Project Description

The NEC Looks to Unified Security for Major Technology Upgrade

“We were looking for an IP-based, open-architecture system that would be able to integrate with our other systems. We needed every system to be scalable, as we didn’t want to be tied down again in the future and above all, we wanted our platform to be very user friendly.”

Security & Traffic Operations Manager, NEC Group


The NEC (National Exhibition Centre), located in Birmingham, is the largest exhibition centre in the UK. With more than 186,000 square metres of covered exhibition space, the venue welcomes around 2.1 million visitors each year, and is committed to providing them with the highest level of safety and customer service.


Agent Vi’s real-time video analytics software is integrated with Genetec Security Center, thereby allowing real-time detections of security and safety incidents by providing alerts in the Venue Operations Centre client. Other third-party intrusion detection systems and intercom systems are also running within the unified security platform.


The video analytics is seamlessly integrated to provide an additional layer of security at the site. Agent Vi’s real-time solution generates alerts when pre-defined security breaches occur. These alerts are followed up by the security staff on site, who may dispatch guards in line with the threat level perceived.