Keybury Fire and Security has installed a new CCTV system providing total coverage of the Leeds head office and warehousing facility of electrical engineering distribution firm Scattergood & Johnson in Lowfields Road.

Keighley-based Keybury has fitted a total of 29 high definition, 3 megapixel cameras across the site to cover the external areas and car parks, and internally to embrace distribution areas and warehouses.

The state-of-the-art £20,000 system has been tailored for Scattergood & Johnson.  Keybury’s operations director, Patrick Beebe explained, “Recording 24 hours a day, the system’s primary role is a crime deterrent and will issue alerts if any unwanted people are seen loitering at night or crossing boundaries around the site.”

Established in 1899, Scattergood & Johnson has a network of depots across the UK and Keybury Fire and Security secured the head office contract after installing a burglar alarm system at the firm’s Sheffield branch.

The company’s project manager Mike Hargreaves said, “Our old analogue CCTV system was completely out of date, the quality was poor and it has no night vision facility.  Keybury loaned us a DVR for free to keep us going, while we redesigned, then installed a brand new system covering our entire premises.

“It is much more powerful and has given us a massive increase in our visibility. We are using it not only as an effective crime deterrent, but also for other functions, including civilian tasks such as locating personnel we need to find quickly.

“Keybury engaged with us personally, looked after us really well and carried out the work very tidily. We could not fault them.”