Technology Integration Specialists

Case Studies

Security @ Horden Parish Council - Peterlee

Horden Welfare Park has been awarded both the Green Flag and Green Heritage Site Award following on from its £1.8m restoration programme, it occupies a 23 acre site in the former mining village of Horden in County Durham.

Horden Parish Council selected GPS Installations, North East CCTV specialists to design an IP based wireless CCTV system that was capabale of covering an expansive 23 acre site, including a football stadium.

The new CCTV system includes the very latest 4K Ultra HD technology with 8MP record resolution. Custom painted black CCTV towers and specialist bracketery was provided to match the parks existing Lamposts.
Horden Parish Council, Horden Welfare Park
Burradon Community Primary School

Security @ Armed Forces & Veterans Launchpad - Newcastle

AF&V Launchpad was set up to support our Armed Forces Veterans and is based in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Launchpad assists Armed Forces Veterans who have become Homeless, have Alcohol or Drug issues, Mental or Physical injuries (including PTSD) and some have come to Launchpad straight from Prison.

Avondale house has recently undergone a million pound refurbishment programme, it includes 31 Flats, Social and Training areas, an IT Suite, Laundry room and Private Gardens.

AF&V Launchpad selected GPS Installations, North East CCTV specialists to design, supply and install a suitable Security system to protect both staff and residents throughout the entire complex.

A total of 26 1080p HD IP Cameras were installed internally and externally across the full site by our fully qualified and vetted Security engineers, the system provides 1080p High Definition CCTV images back to Warden controlled PC's that are connected to the local area network as well as a number of mobile devices remotely over the Internet.

The CCTV system is regurlarly maintained by GPS, all parts and labour are included in our CCTV maintenance plan and we ensure the system continues to perform correctly.

Most importantly we are on hand for repairs, critical firmware updates and system alterations long after the initial CCTV Installation has taken place.
Armed Forces & Veterans Launchpad, Byker, Newcastle
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Hillcrest School - Cramlington

The Teaching staff absolutely love the new SHARP Big Pad Interactive Display
I will continue to recommend GPS Installations to other Northumberland schools based on the high quality installation service and professional advice they can offer.

​Mark Philips
Headteacher
Northumberland County Council, Hillcrest School
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ West Lancashire College - Skelmersdale

Faced with over 75 Classrooms in need of upgraded AV technology, West Lancashire College has opted for a solution recommended to them by Nationwide AV specialist GPS Installations

The all new Sharp PN70SC5 BIG PAD has transformed teaching and learning with a bright HD image on a large format 70" display, the optimum size for Classroom use.

The first in the industry to have ''optical bonding technology'' as standard, offering eye catching image brilliance and an immediate touch response, backed by an unbeatable onsite warranty from a leading global manufacturer which will give our customer complete peace of mind with their investment for many years to come.
 

Just a note to thank the GPS Installation engineers for a first class service on the recent SHARP Big Pad touch screen upgrades at West Lancashire College, working to a tight deadline during term time they have managed to install our new Classroom equipment without disturbing a single lesson and the standard of work is excellent, we are delighted!

Mr John Whittingham
IT Support
West Lancashire College, Skelmersdale
Burradon Community Primary School

AV for BAM Construction @ The Shield - Newcastle

GPS supply and install 238 displays for a major AV project win in Newcastle City Centre for our client BAM Construction UK.

The full project was installed, commissioned and successfully handed over within a short two week program from start to finish.

Download our full case study here

This is the second time we have used GPS Installations and without hesitation we would have no issues to recommend them, they performed in line with all our discussions, working to an agreed program and conducted themselves in a safe and professional manner.
We look forward to working with them again.

Mr Nathan Lynn
Project Manager
BAM Construction, Newcastle, North East
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Newcastle City Council

Newcastle Building Schools for the Future Project (BSF)​
2007 - 2012, The biggest ever investment in new schools in the history of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Sir Robert McApline carries out the redevolpment of 16 schools which helped to transform education provision in our own local city of Newcastle upon Tyne.

GPS Installations were appointed as a specialist AV sub contractor in 2007 and our own installation engineers were involved for the full 5 year period.
Newcastle City Council, BSF
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Shotton Primary School - County Durham

Shotton Primary school is a large Primary school located in Shotton Colliery, County Durham.

