTV Surveillance operation and the creation of a new integrated alarm receiving centre and monitoring facility; and

further development of the control room with the convergence of a number of other security, safety and building management systems to be monitored seamlessly within the new control room facility, involving the networking of all the Council’s building into one system.

Upon completion the new facility will provide a number of Council wide services, including:

alarm (intruder & fire) monitoring

lone worker monitoring

BS 8418 Detector Activated Remotely Monitored CCTV Systems

community (social) alarm monitoring


building management system monitoring

public space CCTV surveillance system monitoring

NSG Security Consultants were commissioned to undertake an initial feasibility study, preparation of detailed tender performance specifications covering all aspects of the project (including the physical construction requirements of the Alarm Receiving Centre, network requirements and PSIM (physical security information management) system to seamlessly control and manage all aspects of the project. Upon completion the project will involve the first true end to end IP (Internet Protocol) public space CCTV surveillance operation in the United Kingdom integrated with redeployable cameras, body mounted video cameras and vehicle mounted cameras.