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Reliance High-Tech gets ready to take the university challenge at the AUCSO 2024 Conference

July 23, 2024

Reliance High-Tech is exhibiting at the Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) between 8th – 10th April, where we will be highlighting our expertise in providing security solutions for the higher education sector.


Taking place at the University of Liverpool between 8th-10th April, the AUCSO 2024 Conference has become firmly established as a must attend event for security professionals working in universities, colleges and institutions of tertiary education across the globe.


Alongside organised networking opportunities, a full conference programme is scheduled, allowing expert speakers to provide knowledge, information and best practice relating to security management within the higher education sector. This will be complemented by an exhibitor’s fair, where Reliance High-Tech will join other technology and service providers to showcase the latest innovations the security industry has to offer.


Reliance High-Tech’s presence at the AUCSO 2024 Conference is no surprise given our expertise in keeping universities safe and secure. We have a growing number of clients in the education space, including some of the largest and most prestigious universities in the UK where we provide full turn-key solutions for CCTV, Access Control, Intruder Detection, and other systems – all supported by leading service and maintenance programmes.


Universities often have complex security and access management challenges.

One of the foremost concerns is addressing campus crime, which encompasses a range of offences including theft, assault, vandalism, and antisocial behaviour. The combination of crimes being committed, along with heightened awareness from reporting on social media and news outlets, has stoked fear among students. This fear is not unfounded, as it’s estimated that a third of UK students become a victim of crime – mainly theft and burglary – with about 20 per cent of student robberies occurring in the first six weeks of the academic year.


The perceived safety of a university is a significant factor for prospective students when it comes to choosing where to study. Therefore, ensuring their security and wellbeing requires a ‘joined-up’ approach and technology is increasingly able to help.


Reliance High-Tech has a strong interest in cutting-edge technology and a proven ability to help customers navigate and gain incremental value through the fast-changing IT based security landscape. For example, having a single networked system avoids duplication of effort and materials and the co-ordination of multiple infrastructure installations. Likewise, having specified, installed and maintained the latest cloud, edge, internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) based technologies, Reliance High-Tech is able to ease administration, reduce operational expenditure, maximise return on investment and ensure the highest levels of future proofing.


Centre stage on our stand will be Cloud-based physical security solutions from Verkada, alongside technology from other leading vendor partners designed to enhance and simplify campus safety.


We are very much looking forward to the AUCSO 2024 Conference and having the opportunity to highlight our unique approach to university security. It provides an excellent chance for delegates to get hands-on with the latest innovations, witness product demonstrations and engage with our team of experts, who will be happy to answer questions.


See you there!