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PERMANENT SOLUTIONS

INTRUDER ALARMS

A visible intruder alarm acts as an important deterrent to opportunistic thieves and vandals. It also helps to ensure a swift response in the event that it’s triggered. Importantly, our systems can be linked to our dedicated monitoring centre so that their effectiveness isn’t limited to the audible range of the alarm itself. That means more reliable performance, faster reaction times and fewer false alarms.
 

PANIC ALARM & LONE WORKING SOLUTIONS

For many businesses, a panic alarm or lone-working device provides an important sense of safety and reassurance, particularly when staff may sometimes work in isolation or find themselves in potentially confrontational situations. Whether it’s for a busy bank or an all-night retail outlet, we can design an ideal system that keeps the workplace and your people secure.

 

Operating as an intrinsic part of an intruder alarm system, panic alarms allow staff to sound an audible or silent alert in the event of a problem. They may be installed in fixed locations (e.g. by doors) or used as a mobile device. When activated, they will alert the monitoring centre, which will be able to match the alert to the registered address and mount an appropriate response.

Lone-working systems perform a similar role but they are individually locatable using GPRS/GSM technology. They also feature sensors that can detect certain ‘alert’ conditions, such as falls or when the device is left in a horizontal position – e.g. if the user is unexpectedly prone. In such events, the device will send a signal to our monitoring station so that the user can be traced and his/her status checked.

 

Supplied by the best-known names in the industry, our employee safety systems also enable our operators to listen in to your site and, where necessary, to open up a 2-way communication channel with your staff. This can act as a deterrent to intruders and reassure your workers that the situation is actively being dealt with.

CCTV

CCTV is a common feature of many security systems – and with excellent reason. It’s an effective and visible deterrent, it can secure vital evidence in the event of an intrusion or other incident, and can be linked with many other security measures to maximise the protection of property, staff, customers, visitors and assets.

 

However, the applications of CCTV go far beyond security. When combined with analytics and artificial intelligence, CCTV and its associated software can gather and report upon a multitude of data. In turn, this can deliver vital information that would otherwise be too labour-intensive to collect.  The results can inform management decisions on finances and investment, marketing, customer services, security, loss-prevention, health & safety, and a host of other considerations.

 

Important applications include:

