One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry.
In 2012, Siemens put its UK and North European security requirements out to a competitive tender. The company was impressed by the strength of Securitas’ pitch, which included proposals for improving physical security measures, service restructuring and training.
Securitas was appointed to provide security solutions across the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Baltic States, Denmark, Netherlands and Poland. In the UK, around 140 full time Securitas staff provide security services at various locations including headquarters, regional offices, depots and small to major manufacturing facilities. From manned guarding to monitoring and remote services, officers ensure the safety of employees and keep the sites secure from intruders.
Securitas provides intruder alarm systems and patrol response to smaller, more remote locations, as well as an unlock and lock service and first alarm responses across a number of sites.
Since taking over Siemens’ security provision, we have proposed and implemented a number of improvements including CCTV remote monitoring systems, camera analytics, intruder detection systems, and personnel access systems. Paul Bryden, Head of Security for Siemens Real Estate (EMEA), said: “Securitas has shown a real willingness to challenge the usual security model. Traditionally, security providers would sell you hours. However, Securitas has removed hours and replaced them with innovative technology. This proactive approach is what really attracted us to want to work with the team.”