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Vanderbilt highlights commitment to quality with ISO 9001 certification

Vanderbilt, the state-of-the-art security systems developer, has had its commitment to Best in Class quality management highlighted by achieving the prestigious ISO 9001 certification. This latest accolade is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to make its processes as agile as possible and set the standard in what’s now an increasingly competitive market.

ISO is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards that acknowledge industry Best Practice.

Since it was first published in 1987, ISO 9001 has become the world’s most established quality management framework and is currently used by over a million companies across the globe.

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The standard is based on a number of principles including a company’s commitment to excellence and its stakeholders, and a willingness to work towards continually improving efficiencies.

“A desire to operate to the highest standards of quality runs through everything we do,” stated Uta Ragnitz, head of quality and process management at Vanderbilt. “ISO 9001 rubber stamps our credentials through better integration and alignment of internal processes, which will lead to increased productivity and results. In addition, more effective use of resources, improved communication, planning and administration will define a standard of operation that exceeds our customers’ expectations and ensures that they view us as the security solutions supplier of choice.”

Having completed the successful acquisition of Security Products from Siemens in 2015, Vanderbilt’s ISO 9001 certification maintains the level of quality that its customers expect and allows the business to enhance customer satisfaction and improve customer loyalty, leading to repeat business. These processes will also help the organisation gain market share through flexible and fast responses to market opportunities.

Rigorous audit process

Vanderbilt’s quality management system was externally certified through Intertek, a multinational certification body that has helped companies around the world improve performance and become more efficient for over 130 years.

A rigorous audit process took place over two days. Auditor Hans Tjornvik from Intertek explained: “I was thoroughly impressed with the level of work that Vanderbilt has put into its quality management system, as well as the company’s dedication to the continual improvement of its processes. So much so, in fact, that I would place the business in the Top 10 of the companies I’ve audited during my career.”

The hard work is all set to continue, as Vanderbilt looks to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, the latest revision of the standard.

Joe Grillo, the company’s managing director, concluded: “I would like to congratulate the team for all the hard work put into achieving this important standard. Our culture of quality improvement is vital. The discipline and framework provided by our system creates an environment that will help us achieve our corporate objectives.”

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Vanderbilt builds on security market success with duo of senior management appointments

Vanderbilt International, the state-of-the-art security systems developer, has strengthened its senior management team with two key appointments. Peter Mueller has joined the company as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO) and executive committee member, while Rickard Hammarberg will take on the role of sales hub head for Sweden.

Mueller’s impressive career spans over 30 years in business, where he was a management consultant for international blue chip companies including Deloitte, Arthur D Little and IBM. A graduate of the University of Münster, for the last seven years he has served as Professor in MBA Programs at the Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Adjunct Professor at Beijing Normal University as well as being a visiting Professor at universities throughout India.

Mueller will now facilitate a strong alignment with Vanderbilt’s Information Technology, business and management functions.

Commenting on his new role, Mueller told Risk UK: “As CIO, I’m looking forward to identifying areas where we can use technology to make our overall operation more efficient and cost-effective and improve the service we offer to our ever-growing customer base. This will ensure that we maximise our competitive potential in what is a highly competitive market, while at the same time delivering value and adapting to changing working practices such as remote working.”

Peter Mueller

Peter Mueller

For his part, Rickard Hammarberg brings a wealth of experience to Vanderbilt gained over 20 years of working in the security industry, during which time he has amassed considerable knowledge about the technology and trends within the CCTV and access control sectors.

His previous positions include a variety of national and international roles, among them a two-year stint in the UK as team leader at Bewator. Hammarberg’s most recent position was regional sales manager for the Nordics at Lenel Systems International. He has also worked for BIAB Larm and YIT Sweden.

Hammarberg is now tasked with increasing the company’s profile in Sweden and the wider Nordic region, as well as setting the strategic business plan and sales strategy to build the brand and develop long-term relationships with its customers.

He commented: “I’m convinced that Vanderbilt’s ranges of access control, intrusion alarm and video surveillance products offer unrivalled levels of performance, flexibility and user-friendliness. This all makes them perfect for the Swedish market, and I’m now looking forward to playing my part in the company’s growth strategy and taking myself and my team to new levels of success.”

Welcoming Mueller and Hammarberg on board, Joseph Grillo (Vanderbilt’s managing director) stated: “Since acquiring Security Products from Siemens in April 2015, Vanderbilt has reinforced its position as a global leader in state-of-the-art security systems. Having Peter and Rickard on our senior management team will really help us in our mission to expand our presence in the security business sector and provide a level of service that’s agile, flexible and always meets our customers’ needs.”

