Wigan based Professional Surveillance Management Ltd (PSM) are the first remote monitoring CCTV company in the country to have achieved Secured By Design (SBD) Police Preferred Specification. SBD is a police-owned organisation that works throughout the UK on behalf of the Police Service to deliver a range of crime prevention and reduction initiatives.
The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) for the year ending September 2018, reported that domestic burglary was at 457,435 incidents according to the Office of National Statistics. While the 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey, which looks at crime against businesses, reported the highest levels of crime were reported at wholesale and retail premises.
Within days of this prestigious award being issued to PSM they were proving why they are worthy of the accolade by helping to deter a break in at a local business park.
The incident began when they spotted a person trying to cut through the main gates of a leading North West business park with an angle grinder. Their first response was to issue an audio warning alongside notifying the police and the key holder for the business park. The intruder decided it would be unwise to continue with their attempted break-in and fled the scene without gaining entry.
Warrington born Kerry Jones, CEO of PSM said:
”The intruder could have caused devastation for many businesses and their premises without our surveillance. Luckily the owners recognised the value of our bespoke remote monitoring services, not only for themselves but also for the businesses based at the park. Not a day goes by without our audio warnings challenging trespassers and potential criminals, forcing them to abandon their plans of attack”.
Remote monitoring CCTV solutions are just one of the extensive range of surveillance services offered by PSM. Their control centre has been awarded the gold standard of National Security Inspectorate (NSI) certification, the highest accreditation available for their industry. Their monitoring system ensures that when an intruder breaches a restricted area, an alarm containing CCTV images is immediately transmitted to their 24 hour remote video receiving centre.
PSM use their own alarm receiving software which has been developed by their in-house team of professionals. This allows them to offer a bespoke monitoring service unavailable elsewhere in the country.
In addition to their specialist industry awards, PSM were also finalists in the recent Enterprise Vision Awards and the Wigan Business Awards.