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Amthal secures fire safety for Gravity Media

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Amthal has worked with global media production company, Gravity Media to secure all of its sites across the UK, ensuring dedicated security, fire safety and ultimate site protection for its team and high-profile visitors.

Servicing international clients from five Production Centres in White City (London), Soho (London), Chiswick, Farnborough, and Watford, Amthal was sourced to review on-site fire safety and security. The security specialist made recommendations to create an integrated system where monitoring of each site could be carried out remotely.

Warren Symonds, Gravity Media Operations Director said: “Editing space to our capability needs to be practical, flexible and efficient, but also it needs to feel like a home. Within this, we have a duty of care to ensure our team as well as our prestigious clients, feel safe and secure, using our Gravity Media Production Centres at any time of day or night, to capture live coverage from across the globe.

“Amthal was quick to understand our requirements and carried out detailed site surveys at each Gravity Media location. The team worked closely with us and offered professional advice throughout, from initial design to the organisation of a smooth installation of the bespoke CCTV, intruder, door entry and access control. They also now ensure we achieve the necessary requirements for fire safety and continue to maintain security on our behalf.”

Integrate and communicate

Amthal worked with Gravity Media, completing a full risk assessment of all sites, to establish system requirements, taking in details including the need for 24 / 7 access by authorised personnel. The expensive equipment housed at each production centre location also needed controlled access alongside visual verification to optimise security.

Utilising a specialist Paxton solution, Amthal designed and installed a layered security system, integrating CCTV, door entry and intruder alarms to maintain an active presence for the safety of all staff and visitors.   From a fire safety perspective, Amthal now actively services its fire extinguishers for each site, including all necessary inspections to remain compliant with the latest standards.

David Williamson, Sales Manager Amthal added: “Gravity Media required a unique innovative security set up, which had to be replicated between each site and also have the mechanism to integrate and communicate. It is for this reason, we work in true partnership style, right from being assigned to a dedicated risk assessment of each premises.

“Our aim is always to fully meet expectations, and here, to install discreet security to work with everyday activity and blend with its surroundings.  This includes ensuring there is the sufficient capability to monitor the traffic across each site, at all times. We continue to work closely with the operations team and quickly respond to any issues, with the capability to scale security and fire safety arrangements as required for the benefit of staff and clients.”   

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