Faced with the task of updating their aged Projectors and SMART Boards, the teaching staff arranged for a number of suppliers and manufactures to demonstrate the latest Classroom technology.

GPS Installations was selected as the prefered local supplier along with their recommended, cost effective SHARP PN65SC1 Big Pad which includes SHARP Inking Software and SHARP Display Connect for linking iPads to the Display.
 
Shotton Primary school has now begun the process of updating their Classroom technology, fully supported by a local Education specialist and SHARP Partner, GPS Installations
Durham County Council, Shotton Primary School
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Whitley Chapel First School - Hexham

Whitley Chapel First School is a small Church of England School located in the beautiful surroundings of rural Hexamshire, their aim is to provide education of the highest quality.

The school selected GPS Installations to upgrade their aged Classroom technology including SHARP PN70SC5 BIG PAD 70" Interactive Display's for the main Classrooms and a mobile height adjustable SHARP Big Pad for use in the hall and to share amongst other smaller Classrooms.

Thank you for installing our new SHARP Big Pad Interactive Displays, it is so good to be able to use them without closing the blinds, the rest of the class had to get on with their work in semi darkness if a small group was using the last one!

Thank you again for being willing to come in so early to get them done - it was great to have them there at the start of the new term and we used them straight away!

Jenny Morgan
Headteacher
Northumberland County Council, Whitley Chapel First School
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Bradford City Council

Bradford Building Schools for the Future Project (BSF)​
Bradford BSF, The largest schools re-building programme in the UK.

Following on from our success during the Newcastle BSF period,
GPS was then appointed a specialist AV sub-contractor for the Bradford BSF Scheme, the largest of its type in the UK.
Bradford City Council, BSF
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Ribbon Academy - County Durham

‘The best solution’
After a thorough review of various options available, Ribbon Academy reached the conclusion that a solution offered by North East specialists GPS Installations was the best option from both a technical and best value perspective and they chose to install Sharp 70’’ BIG PAD HD Interactive Displays, on electric motorized height adjustable mounts in all 13 Classrooms.

www.sharp.co.uk - read how a UK primary school is Making the Most of Sharp BIG PAD

Download our full case study here

When looking for a specialist based in the North East, we were initially impressed by the positive reviews GPS had received as well as the competitive prices they were able to offer. At every step of the way, from receiving the quote to post installation follow up emails, GPS provided us a first rate service. They ensured we were well informed during the whole process, kept exactly to the agreed timescales, adjusted the position of screens without any problem when we changed our mind mid-install and were very neat and tidy while they were working.

Mrs Jane Henderson
School Business Manager
Durham County Council, Ribbon Academy Trust
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Beacon Hill School - Wallsend

When faced with the task of updating our aged Classroom AV equipment, GPS Installations was recommended to us as an education specialist and a local supplier.
We found it really helpful that GPS were able to inform us of all of the latest options that were available, taking the time to explain the benefits and drawbacks of each solution.
Like most schools we only have a limited budget available for AV upgrades and I am pleased that with the assistance of GPS Installations we have found the best solution for the budget we had available, our teaching staff are delighted with their new equipment.
The installation was completed within a week of placing the order with minimum fuss and it was all up and running and ready for the Teachers to use following their short half term break.
I would have no hesitation in recommending GPS to other schools that are in the same predicament as us.

Mr John Wardle
IT Support
North Tyneside Council, Beacon Hill School
Burradon Community Primary School

Security @ San Lorenzo Restaurant - Washington

A large networked 1080p HD IP CCTV system with 18 Cameras in total covering all areas internally and externally and critical areas such as till points.

San Lorenzo's in Washington is ran by the same succesful team who have recently transformed The Blackbird inn in Ponteland.

As they continue to develop high quality Restaurants throughout the North East, it is important for the owners to be able to monitor them all easily and reliably from wherever they may be.

GPS Installations has now provided a number of 1080p HD IP CCTV systems for the owners who can easily switch between their sites and monitor each system from the comfort of their own home.

This includes Live View, Playback, Back-up and Snapshot without ever needing to visit the premises.

