From safeguarding historically significant architectural features to securing internal furnishings and art rich in cultural (and financial) value, the need to protect our built heritage and the assets they contain is clear. However, it is also challenging.
Listed status, quite rightly, places rigid restrictions on how security solutions look, how they are fitted and the way projects are managed. Combined with the fact that many heritage buildings are open to the public as busy tourist attractions/businesses, or functional properties in the modern world, it is plain to see the hurdles heritage organisations have to overcome.
At QSG, we remove those hurdles by designing and deploying solutions with skill, sensitivity and flexibility. Working with so many leading manufacturers of cameras, access control systems, sensors, alarms, and security management platforms, means we can ensure technologies selected are unobtrusive and customised to these sensitive environments.
It’s why our teams are trusted to work on projects for some of our nation’s most prestigious sites, from developing solutions for the V&A Museum, to designing and deploying a complete security management system (encompassing CCTV, access control and electronic barriers) for the British Museum.
As specialists in IT infrastructure and security system design, our engineers maximise use of wireless technologies or alternatives, to further reduce physical impact in sensitive environments and facilitate complex systems integration. Our installation and project management teams round-off this service provision by working flexibly, for example around opening hours, and by deploying/migrating solutions with no disruption or downtime.