Green Gate Access Systems has created ‘peace of mind’ for customers and employees at Rates Ford, Essex, following the theft of a clients’ car from the speed fit bay during a service. The installation consisting of five additional bollards, one barrier and swipe card entry system across the entire site” was in direct response to the loss of the vehicle. Having put the finishing touches to a full security installation on-site, the new safety measures will eliminate a reoccurrence of theft in the future. A total of fifteen high visibility, crash resistant Easy700 bollards in four strategic locations, provide full perimeter security for the garage and ensure that no vehicle can be driven from the showroom, forecourts or workshop areas whilst the bollards are enabled. Operated by secure swipe cards or wall mounted code panels, the bollards provide peace of mind to the garage owner as well as improving insurance premiums and security guard costs. ” High impact resistant rising bollards are becoming an increasingly popular choice over more conventional swing gates and barriers that often take out a large area of ground that cannot be used, or block off valuable parking spaces.” explains Managing Director of the Green Gate brand, Neil Sampson.” With a rise and fall time of around six seconds, bollards provide a quick and secure solution.”
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.