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Leading Newspaper Enhances Physical Security with CounterShield


The reception areas of today’s leading newspapers are surprisingly busy, frequented by a steady stream of journalists, support staff, advertisers, interviewers, couriers and delivery drivers. One leading newspaper became concerned about the security of its reception area but was unsure how to protect staff without spoiling the aesthetic of its iconic glass atrium. Fortunately, the leading security solution provider, Safetell, had the answer.


The newspaper’s open-plan reception counter left staff vulnerable to physical and verbal abuse and needed to be enclosed or equipped with security protection. However, the newspaper did not want to change the aesthetic of the glass atrium in which the reception area is housed.


Safetell suggested enhancing the reception security using the CounterShield Moving Security Screen and Counter, integrated into a glass-walled security area with turnstiles providing access control. CounterShield is a moving screen that can be adjusted by staff into any position at any time. Staff can set CounterShield to a fully-open position, out of view of visitors, when threat levels are low. In the event of an emergency, they can hit the emergency close button to raise the screen in less than a second, offering protection against physical attacks.


Safetell successfully implemented a security solution that facilitates open communication and creates an accessible, attractive and approachable reception environment whilst simultaneously protecting staff and visitors. As gatekeepers for the entire building, mitigating the risks posed to reception staff is an important part of ensuring the safety of all newspaper employees. Contact Safetell if you require any security solutions for your premises!

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