Reliance High-Tech

Higher Education


As university and college security departments deal with complex estates and disparate security systems, the need to enrol and manage the identities of tens of thousands of students across multiple systems increases the security challenge.

Educational establishments such as Anglia Ruskin and Loughborough University are leveraging the latest security equipment and systems using Reliance High-Tech’s design, integration and maintenance services along with its specialist IT capability to streamline operations, reduce operating costs and comply with ever-changing regulations.

Reliance High-Tech is the only independent security integrator on the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) Framework developed by Salford University for the supply and installation of access control solutions.  By using the CPC Framework, universities eliminate lengthy and costly OJEU tendering processes – and inclusion on the framework provides assurances that Reliance High-Tech has been fully tested in an open market EU tender process.

Access control, identity management and cashless vending

With tens of thousands of students and staff requiring physical access rights to classrooms, libraries and accommodation combined with logical access to networks and cashless vending, universities are increasingly looking to reduce the time and effort required to enrol and manage identities across multiple disparate systems.  With student accommodation now used for short periods often outside of term-time, key management systems are also becoming inflexible and less secure.

Command and control

Reliance can reduce the complexity of securing campus estates, including those using legacy security systems such as analogue CCTV. We implement the most advanced command and control solutions (including PSIM) to streamline security operations, protect existing investments and reduce costs.

Cutting-edge physical security solutions

Reliance High-Tech provides specialist services to implement a range of tried and tested technologies and provide higher education facilities with cutting-edge security solutions. These include traditional and wireless access control, IP CCTV, video analytics and lone worker protection as well as the latest security information management platforms PSIM and PIAM.  In addition, Reliance High-Tech has a proven track record of upgrading, relocating and virtualising security control rooms with project management encompassing all the required civil and electrical works.

Reliance High-Tech has designed and implemented – and currently manages – security solutions for, Anglia Ruskin, Canterbury Christchurch, Hull, Student Castle and Loughborough Universities.