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Fire and security launch

An engineering firm has expanded its divisional offerings. adi Group has introduced adi Fire & Security, continuing its launching of a new engineering discipline every 12 to 18 months.

adi Fire and Security general manager, Stuart Anderson, is pictured. He says: “The launch of this division is timely for a number of reasons. Firstly, we’ve had a number of clients highlighting security risks to us throughout the pandemic, as opportunists looked to cash-in when many manufacturing facilities were forced to close amidst restrictions.

“It really caused us to re-evaluate our Group proposition. At adi, we have long provided a range of fire and security needs as part of wider engineering remit, but until now it has not been as focused to specific team or specialist set of services. Moving forward, we’ll be able to enhance a multitude of sectors and industries, that now need even greater protection for their assets in a highly volatile climate.”

The Birmingham-based firm will offer services from CCTV surveillance, to fire detection and alarms; and the installation of security panels and access control, the type of automated entry/exit technology typically seen in an airport or train stations to help prevent unauthorised access. For covid safety, temperature sensors can restrict access to individuals displaying symptoms of a high temperature or fever.

Stuart said: “Production and storage environments are getting ever more sophisticated. If you look at pharmaceutical and bioscience facilities – these places have always needed high-tech security systems to protect high value and temperature-controlled assets.

“But you’ve also got facilities such as supermarket warehouses, which are ever expanding their product lines and diversifying what they do. With each gain and enhancement, the security level, threat and need increases, so what we’re really trying to do is provide a solution that caters on all levels. We’re excited by the potential ahead.”

adi Group went into the electric vehicle infrastructure market in February 2020; making a mix of over 30 specialist disciplines.


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