We are proud to announce that we have been featured on Business Monday’s where we talk about our ongoing work with Channel 4. If you’d like to read it on their website or newsletter then you can do so here. Otherwise, keep on reading below to find out more…
The high-profile media company Channel 4 relies on extensive safety & security measures all day, every day. It is for this reason that in 2008, the HQ built a relationship with the leading fire and security provider, WLS, maintaining that contract to this day.
WLS works with many different industries and have maintained long-term relationships across many different sized projects. After being recommended by a third-party contractor, the director, Jason Jeffery agreed to carry out extensive security upgrades for Channel 4.
The team of engineers at WLS are responsible for the top of the range CCTV cameras that cover the perimeter. As well as this, the headquarters are secured by access control such as turnstiles/intercom systems that allow in-house security to maintain the highest level of safety.
Their installation of Honeywell access controls gives high-profile, busy buildings like this the leading technology they need to keep unauthorised personnel out. Not only that but Channel 4 also have a fully comprehensive maintenance contract with WLS which highlights the importance of repair & regular checks on systems like these. This way they can be sure all systems are in working order.
Some of the technology includes disabled refuge alarms as well as panic alarm buttons that take into account the high profile nature of the buildings as well as the kinds of people they will need to keep secure. While not many commercial properties will utilise this kind of technology, WLS have all the latest equipment to provide a cohesive, thorough service.
They offer same-day attendance to any call out, visiting on average, 4-5 times a month to ensure the building’s systems are in proper working order. A major part of the service WLS offer is follow up maintenance contracts to ensure any client of theirs will have long-lasting and top quality products when they are properly looked after by experts.
To keep on top of the bustling environment and new visitors and staff at Channel 4, their high tech access control allows the centre to update records on a regular basis and make important decisions as to who has free access to certain areas.
This is crucial in a building so large as it would be impossible to keep secure with manual security alone. When they can trust that multiple levels of professionally installed and maintained equipment will do most of the work for them, they can then ensure high-profile visitors that they are in safe hands.
When the leading fire and security provider, WLS, engineers show up fully uniformed and ready to solve any problem, it is no wonder they have such secure, long term relationships with customers. Even with such frequent call-outs and a large area to cover, they have all of the relevant tools and skills to repair or update each system on the same day.
This goes for each of the Channel 4 sites WLS cater for as a leading fire and security provider. With headquarters in London, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds, the engineers can utilise their electric fleet to carry out efficient, professional maintenance.
As well as this, regular updates carried out on security systems allows each site to be fully up to date with the latest technology and run at full pace every day.
Leading Fire and Security Provider
When operations must continue no matter what, it is of utmost importance that these services can be carried out with minimal interruption to the workplace. Timely arrival as well as exit is all part of the job and is just one of the reasons WLS are a leading fire and security provider in their field.
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