Meesons, the specialists in entrance control solutions, announces an exclusive agreement with Perimeter Protection Group (PPG) to distribute its Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) solutions. The exclusive distributor agreement covers the installation and maintenance of PPG HVM products in the UK. PPG pioneers the world in perimeter protection products with over 65 years’ experience in the security field. The agreement provides Meesons with exclusivity to a range of high quality HVM solutions that meet internationally recognised approvals, including PAS68, IWA14-1, ASTM and UK government approval. Preventing hostile vehicles PPG’s HVM products are tried and tested and have been installed in a number of high profile locations PPG’s HVM products are tried and tested and have been installed in a number of high profile locations in the UK and worldwide where they prevent hostile vehicles reaching their intended targets. The HVM products complement the Meesons existing Security Portals, Speed Gates and Full Height Turnstiles that are specified as anti-tailgating, physical barriers to secure entrance spaces, building façades and external perimeters. Following the growth and increased threats posed by vehicle-borne attacks over the last few years Meesons identified HVM as a key addition to their product range. These risks encompass theft and vandalism, through to sophisticated or aggressive attack by determined criminals or terrorists. They are exacerbated with the capability of hostile vehicles to carry large explosive devices. Hostile vehicle mitigation The distributor agreement extends Meesons’ ability to be a full solutions provider, allowing the company to offer clients a complete range of options when specifying internal and external physical security barriers. Meesons has over 30 years’ experience in secure access control and anti-tailgating solutions, making the HVM range a perfect product extension to its Security Portals, Speed Gates and Full Height Turnstiles. The Hostile Vehicle Mitigation range establishes Meesons as the go-to supplier The Hostile Vehicle Mitigation range establishes Meesons as the go-to supplier for proven perimeter solutions along with their Full Height Turnstiles, whilst the company’s Security Portals and Speed Gates are already routinely specified for façades, receptions and internal zones such as server rooms. Architects, security consultants, main contractors and security integrators, who regularly specify Meesons Security Portals and Speed Gates, will now be able to choose a HVM perimeter solution, saving time and resource compared to specifying multiple providers. Perimeter security solution Meesons has supported the launch of the HVM product range with dedicated resource in their commercial team, with over 25 years’ experience in the security industry, which will enable nationwide coverage. Customers will also be supported by trained technicians with nationwide service and maintenance plans. Jeremy Terry, CEO at Meesons, said: “HVM and PPG are a natural fit, strengthening our existing portfolio of entrance control solutions. It will help us build on our relationships with existing and new clients by offering them a complete façade, building and perimeter security solution. PPG are a well-established European manufacturer of high quality HVM solutions, backed by internationally recognised approvals and we look forward to working together. This is an exciting time for our business and the agreement with PPG builds on our strengths as the trusted brand in the Security industry.” Range of high security products Extending the range to include perimeter with our HVM products creates a compelling proposition" Morten Andreasen, CEO at Perimeter Protection Group, said: “We could immediately see a strong strategic fit between Meesons and PPG because they were already offering a range of high security products up to the building façade. Extending the range to include perimeter with our HVM products creates a compelling proposition for clients looking to create safe, secure buildings and estates.” “Their extensive growth in the UK security market working with high profile projects and clients along with nationwide coverage for both installation and maintenance gave us confidence that Meesons were the right partner. The UK market leads the way in HVM solutions and it was key to our business to find the right strategic partner to match our long term objectives.” High quality bespoke solutions Meesons has a unique approach to designing and supplying high quality, bespoke solutions. The company’s vision is to unite architects, contractors, consultants, clients, end-users and building owners in creating safe, secure buildings. This involves maintaining a close partnership with specifiers and facility managers, underpinned by strong corporate values and commitment to outstanding customer service. The Meesons HVM range will be featured on Meesons’ stand at International Security Expo in December, 2-3 at Olympia.
