Multi-purpose networks for major retail location

Intelligently integrating technologies brings huge benefits. British Land is one of the UK’s largest property development and investment companies. North went far beyond improving their public Wi-Fi at retail destinations and transformed the way their places work. We developed a multi-purpose network that supports physical security systems and digital advertising while collecting visitor and location data.

North’s unique breadth and depth of experience means we offer far more than just wireless networking. Initially appointed by British Land to provide public Wi-Fi for two of their retail sites, we worked with them to develop a strategy for intelligent converged networks across their UK sites. The robust Wi-Fi networks can support multiple services: corporate networks, CCTV, digital signage and more.

North’s solution delivers an exceptional guest Wi-Fi experience. Custom splash screens welcome visitors, while social logins provide ease of access and capture key visitor and location data. Corporate Wi-Fi is separated from public, while security and digital signage are managed centrally.

Each British Land site is unique, with different environments and restrictions. North’s experienced delivery teams managed all site works and provided all cabling, electrical works, and network infrastructure. Our one-stop service minimises disruption. We supplied a flexible, reliable network based on Cisco Meraki estate products. We also provide centralised remote support and configuration on a multi-year contract.

Public Wi-Fi networks are under constant threat from digital attacks. North’s intelligent solution provides peace of mind by centralising British Land’s network threat defence. Despite welcoming an average of 90 million visitors per year across British Land’s eight core retail sites, North’s smart Wi-Fi network delivers stable, secure and fast site wide connectivity.


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