Last week, global research company JCMR confirmed that the VPS Group was one of a select group of companies that lead the market worldwide in providing construction site security systems.
VPS is the only UK site security company to have been shortlisted each year since 2014 for the peer reviewed IFSEC Security and Fire Excellence Awards, winning a raft of categories including Best Contribution to Security Standards, Customer Care, and Large Security Installer of the Year.
“That our peers recognise the commitment and dedication of our staff, from engineers through to our in-house design team and our customer services, makes me very proud.” says Paul Corten, Sales and Marketing Director, the VPS Group. “We not only provide the best fit-for-purpose security solutions for the construction sector, but we also consistently introduce top quality innovations that target our customers’ needs by deploying the top technologies available. It is why we are Europe’s leading integrated security solutions provider.”
The first VPS SmartTower CCTV system was brought to market in 2013, and since then they have transformed site security with a range of rapidly deployable, wireless CCTV systems to protect both assets and people on construction projects. Their range now includes the lighter more adaptable AlertTower, and sustainable carbon neutral options such as the ECO Tower.
VPS combine the field products with an accredited in-house national monitoring station. This service is staffed 24 hours per day, every day of the year by highly trained personnel.
But perhaps the most significant development in recent years has been the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in security systems, and consequently heralds a major disruptor to traditional manned guarding services.
“Our CCTV systems and monitoring station deploy advanced software analytics that have dramatically ironed out false alarms, so our response teams can focus on genuine attempted security breaches at our customers’ sites.” explains Corten. “That means quicker responses and a better security net for our clients.”
Even their latest addition to their range – a ruggedized military grade sensor, SmartEyes, has in-built AI.
Construction Site Security Week enables VPS to demonstrate their Intelligent Triple Protection ethos which backs up all their services.
“Of course, we are delighted to be recognised as a market leader in construction site security – but we’ve earned it. And we intend to keep on doing so by continuing to hire dedicated staff, maintaining engagement with our customers and nurturing our development talent in-house. Winning Awards are nice, but winning customers’ trust and loyalty is far better.” concludes Corten.