Texecom has donated all the security equipment needed to help look after the safety of people affected by homelessness at Emmaus Bolton. The homelessness charity provides up to 22 people with a home, support, training and the focus of supported work daily in different shops and services within its grounds located off Fletcher Street in the town.
This building’s residential area consists of private bedrooms, bathrooms, community kitchens, dining areas, lounges, games rooms, gyms, computer suites, and meeting spaces.
The charity’s community home was updated with an intruder system, personal call-out buttons for each bedroom were repaired, and new keypads, panels, external detection and bell boxes were donated by Texecom.
Emmaus Bolton Director Tony said: “We’re constantly looking for improvements and innovations to help people feel safe and secure. People thrive on solid foundations, so we’re grateful to Texecom and Automatic Alarms for helping our charity support people on their journeys rebuilding from homelessness.”
Two engineers from Automatic Alarms installed the equipment over the course of three days. Using the new system, residents can access support at the touch of a button, alerting Emmaus Bolton staff to their needs.
Texecom’s Customer Alignment Manager John Gildert was delighted to be part of the project, which is close to his heart, being based in his home town. He said, “After an introduction to Tony at Emmaus Bolton and understanding the requirements of the system, I knew the Texecom Premier Elite system would be more than suitable, not only to provide the crucial first response system for staff and residents but would also provide security for the site out of hours.”
A key requirement for Emmaus Bolton was to ensure multiple staff can be notified of any alerts, whether they are on or off site and respond to these accordingly. This was made possible by installing and setting up Texecom Connect 4G and end-user mobile app providing round-the-clock protection for the site and its residents.
After completing the works on site, it was demonstrated how the site can be self-maintained to save costs but also remotely monitored by the installation company using Texecom Cloud services without the necessity to visit the site.
Managing Director at Automatic Alarms, Gareth Williams, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Emmaus Bolton and Texecom on this project. People supported by Emmaus will really benefit from this easy-call-out personal alarm system, which we were delighted to install.”
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