Globally renowned entrance control specialist, Meesons has announced unveiling a range of new service plans to make specifying and maintaining its range of speed gates and security portals even easier. Customers can now choose between three service plan options; Total Service Plan, Next Day Plus Service Plan and Next Day Service Plan. Alternatively, a tailored service plan can be created to meet individual client’s needs. Total Service Plan The Total Service Plan includes AM/ PM on-site response time, two preventative maintenance visits per annum The Total Service Plan includes AM/ PM on-site response time, two preventative maintenance visits per annum and all parts and labour included. Next Day Plus Service Plan differs only in the fact that it is next day onsite response and is available Nationwide. Customers looking for a pay-as-they-go approach to parts, but still at preferential rates, can choose the Next Day Service Plan, although many like the fact that the first two options include all parts, making facilities budgeting easier. Critical Spares Pack With the fast next day response, Meesons strives to keep downtime to a minimum and recommends that customers chosen service plan is complemented with a Critical Spares Pack to ensure they have the necessary parts on site when they are needed most. Responsiveness is at the centre of all three Meesons’ service plans, which will help keep customers offices, data centres, gyms, leisure centres and a vast range of other facilities fully functional with minimal downtime. Enhanced accuracy of security products Customers that choose a Meesons’ Service Plan will have the peace of mind that their sites will remain open and secure, whilst other benefits include increased accuracy of the security product, improved traffic flow through smoother operation and reduced product downtime, maintaining the safety of users and easier maintenance budgeting. Having a planned maintenance programme in place will also maintain safety of users, detect component wear on cycles performed and ensure a preferential rate for replacement parts and labour. Service plans expansion Investment in the new service plans include the appointment of a service sales manager and service administrator Business investment behind the new service plans include the appointment of a service sales manager and service administrator to help support the wider range of service plans available. Meesons has also expanded its existing team of technicians based around the country to ensure local responsiveness and maintain its exemplary service as the business has more than doubled in size over the last few years. Speed gates and security portals The company currently services and maintains speed gates and security portals at more than 650 existing customer premises throughout the UK. These facilities range from critical national infrastructure, to large corporate clients through to budget gym sites where access is required 24/7 to maintain revenue. Through extensive knowledge of the product, having installed and maintained the Meesons range of speed gates and security portals, the new service sales manager will be able to guide customers on the best service plan to suit their individual needs. Access control solutions provider The company also identified a market segment that was seeking both supply of speed gates and security portals Jeremy Terry, Chief Executive Officer at Meesons, said: “We are committed to delivering individual client attention, focus and market adaptation to ensure that we help customers find the right access control solution to meet their needs. Service will be a key growth area for us over the next few years as we offer planned and responsive maintenance programmes, including a rapid response team on the ground that are able to act quicker than anyone else in the market.” Meesons took the decision to invest in its service plans following unprecedented demand from customers and high, consistent growth over the last few years. The company also identified a market segment that was seeking both supply of speed gates and security portals, with the backup of local, exceptional service engineers who could offer them responsive and planned maintenance plans.
Globally renowned entrance security specialist, Meesons A.I. Ltd is celebrating being selected as a finalist in the 2019 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards. 2019 NatWest GB Awards NatWest Bank is the headline sponsor of the awards which celebrate the incredible stories that have taken businesses to where they are today. Jeremy Terry, Chief Executive Officer at Meesons, secured a place in the North West Regional Final for Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year category following an impressive growth in turnover that has averaged 28% pa over the last five years. The final will be held in Manchester on 15 October. There are few better examples of how a disruptor business has been able to grow market share in a market dominated by large, multinational competitors. The foundations of this growth are a result of a clear vision and strategic plan that is driven forward by Meesons’ strong management team. The company currently services and maintains in excess of 650 sites throughout the UK Bespoke access control solutions Alongside this, service continues to be a core pillar of growth at Meesons and the business is committed to delivering individual client attention to ensure customers find the right entrance control solution to meet their needs. The company currently services and maintains in excess of 650 sites throughout the UK, ranging from critical national infrastructure, to large corporate clients, through to the UK’s largest budget gym operators that require 24/7 access to maintain revenue. Speed gates and security portals Meesons made a bold move around a decade ago that involved reinventing the business with a goal to provide entrance control to support on site security, manned