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Intercept Pharma Europe - A Security Framework Case Study

Pharma Europe

When biopharmaceutical company, Pharma Europe, needed an integrated fire and security solutions for its offices in central London, Evolution was contracted.

Evolution started by conducting an extensive survey and audit of the Intercept premises and existing systems, from which an in-depth report was compiled with recommendations as to immediate and future actions.

One of the first recommendations was to create a Security Policy document detailing the physical security processes and procedures required to maintain the safety and security of staff and visitors. The document formalised procedures in relation to the transfer of data and compliance to GDPR regulations. Evolution also oversaw the servicing and integration of the existing standalone Access Control and CCTV systems, creating a combined solution that is flexible, scalable, easy to operate and with a single point of contact for ongoing support.

Steve Lambden, Facilities Manager at Intercept Pharma said: “The technical advice, project management and comprehensive risk analysis and support, as well as training, has provided us with a structure to the way we view and seek to improve the security of our building and assets.

"Additional equipment has been recommended, installed and integrated where required. Following an assessment, it was clear that we had an obvious blind spot in the reception area, which is often occupied by visitors, so it was important that we quickly addressed this issue with additional CCTV to provide this essential additional coverage.

“Evolution also identified our server room which houses our CCTV Head End as potentially vulnerable and will be fitting a more robust door locking system integrated into the Access Control System to increase security.”

Evolution provided Intercept with a series of training sessions to make maximum use of the Access Control and CCTV systems installed. The client also now has access to a series of online tutorials and tools to refresh their knowledge where required.

“The training was in-depth and engaging,” Lambden said. “The online tutorials are extremely useful in situations where we are unsure on a particular issue.”

Picture: Inside Pharma Europe's London offices.

 

 

 

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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