ISD Tech has won the Small to Medium Security Installer of the Year category at IFSEC’s Security & Fire Excellence Awards 2014.
The company’s award submission detailed how it had hired livestock to evaluate motion detection while protecting a remote solar power plant and designed an access control system for engineers on an oil & gas exploration vessel operating amid extreme conditions in the Indian Ocean.
IFSEC’s award criteria included workmanship, professionalism and customer support. ISD Tech believes that its unusual case studies may have been world firsts in terms of agility of response and resourceful use of technology.
Speaking at the award ceremony which was held last month at the Hilton Hotel in London, Stephen Hastings, Technical Design Manager at ISD Tech, said: “The judging panel asked entrants to show their ‘star quality’. ISD Tech employs a stellar team who are showing innovation and foresight in exploiting world-class security solutions across the globe. We were short-listed in two other categories, a fact that underlines the breadth of our offering.”
ISD Tech’s management believe the award is testimony to the company’s willingness to implement unusual combinations of equipment, thoroughness of site evaluation and an ability to collate, interpret and act upon enterprise-wide data to empower the end-user with optimum data. The IFSEC awards are not exclusively technology-focused; they are about people, projects and processes and the judges recognised this.
Dedication to finding a viable solution at the solar power plants and many examples of leveraging fit-for-purpose legacy equipment at client sites all endorse ISD Tech’s green credentials. Recent accreditation for fire detection also shows an ability to rationalise whole working methods that are empowering facility managers and allowing them to rethink the way they run their estates based on total site awareness.
The judging panel received a record number of entries and deliberations took two weeks. ISD Tech fought off entries from seven other short-listed installers.
ISD Tech is a turnkey integrator but always shows willingness to address niche challenges. The solar power plant project involving livestock also saw ISD Tech achieve remarkable levels of wireless backhaul over 3G (the only available option) which third parties had previously thought impossible.
The award submission also focused on return on investment and showed how use of access control and video analytics had either reduced wage bills for manned guarding or freed up security officers to protect people and assets in more proactive ways.