Looking for somewhere new to eat? Try it out, you will be glad you did! San Lorenzo Washington
San Lorenzo, Washington, Tyne & Wear
Burradon Community Primary School

Security @ Glendale Engineering - Wooler

A comprehensive Security system using the latest CCTV technology including TVI, IP and Wireless Network Bridges to provide coverage to all remote buildings without the need for major groundworks.

All cameras fully functional to provide quick Pan, Tilt and Zoom action with continuous automatic patrols covering the full site.

The system will be used for staff safety monitoring and crime prevention with coverage both internally and externally.

The very latest HD Technology provides crystal clear images directly to a large format display in the Managers office, as well as offering a remote monitoring facility from any PC connected to the internet using the secure login details.
Glendale Engineering, Wooler
Burradon Community Primary School

Security @ Causey Park Farms - Morpeth

The latest 1080p High Definition IP CCTV with Automatic Number Plate Recognition and a number of Wireless Network Bridges, each configured to provide full coverage of all remote farm buildings.

The system is enhanced with external PIR detection to provide an audible notification when the main entrance gate is approached.

Causey Park House is a 16th-century former manor house with Grade II listed building status situated at Causey Park, Northumberland.

The estate has a number of remote farm buildings that are separate from the main manor house.

GPS installed a comprehensive CCTV system to ensure the full estate is protected and monitored from the main house. Remote viewing is available to all family members via Smart Phone when away from home.

Our experience in the most advanced CCTV equipment on the market has provided a high quality system that will continue to offer protection and peace of mind for many years to come.
Causey Park Farms, Morpeth, Northumberland
Burradon Community Primary School

Security @ Fieldhead Farm - Morpeth

The latest 1080p High Definition IP CCTV with Automatic Number Plate Recognition and a Wireless Network Bridge to include Remote Farm Buildings

Following the theft of a £6000 Horse Trailor and £11,000 Quad Bike on seperate occasions, it was imperative to invest in a professionally installed Security system.

GPS Installations removed the existing analogue based CCTV and replaced with a networked IP CCTV system, providing crystal clear 1080p High Definition images.
An ANPR, Automatic Plate Number Pate Recognition Camera was installed to provide a comprehensive log of all vehicles entering and leaving the estate.

Remote buildings were secured using our range of high-end 5GHZ wireless networking products with a range of up to 3KM.

The system can be accessed via Smart Phone, iPad and any PC connected to the internet using a secure login facility to provide complete peace of mind.
Fieldhead Farm, Morpeth, Northumberland
Burradon Community Primary School

Security @ AC Silver - Jesmond

A 1080p Digital HD IP CCTV System to replace a dated Analogue system.

AC Silver has been dealing in antique silver and vintage diamond and gemstone jewellery since 1977, based in the North East they are now a well established and respected dealer with customers around the world.

Naturally, they require the highest level of Security and GPS have installed the latest 1080p High Definition CCTV System to provide complete protection of their staff and stock.

The system is remotely monitored, providing crystal clear images of all areas internally and externally, backed up with adaptive Infra Red technology to provide excellent picture quality both day and night.

View some of AC Silvers fantastic and unique products here AC Silver
 
AC Silver, Jesmond, Newcastle
Burradon Community Primary School

Security @ Baileys of Alnwick - Northumberland

A new 1080p HD IP CCTV System with Remote monitoring.

Baileys of Alnwick is a large busy Cafe / Restaurant located in the heart of the popular tourist location, Alnwick.

The owner is now looking forward to retirement and will eventually spend less time there, he needed an easy way to check on the Restaurant without needing to visit the site and a system that will provide some protection for his staff and stock when he isn't around.

GPS Installed a professional 1080p HD IP CCTV System with 8 Cameras, this can be accessed from anywhere in the world via a PC connected to the internet. It is also linked to the owners Smart Phone and iPad to provide a quick and convenient way of checking on the Restaurant from anywhere in the world.
Baileys of Alnwick, Northumberland
Burradon Community Primary School

Security @ Watson Haulage - Bedlington

Upgrade dated Analogue CCTV with the latest 1080p HD IP CCTV Equipment, Including a SMART Tracking PTZ Dome Camera with 23x Optical Zoom lens and 200m inbuilt Infra Red.