  • ANALYTICS MOVEMENT
    Combined with analytical technologies, CCTV can be an invaluable tool for public safety as well as for more conventional security purposes. For example, a system can be programmed to regard as suspicious any movements that take place in a certain area (e.g. around a site gate) but only if they occur between certain times and in a certain direction. When those particular conditions are satisfied, the system will make an autonomous decision to generate an alert via your preferred communication channel – email, SMS etc. Similarly, CCTV can be used to identify objects that have been left in public places and which could therefore pose a threat. The ability to monitor environments, accurately and reliably, and to detect changes within specific parameters, can be immensely valuable for both public and private sector bodies.
  • ANPR
    The use of automatic number plate recognition systems has transformed many parking facilities and logistics hubs. It has made life considerably easier for businesses, local authorities and individuals alike. For drivers, ANPR systems can mean smoother progress through a car park or delivery yard, and freedom from the fuss and nuisance typically associated with tickets, tokens and logs. For public bodies, it can mean better management of highways and urban access, and easier identification (and possible prosecution) of traffic violations. For businesses, ANPR can deliver a host of benefits: greater operational efficiency, easier and less labour-intensive charging systems, and better data about traffic, access and users.
  • FACIAL RECOGNITION SOLUTIONS
    The applications for facial recognition technology are broadening all the time. For example, our systems add a valuable security layer to your access measures, ensuring that whatever device is used to gain entrance – be that a card or key fob – must be associated with a specific user’s face. Similar technology is invaluable in hospitality venues, airports, shops and other settings when the presence of certain known individuals could present a nuisance or a threat. Facial recognition technology can alert security staff to the arrival of persons of interest and thereby prevent a more challenging situation from developing. Conversely, facial recognition can also be used to ensure your staff know when a VIP customer has entered the premises, enabling special attention to be given. This makes it an important tool for hotels and conference centres, airports, government buildings and many other premises. Please note: to ensure full legal compliance with respect to GDPR and other regulations, we manage all associated data on behalf of our clients. We manage this centrally, compiling data from numerous clients. This means, for example, that all our clients benefit from receiving immediate alerts concerning the presence of known shoplifters, irrespective of whether the individuals in question have visited that client’s premises before.
  • LOW LIGHT AND THERMAL SOLUTIONS
    CCTV is not limited to the visible spectrum of light. Low-light and thermal cameras can be used in absolute darkness, if necessary, and yet still deliver clear imagery. This makes them well suited to security and surveillance tasks, and ensures that property owners can maintain effective security at night, even in conditions such as fog and heavy rain. They also have numerous uses in industry. Contractors and landlords, for example, can use thermal cameras to see how effectively buildings are retaining heat and where additional insulation might be required. Production managers can use them to keep watch over vital equipment and to be alerted if any systems appear to be in danger of overheating. Thermal imagery can also be useful for the safe detection of faults in electrical and power transmission systems. Thermal cameras are also well known for their value in fire fighting and in search and rescue operations, but they have similar applications in wildlife conservation, farming, law enforcement and border controls, amongst many others.
  • FLOW & OCCUPANCY SOLUTIONS
    Flow and occupancy data can be important for a variety of reasons: Keeping visitor/customer numbers within licensed limits Social distancing management Crowd management and safety Market data / retail footfall analysis In retail environments, CCTV can be used to detect the development of customer queues, and therefore to prompt the timely allocation of more staff to customer service areas. It can also be used to detect when customers are waiting for help or service in other key areas in-store. In transport and healthcare environments, CCTV can combine the functions of flow monitoring and temperature screening. The ability to check large numbers of people, without being intrusive and without making physical contact, can be invaluable when minimising infection control risks in busy public buildings. Our automated counting and logging systems enable all such tasks to be managed reliably, free from the lapses, errors and distractions to which human operators can be subject. This, in turn, maximises safety and enhances the quality of your data.
  • EPOS INTEGRATION
    Retailers recognise that self-service systems can offer cost savings by reducing the need for staff to attend check-out tills. The rising prevalence of self-check-outs obviously increases the risks of fraud, but these risks can greatly be reduced by combining CCTV with EPOS systems. Cameras can monitor self-service activity, comparing the items scanned with those placed in the bagging area, and the resulting data can likewise be compared against payment receipts and stock control data. This particular application of CCTV is widely recognised, so these systems act as a strong deterrent to fraud, minimising losses while also cutting retailers’ staff costs and reducing the likelihood of long queues at check-out.
  • FIRE DETECTION
    CCTV can be combined with thermal imaging and data analytics to create effective fire detection systems in zones where more conventional detectors may be inappropriate or inefficient. In some high-temperature industrial environments, for example, ordinary sensors might sometimes produce false alarms. By contrast, CCTV may be better able to distinguish the early signs of fire as a result of changes in light conditions, thermal sensing and the ability to detect flames. A reduction in false alarms will minimise unnecessary disruption to routine operations, while faster detection of genuine fires will facilitate a quicker response and, consequently, a reduced risk of loss and damage. Whatever solution you require, please talk to our CCTV specialists and let us help you gain a clearer insight into your sites, systems and security.

ACCESS CONTROL

Our access control systems empower you to control the movement of people, stock and assets across your sites. They include:

 

  • Door entry systems

  • Contactless entry

  • Biometrics access

  • Standalone systems

  • Network systems

  • Wander-control systems for assisted living

Importantly, access data can also be logged to provide valuable management information such as time and attendance data, and permissions can be managed remotely for greater security and flexibility. Our systems also meet all relevant health & safety requirements, including those relating to issues such as fire, emergency evacuation and roll-call.

ASSET / VEHICLE TRACKING

CCTV, GPS and radio-based technologies make it easier than ever for businesses to keep track of vehicles, stock and other assets. These systems can feed data back to our CATII alarm-receiving centre, where all the information is available to give you a clear, real-time understanding of where your assets are and how they’re moving.

  • Effective, reliable tracking: 24/7, anywhere in the world

  • Clear and valuable management data

  • Ideal for logistics and supply chain monitoring

  • An important deterrent to theft

  • A valuable tool for the recovery of stolen assets

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

Crucially, we can bring together some or all of the above elements to create a fully integrated system, with capabilities that extend well beyond the remit of security alone.

 

Interaction between systems, and the ability to programme them, means that building owners can make them reactive to different conditions and use them to generate a range of important outputs. They can deliver management information in many forms, bringing benefits to departments including production, purchasing, sales and marketing, finance, health and safety, storage and logistics.

The increasing versatility of integrated systems affords ever more scope for efficiency and bespoke solutions. As experts in the individual systems and in their integration, we now offer you solutions of unrivalled effectiveness.

 

  • A complete in-house solution

  • Governed by an ethical, consultative, value-driven approach

  • Fully accredited and legally compliant

  • Projects of any scale and complexity

  • An extensive and dependable supply chain

  • Supported by our own central monitoring station

  • Remote fault diagnosis and prevention

  • Fast, effective responses

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