The bespoke designed pedestals have been manufactured specifically for Dundee University by Aiphone. They incorporate Aiphone IX IP intercom stations which enable students and staff to instantly communicate with security personnel within the University’s control room if they see any suspicious activity or feel unsafe.
Scottish Communication were awarded the contract to install the emergency call points, were able to commission the intercom stations by connecting them to the University’s network infrastructure.
Each of the 1600mm x 200mm x 200mm custom built pedestals incorporate a flush mounted IX intercom station equipped with a large red call button. This has two outputs to simultaneously trigger an emergency call and to switch an external video surveillance camera.
The first phase of the project will see five emergency call point pedestals deployed at central and remote campus locations, whilst the University is currently evaluating the benefits of utilising the emergency call points at additional locations, such as car parks.
Stuart Leslie, Scottish Communication’s Group’s System Design Manager, commented, “We have worked with the University of Dundee for a number of years on various security and communication projects. By integrating a one-touch emergency help button into our existing CCTV system, we are providing the students an incredibly comprehensive safety experience.”
Wyatt Taylor, Sales Manager of Aiphone UK said: “Creating a safe and secure environment for students and staff is of paramount importance and the Aiphone design and engineering team is very pleased to have been able to play a role in helping the University achieve this. We have welcomed the opportunity to work in partnership with Scottish Communications to deliver this custom built emergency call point solution.”