Vision is a Christian charity based
in Rossendale, Lancashire, which
aims to build a more positive youth
culture. The charity was first
established in 2002 and is run
entirely by volunteers, who provide
events, education opportunities,
and support for local children and
young people. Its premises, Woodlea
Mission, is a converted chapel on a
residential street in Rossendale.
When the local community first gifted the 126 year old chapel to Vision,
it was in a poor state of repair, with no existing utilities. Like many
conversions the building has an untraditional layout, with a number of
small rooms on different levels that can be accessed by staircases at
each end of the building.
With limited funds, the charity set about refurbishing the building and
creating a modern community centre. Following extensive building work,
the charity decided to install a wireless security system to secure the
premises and protect staff and visitors.
With no staff permanently on site, the charity needed a security system
that would allow them to remotely monitor the premises. The security
system would also need to accommodate a number of different users
who would have access to the alarm code.
“When researching a wireless security solution, we looked at a number of
systems from different companies. We needed a system that could be
monitored remotely, but was also easy to operate by any person,” said
Nathan Shepherd, Director of Vision.
After careful consideration, Vision decided that Honeywell’s Le
Sucre® wireless security system best suited its needs. In addition to
the intruder alarm control panel, the charity required a number of
peripherals, including a wireless motion sensor with built-in camera, a
typical motion sensor as well as an internal sounder, wireless bell box,
door contacts, and SMS functionality for instant notifications.
“One of the great benefits of the Honeywell system are the prox tags that we use to set and unset
the alarm,” said Nathan Shepherd. “We have a number of volunteers who need access to the
building, so we were able to give them their own key fob which allows them to easily operate the
alarm. This provided us with peace of mind as we knew that PIN codes couldn’t be shared or
forgotten, and it has the added benefit that we can monitor who has entered the building at any
With the Le Sucre’s system remote self-monitoring is easy. Using the motion sensor with
built-in camera Vision has the ability to view of the chapel at any time, and can easily verify if
a security alert is a false alarm or not and respond appropriately and in a timely manner. The
system offers peace of mind that the premises is totally secure, and the contents are safe.
Installation made easy
With limited funds, the charity relied on a local volunteer with some electrical experience to
install the system. The Le Sucre system is quick to install and easy to programme, even by a
With an unobtrusive design, the Le Sucre® system fits easily into small spaces and seamlessly
into any modern interior.
Partner of choice
The competitive price point and ability to add additional peripherals made Honeywell’s Le
Sucre the ideal choice for Vision. Honeywell’s reputation also provided peace of mind for
Vision’s decision maker, knowing they were purchasing quality equipment from an established
The installation of the Le Sucre® system has already paid off for Vision.
When an alert came in late one night, the charity used the CAMIR camera
PIR to remotely view the premises, and confirm that it was simply a false
alarm. The system was reset remotely, completely negating the need for
anyone to physically visit the premises.
- Le Sucre®
- Keyprox reader (SPR-S8EZ)
- Camera PIR motion sensor (CAMIR-8EZ)
- Dual Technology Motion Sensor (DT8M)
- Door contact (DO8EZ)
- Key fobs (TCC8M)
- Tags (TAG4)
- Internal Sounder (SI800M)
- Wireless Bell Box (SEF8M)
Charity Vision protects its premises with Honeywell Le Sucre wireless security system. (pdf)