Chubb Security System Helps Boost Operational Efficiency at New Timber Supply Facility

Chubb Security System Helps Boost Operational Efficiency at New Timber Supply Facility

Hales Sawmills has opted for a sophisticated IP-based video security system from Chubb Fire & Security Limited to protect people, plants and machinery at its new £5 million state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Shropshire. Chubb is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

Designed, installed and monitored by Chubb, the system is comprised of IP CCTV day/night cameras along the facility’s perimeter. The use of intelligent video analytics helps to reduce false alarms often generated by small animals and moving vegetation, whilst increasing the likelihood of detecting a genuine intruder. Should an alarm occur, Chubb’s remote video recording operation monitors the images remotely and determines appropriate action. Additional dome cameras are also installed and operated locally from Hales Sawmills’ own control desk.

“We now have 24/7 protection, and that gives us tremendous peace of mind,” said Julian Parton, chairman, Hales Sawmills. “We can also use the dome cameras throughout the day, not just for security but to monitor stock levels and yard activity to further improve our operational effectiveness.”

Parton added that the installation was achieved with minimum disruption: “We hardly noticed the engineers’ presence and productivity was not affected, which was exactly what was required.”

Providing wholesale and retail services, Hales Sawmills combines the latest production technologies with traditional craftsmanship, offering high quality products to an ever-expanding customer base, including timber merchants, farmers, local councils and the general public.

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