OPTEX and DS Security Group announce new partnership across the UK

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OPTEX Europe has entered a new partnership with UK security services company, DS Security Group Ltd.  

The collaboration between OPTEX and DS Security Group is two-fold. Firstly, monitoring of the new OPTEX Intelligent Visual Monitoring solution is done via DS Security’s recently launched state-of-the-art Alarm and Video Monitoring Centre, DS Operations Centre (DSOC). Secondly, the adoption and promotion of OPTEX‘s suite of sensors is part of DS Security’s intrusion detection portfolio.

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DS Security Group is a security services business that specialises in commercial services, utilising the latest security systems, access control and CCTV monitoring solutions to protect businesses and their commercial property and premises.

Ben Linklater, Sales Director at OPTEX Europe, says: “We were extremely impressed by DS Security Group, in particular its expertise, professionalism and willingness to embrace new technologies. When we presented our new solution to add video to monitored alarm systems to Stephen and the rest of his team, it was clear our companies were aligned about the benefits it could bring to the customers.”  

Stephen Smith, Director and Chief Operating Officer at DS Security Group, says he is looking forward to working closely with OPTEX: “Having launched our new monitoring centre, it was very interesting for us to meet with OPTEX and understand more about their Intelligent Visual Monitoring solution. We could see how implementing OPTEX intrusion sensors and linking them to IP cameras will provide an easy visual verification to our customers.

“We are pleased to become an OPTEX Monitoring partner and add their sensor range to our portfolio. We look forward to working closely with them on new projects to deliver the highest quality security solutions and level of service to our customers,” added Stephen.

The OPTEX Intelligent Visual Monitoring solution enables separate intruder and CCTV technologies installed on the same site, but acting independently, to be connected using the OPTEX Bridge and create one, seamless, integrated and intelligent visual monitoring solution. Intruder alarms can now be visually verified within seconds, without impacting the integrity of the technology installed, or its Grade. When an alarm occurs, a signal is instantly sent to the ARC whose operator can view images pre and post the alarm event via a dedicated portal to determine whether the alarm is genuine.


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