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Apartments security project scores rare ‘zero defects’ Secured by Design accolade

Secured by Design logoChoice provides multi-discipline security and fire protection for 100+ units development in London

As the security systems installer within the security providers serving a new, prestige residential development in South London, Choice Fire & Security has shared an accolade for the site achieving a police Secured by Design award following a ‘zero defects’ finding after first inspection on completion. The Metropolitan Police’s Designing Out Crime Officer involved noted that over five years this was only the second site he has audited to achieve no defects.

The apartments, in Bermondsey, number over 100 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes. The project is a development involving main contractor Groupe Legendre, with M&E Contractor Rise Building Services appointing Choice to handle security systems – as well as fire systems for the building’s common areas.

Choice’s security installations involved video entry, Access Control, and CCTV systems.

The video entry system spans the building’s four entrances, linking to each apartment and reverting to the on-site Concierge office. The IP-based, HD perimeter CCTV system also has a local monitoring and control facility within Concierge services. A contactless, smart card access control system provides residents with entry to the site’s enclosed communal garden, as well as entry to the building and authority to use the lifts.

“It was gratifying for our team to be among the parties to receive the Secured by Design zero defects on first inspection acknowledgement, for the multi-faceted security elements of this development,” said Choice director Peter Evans.

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