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Amthal Styles Fire And Security Solutions For JPA Furniture
Contract Furniture specialists JPA Furniture has returned to its security roots, looking to Amthal to design, install and maintain a bespoke fire safety solution for the benefit of its staff and visitors. JPA Furniture initially used Amthal to create a bespoke CCTV system for its head office before requesting the fire and security specialist takeover an existing intruder alarm.
So impressed with the continued attention to customer detail, design, careful installation and ongoing maintenance, the award winning family firm again called Amthal back to design and install a state of the art fire safety solution. Amthal worked with JPA Furniture from the initial design process, carrying out a thorough site survey to ensure the resulting fire alarm system would accommodate the company needs, and installation was planned around working hours to minimise disruption.
Says Ian Pulsford, Financial Controller at JPA Furniture:
“Amthal is a company that is a true breath of fresh air in their attentiveness to their customers. They listen to exact requirements and invest in the right research and team to turn the individual needs of a company into a bespoke reality.
“For both the security and fire safety solutions, installation was completed with the engineers proving to be polite and courteous whilst going out of their way to reduce disruption as much as possible. With Amthal on board, we have total peace of mind our offices are safe and secure and we would have no hesitation in recommending them, and commending their great customer service.”
Phil Bryant, Service Accounts Manager at Amthal Fire & Security added:
“Like JPA Furniture, Amthal has evolved as a family business, with a core mission, vision and set of values in which we consider our customers to be an extension of our team and business. It’s something we think sets us apart in a crowded marketplace.
“With this in mind it’s in our core ‘DNA’ to support bespoke requirements. And we illustrate our dedication to finding the right solutions throughout the process, from the first meeting through design to installation and reliable ongoing maintenance. We believe it’s why company’s such as JPA Furniture call us back to look after their complete building fire and security needs.”
When award winning, independent enterprise agency STANTA was looking for an all encompassing security system for its office building in St Albans, it looked no further than local security specialist Amthal Fire & Security.
Not for profit service STANTA has been established for over thirty years, serving to help start, grow and develop successful businesses in the St Albans area with training and 7,500 sq. ft. of low-risk office space to rent in its dedicated Business Centre.
The centre offers 19 dedicated units for business startups and when it came to security, each one required a dedicated alarm and individual door entry system. This was alongside the need for an overall alarm and access control solution for the building, coupled with CCTV at the front and back to secure the premises.
Says Mel Brown, Executive Director of STANTA Business Enterprises:
“We knew we had complex requirements with each individual business needing its own alarm and access system, alongside the security needs of the building itself. Amthal made it their priority to understand this and design a bespoke system that ensured all units could be separately secured in one solution.
“Ever since the installation, Amthal has stayed in regular communication to deliver an exceptional service, offering maintenance as necessary, alongside advice on how to keep the building and its users safe and secure. For us, it is an added bonus that they are a local company and dedicated member of the Chamber of Commerce as it supports our ethos to develop the business community in St Albans.”
Paul Rosenthal, Sales Director of Amthal Fire & Security added:
"What our work with Stanta demonstrates is our commitment to ensuring security measures, right from initial design, through installation and maintenance, achieves the necessary requirements of individual building and its purpose.
"In Stanta's case, they were initially concerned about the complexity of operating separate security systems in one, but we could quickly put their mind at ease and now have become their local, total solution provider and the start-up business community in St Albans can be assured their significant investment is safe and secure.
Amthal Fire & Security is the total solution provider of choice for Access Group to ensure compliance with ISO standards and the safety and security of staff and visitors across multiple sites.
Access Group is a leading author of integrated business management software, with more than 7,000 UK businesses and not-for-profit organisations using Access systems. The portfolio spans ERP, finance, HR, payroll, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation and manufacturing, for which securing data managed is critical.
As the company has continued to facilitate growth, it has moved into multi-site operations and selected Amthal Fire & Security to maintain their fire and security systems, including the integration of access control security to ensure certification to ISO27001:2013 by ISOQAR to UKAS standard.
To ensure compliance with ISO standards and the safety and security of staff and visitors across multiple sites. The ISO 27000 family of standards helps organisations keep information assets secure. Using this family of standards helps Access Group to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted to the Group by third parties.
Says Pascale Genevois, Facilities Manager at Access Group:
“Access Group has been recognised as one of the top five fastest growing UK software developers in the Sunday Times Buyout Track 100. At present we have an in-house team of over 800 employees, supported by a dedicated management team, and spread over 16 locations.
“As well as ensuring the safety and security of all staff and visitors, from an ISO compliance perspective, we have to be able to provide an audit trail of who is at each of our offices, and know exactly where they have been with relation to management and security of We turned to Amthal who has been our fire and security partner of choice for a number of years. The team seamlessly implemented an access control solution throughout our UK wide offices enabling staff and visitors to carry ID cards at all times, whilst back at base and at customer sites. This means we can now reassure customers and clients that ISO recommendations have been accurately followed.”
Paul Rosenthal, Sales Director for Amthal Fire & Security added:
“Like other ISO standards, certification to ISO27001:2013 is not obligatory. Compliance shows Access Group to be a responsible company that chooses to follow Best Practice guidance. By choosing to work with one provider in Amthal Fire & Security, as we understand the systems in place and grow with Access Group, we can integrate solutions such as Access Control, Intruder and Fire Alarms that will work with existing solutions, ensuring minimal disruption to everyday operations.”
Amthal Fire & Security has driven security through all dealerships belonging to Brayleys Cars Limited, ensuring each site is carefully maintained and remotely monitored at all times for ultimate protection of assets.
