Synectics boosted by major £2.7m CCTV police deal

Synectics has won a lucrative multi-million pound contract to deliver security management and CCTV solutions for Avon and Somerset Police through its integrator subsidiary, Quadrant Security Group.

The £2.7 million deal covers fully-integrated security management solutions across a range of sites. This includes three of Avon and Somerset Police’s main operating police custody suites and a tri-force shared tactical firearms training facility.

Synectics has previously worked on a number of major systems for various police services’, including jobs with West Midlands, Yorkshire and greater Manchester police, and on this project Quadrant is directly sub-contracted to Miller Construction – part of the Blue Light Partnership which was secured as main contractor in September 2012.

John Shepherd, Synectics’ chief executive officer, hailed the major contract win as a “significant deal” for the organisation and reckons the arrangement could potentially lead to further ventures.

“There are a number of other new opportunities we can foresee in the next 12–18 months and we are hopeful this win will help us in that regard,” he told SecurityNewsDesk.

“We bring a fairly unique combination of skills in that we have investment in our own intellectual property in high end command and control systems that we deliver from our Synectics development centre, as well as Quadrant, which integrates the entire system with access control and electronic security features that are involved in these businesses.

“We think it adds something to it, it is all under one roof so the end user only has one outfit to deal with in terms of making sure the whole thing works and the integration aspect of it works as a complete integrated system.”

Quadrant recently successfully completed a large-scale project for Dorset Police for a temporary CCTV solution to monitor and protect thousands of spectators that visited Portland and Weymouth during the 2012 Olympics.


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