Biometrics

Brands protected

by Mark Rowe

A biometric access system, 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 guarded providing security from 7am to 7pm, 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, with monitoring for site safety at Failsworth, near Manchester. An access control system with fingerprint recognition was installed at the main gate and remotely-monitored CCTV was installed from Chubb Fire & Security. Should a physical response be required, security officers would be dispatched.

According to Streets, the security firm won the contract based on the quality of their submission, and their ability to specify, install and maintain the systems proposed.

Streets said: “Considering the complexity of the installation, it was completed very smoothly. 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.”

About Chubb

Founded by the inventor of the first patent detector lock in 1818, Chubb is a provider of security and fire-safety products and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a US-based provider to the aerospace and building systems industries. Visit www.chubb.co.uk .

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