Grunwerg Invests in New Fire Safety Solution

June 17, 2022

Based in Sheffield, UK Grunwerg is a leading supplier of innovative and exciting products to the UK and international housewares industry.

With their legacy system requiring an essential upgrade, Grunwerg needed a replacement system as a high priority. Following a full site survey, Kings Secure Technologies (KST) put together a proposal to ensure the system became a fully addressable solution, using the latest Gent Vigilon technology from Gent.

Legacy System Upgrade:

Kings were focussed on installing the new system within the strict timeframe provided.  A critical factor for Kings’ Project Managers and Engineers was to ensure that the install did not affect the existing infrastructure of the site, but at the same time work effectively in a live environment alongside additional contractors, and day-to-day liaising with the Grunwerg team.

Challenges faced by the KST team centred around tight deadlines, budget, access constraints and contractual agreements.  To address these challenges, alongside clear communication between KST and the client, the existing legacy system was removed and replaced with a mains-powered interface which controlled the conventional smoke detectors within the main warehouse. Not only did this reduce the price significantly for the client, but we were still able to meet the design criteria, keep downtime to a minimum, and exceed customer satisfaction, which was our main focus.

The fire alarm system was installed to a design specification of an L1 system; this system is designed to not only protect the building but the occupants within the room. KST made the system user-friendly and ensured one-to-one training for each member of staff upon completion.

Through careful management, KST was able to fully install the new fire system with minimal downtime, whilst savings were made by adhering to the amended budget. Following the completed works, KST entrusted a third-party company to inspect the quality of the work; the feedback we received was that the new system installed was of high quality and resulted in a satisfactory report, ensuring the system was reliable, up to standard and of good quality.


What our Customers say

We wanted a smart-looking, contactless approach to access control here at Little Dot. We love the Openpath solution proposed by KST; it’s sleek, simple to use and has excellent reporting features. What’s more, KST’s inhouse commissioning team remotely configured the software to meet our requirements - including who goes where and when, through which doors, the reporting we need and integration to our fire alarm system. Thanks to this we have saved the cost of two days labour on install!

Greg Rochford
IT Manager - Little Dot Studios

KST has once again exceeded all expectations with their outstanding service. Safety is our number one priority for both our Post Masters and customers, therefore we are always on the lookout for new technologies and new ideas. Morphean platforms, along with the installation and maintenance provided by KST, has been the perfect decision for us due to our existing knowledge of their excellent services and competitive prices.

Mark Dinsdale
Security Programme Manager - Post Office Ltd

The mobilisation was smooth with little involvement required from ourselves. Communication, in particular, has been extremely strong with regular meetings. Monthly management information has been circulated and Clipper are using the real time management information that KST have provided with their DYMENSiON software. We also have working action plans on each site focusing on improvements and change management. All in all I would be happy to recommend KST to any company looking at contract award; our experience has been very positive and I am happy to endorse them.

John Welsh
Head of Bonded & Secure Operations - Clipper

The whole process of mobilisation and onboarding to KST was conducted in an exceptional manner, from start to finish. The preparation for the move between City Plumbing Supplies and KST was comprehensive. Collaboration was very good. The days of transfer were event free and smooth - with no major issues. The branches’ onboarding onto the KST system during the 12 weeks following the mobilisation was completed fully with excellent communication sessions conducted on a weekly basis. We are now looking forward to a long and effective partnership with KST.

Steve Kemp
Security, Audit & Loss Prevention Manager - City Plumbing Supplies

We’ve been delighted with the partnership between ISS and KST and the approach to transferring the access control contract. The teams have gelled quickly to understand our estate and we’ve seen significant service improvements.

Andy Southern
Head of Security - Santander Bank