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Evolution secures Goldsmiths university deal

Integrated fire and security systems business, Evolution, has secured a contract with Goldsmiths, University of London to deliver a comprehensive review and assessment of its security systems, as well as managing its ongoing maintenance requirements.

Situated in Southeast London, Goldsmiths, which teaches a wide range of subjects across the arts, humanities, and social sciences has a large campus with more than 90 buildings, and is home to more than 10,000 students.

The university has an on-site security team, who monitor CCTV and security systems from the control room, as well as a team of over 40 guards that patrol the campus. Due to a high level of faults and costly service call outs, the security team sought a new security partner that could provide a higher level of service and account management and help reduce the number of unnecessary and avoidable engineer visits through improved maintenance.

Evolution has taken over the maintenance of the university’s access control, CCTV, and intruder alarm systems – with more than 500 doors, 200 cameras and 50 alarm panels across the campus. Evolution systems engineer, Will Leung, has been employed as resident site engineer from Monday-Friday. As well as providing on-site maintenance services, Leung is also working closely with the Goldsmiths team to produce a comprehensive review of all existing systems and to provide cost effective support ideas and recommendations including the introduction of new technologies and phasing out legacy assets.

In addition, Evolution is providing a bespoke and detailed training programme for the Goldsmiths team to upskill and ensure all staff are proficient with all systems and software and feel supported in their role.

Bruno Simoes, Senior Security Manager at Goldsmiths said: “Evolution have been a great addition to our contractor family on campus. As our specialist security systems and maintenance provider, not only have they provided us with technical expertise and best practice advice, but I have also been thoroughly impressed with the highest level of service and support they have provided at all times.”

Paul Baxter, Business Development Manager – Service & Maintenance at Evolution, commented: “We are proud to be working with Goldsmiths across their prestigious campus. We are working closely with Bruno and his team to provide a comprehensive review of their security and provide enhanced maintenance services that reduce the number of call outs and ultimately help reduce costs.”

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