Brightside Group – Security Contract, Aust, Bristol
Brightside is one of the fastest growing insurance broking and financial services businesses in the UK, providing business, car, home, and van insurance from its offices overlooking the Severn Estuary near Bristol.
Select were invited to submit a tender, which they successfully won, for a five-year security contract for Brightside Insurance Group’s prestigious headquarters.
The comprehensive project involved the complete modernisation of site security, including:
• 360 degree monitored HD CCTV surveillance system
• Grade 3 intruder detection
• Automated gates
• Security hoops and bollards around the perimeter of the 10-acre site
• Integrated Paxton access control system
• Project management of the shop fit of the reception area
• DDA compliant pedestrian speed gates
The team from Select designed and installed a high-tech visitor system to control access to the building. The digital receptionist allows visitors to log in, print passes, and announce their arrival. The system then alerts the member of staff they have come to see and manages H&S procedures, all of which offer significant operational efficiencies.
Select also project managed the modernisation of the reception area, which was designed to reflect Brightside’s corporate branding.
Commenting on the project, Leon Window, sales director for Select Security said: “We were thrilled to win this major contract, and were pleased that we were able to save the client a significant amount of money.
“One of the key reasons that Select won this contract was that we were the only company to offer a five-year lease, complete with our famous lifetime of the lease warranty.
“Our team of skilled engineers ensured that the equipment specified offered significant operational efficiencies which will amount to a huge saving over the lifetime of the project, while also future proofing the security provision.
“The client was receptive to our suggestions and helped manage the installation process, which was delivered ahead of schedule.”
Brightside Director, Mr Michael Wake, went on to say: “We have been very pleased with the overall package that Select has provided. Their flexible attitude and ‘can do’ approach ensured that the project was delivered ahead of schedule, and nothing has been too much trouble.
“From the finer details like colour matching our gates and other items of security equipment to our company colour scheme, to the personal touches such as a Director of Select training our staff and providing their personal mobile number for out of hours queries; all this goes a long way to building our confidence in Select.”