MCL – Midland Container Logistics
Midland Container Logistics chose EDS to supply their company’s new lorry park, container base storage area and head office with state of the art integrated security & safety systems, electrical installations and automated gates.
EDS was given a very tight time scale in which to complete the project as MCL needed to vacate their existing site, which was due for redevelopment and redeploy its entire fleet to the new site overnight. Through detailed planning and preparation EDS ensured the project was brought in on time and on budget.
The remit was to supply a system capable of providing a ring of security around the whole site. The system was to be capable of providing security 24 hours a day and still maintaining access for authorised personnel, together with security and safety systems for office based workers. EDS designed, supplied and installed an integrated system to protect not only the offices of MCL, but more importantly the yard with its fleet of expensive trucks and lorries containing customers’ high value goods.
Electronic Security & Safety Systems
A custom designed alarm system was installed to monitor all movements around the entire perimeter of the site. An inner perimeter wall of detection devices was installed to provide a second tier of electronic security over and above that of the pallisade fencing installed.
Detection devices are operational 24 hours a day with access only granted to personnel who have been given permission through the access controlled automated entry gates and verified by the site CCTV system. Night-time drivers and subcontracted drivers are given unique tags allowing them access only at certain times to match the loading and unloading rotas.
An intruder alarm system monitors and protects the fabric of the building, together with an early warning smoke & fire detection system covering office equipment and high value customer data, all of which are connected to the EDS Secure Monitoring Centre.
Emergency & External Lighting & Electrical Installations
EDS supplied, installed and connected the incoming mains supply and power distribution services across the entire site.
Once the mains supply was connected, EDS engineers installed local distribution boards and power sockets. General lighting, emergency lighting and external yard lighting were also installed to provide adequate nightime lighting for loading and unloading.