NiskhamSWAT, a charity that provides hot meals and everyday essentials to homeless people in the UK, has partnered with Videx Security, to overcome their access control and entry challenges. The charity, which was established in 2009 in West London, now serves disadvantaged communities in Oxford, Reading, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Slough, Windsor and Lancashire as well as London. It’s run by volunteers and the charity currently has 1,300 volunteers across the country, serving those who need it the most. Need of a convenient access control solution We needed a more flexible and convenient access control solution that still provided a high level of security too"Randeep S. Lall, Global Operations Director at the charity, said: “We provide 3,000 meals per week to those in need which means our main warehouse in London is extremely busy 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Security and appropriate access and entry are so important." “Although we have a secured electric gate that drivers have to report to in order to gain entry, it meant someone had to permanently stay at the warehouse to grant delivery and collection vans access. This wasn’t sustainable given we are a completely volunteer led organisation. We needed a more flexible and convenient access control solution that still provided a high level of security too.” NiskhamSWAT, who have recently won a Queen’s Award for voluntary service, worked with leading access control and door entry distributor, ADI to overcome their entry challenges. GSM audio kit with code lock Joseph Davies at ADI explained: “We recommended a GSM access control system to NiskhamSWAT to help solve their entry issues. After researching which solution would work best, we advised that the charity used a Videx two-way GSM audio kit with code lock and proximity access control in a 4000 series style panel.” The GSM system we’ve donated to them enables people to answer calls to their front door or gate from mobile phone" Neil Thomas, National Sales Manager at Videx, continued: “When ADI contacted us, we were more than happy to help provide a system that could solve NiskhamSWAT’s access problem. The GSM system we’ve donated to them enables people to answer calls to their front door or gate from their mobile phone or landline, so they never have to miss that important visitor and are made aware of who has visited even when they are not there.” Easy programming of the entrance panel For NiskhamSWAT, this means that no one is required to remain at the warehouse 24/7 to authorise access. If a van arrives for a collection or delivery and no one is there, the system will call the designated number for access and has the facility to divert to another number if the first call is not answered, with a maximum of up to four numbers per button. Programming the entrance panel can easily be carried out either by SMS or dialling into the system using a telephone without a keypad. Randeep at NiskhamSWAT added: “Huge thanks to ADI and Videx for the donation and free installation from Image Security too. It’s helped us out massively as it meant no one has to stay at the warehouse, freeing up precious volunteering time that can be put to better use elsewhere. It’s so much more convenient to receive a call when someone is asking for access. I can verify the caller and swiftly authorise or deny access.”
Integrated security manufacturer TDSi has awarded ADI Global Distribution its UK Distributor of the Year Award 2017/2018. The Award was presented to ADI Global’s Product Manager Access Control, Joe Davies, and EMEA Product Manager Access Control, Glenn Davies, at IFSEC International 2018 in London. ADI Global Distribution Whilst presenting the award, Andy Cross, Distribution Channel Manager at TDSi commented, “ADI Global has proven time and again it is an excellent security distributor, with the highly impressive 30% growth speaking for itself. TDSi only sells it products via our channel partners and therefore this commitment is of paramount importance to our business. I am delighted to present this richly deserved award to our friends at ADI Global.” ADI Global’s Joe Davies also commented, “We are honoured to have been recognised by TDSI in this year’s Partner Awards. It is important that we sell and supply the best systems to our customers and their end users. TDSi’s solutions provide not only market leading systems, but also highly impressive ROI. The company has a well-deserved reputation for innovation and quality, along with keen pricing, which are three key attractions for any security buyer.” Having the largest distribution branch network in the UK security industry, ADI Global Distribution delivers unsurpassed service and 24-hour online access. The company prides itself on building trusted and personal business partnerships with its installation customers, providing the necessary tools and security systems to enhance their capabilities and expand their business.
Nortech is pleased to announce ADI Global Distribution as one of its official distributors, meaning that ADI’s customers now have access to Nortech’s full People and Vehicle Access control and parking products. ADI Global Distribution has the largest UK branch network for the Security Industry. It delivers impeccable customer service and is committed to building trusted and personal business partnerships. Full range of access control products Each product division within ADI has its own team of specialists who search out new technologies and equipment in the industry to provide products that their customers may need. Joseph Davies, ADI’s UK Product Manager for Access Control / Door Entry welcomes Nortech saying “it is good to now be able to offer our customers access control products from a well-known and trusted industry manufacturer such as Nortech” Stephen Blackler, Managing Director of Nortech said “we are pleased to now be able to supply Nortech’s full range of People & Vehicle access control products through ADI’s customer network. It allows customers to be able to purchase through a distribution channel of their choice.” Nortech’s initial product ranges are now available to order on line via ADI’s website.