ICTS UK, a subsidiary of ICTS Europe BV, specialises in the provision of
integrated security solutions. The ICTS canine services division, based in
Didcot, is a core ICTS service, where dedicated handlers look after and train
sniffer dogs to provide invaluable materials detection services in high profile
environments. In order to ensure the protection of these valuable assets, and
accompanying potentially hazardous training materials, ICTS insurers demanded a
Security Grade 2 intruder alarm system at the Didcot facility.
The ICTS Didcot Canine Services Centre, which was opened in 2008, is dedicated
to the welfare and training of specialised search dogs. Together with dedicated
handlers, the dogs provide invaluable services to organisations such as
airports, nuclear facilities, and other high profile environments where they
assist in the detection of high risk materials.
Due to the high economic value of the animals, and the high risk
subject matter involved in training, it is essential that the Canine Services
Centre is appropriately protected and secured against damage and theft. In order
to meet the stringent criteria demanded by ICTS Insurers, not only for the dogs
but also for the facility itself, it was stipulated that a Security Grade 2
intruder detection system should be installed prior to the construction of the
The Canine Services Centre required an intruder system which would
initially enable security for up to 30 zones, together with the inherent
flexibility for future expansion. Also important was the requirement to be able
to operate independent sub systems, separating the main site from the kennels,
thus enabling exclusive management of each area.
ICTS has a long association with Honeywell, and has been installing Galaxy®
products for over 7 years. The in-depth ICTS knowledge of the Honeywell product
portfolio identified the Honeywell G2 security system as the most appropriate
product to meet the needs of the installation.
“Due to the proven history and reliability of the Galaxy product
range, it would always be our number one choice for mid to high profile
installations,” comments Darren Watson Head of Security Systems for ICTS UK.
The system installed to protect the Canine Services Centre
comprises the G2-44 control panel, the Galaxy MK7 LCD Keyprox, Galaxy 3A Smart
PSUs and Galaxy RIO products.
Proven Security System
The Honeywell G2 security system was specified by ICTS as it had previously been
reliably installed and maintained, in mid to high profile installations, by
their in-house engineering team. It was therefore considered a tried and tested
solution, delivering to exact customer requirements.
Due to the long standing knowledge of the Galaxy product range, ICTS determined
that, by using this particular solution, exact customer requirements could be
met through quick and easy installation.
The G2 security system supports instant alarm signalling which allows a
”listen-in” capability, to enable an alarm to be quickly verified, and immediate
on-site action to be taken.
Ease of Use
The Canine Services Centre required a user-friendly system that would be
suitable for all staff to operate. The Galaxy MK7 LCD Keyprox allows the
system to be set and unset using a proximity card, enabling easy programming and
system control, thus helping to minimise user error generated false alarms.
Flexibility and Scalability
One of the key benefits of using the G2 security system is its flexibility and
scalability (i.e. the system is able to be upgraded as the requirements of
the centre evolve). The G2 system offers a wide range of functionality such as
remote servicing and maintenance, together with wireless options which
could be easily added to the system in order to reduce on-site engineer visits,
and to provide protection of temporary areas or those which may be difficult to
Partner of Choice
ICTS (UK) Limited has long been a name synonymous with best-in-class security
services. A world leader in its field, ICTS has been at the forefront of the
global security industry for over twenty-five years - building an unrivalled
reputation for service quality, commercial integrity and professional standards.
Sustaining steady growth, ICTS is equipped with leading edge technological
solutions to compliment its wide range of manpower and canine services. The
continued ICTS success is based on an uncompromising commitment to serving its
clients and supporting its staff. Innovation, combined a commitment to
continuous improvement, underpins the ICTS service philosophy.
ICTS “sniffs out” state-of-the-art Security System
from Honeywell (pdf)
- Honeywell G2-44+ control panel
- Honeywell P026-01-B Galaxy 3A Smart PSU
- Honeywell CP038-01 Galaxy Keyprox
- Honeywell C072 Galaxy RIO