Case Study

Vindex Systems were responsible for designing and delivering an integrated electronic security system to support DHL.

Customer: DHL

Project: Flight Assembly Centre – Security Systems

Completion Date: 2010

Value: £400k

Integrated CCTV, Access Control, Perimeter Intruder Alarm and Physical Security System

The DHL Heathrow Flight Assembly Centre handles the in-flight logistics for British Airways’ short haul flights, delivering food, drink and equipment to nearly 1500 BA flights every week. The nature of the operations at the base meant that the site required the very highest levels of security. Vindex Systems were responsible for designing and delivering an integrated electronic security system to support DHL.

As part of the design process various products and solutions were assessed and reviewed with the DHL security team and the DfT who were responsible for issuing the necessary approvals of the security. The requirements were to ensure the site was protected from unwanted visitors, managed entry and exit for all staff and provided compliance monitoring of the operations.

Over a 6 month period the Vindex design team worked with the client to develop the right solution that achieved the security objectives but whilst not adversely impacting on how the site would operate.

The Vindex Systems team deployed an integrated C Cure Security Management Control System (SMCS) including biometrics, card access, CCTV, Perimeter Intruder Detection Systems, handsfree access and integration with other supporting technologies. As part of the solution metal detection and xray scanning equipment is used to ensure controlled entry and exit from the site, combining this with biometric controlled turnstiles.

Client Testimonial

“Nothing has been to much trouble for the Vindex Systems site team, with the service and quality of work they have provided being second to none. I would like to thank you personally for your efforts in delivering the solution from its early inception to its completion. Without your attention to detail and willingness to deliver the correct security solution at the best price without compromise to the operation, our plans to “Raise the Bar” in the In-Flight Catering sector may have proved to be a more difficult challenge. I have no hesitation in recommending Vindex as a supplier and installer of sophisticated security systems and look forward to working with you and your team again in the near future”

Security Manager DHL Supply Chain