A new high-technology security system from Chubb, including fingerprint readers, has been installed at the European base for Spectrum Brands, the manufacturer and marketer of household products including Russell Hobbs, Remington, Tetra and Varta.
With its existing guarded solution only providing security from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, Andrew Streets, Director and Company Secretary was looking at ways of protecting the site around the clock.
The requirement was for staff to be able to safely gain building access, 24 hours-per-day, seven days-per-week, with a monitoring system in place to ensure their safety while on site in Failsworth, near Manchester. An access control system with fingerprint recognition technology was installed at the main gate and a remotely-monitored Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system was installed throughout the site. Should a physical response be required, security officers would immediately be dispatched.
According to Streets, Chubb won the contract based on the quality of their submission, and their ability to specify, install and maintain the systems proposed.
“Considering the complexity of the installation, it was completed very smoothly,” Streets said. “So far, the feedback from staff has been very positive, with everyone feeling at ease with the new system and comfortable with the level of security it provides.”
Spectrum Brands' products are sold by the world's top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in approximately 140 countries.