Watson Haulage is a long established and well respected haulage company based in Bedlington, Northumberland.

With a large poorly illumiated storage yard, it was time to upgrade the existing Analogue CCTV system that had always provided very poor quality and unuseable images.

GPS installed a new 1080p HD IP CCTV system, the system includes a SMART Tracking Pan, Tilt and Zoom Dome Camera with a 200m Infra-Red and 23x Optical Zoom Lens. The camera is programmed to automatically track any person or vehicle entering the yard without any user intervention. 

The week following installation the camera automatically tracked a fly-tipper, not only was the picture quality good enough to easily recognise the driver but also the make, model and number plate of his vehicle as well as his mobile phone number clearly printed on the side of the van.

The owner called him up on the mobile and he quickly agreed to return the following day to collect all of his rubbish! Needless to say our customer was delighted with the new system.
Watson Haulage, Bedlington, Northumberland
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Discovery School - Newcastle

 Discovery School – A specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths College

Discovery School is the first of its kind; a brand new, industry-driven technical school based in the centre of Newcastle.

GPS Installations was appointed as a specialist contractor for the installation of all AV equipment throughout the £9m build.

The project was completed on time and within budget.
 
Discovery School , Newcastle, North East
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Newcastle Rail Academy

Newcastle's £5m Rail Academy is the first of its kind in the country and will provide a centre of innovation, training and development for rail engineering.

GPS was appointed as a specialist sub contractor responsible for all Audio Visual and Digital signage installations.

The project was completed on time and within budget.
Newcastle Rail Academy, North East
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Newcastle Sixth Form College

Interactive Technologies, Networked based Digital Signage, HD Lecture Theatre systems.

The AV contract included over 60 rooms, Multiple Digital Signage screens, Complete Lecture Theatre systems with High Definition Projection and a Crestron control interface.

The project was completed on time and within budget.
 
Newcastle Sixth Form College, North East
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Newcastle College Group

 High end Lecture Theatre system with Voice Reinforcement and AV Control

Complete Lecture Theatre system with High Output Projector and 4 metre 4:3 screen.

AV Control system designed and programmed in-house, custom built Lectern with corporate branding and a voice reinforcement system to provide the complete solution.

The project was completed on time and within budget.
Newcastle College Group, North East
Burradon Community Primary School

GPS Installations @ The NCG Teaching and Learning Awards

GPS proud to sponsor the 'Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards' for Newcastle College Group along with Sir Robert McAlpine, Pearson, City and Guilds and The Society for Education and Training.

Gavin Parks, MD of GPS Installations was invited to present the Award to Anthony Crute the Winner of the
'Use of Technology to Enhance Education' Category.

Congratulations to Anthony and all of the Winners!
Teaching and Learning Excellence Awards, Newcastle College Group
Burradon Community Primary School

GPS Installations @ The Churchill Star Awards

GPS sponsor the Churchill Star Awards evening and supply and install a 70" 1080p High Definition display screen front of stage to add to this special event.

It was an honour for GPS to present 'The Outstanding Achievement Awards'
Congratulations to all the Winners!
The Churchill Star Awards, North Tyneside Council
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ The Royal Grammar School - Newcastle

The Royal Grammar School (RGS) is a selective British independant day school located in Jesmond and is known and respected throughout the UK.

Although not a straight-forward job, it was completed on time and within budget.
The engineers were pleasant and worked diligently, keeping mess to a minimum and tidying up after themselves at the end of each day, making life very easy for me.
I am delighted with the installation which, i'm sure, will be a popular addition to our facilities in the coming year and we will certainly contact GPS again in the future for work of this type.

​Steve Corrigall
AV Manager
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle, North East
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Burradon Primary School - North Tyneside

The service we received from Gavin and his team was excellent.
They were extremely flexible and professional at all times before and during the installation.
The sound system installed will enable both the local community and the school to enhance the events and activities hosted.
It will also provide further opportunities for the school and community to work together to improve outcomes for our children and the village.

Angela Hunter
​Headteacher
North Tyneside Council, Burradon Primary School
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Fordley Community Primary School - Annitsford

A last minute job in the busy run up to the Christmas holidays...

