ADT in clean bill of health at Betsi Cadwaladr

Security upgrade at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd hospital

ADT is helping to keep patients and staff safe as extensive security improvements are being carried out at the Ysbyty Glan Clwyd hospital in Denbighshire, North Wales.

The hospital, run by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, is undergoing major refurbishment and as part of this work, ADT was chosen to deliver upgrades to the CCTV, access control systems and intruder alarms to ensure the hospital benefits from the highest levels of security.

The refurbishment is extensive, involving the creation of new operating theatres, mortuary and pathology departments, as well as phased work to remove asbestos throughout the site. Such an extensive refurbishment was an ideal opportunity to upgrade the security systems at the same time to ensure the site would benefit from modern, reliable safety and security solutions.

ADT is responsible for delivering internal and external CCTV solutions, access control, and intruder alarms for all phases of the refurbishment project, working for the main contractor, Laing O’Rourke; electrical contractor, Crown House; and also directly for the health board.

“Working around the asbestos removal works has been an added challenge to this project,” said Ian Hodgson, regional managing director at ADT.

“We’ve also worked alongside the various hospital departments to ensure that units remain fully functioning at all times, while co-ordinating closely with other contractors to make sure the project has run smoothly and on schedule.

“New Tyco IP-enabled CCTV cameras and recorders have replaced the old analogue system and Tyco access control system and intruder alarms have been also installed. The new access control system is expandable and can be used in the future to cover a number of the board’s remote sites.”

Rod Taylor, estates director at the health board, added: "This refurbishment work is important for improving the environment and service provided inside the hospital for both patients and staff. We now have significantly upgraded security and access measures in place which will improve safety for patient and staff alike.”

Work is expected to continue at the site until 2018.

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