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Innovations For Safer, Smarter Buildings


The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted all businesses to think carefully about the safety of its staff and customers for the ‘new normal’. Social distancing and rigorous sanitation measures are things that everyone can observe. However, businesses that are seen to be going the extra mile to try and eliminate the spread of the virus are the ones that will go from strength to strength.

Trinity Fire & Security Systems, a constituent company of Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG), has put together no fewer than 16 innovations for use by organisations in different sectors to keep users of their facilities safe – both staff and customers. The innovations are organised in the following four areas:

Removing touch points
This includes devices to enable people to exit and move through buildings without using their hands, including facial recognition devices at terminals. These devices remove the need for security passes and fobs and actually speed up the usual processes.

Fever Monitoring
A mixture of fixed and mobile devices give organisations versatility, with innovations including handheld, portable and fixed thermal fever screening and thermal facial recognition devices – which allow access at terminals by a facial image generated by a person’s body heat.

Social Distance Management
Density control systems, audible alerts and CCTV analytics are all ways for organisations toachieve the required social distancing in buildings. These devices monitor particular areas, remind people when their distancing is not at the required level and even detect when face masks are not being worn.

Portable Sanitising and Signage
Devices for the rapid dispensation of sanitiser and signage solutions are further ways to enable different organisations to take steps for stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Trinity Fire & Security Systems was acquired by PTSG in January 2019. This enabled PTSG to operate a fully comprehensive Fire Solutions division, offering a wide range of fire prevention and suppression equipment, maintenance, testing and certification as well as security devices for organisations of all kinds. It also meant that PTSG could boost its UK coverage to 29 centres of operation, including the ten offices from which Trinity operates.

Likewise, by being part of PTSG, Trinity can access the vast FM service set and financial leverage available within the Group. Since becoming part of PTSG, Trinity’s Adam Davies – Director of the Heathrow Airport account – has won the PFM Award for Account Director of the Year 2019. At Heathrow, Adam and his team manage the fire detection and alarm systems around the airport, including terminals and the main control tower building.

Organisations of all kinds are welcome to contact Trinity for more information on these innovative devices to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in their facilities.

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