guarding and reception staff, and improve operational efficiencies by offering bespoke entrance control solutions. (Speed gates and Security Portals). This pathway to growth was set out by CEO Jeremy Terry, whose vision identified an opportunity in specific, new vertical markets for enhancing access security to capitalise on the growth in 24/7, multi-tenanted, multi-occupancy buildings. Since then, Jeremy and the management team have driven forward the business, achieving a record turnover in the last financial year and currently employing 35 people. LPS 1175: Issue 8 physical security The company remains committed to investing in heightening the uniqueness of its existing core ranges and has just become the first and only business to achieve LPS 1175: Issue 8 physical security standard for an extended range of security portals. In addition, to ensure efficient installation and ongoing service support, Meesons has built a team of nationwide engineers to offer customers a highly responsive service. Jeremy Terry, Chief Executive Officer at Meesons A.I. Ltd., said, “We have organically grown the business through hard work, determination and belief that we can make it work. We have now achieved significant market share from international competitors by taking the business from an undifferentiated, commodity-driven product trader to a specialist provider of entrance security solutions. I am delighted that we have been recognised in the awards because everyone in the business plays a part in achieving these outstanding results.” Open, secure buildings Meesons recognise the importance to clients of keeping their buildings open and secure Meesons recognise the importance to clients of keeping their buildings open and secure, which is why it has developed a range of Service and Maintenance plans to meet customers’ needs. These range from next day response to a fully comprehensive package including an AM/ PM on-site response time. Jeremy Terry adds, “Our ultimate goal is to earn the lifetime loyalty of our customers through excellent customer service, the introduction of innovative new products and technical leadership in our product categories.” Meesons’ security applications Meesons has installed products in some landmark buildings, including, The Francis Crick Institute, a £650 million research facility; the second tallest building in the UK, located in Canary Wharf; 55 Colmore Row, a Grade-A office redevelopment which required a unique Speed Gate solution; 10 South Colonnade, a new government hub located in Canary Wharf and the largest commercial fit-out in the city due for completion in late 2019 for a global financial institution.
Meesons, the supplier of entrance control solutions, becomes the first to achieve LPS 1175: Issue 8 for an extended range of Security Portals. The company was previously first to achieve Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175: Issue 7 for Security Portals. As well as successfully achieving Issue 8, the latest version of LPS 1175, which replaces Issue 7.3, Meesons has extended the range of fully compliant Security Portals. Deliver extended delays Issue 8 of LPS 1175 retains the same rigorous testing procedures as Issue 7 Jeremy Terry, Chief Executive Officer, was presented with the new Certificates by Richard Flint, Physical Security Technical and Business Development Manager at BRE, at the LPCB and SABRE workshop in London. Issue 8 of LPS 1175 retains the same rigorous testing procedures as Issue 7 with the additional of a number of new tests to reflect a broader spectrum of threat scenarios. Issue 8 therefore includes several important updates, including changes to reflect the scope of tools now available, size of tools, access to the tools, portability of the tools, power and effectiveness of the tools. The new ‘matrix’ style security ratings defined within the revised standard facilitates LPS 1175 being applied to a far wider scope of threat scenarios and supports the use of layer security to deliver extended delays. Single digit performance That means the previous single digit performance classification within Issue 7 (Security Ratings SR1 to 8) has been extended to form two elements that classify performance in terms of: Threat Level (letter A to H), corresponding with the tool kit used to evaluate the product’s intruder resistance and the number of attackers involved. The second element assigns a numeric value (1, 3, 5, 10, 15 and 20), corresponding with the minimum Delay (in minutes) provided by the product when placed in a locked position. Although the new standard covers 48 combinations of threat and delay it is envisaged that specifiers will achieve an extended delay by deploying a series of products in a layered approach. Meesons’ extended range of Issue 8 models includes the extra-large C190 Cylindrical Security Portal and large C3 Cylindrical Security Portal, which have now been successfully approved to LPS 1175: Issue 8 A1 (SR1), B3 (SR2) and C5 (SR3). Certified products All models provide a constant high security state without the requirement for external inputs In addition, a wider range of Meesons’ Security Portals have now achieved LPS 1175: Issue 8, including extra-large FPJ140 2HP Security Portal, the semi-circular FPJ140 1A & FPJ140 2S Security Portals and HPJ140 Half Security Portal. Extending the range of LPS 1175 certified products means that Meesons now offer three Security Portals approved to A1 (SR1), B3 (SR2) and C5 (SR3) and three approved to A1 (SR1) and B3 (SR2). All models provide a constant high security state without the requirement for external inputs. Specifiers looking for LPS 1175: Issue 8 Security Portals that are suitable for wheelchair access can choose the C190, FPJ1402S or FPJ140 2HP models. These three models ensure security is maintained during wheelchair transits with one door always being in the closed position, keeping a secure interlock and avoiding a potential free flow of users. Meeting