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Evolution delivers security systems at Goldsmiths University

by Geny Caloisi

Evolution (Electronic Security Systems) Ltd, fire and security systems integrator, has been appointed by Goldsmiths University, London, to deliver a comprehensive review and assessment of its security systems, as well as manage its ongoing maintenance requirements.

Goldsmiths teaches a wide range of subjects across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and is home to more than 10,000 students. Situated in Southeast London, the university has a large campus with more than 90 buildings including a state-of-the-art theatre and features a large college green.

The university has an on-site security team, who monitors CCTV and security systems from the control room, as well as a team of over 40 guards that patrol the campus. Due to a high level of faults and costly service call-outs, the security team sought a new security partner that could provide a higher level of service and account management and help reduce the number of unnecessary and avoidable engineer visits through improved maintenance. It turned to Evolution to provide the solution.

Evolution has taken over the maintenance of the university’s access control, CCTV, and intruder alarm systems – with more than 500 doors, 200 cameras and 50 alarm panels across the campus. Evolution systems engineer, Will Leung, has been employed as resident site engineer from Monday-Friday. As well as providing on-site maintenance services, Will is also working closely with the Goldsmiths team to produce a comprehensive review of all existing systems and to provide cost-effective support ideas and recommendations including the introduction of new technologies and phasing out legacy assets.

In addition, Evolution is providing a bespoke and detailed training programme for the Goldsmiths team to upskill and ensure all staff are proficient with all systems and software and feel supported in their role.

Bruno Simoes, Senior Security Manager at Goldsmiths says: “Evolution have been a great addition to our contractor family on campus. As our specialist security systems and maintenance provider, not only have they provided us with technical expertise and best practice advice, but I have also been thoroughly impressed with the highest level of service and support they have provided at all times.”

Paul Baxter, Business Development Manager – Service & Maintenance at Evolution, says Evolution is dedicated to providing its clients with the highest level of service and support: “We are proud to be working with Goldsmiths across their prestigious campus. We are working closely with Bruno and his team to provide a comprehensive review of their security and provide enhanced maintenance services that reduce the number of call-outs and ultimately help reduce costs.”

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