Security Products from Siemens has announced the completion of a process that has seen the successful transfer of its intruder detection business to Clonshaugh in Ireland. The move will strengthen the company’s existing presence in the country. With the organisation’s R&D, product management and customer service activities all now centrally located, this will facilitate an improved experience for both installers and end users of Siemens’ popular panels and detectors. Previously, the detection side of the operation was located in Switzerland while the Irish operation handled the intruder panels. In order to facilitate greater cohesiveness and maximise the use of existing knowledge and skills, a dedicated migration programme was initiated in early 2014. The Siemens organisation has a long association with Ireland stretching back to 1874, and it now employs in excess of 550 staff across its entire Irish operation. The construction of most of Ireland’s power plants” including the landmark Shannon hydroelectric scheme in 1929 and the provision of the country’s first computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scanners” are among Siemens’ major projects. The decision to relocate the intruder detection portfolio is a measure of Security Products from Siemens’ ongoing confidence in the country’s facilities, home-grown talent and economic potential. The move comes at a perfect time, as Security Products from Siemens is currently experiencing tremendous growth across the whole of Europe for its CE and EN-compliant intruder detection solutions. Intruder alarms and motion detectors Central to this success is Siemens’ pioneering SPC IP-enabled intruder alarm systems, as well as its passive infrared motion detector range that uses the company’s patented ‘Magic Mirror’ technology to offer the highest standards in detection sensitivity in an extremely compact design. Both of these product sets have defined roadmaps and will benefit from innovative new variants being developed and added to their existing ranges, thus reinforcing their status in the security sector. In addition, all customers will now be able to trade using the Euro, helping to eliminate any financial complexities. With the integration of all the various skills and activities now completed, Peter Hawksworth (CEO of Security Products from Siemens, pictured with Phil Carroll, head of the intruder detection product line) is confident that the business is in a better position than ever to meet the demands of diverse markets across Europe. Hawksworth commented:” The consolidation of our intruder detection operation will benefit all stakeholders and increase our effectiveness and efficiencies both internally and externally. It’s a move that makes perfect sense. We’re delighted to be in a position whereby we can experience all the business benefits that being located in Ireland will bring.” Security Products from Siemens offers one of the world’s widest ranges of products for access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance. Clients of the Security Products business segment are distributors, system integrators and installers throughout Europe and around the world. The business has its headquarters in Solna, Sweden with local sales and support operations located across all key markets.
Security Products from Siemens expands intruder detection operation in Ireland
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.