customers expectations The FPJ models also have the ability to increase the internal depth with infill panels using 200 to 1000mm glazed or metal infills sections where required to improve user comfort and enable wheelchair or bike transits. Iain Entwistle, Product Marketing Manager at Meesons, said: “Our extended range of LPS 1175: Issue 8 Security Portals is now the widest in the UK and is supported by independent, rigorous testing, assessment and approval regimes. We are continually reviewing our range to ensure that they respond to all current threat levels, whilst meeting customers budget expectations. We currently have the largest range of LPS 1175: Issue 8 Security Portals in the market, meaning there is more choice for customers with solutions to enable wheelchair or bike access without compromising security.” Offering alternative aesthetics It a reality that a growing number of organisations around the world are faced with the growing threat of criminals" Presenting the certificate, Richard Flint congratulated Meesons for “not only being the first to accept the challenge to deliver products meeting LPS 1175; they were the first to achieve it and have gone on to develop a range comprising over 25 models offering alternative aesthetics, functionality and levels of forced entry protection”. Richard went on to explain “it is sadly a reality that a growing number of organisations around the world are faced with the growing threat of criminals and extremists willing to use more extreme methods of entry which are not addressed by standards such as PAS 24 and EN 1627. LPS 1175, which covers a far wider range of threat scenarios, provides specifiers and manufacturers with a mechanism by which to determine a product’s effectiveness in mitigating such threats; one that is supported by LPCB robust certification process. The LPCB mark provides assurances that products such as those Meesons has developed, are effective at delivering the levels of resistance to attack stated in the RedBook.”
Meesons announces that it has achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 standard. Achieving ISO 9001:2015 demonstrates Meesons’ commitment to customer service and quality in delivery, through an effective quality management system. Meesons is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of anti-tailgating Security Portals and Speed Gates for use as physical entry barriers at building entrances. The range, which includes the UK’s first and only Security Portal to achieve LPS1175 and Secured by Design, offers customers performance, practicality and security. Ensuring consistency and improvement ISO 9001 was first introduced in 1987 and requires organisations to demonstrate that they do what they say they do, and that they have a Quality Management System in place to ensure consistency and continuous improvement; leading to high levels of performance and customer satisfaction. Certified organisations like Meesons are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed to ensure progress is being maintained Certified organisations like Meesons are committed to continuous improvement and are assessed to ensure progress is being maintained. To achieve ISO 9001 status, Meesons quality management system was developed and a series of independent assessments were conducted to ensure conformance to the required standard. In doing so Meesons has shown that it has good product and service reliability and process controls, which helps improve consistency, efficiency and productivity. Committed to high quality and service Jeremy Terry, CEO, Meesons, said: “We’re particularly pleased to have achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification as it underlines our commitment to our customers and our focus on high quality and consistent service. This recognition demonstrates we can provide a quality solution from quotation through to delivery and reinforces our mission to be the trusted entry control innovator.” Meesons has over 30 years’ worth of experience delivering secure entry control solutions to the UK security industry across a wide variety of sectors. Being committed to continual improvement means that achieving and maintaining ISO 9001 accreditation ensures that the company will have the streamlined processes and systems in place to achieve this. Meesons ISO 9001:2015 independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau, a leading Certification Body.
Meesons has achieved a world-first after announcing that its C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals have gained approval to Loss Prevention Standard (LPS) 1175: Issue 7 Security Ratings 1 to 3. This is an important milestone for Meesons, a company that prides itself on being the UK’s trusted entry control innovator. The LPS 1175 certificate was presented at this year’s IFSEC International event in London by Richard Flint from BRE. The C190 enables 24/7 secure controlled access with a spacious 1200mm wide cabin entrance, suitable for wheelchair access24/7 secure controlled access Gaining LPS 1175 benefits customers because it provides independent test evidence that Meesons’ C190-S1 to S3 portals meet the highest security standards, whilst providing specifiers with an entrance control solution with architectural appeal. The C190 enables 24/7 secure controlled access with a spacious 1200mm wide cabin entrance, suitable for wheelchair access, along with options to configure the portal to enable different transit modes day or night. LPS 1175 is an important security standard for forced entry resistance. It sets out requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB approval and listing of intruder resistant building components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers. Elegant and robust entrance control solution Achieving LPS 1175 strengthens Meesons position as a leading supplier and installer of a wide range of innovative anti-tailgating entrance control solutions. The