Steel Door Project

At the beginning of 2016, news spread of planned and targeted attacks on banks across the UK. The main target appeared to be their security doors, which were considered easy to breach. Before they became the victims of these planned attacks, one high street bank called on the support of Associated Security who sent engineers out to sites in the North West, Nottingham and Derby to survey a number of doors which were deemed vulnerable to attack.

Twenty nine sites were identified overall with thirty seven doors in total needing replacing with high quality, graded security doors. Back at Associated Security’s head office in Manchester, dedicated project managers liaised with security and alarm contractors to ensure all projects ran with minimum disruption.

Most of the installations were completed out of hours to allow the branches to continue running during the day time. By completing the jobs with minimum disruption, Associated Security completed the project by the end of May which was before the deadline set.

Emergency Response

Back in March a high street bank in North Wales suffered a break in. As a result, one of the security doors had become damaged and was in need of replacing. Due to the time sensitive nature of the project, they called on Associated Security’s 24 hour helpdesk to assist. They organised for an engineer to be on site the following day to meet with the security manager and survey the door.

Following the site survey, project managers at Associated Security arranged for a new high quality, graded security door to be manufactured and installed. Overall the site survey and installation were completed in under a week causing minimum disruption to the day to day running of the branch.

In the aftermath of an attack or security breach, it can be difficult to get a branch back running as usual and serving the local community. On this occasion, quick response times and sophisticated project management allowed the bank to continue to deliver their services and the jobs ran smoothly.