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Automated systems for business club

Empire House is a business members’ club due to launch in west Yorkshire. It’s spent a five-figure sum on automated security systems to create a slick customer experience, besides site security and protection from COVID-19. The Slaithwaite-based business centre – which will include offices, a ‘lounge’ area with stocked bar and corporate and event rooms – is set to offer 24-hour access to tenants.

Recognising a need to offer a smooth client experience and reduce the manpower required, Empire House has CCTV, access control, fire and intruder alarm support from Huddersfield-based installer Centurion Fire & Security Ltd. An automated system for the management of the building can be programmed to allow and deny access. It is wholly integrated with the CCTV and intruder system, permitting ‘triggers’ and push-notifications to key holders when an area has been ‘breached’.

The access control, which can screen visitors via a camera, also offers the option of allowing or denying entry based on whether they are wearing a mask or not.

Amy Byram is the founder of Empire House. She said: “We wanted to provide the utmost security for our clients, whilst ensuring that their experience is slick and uninterrupted – the last thing that people want is to feel that their privacy is being intruded, and we have got that balance just right.

“I am impressed with the functionality of the software, which will allow the management team to ensure security is maximal at all times, without the costly need for manned onsite teams. We can lock and unlock doors directly from an app, whilst enabling us to mark people as safe or missing in an emergency. We hope our clients will be as equally as impressed by the technology as we are.”


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