C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals now feature in the RedBook list of LPCB approved fire and security products, a key reference for specifiers, regulators, designers and facility managers looking for high performance security products and services. “We are delighted to be the first company to achieve LPS 1175 for our C190-S1 to S3 Portals,” said Jeremy Terry, Managing Director at Meesons A.I. Ltd. “It now means specifiers can select LPS 1175 Security Portals in the knowledge that they offer a very elegant, refined and robust entrance control solution.” The C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals now provide security specifiers in the commercial, government, education and other sectors with a robust, physical barrier at entry points Commercial and government sectors LPCB standards and approvals for security products are widely recognised around the world. Testing Meesons Cylindrical C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals involved extremely thorough technical evaluation and rigorous quality audit processes to ensure they achieved the required level of protection. The C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals now provide security specifiers in the commercial, government, education and other sectors with a robust, physical barrier at entry points, yet one that still retains a high level of aesthetic appeal. Third party certification issued by LPCB is based on a combination of testing and ongoing surveillance audits. That provides security specifiers with another level of assurance that Meesons’ C190-S1 to S3 Security Portals will continue to deliver the performance achieved during testing. Offering anti-tailgating solutions Meesons is committed to driving value and efficiency through its smart physical entrance control systems. The company promotes the intelligent use of 3D modelling software, whilst making high quality technical advice and design guidance freely available to customers. Meesons offer a wide range of bespoke and innovative anti-tailgating solutions, making it the preferred choice for a growing number of security specifiers looking for a trusted entry control innovator. BRE Global Limited (incorporating LPCB & BREEAM) is an independent third party certification body for fire, security and sustainability products and services.
Meesons, a supplier and installer of a wide range of innovative anti-tailgating entrance control solutions, will be unveiling an industry-first at this year’s IFSEC, 19-21 June, ExCeL London. This much anticipated event is set to revolutionise the way physical entrance control solutions are specified, it will take place on Tuesday 19 June, the first day of IFSEC, at 12.00 noon on Stand H130. Attendees to the unveiling and certificate presentation will gain an insight into how Meesons is pushing the boundaries of physical entrance control security. It is the first of its type and the latest innovation from a company that specialises in securing entrances to buildings through the use of resilient and robust anti-tailgating solutions. Meesons innovative and robust physical barrier at entry points retain a high level of aesthetic appeal Physical security & entrance control “We are encouraging as many visitors as possible to make it to our unveiling event at 12.00 noon on Tuesday 19 June,” said Jeremy Terry, Managing Director at Meesons A.I. Ltd. “The announcement will push the boundaries of physical security around entrance control points in buildings.” Jeremy added: “This year’s IFSEC will be a huge milestone for Meesons because we will be the first company in the UK to achieve this major industry standard. It will be of great interest to security specifiers in the commercial, government, education and other sectors looking for a robust, physical barrier at entry points, but one that still retains a high level of aesthetic appeal.” Partnership with Alluser & Cominfo Meesons will also have a presence at IFSEC alongside its strategic partners; Security Portal manufacturer Alluser (Stand H330) and Cominfo (Stand H300), a premier provider of Speed Gates. Stand H330 will be showcasing Meesons’ C5 Security Portal, incorporating a unique mantrap solution with an integrated automatic emergency exit door. Alongside this will be the company’s FPJ140 2S Security Portal, a highly secure half portal interlocking door system with two automatic flat sliding doors. Single arm entrance control solution A range of high performance Speed Gates from Meesons will be showcased on Stand H300, which includes the EasyGate SPT-G and EasyGate Elite (white) Swing Gates. Visitors to the stand will have an opportunity to view the bespoke EasyGate LG sliding gate Speed Gate, which combines high security and user comfort in a sleek black RAL finish with polished stainless steel trim. There will also be the Meesons’ Bar One Unipod, an innovative single arm entrance control solution. Meesons will be reinforcing how important physical entrance control solutions are for protecting people and property During the three-day event, Meesons will be reinforcing how important physical entrance control solutions are for protecting people and property from losses associated with crime and terrorism. Anti-tailgating solutions Meesons is committed to driving value and efficiency through its smart physical entrance control systems, and promoting the intelligent use of 3D modelling software, whilst making high quality technical advice and design guidance freely available to customers. The company has over 30 years’ experience in anti-tailgating solutions and has a unique approach to designing and supplying high quality, bespoke solutions. The company’s vision to create a secure world helps keep organisations’ buildings and staff safe and secure from unauthorised personnel. Using their experience and expertise, Meesons have developed bespoke and innovative anti-tailgating solutions to become the trusted entry control innovator.