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Staff at the Unipart Security Monitoring and Response Centre (MARC) were called into action recently as they stopped a potentially damaging attack on one of their customer’s sites. The detector activated CCTV system, which was installed by Ashton Under Lyne-based NU Fire and Security, is monitored at the Unipart Security’s state of the art MARC based at the group headquarters in Cowley, Oxfordshire.

Unusually, the attack on the protected premises occurred during the normal working day, but the CCTV system at this site is armed 24/7 and it was following an activation received at around 1030 that the MARC saw 2 men entering the site. The intruders then proceeded to smash one of the windows to the building, entering the site and disappearing from view.

The MARC controller contacted the police, who arrived at the site within minutes of the call. The controller was also able to inform the Police control room of the exact location of the entry to the building and the 2 officers positioned themselves outside the broken window. It didn’t take long for the offenders to reappear, exiting the window only to land straight into the open arms of one of the waiting Police Officers!

Simon Jennings, Senior Manager for Unipart Security commented “The CCTV system installed by NU Fire and Security did its job on this day and it was due to the diligence of the MARC staff that this attack during normal working hours was thwarted. The MARC staff worked as a team during this incident and it is to their credit that an outcome like this was achieved”.

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Unipart Security provides bespoke security guarding services, alarm and CCTV monitoring, vehicle and asset tracking, portfolio management, lone worker protection, risk consultancy and investigative solutions for a range of customers.

Each new client has brought the responsibility of securing goods and assets, providing an ongoing security challenge for the company's in-house security managers who look to stay one step ahead of potential threats at all times.

Unipart Security capitalises on this experience, offering the same high level and range of solutions to a wider market, giving new clients the opportunity to benefit from 'Security - The Unipart Way'. The security division's passion for The Unipart Way (a philosophy which empowers all colleagues to seek ways in which to continually improve service provision) is part of an ongoing commitment from all members of staff to provide a world class service.

Unipart Security was the first company in the UK to attain both the National Security Inspectorate’s (NSI) Guarding Gold Award and the Security Industry Authority's Approved Contractor Scheme registration using the NSI passport route.

In addition to intruder, fire and CCTV system monitoring, the NSI Gold Category II Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) and Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC) facility is able to provide a wide range of other monitoring services, including asset and vehicle tracking, lone worker protection, security guarding management and a 24-hour Help Desk.