Commercial real estate agent Cushman and Wakefield has awarded a three-year contract to protect 10 Finsbury Square, an impressive new office building in London.
The contract, awarded following a competitive tender against three other security providers, comprises eight high-calibre security officers delivering manned guarding, CCTV monitoring and loading bay services. Furthermore, the officers have extensive training in a range of disciplines, including Project Griffin, the police initiative that protects cities against the threat of terrorism.
Phillip Potts, 10 Finsbury Square’s Building Manager, was specifically looking for a security company that was experienced in mobilising new office buildings: “Axis Security has proved to be very versatile in communications, training, health and safety, and mobilisation, which has provided the crucial stability we wanted,” he says. “Furthermore, the welfare and management of security guards is very important, and Axis Security’s staff benefits and bonus proposals emphasise the positive relationship created between employer and employee.”
Phillip is particularly pleased with Axis Security’s innovative patrol management system: “Axis incorporates modern technology into patrols by using its mobile phone’s inbuilt Near Field Communication (NFC) system, enabling me to programme exactly what needs to be done, where, and when. “Such a system eliminates any confusion, and ensures excellent communication between the management team and the guards.”
Chris Wisely, Managing Director at Axis Security, says that the intelligent application of new communications technologies is crucial: “We are able to recognise challenges at an early stage, and quickly present viable alternatives,” he says.
“Working closely with our customers shows the strong relationships that we aim to build and give us the opportunity to showcase the quality service we provide.”