Case Study

The Catherine
House Project

At a glance...


Global Student Accommodation



Industry Sector

Student Accommodation


Abzorb Networks


71 x 4MP Vandal
Cameras & 4 x 32ch
32TB Cortex NVRs

End User

The Catherine House project a dedicated student
accommodation block which involved the conversion
of landmark building Zurich House in Portsmouth
and construction of an adjoining building to provide,
brand new and state of the are 1000 bed student
accommodation block. The 51.5 million pound renovation
and redevelopment project took 2 years to complete, is set
within the heart of vibrant Portsmouth and is facilitating
1000 students studying at Portsmouth University. The
accommodation is not just helping students but has also
helped ease residential pressures within the city.

The Solution

GSA (Global Student Accommodation) consulted with the reputable, Huddersfield baesd Abzorb networks when looking for a CCTV solution that provided High definition images in critical communal areas across what is a very large building. Abzorb Networks, a Qvis platinum partner were tasked with implementing the entire network project infrastructure incorporating CCTV. It was decided that Qvis, 4 mega pixel, motorised zoom lens, vandal domes were most suitable for aesthetic in keeping, application and environment. The cameras are connected to 3 x 32ch Cortex NVRs with 32Tb Hard disk drive storage in each NVR and are controlled via Qvis viewer CMS software populating 8 screens via a dedicated client management system. The solution provides a reliable method of helping to secure the building, staff and residents.

Client Review

“The Qvis solution is very simple to use yet delivers fantastic, crystal clear recording. The CCTV offers reassurance and peace of mind to staff and residents and is an efficient facilities management tool.”

The QVIS solution is very simple to use yet delivers fantastic, crystal clear recording.