Act and plan now to benefit from Chancellor’s announcements
In his 27 October 2021 budget and spending review Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced some changes of benefit to businesses and other organisations with respect to procuring and upgrading security and fire systems.
Signalling technology must be All IP-compliant
During 2020 British Telecommunications has begun vigorously pursuing its goal to convert its entire traditional UK public telephone (PSTN) network to an internet protocol (IP) based system – known as the All IP project – by 2025. This process has important consequences for businesses and homes which use telephone network-based monitoring of security (intruder alarm/access control/CCTV) and fire alarm systems connected to alarm receiving centres. Some customers may recognise they are involved with this process because they have a BT classification as receiving Special Services via their phone lines.
Choice has gained Constructionline accreditation (Silver) in a move aimed to broaden opportunities for the business’ fire and security capabilities within the UK construction sector.
Choice has installed the latest intelligent, cctv-based intruder alarm system using DeepinMind technology from Hikvision at a Grade II-listed Elizabethan manor house in south-east England. Within its walled garden the privately-owned property is protected by a perimeter ring of cctv cameras.
Supporting Fire & Security Systems activities
(Application Deadline: 14/06/2019)
Following new business wins, we currently seek engineers capable of supporting both our Security and Fire Systems activities in Scotland – installation and maintenance.
With external influences in the UK’s economic and political environment causing some nervousness and after a cautious trading period at the start to the year, Choice saw much-improved results in new orders and revenues to finish 2018 strongly.
Choice has boosted its credentials as a preferred supplier to the financial sector by gaining registered status within the Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS) Stage 2 as part of its compliance requirement for customer Santander. FSQS is designed to standardise and manage requests for compliance and assurance data in a one-for-all submission process which serves the major financial services organisations that have adopted the system.
Choice has completed the first, and major, phase of a project to refurbish and extend the CCTV facilities at Tewkesbury Abbey, Gloucestershire. The Grade 1 listed 10th century Abbey Church of St Mary the Virgin is a prime example of Norman architecture.
Choice has installed multi-discipline security technology at London’s prestigious, Grade II-listed Victoria Palace Theatre, which reopened in December 2017 to premier in the UK the record-breaking American hip-hop musical Hamilton, having been closed since April 2016 for a major £50m refurbishment.