Published on 14 July, 2010
|Ibex Gallagher will install a 10-kilometre taut wire perimeter security system at Tata's new factory|
Construction of India's largest automobile manufacturing site will incorporate the country's first non-electrified, monitored perimeter security system supplied by Ibex Gallagher
Tata Motors Limited is the world's fourth largest truck manufacturer, and the world's second largest bus manufacturer. It is the leader in commercial vehicles in each segment, and among the top three in passenger vehicles with winning products in the compact, midsize car and utility vehicle segments. In March 2009, Tata Motors launched its People's Car, the Tata Nano, a four door family vehicle likely to retail around US $2500.
To support development of the vehicle, the company is constructing a new factory in a high residential area of Gujarat, India. Working in partnership with Advanced System Limited
, Ibex Gallagher will be responsible for the installation of a 10-kilometre taut wire perimeter security system at the new factory.
Ibex Gallagher Business Development Manager, NV Gautham explains the opportunity to incorporate a taut wire perimeter security system in their project was driven by the company's desire to maintain a high level of credibility regarding safety.
"Ibex Gallagher has a strong work history with Tata and we were able to recommend a taut wire system to allay safety concerns regarding an electric fence which may arise from residents,"
The Tata manufacturing site will incorporate the country's first non-electrified, monitored perimeter security system
he explains. "Taut wire measures the mechanical disturbance of a fence with monitoring to a central alarm system without giving electric shocks."
While this is the first taut wire installation in India, Mr Gautham confirms that his team has received extensive training from Gallagher Security
technical managers who were also involved in original site testing with Tata representatives."We are confident this project will be a success as we have a previous work history with Tata. Our relationship began with the installation of perimeter security systems at the Tisco power grids and we have successfully secured four of these major sites over the past 7 years."
Although the initial contract pertains to the physical perimeter security system, Mr Gautham indicates there are further opportunities for his company. "This site will be monitored on the Cardax FT platform and seamlessly integrated with CCTV systems."