Hertfordshire surveillance company receive Queen’s Award for International Trade


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Silent Sentinel, a Hertfordshire-based manufacturer of thermal imaging and threat detection platforms exported around the world, has been presented with a prestigious Queen’s Award by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Robert Voss CBE CStJ.

The surveillance and security equipment company, founded in Hertford in 2002, expanded in 2017 into its manufacturing facility in Stanstead Abbotts, which provides some 60 local jobs. The local brand meets security surveillance needs around the world, with Silent Sentinel products exported to over 55 countries across six continents.

In 2019 Silent Sentinel opened its sister company, Sentinel Engineering, in Sandy, Bedfordshire, to bring fabrication of its metal components in-house. Silent Sentinel expanded into North America with the establishment of Silent Sentinel Inc in St Petersburg Florida in 2020 and into the Middle East with Silent Sentinel DMCC in Dubai, UAE. Recently in 2021, Silent Sentinel Inc reinforced its global commitments by supplying Mid-Wave Infrared thermal imaging platforms to safeguard the Mexican coast, as well as providing drone detection and tracking in East Africa.

The company’s product range has also been expanded with the introduction of a Rapid Deployment Kit (RDK), Aeron Laser Range Finder and the Jaegar Sonus acoustic hailer, all unveiled at DSEI 2021. Silent Sentinel also demonstrated its agility in combating the COVID pandemic by developing its Modum body temperature detection cameras, which were delivered rapidly and ordered in vast quantities for use in transport hubs, industrial facilities and workplaces.

The Queen’s Awards are the most prestigious annual awards for UK businesses, recognising outstanding achievement. Silent Sentinel will receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2020, reflecting the company’s growth and global reach.

Paul Elsey, Managing Director said: “Winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade is a huge honour and it shows the extraordinary global export level our team have achieved from our facilities in the UK and US. Silent Sentinel continues to expand and grow and we look forward to continuing to provide our expertly manufactured products to meet threat detection needs all around the world.”

For more information, visit: silentsentinel.com

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