Award winning Brayleys Cars Limited was first established in St Albans in 2003 and has rapidly grown to become a Honda, Mazda, Kia, Renault and Dacia dealership group with centres in St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Grays, Enfield, Harpenden and Milton Keynes.
The company has worked with Amthal Fire & Security since its creation and maintains peace of mind on all sites with high performance intruder alarms, fire systems and an intricate CCTV system that is remotely monitored twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days of the year.
Paul Brayley, Managing Director of Brayleys Cars Limited
"The success of Brayleys Cars I believe is down to the service we offer, where a happy team equals happy customers, and this is truly at the heart of everything we do. As this is so important to us, we expect it from our own partners and suppliers. I have worked with Amthal Fire & Security since we started and have always received an excellent service. Their level of understanding both of the latest security solutions available, and also the bespoke requirements of our showrooms is one of the many reasons we continue to rely on them for all our fire and security needs as our business and site numbers grow."
Jamie Allam, Commercial Director of Amthal Fire & Security adds:
“Car showrooms require a unique approach to fire and security to balance an open and welcoming environment for customers, wit h the need to protect the high value investment in the cars and accessories on dis play . It is essential that specification, installation and maintenance is carefully considered and we will continue to work in close partnership wit h Paul to deliver exact requirements .”
Eppendorf UK was planning a move to new headquarters in Stevenage, while in the process of closing offices in Cambridge and St Albans.
Eppendorf is one of the world’s leading life science companies, developing, producing and distributing instruments, consumables and services for use in research laboratories and academic Institutions internationally.
Products cover three main areas (liquid, cell and sample handling) and include a 1.5ml micro test tube (the ‘Eppi’) which has become a generic brand name around the world.
With no Facilities Manager on the team, Customer Services and Office Manager Terry Allen needed a simple but effective one-stop shop solution to the company’s security requirements in the new building (unoccupied since completion in 2007), to ensure an early move was possible.
Amthal was approached, after being recommended by Eppendorf’s Telecoms provider, to commission the pre-existing fire alarms and activate the emergency lighting. After rapidly completing the project, Phil Bryant and the Amthal team went on to install burglar alarms and a door entry system (integrated with the new telephones).
The next project was to design and install a new fire panel and circuit (requiring a separate extractor system) for a workshop in which the smoke detectors had to be controlled independently. They could then be switched off for short periods while trials were running.
As a result of the rapid response and installation of simple but effective systems, Amthal are now preferred suppliers to Eppendorf, having saved the company significant time and resources, as well as enabling them to move into their new offices at an early date.
"I couldn't fault the professionalism of the Amthal team and their fast, proactive and effective solution to our security requirements. They took away another huge pressure of the logistics of moving to new Headquarters seamlessly. Amthal were highly recommended and lived up to our expectations. They took our brief and implemented it so effectively that it led to the company saving both time and resource. We have made Amthal our preferred supplier and are pleased to recommend them in the future."
Terry Allen, Customer Services and Office Manager, Eppendorf UK
Amthal has partnered with Chess Telecoms to design, install and maintain a bespoke fire and security system for the award-winning company’s new office premises.
Chess Telecoms, a company cited second in the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for in 2016, is a voice, connect, cloud and digital specialist that aims to help companies to improve their communications experience and reduce their costs.
To accommodate team growth, the company moved into new offices and following a successful 15-year relationship with Amthal Fire and Security, employed its services as soon as the property contracts were signed to design a bespoke system to exactly match the new office requirements.
Says Adrienne Watt, Head of Operations at Chess Telecoms:
“Security of our team and workplace is absolutely key to the successful running of our business. The new offices provided us with the perfect opportunity to design from scratch a fire and security system that matched our specific needs.
“We had no hesitation in retaining the services of Amthal, with whom we have shared a close working partnership for many years. The team worked meticulously through the detail to ensure all fire and security measures were accommodated in the design process. The installation was completed with minimal disruption and they continue to work with us and are in regular communications to make sure it is maintained to the highest possible standard.”
The bespoke system created by Amthal’s engineering team includes intruder protection, CCTV, fire and access control systems throughout the new offices. Amthal now maintains its services for Chess Telecoms and Adrienne and the operations team is kept up to date with any scheduled testing or update requirements.
Paul Rosenthal, Sales Director for Amthal Fire and Security added:
“What Chess Telecoms demonstrates is the importance of designing a fire and security system early on for a new premises. We had the benefit of a blank canvas and literally walked through the office to ensure all areas and product requirements were captured.
“During the concept phase, we held a number of meetings with the team, acting as a fire and security consultant and taking the time to understand any changes needed, presenting different options and working together to put a final plan in place that met their budget.”
“This way, the fire and security system was installed with minimal disruption and could serve to keep the staff and visitors safe and secure practically from the day the company moved in! We continue to operate a scheduled service and support package to maintain all fire and systems above and beyond the call of duty.”
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Morning Paul, Just thought I'd like you know that we had problems with our alarm last night and John came down to the site with me to fix the problem. He was fantastic, please pass on my thanks, he was a star!
Adrienne Watt, Avenir Telecom
I am writing to let you know how pleased I've been with the work you did for my business. Not only did your company do exactly what you promised, but your engineers were efficient and professional. Six months have gone by and I'm pleased to say that we've had absolutely no problems whatsoever! Long may it continue!!
We were looking for an advanced solution for our factory premises. Amthal Security successfully assessed our requirement and came up with an imaginative solution that worked for me and my staff members
Graham Hellier MBE
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