PEL Services has just completed the design, supply and installation of a package of key safety systems for a further Debenhams store. As is the case at numerous other Debenhams stores around the UK, the new retail outlet in North Lincolnshire Shopping Park, Scunthorpe has been fitted with fire detection, security and Public Address systems.
The new store, which occupies 40,000 sq ft across two floors, is protected by a comprehensive store-wide ‘open protocol’ fire detection system as well as PEL’s Refuge Call, which allows a disabled person to alert Central Station operators to their predicament, in turn enabling the appropriate action to be taken.
A PA system has also been fitted by PEL Services’ engineers. This is used for safety and general announcements and to broadcast in-store radio and advertisements under a company-wide MEDIAinSTORE contract.
Security is a key consideration for the retailer. To this end, PEL Services has installed access control, intruder alarm and video-based door entry systems as part of the overall store security requirements.
For PEL Services, the real challenge at this site was the quick turnaround. Managing director Ken Faulks stated: “PEL Services has developed an excellent working relationship with Debenhams over the years. We serve the retailer with a quality package of cost-effective systems and provide a level of support to match. We also have the resources and the expert team to enable us to provide this level of service. Debenhams recognises as such through its continued use of our services across its stores, including our MEDIAinSTORE music in-store radio and advertising service which is now distributed throughout the Debenhams estate.”
PEL Services was recently responsible for the successful design, supply and installation of a Bose professional digital sound and PA system at Debenhams’ flagship Oxford Street store as part of an extensive £25 million refurbishment. The sound system features 650 ceiling speakers, making it one of the largest Bose ceiling speaker installations in Europe.