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A flexible workspace provider, Bizspace, is having remote CCTV and alarm monitoring, access control and concierge services for three of its sites in Preston, Blackburn and Rochdale, supplied by Corps Security and Keyways. The agreement takes in 24/7 remote security via the Corps Monitoring Centre (CMC).

 

Founded in 2000 with one site, Bizspace provides flexible workspace for the small to medium sized enterprise (SME) and corporate markets, and has expanded to 110 locations across England and Scotland. The company’s property director, Lisa Risk, said: “Bizspace provides the easiest, most flexible and cost effective way to occupy workspace in the UK. We recognise that security is incredibly important in keeping our clients and their property safe and have implemented a programme of continual improvement in this area of our business.” After completing an internal security audit, Lisa contacted Corps Security’s CMC business development director, Eric Roberts, and asked him to make recommendations. Eric said: ‘We’ve worked with Bizspace on an ad-hoc basis for a number of years but this gave us an opportunity to make a comprehensive set of suggestions that would allow the company to reconfigure its operation and put in place the best possible security system.’

 

Once a suitable plan had been agreed, Manchester-based security installer and Corps Security partner, Keyways, was appointed to carry out a product upgrade. This included configuration of new intruder alarms, door entry and access control, and CCTV with video analytics. This uses software algorithms for the analysis of images, to detect alarm conditions such as an intruder moving into a restricted area and has the capability to only transmit images when an actual event occurs. Eric also suggested remote monitoring as a way to ensure round the clock surveillance and invited Risk and staff to Glasgow to see the CMC. 

 

Lisa Risk said: ‘There’s no doubt that the CMC sets a new benchmark in remote monitoring. Not only does it use the best technology on the market, it is also the smartest and well presented facility that I’ve ever seen.’ In addition to the monitoring Corps Security is also providing a remote concierge service for Bizspace. Now, when a person tries to gain entry via door entry, staff at the CMC can restrict access by using a mix of CCTV based face recognition and a pre-defined list of questions, to screen individuals. Eric Roberts added: ‘The CMC is the most modern and truly independent third-party facility of its kind in the UK. Bizspace joins an ever growing list of companies that are benefiting from using it and I’m looking forward to developing our business relationship in the future.’ 


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