Abbotsford House required major refurbishment and updating, following the death of Sir Walter Scott’s last remaining descendent. Due to the nature and age of the building, Abbotsford Trust were striving for a ‘future proof’ solution. The addition of a new Visitors Centre also required a system that could link the two buildings. Furthermore, the products had to maintain a luxurious standard in keeping with Abbotsford.
King Communications & Security Ltd provided a complete IP CCTV solution, Salto Access Control and an Intruder Alarm system that all efficiently linked together to enhance the security and longevity of Abbotsford’s maintenance. IP TV and Salto Access Controls variety of key card choices ensured the products were in keeping with Abbotsford style and luxury.
Sir Walter Scott’s Abbotsford in the Scottish Borders remains today as one of the most famous houses in the world. In 2007, Abbotsford came under the care of The Abbotsford Trust – a new charitable trust created following the death of Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott, the last descendant of Scott to live at Abbotsford. As part of a £12m refurbishment in 2012, King Communications & Security Ltd was chosen to install and implement a wide range of products throughout the Grade A listed building and a newly built Visitors Centre. This system was successfully integrated throughout both buildings providing a scalable solution for the future.
About Abbotsford House..
Constructed almost 200 years ago on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders, Abbotsford House was the culmination of Sir Walter Scott’s creative ambitions as a writer and the fount of his inspiration. Since 1833, Abbotsford has been welcoming visitors from across the world and continues to be of great attraction today.