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Compact keypads for SPC intruder detection system introduced by Security Products from Siemens

Security Products from Siemens has introduced two new compact keypads for the SPC intruder detection system. They use touchkeys instead of traditional mechanical keys and the key interface illuminates only when touched.

With a depth of just 17.5 mm, these keypads sit unobtrusively on any wall. Model SPCK520 offers display and speech output while model SPCK521 adds an ID card reader.

The new keypads support EM and MIFARE card technologies. Advanced user authentication eliminates the inconvenience of repeated PIN code entry on systems that are armed and disarmed many times on a daily basis.

End users can download pre-recorded or customised audio files to the keypads. These audible messages assist users when various system events occur.

The large graphical display provides a wealth of information at a glance. For instance, users can access detailed information about doors that are open or ajar and therefore preventing the system from being armed.

Siemens has introduced two new compact keypads for the SPC intruder detection system

Siemens has introduced two new compact keypads for the SPC intruder detection system

 

The keypads supply system information and offer various ways to configure the parameters of the SPC system on site without additional tools such as a PC.

An optional plug-in RF module allows the keypads to be used as RF receivers for communication with wireless detectors nearby. This eliminates the need for separate RF receivers.

In addition, the keypads have push-wire terminals so that installers can secure the wires of connection cables with a single push action.

For flush mounting, Siemens offers a special frame that allows the keypad to be installed flush with the wall. An optional metal enclosure is available for installation in concrete walls.

The compact keypads are backwards-compatible with existing SPC systems. End users can choose from the eight languages that are supplied as standard with additional language packs available for download.

The SPC intruder detection series offered by Security Products from Siemens combines sophisticated protection against intruders with a cost-effective modular design and installation concept.

SPC systems are scalable up to 512 zones with 120 wireless zones.

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Security Products from Siemens expands intruder detection operation in Ireland

Security Products from Siemens has announced the completion of a process that has seen the successful transfer of its intruder detection business to Clonshaugh in Ireland. The move will strengthen the company’s existing presence in the country. With the organisation’s R&D, product management and customer service activities all now centrally located, this will facilitate an improved experience for both installers and end users of Siemens’ popular panels and detectors.

Previously, the detection side of the operation was located in Switzerland while the Irish operation handled the intruder panels. In order to facilitate greater cohesiveness and maximise the use of existing knowledge and skills, a dedicated migration programme was initiated in early 2014.

The Siemens organisation has a long association with Ireland stretching back to 1874, and it now employs in excess of 550 staff across its entire Irish operation. The construction of most of Ireland’s power plants – including the landmark Shannon hydroelectric scheme in 1929 and the provision of the country’s first computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scanners – are among Siemens’ major projects.

Security Products from Siemens has announced the completion of a process that has seen the successful transfer of its intruder detection business to Clonshaugh in Ireland

Security Products from Siemens has announced the completion of a process that has seen the successful transfer of its intruder detection business to Clonshaugh in Ireland

The decision to relocate the intruder detection portfolio is a measure of Security Products from Siemens’ ongoing confidence in the country’s facilities, home-grown talent and economic potential.

The move comes at a perfect time, as Security Products from Siemens is currently experiencing tremendous growth across the whole of Europe for its CE and EN-compliant intruder detection solutions.

Intruder alarms and motion detectors

Central to this success is Siemens’ pioneering SPC IP-enabled intruder alarm systems, as well as its passive infrared motion detector range that uses the company’s patented ‘Magic Mirror’ technology to offer the highest standards in detection sensitivity in an extremely compact design.

Both of these product sets have defined roadmaps and will benefit from innovative new variants being developed and added to their existing ranges, thus reinforcing their status in the security sector. In addition, all customers will now be able to trade using the Euro, helping to eliminate any financial complexities.

Siemens Security Products CEO Peter Hawksworth (left) with Phil Carroll, head of the intruder detection product line

Siemens Security Products CEO Peter Hawksworth (left) with Phil Carroll, head of the intruder detection product line

With the integration of all the various skills and activities now completed, Peter Hawksworth (CEO of Security Products from Siemens) is confident that the business is in a better position than ever to meet the demands of diverse markets across Europe.

Hawksworth commented: “The consolidation of our intruder detection operation will benefit all stakeholders and increase our effectiveness and efficiencies both internally and externally. It’s a move that makes perfect sense. We’re delighted to be in a position whereby we can experience all the business benefits that being located in Ireland will bring.”

Security Products from Siemens offers one of the world’s widest ranges of products for access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance. Clients of the Security Products business segment are distributors, system integrators and installers throughout Europe and around the world.

The business has its headquarters in Solna, Sweden with local sales and support operations located across all key markets.

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