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Secom commended for preparing the ExCeL for London Olympics 2012

Secom commended for preparing the ExCeL for London Olympics 2012

The installation of a new Secom security system at the ExCeL centre in London has won the company recognition ahead of this year's Security Excellence Awards 2011.

Secom has been shortlisted for the Large Security Installer of the Year award, for helping ExCeL meet the standards required of an Olympic and Paralympic venue in time for London 2012.

New CCTV equipment was integrated with existing monitoring systems to provide full coverage of the facility's expanded public and private areas. This involved adding an additional 70 cameras and switching the entire system over from analogue to IP.

One of the great achievements was implementing changes within a three-month deadline, without disrupting operations at the centre.

ExCeL security manager Americo Abreu said that the project had been "meticulously planned, professionally implemented and well managed" by Secom, which resulted in a "virtually seamless transition to the expanded and upgraded surveillance system".

Secom sales and marketing director John White added: "This was a challenging project, and we are proud to be recognised for the successful implementation to brief and on deadline, helping the centre towards preparations for the London Olympics 2012."

In addition to the ExCeL project, Secom owed its shortlist for the Excellence Award 2011 category to its work with metal storage company Alchemy, at its Stevenage site.

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