Throughout 2021, Integrity has been awarded over 25 new sites across Great Britain carrying out various services including Vacant Property Inspections and other FM services. With a great working relationship, this continues to help with Integrity’s continued growth in the facilities management sector.
Integrity has been awarded another new manned guarding contract with Hortons’ Estate Limited, a valued and longstanding client. Integrity provides services to Hortons all around the Midlands including Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Nottingham and Lichfield. Our new contract at Wellington Industrial Estate is a multi-let trading environment with commercial units, offices and future development opportunities. We would like to welcome aboard the latest additions to our Manned Guarding team, Eval Denton, John Foster and Umaer Hussain, who continue to do a great job in providing security services to the site!
Integrity have been awarded a new CCTV installation contract for a large Industrial Estate and offices in Coseley. Our Security Systems Team are upgrading the CCTV and infrastructure on-site and are also complementing the provision with maintenance and remote support. Installing a professional CCTV system will instantly act to deter criminals and theft. Intruders look for easy targets that will draw little attention to themselves. A CCTV system installed at your business site will help discourage criminals to move on to a new target to avoid being caught on camera.
Integrity are delighted to be working with Savills, across a portfolio of properties in the South East. Savills were founded in the UK in 1855 and are one of the world’s leading property agents. Their experience and expertise spans the globe, with 600 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Their scale gives them a wide-ranging specialist and local knowledge, and they take pride in providing best-in-class advice as they help individuals, businesses and institutions make better property decisions. This new client opportunity has opened many new doors for Integrity and we are pleased to be working with a company with such a great reputation!
Integrity is pleased to be supporting CVS Veterinary Practices across Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the provision of essential FM Services. The CVS Group plc is one of the largest integrated veterinary services providers in the UK encompassing four main business areas; veterinary practices, diagnostic laboratories, pet crematoria and e-commerce division. They currently have more than 480 practices, 1,900 vets, and 2,300 veterinary nurses. This has been a welcome opportunity for Integrity and we look forward to working with their teams all over the UK. Our comprehensive fire, security, and compliance package is proving rather popular with many Property Management and FM providers!
Expanding our offering is helping a leading security specialist come through Covid-19 with a number of new contract wins.
This approach, combined with significant investment in our dedicated control room, has seen us win prestigious deals to look after a high-profile apartment scheme in London called Leon House and the Mailbox in Stockport, an old post office depot that has been transformed into a mix of residential, commercial and leisure opportunities.
“We were already moving towards more electronic security and remote monitoring and I think the pandemic has accelerated this, with clients less keen to have people on site but still maintain secure premises,” explained Will Adams, Managing Director of Integrity.
“The other big move we’ve seen is the desire for us to offer more facility management services, including taking care of cleaning and looking after new signage requirements.”
He continued: “This has now been built further into the Integrity core offer and is something that a number of our existing clients are starting to take advantage of. It is also proving a competitive differential when pitching for new work in what is the new normal.”
Integrity Security Group provides bespoke security services to a blue-chip client base spread across the country, including offices, industrial units, multi-tenanted developments, residential and commercial schemes
Services range from manned guarding, mobile patrols, key holding and alarm response to temporary guarding and strategic consultancy on security matters.
Employing 110 people, we also invest heavily in expanding our, has also invested heavily in expanding its electronic security capabilities, including complex CCTV, access control and fire and intruder alarm systems.
Will, who has been appointed to a British Security Industry Association (BSIA) steering group continued: “Every business has had to pivot to adjust to the challenges of Covid-19 and our industry is no different.
“First and foremost, we’ve had to ensure all of our staff were safe throughout the pandemic and then we’ve had to look at how we can change the way we do things to guarantee security for our clients, whilst also being able to minimise human contact.
“This has seen a lot more remote monitoring that we carry out from our purpose-built control centre in Solihull and increased investment in electronic access solutions. Whilst there will always be demand for manned guarding services, the big growth opportunities will focus on technology and how we integrate it effectively into the security offer.”
We are also throwing our backing behind a new awareness campaign jointly launched by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Security Institute and the Security Commonwealth.
It intends to highlight the essential role Security Officers play in public life and to improve the public’s respect and recognition of their skills and competencies they demonstrate to successfully undertake their jobs.
Will concluded: “The campaign will showcase security professionals as a respected, valued, professional service provider contributing to and creating a safe and secure environment: critical to protecting people, places, and property – a key worker that is seldom acknowledged and yet is firmly embedded in our daily lives.”
We would like to congratulate Phil Terry, Control Room Manager on 10 years’ service with Integrity Security Group Ltd on 18th August 2020. Phil is a great asset to the company and we are grateful for all of his hard work and dedication over the last 10 years and we hope there are many more years to come!
As recommended by our industry body IFEDA (The Independent Fire Engineering & Distributors Association), we are advising customers that if they want to postpone any Fire Alarm service visits and weekly bell tests that we strongly suggest gaining written confirmation that this is acceptable from their insurance provider.
If customers ask us to postpone a service visit, then they are likely going outside of the maintenance requirements under British Standards. This is why we are advising approval from your insurance provider as if the worse does happen there is a concern that they would refuse to payout due to the maintenance and testing schedule of the system not being kept up to date.
Health and safety are always at the forefront of our minds and underpins everything we do in our industry and so we would like to remind property managers of their continuing obligations under current legislation to maintain fire protection systems and equipment, but obviously, during the current pandemic, this brings additional challenges and considerations.
We have already developed rigorous best working practices in these trying times so we’d urge all clients to contact us when their servicing is required to discuss how we can work to ensure you’re on-going compliance.