Secom has been shortlisted as a candidate to become Large Security Installer of the Year at the Security Excellence Awards 2011, for its CCTV security andintruder alarm system installations for Alchemy Metals in Stevenage.
The system, which incorporates both biometric access control and high security fencing, provides 24-hour protection for the factory service firm's premises, where high-value and sensitive metal waste is stored prior to resale.
Secom worked closely with Alchemy to design the system, which needed to include secure zones within the facility that were accessible outside of normal work hours.
The final solution demanded building alterations and contributions from additional suppliers to satisfy the requirements of the Alchemy security brief.
John White, Secom sales and marketing director, explained his delight at the nomination, which is recognition of the dedicated consultation and attention to detail the security firm regularly provides for clients.
He added: "Alchemy required a solution that was at the forefront of modern security systems, and this requirement was matched by Secom's commitment to security excellence.
"With metal theft at an all-time high, and Alchemy keen to retain its reputation as a provider of ethically sourced metals, the solution needed to be reliable and high-functioning to offer the best protection against intruders and other criminals."
Secom also owed its nomination to work carried out at the ExCeL in London, where the business security solutions company installed fully functional IP-linked indoor and outdoor cameras and control systems across the venue and its new International Convention Centre.