Fordley Primary School were in need of an AV system for those all important Christmas shows!

Our engineers worked a full weekend at no extra cost to enable the system to be installed.... just in time!

The sound system worked a treat Gavin!
Thank You


Claire Withers
Headteacher
North Tyneside Council, Fordley Primary School
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Newcastle College Parsons Building

With a turnover of more than £179 Million, NCG is one of the largest education, training and employability organisations in the UK.

Challenge: Update Newcastle College Group’s classroom technology in a way that would reward both teaching and learning, but meets specific requirements, such as a reduced carbon footprint.

The GPS Installation team were exceptionally adept at liaising with the building contractors and us, the customer, progressing the supply and installation of 55 touch screens within a matter of weeks.
They also helped shape our staff training courses… without such support and professionalism, the project may not have finished on time.

Chris Weeks
Head of IT (Colleges)
Newcastle College Group, North East
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Linton Primary School - Morpeth

Throughout all stages of the process, from initial estimates to training in software packages, GPS Installations have provided a first class service and created a bespoke arrangement to match both our learning needs and budget. All aspects of installation were very well managed and the timescales were set and adhered to, As part of the installation process, GPS included a staff training session so as to ensure teachers were comfortable and able to get the best out of the touch screens.

I wholeheartedly recommend GPS Installations!

Katherine Urwin
Headteacher
Northumberland County Council, Linton Primary School
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Newcastle International Airport

Ok... its not everyday we are asked to install an AV system in to a Boeing 737, but none the less we do like a challenge!

Newcastle Aviation academy has its very own Boeing 737, a fully functional aircraft incorporating all systems – navigation, communication, electrical and hydraulics.

Students can carry out standard repairs on the flying controls, engine, power supply, air conditioning and landing gear.

The plane was lacking some d
isplay screens along with a quality PA system with pre-announcement chime facility for that realistic experience.

GPS designed, supplied and then installed a complete system throughout the plane.

The project was completed on time, within budget and the customer is delighted with the system.
Newcastle International Airport, North East
Burradon Community Primary School

AV for Savills plc @ Blanchland Village

Savills plc is one of the largest real estate companies in the world
Established in 1855, they have over 700 offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and The Middle East.

Blanchland is a picturesque conservation village which is managed by Savills and located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Beauty.

Formed out of the remains of the 12th century Blanchland Abbey, Its unspoilt qualities make it a frequent setting for period films set in the 18th century, such as those based on the novels of Catherine Cookson.

GPS was contracted to provide a complex yet discrete Satellite based distributed TV system to feed properties throughout the entire village, replacing an old aerial based TV system which had been problematic for a number of years.

The new receiving equipment includes the latest IP based Video on Demand services along with a reliable and stable Satellite reception for all FTA channels.

Download our full case study here

Re: Blanchland Distributed FTA Satellite system

I write to provide a reference for GPS Installations in relation to the above project.

GPS Installations specified and installed a satellite based television system in Blanchland village, including 72 television connections to replace a rapidly deteriorating aerial based system.

Throughout the project, I developed an excellent working relationship with the project manager and I found that the GPS Installations team responded promptly to my queries and actively sought to keep the project moving from start to finish.

The project was delivered on time and on budget and any amendments or additions that I requested were dealt with promptly and without complaint.

I was particularly impressed with their attention to detail, can-do attitude, and the high quality of their work.

Kate Rankine MRICS FAAV
 
Savills plc, Blanchland Conservation Village
Burradon Community Primary School

AV @ Newcastle University

Based in the heart of the North East, Newcastle University is ranked in the top 1% of world universities.

A truly digital library, the Marjorie Robinson Library Rooms will house a variety of innovative digital learning spaces including over 550 study spaces, 220 desktop PC’s and lots of space for group study. 

GPS has provided a multi-zone AV system for the building with over 100 speakers installed across 5 floors, the installation was completed within budget and on time and our client is happy to recommend us for future work.

I would personally recommend GPS Installations to be considered for AV work based on quality and value for money...

Adam Hamilton
Building Services Engineer
Newcastle University, North East
Burradon Community Primary School