Customer
Bruntwood
Location
Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Leeds
Product Used
Gunnebo Electronic Security

Bruntwood

Leading the way with combined security at Bruntwood
Bruntwood is a major Property Management Company and Developer with a portfolio of properties in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Leeds. Specialising in developing, letting and managing commercial properties, Bruntwood has experienced significant growth in recent times, and last year purchased more property than it has collectively in the past  thirty years.
Requirement
Bruntwood already had a successful partnership in place with Gunnebo Electronic Security (formerly Clear Image), with approximately 65% of sites covered. However, with a sizeable expansion and acquisition plan in place and managing a vast portfolio of high-end commercial properties, a more comprehensive security monitoring and maintenance solution was required. Having been so impressed with the work to date, Bruntwood has invited Gunnebo Electronic Security to take up sole security partner status for service and monitoring ahead of the planned contract renewal.


Solution
All existing sites are fitted with legacy analogue CCTV systems (primarily Dedicated Micros DVRs with a combination of static and PTZ cameras) linked to access control systems (mainly Paxton and Honeywell), providing a cost-effective means of monitoring door access through Gunnebo’s UK Monitoring Centre. These remote diagnostics work to minimize downtime and reduce engineer call-outs. Newly-acquired and refurbished sites will have Mirasys equipment installed with a combination of AXIS and HIK Vision IP cameras. Such technological refreshment ensures that all properties are protected to the highest standard.
As Bruntwood’s trusted security provider, Gunnebo Electronic Security work closely with the Bruntwood team to deliver innovative solutions to improve security, provide best value-for-money and enhance client amenity. Such innovations include ‘vagrant alarms’ on key sites to help keep the premises clear of persons loitering in building doorways and monitoring anti-social behaviour. As well as standard installation, monitoring and maintenance services, Gunnebo Electronic Security provide a range of managed services, integrating the two operations closely together. These range from a full Out of Hours Call Handling and Incident Management Service to Server Hosting and Management. The rapid response services offered by Gunnebo Electronic Security are imperative to keeping Bruntwood’s prestigious buildings open for business.


Future
The combination of remote management and hosting of Bruntwood’s Access Control Server and Video Analytics and PIRs has produced a significant reduction in false alarms and subsequent callouts, which in turn has generated substantial cost savings for Bruntwood. Further time and cost savings have been achieved through reduced manned guarding and improved site safety and usage.

 

“We’ve used Gunnebo Electronic Security (Clear Image) for a number of years now and they’ve always done such a good job, so it made absolute sense to ask them to be involved with our future projects. We also use Gunnebo SpeedStiles in our buildings and so there is synergy there too. We have a great working relationship and share the same company values.”
Mark Hawley, Area Property Manager, Bruntwood