In the UK, local councils are responsible for administering some of the most important functions in our day-to-day lives – social care, transport and housing to name only a few.
Such a multi-faceted sector demands a multi-faceted approach, which is why our integrated approach to security system solutions is favoured by local authorities and housing associations across the UK.
Common Risks Within Public Sector
Health & Safety
Local authorities have an even greater responsibility to safeguard the health and safety of the general public than private sector businesses. Their services are most desperately needed by persons who are already classed as vulnerable – children, the elderly, BAME communities and people from disadvantaged economic backgrounds.
Working in disadvantaged communities
Due to the nature of the work carried out by local councils, their services are often procured by the most vulnerable members of society in the UK’s most disadvantages communities. Lower economic security is positively correlated with higher rates of crime and anti-social behaviour, therefore our services (specially designed to protect law-abiding members of the public and assist in prosecuting crimes) are more vital than ever to keep people and businesses in disadvantages communities safe.
Social housing, particularly high-rise flats, is at an increased risk of fire due to being densely populated and multi-storeyed. A proper early warning system and a well-organised evacuation procedure is vital in ensuring that tenants are kept safe in the event of a fire.
How the KST Group Can Help:
Access Control Systems
Access control systems have a variety of important applications in both residential and commercial properties – from social housing complexes and assisted living communities to hospitals and schools, it is vitally important to prevent unauthorised access to these spaces.
CCTV & Monitoring
An effective CCTV system is not only an excellent deterrent for criminal behaviour, but a valuable tool in gathering evidence for prosecution – two essential components in keeping both staff and tenants safe.
Fire Risk Management
Comprehensive, evidence-based fire risk assessments are crucial in ensuring that public properties are compliant with fire safety legislation. Our fire risk assessments will not only identify which features of a property carry a greater fire risk but will also advise you of measures that can be implemented to reduce or mitigate these risks. We are also a specialist supplier of fire alarms and smoke detection systems which will act as early warning systems to ensure that evacuations are carried out as swiftly and smoothly as possible in the event of a fire.