Case study: No.1 Colmore Square

Compass Security Innovations Limited pride themselves on providing excellent customer service, premium solutions and attention to detail on every project.

Our team were recently awarded a large commercial project in Birmingham, where the team were required to upgrade the current failing Access Control System at No.1 Colmore Square.

The Customer

No.1 Colmore Square are second to none in the heart of Birmingham’s commercial business district.

Occupying a prominent position in Birmingham’s bustling commercial heart, the revered Colmore Business, No.1 Colmore Square offers a unique opportunity for office space in the city’s most sought-after location. Recently remastered to a superb standard, the building is already home to blue chip businesses including financial services giant EY, global property firm Cushman & Wakefield.

 

The Challenges

Housing two of the biggest firms in the region, who occupy a large amount of the building we were tasked with upgrading a failing access control system with a new Avigilon IP Access Control System whilst causing minimal disruption and avoiding any access issues for the busy tenants.

Not only did we have the challenge of avoiding disruption but this project was completed in the peak of the Coronavirus Pandemic and our engineers made sure that not only did they keep themselves safe but all tenants, staff and visitors on site.

 

The Solution

We proposed an Avigilon IP Access Control system which can be integrated into the Avigilon IP CCTV System which is budgeted for in the future.  To eliminate the costs of implementing a complete set of new Access Control Cards and the time to input all the information into the system (being that there are just short of 5,000 users). CSI downloaded all the card and user information from the old obsolete Access Control System and inputted the data into a CSV file to enable the easy programming of the data onto the new Access Control System.

To help with visitor access and to avoid contact during the currently climate, CSI installed mobile ready HID Access Control Card Readers and non-touch request to exit buttons. Users can now access the premises with a flash of their own mobile phone or from the comfort of their own vehicle

The system has been integrated onto the facilities IT Network, which enables security, reception and facilities the access onto the system to make any necessary changes. This has proven to speed up the process for the tenants to gain access to the building.

 

The Results

Upon completion Compass Security Innovations Ltd were awarded the maintenance contract for the Access Control and CCTV System on site along with the chance to upgrade the full CCTV System. Due to the service provided by Compass Security Innovations Ltd and the quality of the product installed the Landlord made the decision to move forward with Avigilon and will now specify any future Installations are Avigilon.

Following on from the success of the project, Compass Security Innovations Ltd, Avigilon & Ashdown Phillips have been tasked with further installations.

Contact our team if you would like to discuss securing your premises with the best innovative technology that meet your business’s needs

 

Why choose Access Control systems for your premises ?

Based at our head office in Leeds but serving the whole of the UK and EMEA, Compass Security Innovations deliver the highest quality security systems to commercial clients, large and small. Our access control systems allow you to monitor, manage and restrict pedestrian and/or vehicular access to your premises. Our CCTV solutions are installed at key points to secure the premises and designed to deliver the best quality of imagery. When opting for remote monitoring, you have the peace of mind that your premises is being monitored by trained professionals 24/7, 365 days a year.

 

What is Access Control?

Access control systems are electronic systems that facilitate automated approval for authorized personnel to enter through a security portal without the need for a security officer to review and validate the authorisation of the person entering.

In order to install access control systems, our team will carry out a site survey. With the appropriate solution, you have the peace of mind that comes with an additional level of protection for your staff, visitors, and stock.

From simple, standalone access control products to state-of-the-art biometric systems, we’ll design and install a solution that’s completely appropriate for you – and our in-depth approach will also ensure it can be easily re-configured to meet your growing business needs.

 

How can access control keep your premises secure?

You can secure any lock / door both internal to your building with access control. Ensuring that people are only granted access to areas that are authorised, and that people without access cannot gain entry.

 

Reduce the risk of theft

When you work with physical inventory, your business becomes a target for theft. Even office supplies and equipment are potential targets for theft. With access control security, you make it much more difficult for things to go missing from your business. People who don’t work for your company can’t gain access to steal those items.

 

Protect your Employees

An access control system lets employees enter the building quickly, which keeps them safer. They don’t have to stand outside digging for a key or fumble to get the key into the lock and turn it. They can swipe a card or use biometrics to enter the building quickly and reduce the risk of an attack. Once inside the building, employees feel more secure because only others who are authorized can enter. They can work comfortably knowing they don’t have to worry about outside threats. This can be especially comforting for employees who work evenings or overnights.

 

Why Compass Security Innovations?

We work closely with you to gain a full understanding of your security objectives and your budget, and will take care of everything on your behalf – from design and installation, right through to ongoing maintenance services.

Despite our thorough approach, we’ll aim to have everything up and running within 4 weeks of our initial meeting. Our experts have a strong reputation for delivering some of the most innovative and pioneering access control and security systems around, ensuring you get the maximum benefits.

If you’re looking for an experienced and reliable commercial security company, call on 0845 075 1055 or contact us here.

Case study: Craftsman Manufacturing Limited

About the Client

Based in Bradford but serving clients throughout the UK, Craftsman Manufacturing has been designing and producing stainless steel catering equipment for over 25 years. Manufacturing a wide range of products, from bespoke servery counters to refrigeration solutions, sinks and cladding, they need to ensure their premises are well protected to keep their operation running smoothly.

Andrew Thorpe, the Managing Director of Craftsman Manufacturing got in touch with our team and expressed his concerns over his current security systems. He was experiencing several problems with his CCTV and fire and intruder alarms, but the company responsible for these items had failed to resolve them. Andrew came to our team for a more reliable company and to receive help to resolve the issues he had with his security.

The Solution and how we helped

With customer service being a priority to the team at Compass Security Innovations, we were disappointed to hear how Andrew had been let down by his previous supplier – and promised that we’d get everything back up and running, with required improvements, as soon as we could!

Our experienced engineers visited the client’s premises in Bradford and evaluated the existing system. We then offered several system recommendations for comparison, with a range of investment options. We also worked with Andrew to identify the best CCTV, fire and intruder alarm system for his requirements and budget. Finally, we installed a new system, retaining as much of the existing equipment as feasible in order to provide the best possible value.

Andrew and his team were delighted with our service and advice and said “I’m extremely happy with CSI’s solutions and the high quality of workmanship they provided. Their customer service was excellent at every stage and I’m now confident that I have both a supplier and a system I can trust.”

Thank you to Andrew for getting in touch, we are so pleased we could solve your issue.

 

If you’re looking for an honest and reliable commercial security company, call our friendly team on 0845 075 1055!