Playing host to some of the UK’s premier rural events, Three Counties Showground attracts over 1 million visitors to the venue every year. Set in the shadows of the iconic Malvern Hills, the 90 acre site features a purpose-built exhibition centre, conferencing facilities and huge outdoor spaces for animal and trade shows.
The security of visitors and stability of IT systems are critical to upholding the venue’s reputation and safety levels. Having experienced multiple network failures, adversely affecting ticketing systems, Three Counties needed a new network infrastructure to restore confidence, continuity and add flexibility for integration with security systems.
Allcooper worked alongside the Three Counties management team to conduct a thorough survey of the site and create a strategy to implement a new, cutting-edge fibre optic IT network.
To ensure strong coverage for the entire showground, including all entrance gates and access points, fibre cabling was installed along the entire site perimeter, and buried underground so not to interfere with the surroundings. IP CCTV systems were integrated onto the network to provide High Definition images, day and night, for enhanced site security and visibility.
It’s now used proactively by Three Counties site staff to monitor events and investigate any suspicious activity. This super-fast network has given the showground a solid and secure platform on which to build for the future.
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“With over one million visitors to the Three Counties Showground, we needed a bombproof solution to CCTV and fibre optic installation.
From the outset, Allcooper worked with our estate team who installed the cable and then the engineers completed the project, in tight timing constraints.
This complex project has produced great CCTV coverage for the site, with all phases completed on budget!"
John Wilesmith, Operations Manager, Three Counties Showground