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Charter Global launches “first-ever” SR5 security-rated shutter solution to UK market

With heightened levels of security across the globe, Charter Global – established manufacturer of the Obexion LPS 1175 range of security shutters – has raised the bar in terms of security by introducing the “first-ever” SR5 security-rated shutter.

The Obexion MD SR5 is certified to LPS 1175 Issue 7 SR5 and specifically designed to provide the highest level of security available for high risk locations such as Critical National Infrastructure, military and national security establishments as well as high value public and commercial premises.

The SR5 is designed to protect against a sustained and professional attempt to gain entry using a range of handheld performance power tools for extended periods of time.

To achieve this exceptional level of security rating, the shutters have to withstand a total attack time of ten minutes using various high performance power tools including an 18 V reciprocating saw and an angle grinder.

Charter Global's Obexion SR5 security shutter

Charter Global’s Obexion SR5 security shutter

Obexion’s ‘Lockdown’ technology means that the SR5 requires no auxiliary locking system. The ‘profiles’ lock the shutters in any stop position, fully closed or otherwise. This means the shutters cannot be forced open to gain entry, making them ideal as a first point of entry security for any facility.

The SR5 can be installed on re-enforced concrete and structural steelwork, but its lightweight construction also means that it may be installed on buildings of cultural and historic interest.

The shutters are motorised to allow controlled ascent and descent with either a 240 V/415 V motor depending on aperture size and/or duty cycle. There’s a full range of controls including push button, key and radio control or the system may be integrated into building management systems and third party alarms.

Electronic monitoring and alarm options are available for higher risk environments.

Roger Humphreys, Charter Global’s managing director, told Risk UK: “With the certification of Obexion to LPS 1175 Level 5, and with a continuing programme of product development and testing, we feel we’ve established a new benchmark for the security shutter market and we’re committed to build further on this success. We will continue to listen to our customers and develop products that meet developing risks and changing environments.”

For over a decade, Charter Global has been supplying specialist security shutters to prestige commercial properties, retail premises, buildings requiring high levels of security, those in high risk locations and critical infrastructure projects.

The company also supplies bespoke security shutters for specialist applications, working with clients to develop specific products to resist evolving attack methodologies, tool capabilities and risk status.

Charter Global’s products are LPCB approved and accredited by Secured by Design, UVDB Supplier, SMAS, SSIP, the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme and also benefit from Safecontractor accreditation.

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Esoteric awarded Safecontractor accreditation

Esoteric – the counter-espionage and electronic sweeping company – has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in Health and Safety.

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in Health and Safety management among UK contractors.

Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines Health and Safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.

The Safecontractor badge of quality

The Safecontractor badge of quality

Commitment to customers and staff

Providing specialist counter-espionage security services to organisations across the UK and on the international stage, Esoteric’s accreditation demonstrates the company’s commitment to maintaining the Health and Safety of its clients and staff as well as being a differentiator in winning new business.

Esoteric’s operations and compliance manager Hannah Byford-Smith said: “Our interest in the Safecontractor accreditation was driven by our desire to maintain a high standard of Health and Safety across all aspects of our business. This is just one of a number of measures that Esoteric is undertaking in order to provide a premium quality service to all of our clients.”

Hannah Byford-Smith: operations and compliance manager at Esoteric

Hannah Byford-Smith: operations and compliance manager at Esoteric

John Kinge, technical director at Safecontractor, added: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound Health and Safety policies in place.”

Kinge added: “More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Esoteric has done. The company’s high standard has set an example which, hopefully, will be followed by other companies within the sector.”

Safeguarding private information

Esoteric is a leading technical surveillance countermeasures (bug sweeping) and covert surveillance company working discreetly with corporations, Government departments and high worth individuals on the national and world stage to safeguard private information and conversations from illicit eavesdropping devices.

The company believes in delivering a strategic approach that assists its clients in understanding the risks facing their business.

Esoteric then works with the end user to implement Best Practice systems, policies and procedures and undertake appropriate measures to address the threat of potential, attempted and actual attacks from competitors, criminals, overseas agencies and employees.

Esoteric specialises in counter-espionage and electronic sweeping

Esoteric specialises in counter-espionage and electronic sweeping

Services include the development of counterespionage/security strategies and policy implementation, technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM)/electronic bug sweeping, critical information protection products including the ‘E-Room’ 24/7 monitoring sensor, mobile phone detectors and mobile phone blockers, TSCM training and espionage awareness briefings, covert investigations and surveillance.

Further information on Esoteric and its solutions is available at: http://www.esotericltd.com

Assessing Health and Safety arrangements

Safecontractor is a third party accreditation scheme that assesses Health and Safety arrangements.

Many major clients recognise the scheme and accept the Safecontractor certificate as confirmation of competency.

For further information about the Safecontractor scheme telephone 029 2026 6750

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