Keybury Fire & Security is strengthening its footprint across Craven, notably in the north of the region with the completion of three contracts in the Settle area.

The company has installed CCTV, fire and intruder alarm systems covering the entire site of the new-build Courtyard development on the main A65 road outside the North Yorkshire market town.

The mixed retail, food and arts centre is the brainchild of local entrepreneurs Simon Robinson, who runs soft furnishings, upholstery and furniture company Dalesbred, and Mark Hancock, owner of The Brasserie restaurant.

Both businesses are based at the Courtyard, which has created jobs for 25 local people and is also home to woollen accessories and designer country wear manufacturer Bronte, The Lime Gallery, which features work from artists from across the UK, and wine importer and supplier Buon Vino. Two retail units are still to be let.

Keybury has also installed an intruder alarm at the Langcliffe Road offices of natural health products company Crossgates Bioenergetics in Settle. It manufactures and supplies personal health products for people, livestock, horses, pets, poultry and pigeons, also specialising in human hair testing to identify imbalances and disorders in the body.

In addition, a new fire alarm system has been installed at the Fisherman Restaurant and Chip Shop in Church Street, Settle.

Keybury described business activity across all areas of operation as “buoyant,” with strong demand in particular for CCTV systems, as companies increasingly recognise their evolving value as powerful management tools.

Keybury’s operations director Patrick Beebe explained: “While CCTV cameras continue to fulfil their traditional security role, state-of-the-art technology means managers can now monitor both their premises and machinery live in the workplace via laptops, iPads and Smartphones.

“This allows users to quickly respond in the event of a problem or breakdown and is proving a potent management device when 24/7 surveillance of machinery or premises is required.”

Local companies already using the facility as part of new CCTV security system installations or upgrades include John Binns & Son Springs and Northern Paper Board in Skipton.

Keighley-based Keybury Fire & Security, which also has a regional office in Skipton, is this year celebrating its 30th anniversary.