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Time and attendance added to access control system for distribution company

Stanley Security Solutions : 05 September, 2013  (Application Story)
Chilled food distributor in the UK takes time and attendance module from Stanley Security Solutions to upgrade its access control system
Time and attendance added to access control system for distribution company

Stanley Security Solutions has completed the installation of comprehensive security and Time & Attendance (T&A) systems for a chilled food distribution company, helping to improve their efficiency.

Established for over 30 years, NFT is involved in chilled, time-critical food and drink logistics serving major manufacturers, importers and grocery retailers.  In order to do so effectively, the company has a carefully planned, temperature controlled distribution network comprising seven strategically located sites across the UK, employing 1700 staff.

To manage staff effectively and to maintain its excellent customer service, NFT uses Stanley’s NT500 access control system and has recently upgraded its T&A system at its Daventry, Northamptonshire site to Stanley’s Zeus.  Zeus provides automatic calculations of hours worked, breaks and overtime in real time, with email reporting and full export to Excel, ensuring NFT’s HR system is always up to date.  The system helps NFT reduce absenteeism and increase management efficiency.

Zeus is being used at NFT Daventry with four hand punched terminals located at the warehouse and administration department.  Its flexibility is such that it can readily cope with the 700 employees and eight different languages being spoken on site.

Following on the back of this successful project, Stanley Security was also awarded the contract to design and install a new CCTV system at NFT Daventry.  The system features 57 internal and external cameras, many of which are Pan, Tilt and Zoom HD cameras, with some existing cameras incorporated into the system for maximum cost-effectiveness.  Images are fed back to the Operations Manager’s room and are recorded 24 hours a day using five DVRs.  Stanley has designed the CCTV system to also be accessed remotely through a VPN connection.

The CCTV system is concentrated in the operational side of the warehouse not purely for security, but also for health and safety and insurance purposes.  Gavin Symington, NFT Daventry Site Operations Manager explains further: “As a very busy logistics company we have multiple deliveries in and out of the warehouse.  We use the CCTV to examine any health and safety related issues that may arise and also to check against claims of product damage.  The latter aspect is important to both us and the client, allowing us to either identify any issues that may arise and for the client to correctly identify the source of damage, which we more often than not find to be from an off-site third party.”

From CCTV to intruder alarm, access control to time & management, Stanley Security Solutions provides organisations with integrated security solutions that meet exacting requirements.  The company has extensive experience in the logistics field, providing system design, supply, installation, maintenance and monitoring services.

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