|Winsted’s solution provides consoles that enable the Connex Group to achieve a number of aims|
Belgium’s Connex Group, one of the leading security providers in the Belgium market have deployed control room furniture manufacturer Winsted to equip the groups new monitoring room at the Connex Center, the groups state-of-the-art facility in Edingen, Belgium.
The Connex Center, a highly secure alarm receiving centre and remote support centre is operational 24/7, 365 days a year securing streets and properties nationally. The ability of staff to operate effectively in the control room is a major factor influencing the response time and outcome within incidents and consequently the effectiveness of the group, so an ergonomic solution was a must.
Winsted’s solution for the control room was commissioned ahead of rival bids and provides consoles that enable the Connex Group to achieve a number of aims. Darren Allen, from Winsted’s Business Development team explains that consoles from the EnVision range were specified to not only provide an ergonomically correct environment, but it was also important for the consoles to compliment the modern décor of the centre, whilst providing a modular solution which allows for any future expansion or changes in configuration to meet future operational needs.
A bespoke three person ‘island’ control console based on the EnVision design, with a further two workstations providing an additional five comfortable operator positions complete with storage were designed, manufactured and installed by Winsted’s European office. The furniture attractively finished in a ‘non-reflective’ graphite marmoleum matching the colour scheme of the room, teamed with the black and silver of the framework makes the completed room feel spacious, light and airy. The result is an impressive site with innovative design.