Case Study

Secure Interaction for European Embassy

Challenge:

Provide greater protection for staff in Central London Embassies

Solution:

Refurbish and upgrade physical security system with a higher level of protection, offering bullet resistant counterwork and glazing.

A major European nation chose Safetell to help with physical security for their refurbished London embassy.

The refurbishment of this busy Central London embassy was tackled by London architecture practice Hawkins Brown, who recommended that leading physical security and asset protection provider Safetell should be brought on board to provide both products and expertise.

The brief was to develop security solutions for the embassy – which provides a range of public services including immigration and passport and visas; as well as citizen and consular support.

“The provision of these types of services necessitates face to face interaction between embassy staff and members of the public,” commented Anton Pieterse, Managing Director of Safetell. “This presents an ever-present security risk to staff; and of course it’s also important that embassy visitors feel secure and confident while in the building.”

Working closely with Hawkins Brown, Safetell developed two ‘island’ style service enclosures – totalling 68 metres of bullet resistant protection, with 21 ballistic resistant doors, ten interview windows, counterwork, cash scoops, electronic speech transfer systems, bullet resistant walling and cosmetic facing. Safetell manufactured, installed and project managed all aspects, on time and to budget.

“We have 25 years experience working on major projects with banks, UK Government, embassies, and other large corporations, added Safetell’s Pieterse. “Our nationwide coverage and support is a key aspect of our offer; as is the fact that we delivery through directly employed, security vetted and expert staff.”