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Security Products from Siemens expands intruder detection operation in Ireland

by Brian Sims

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.

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