The making of The VPS Group, the significant player in Construction Site Monitoring

Construction site security week 2021

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.

  • Phys­i­cal Protection
  • Mon­i­tored Technology 
  • Human Inter­ven­tion

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.