National Trust properties see filming surge

montacute houseSentinor have been securing historical properties across the UK and Ireland for over 20 years, and now it seems Hollywood has gotten in on the act. Several prime time television shows including Game of Thrones, Dr Thorne and Sherlock have recently been filmed in many of the properties we have worked with, such as Castle Ward, Montacute House and Tyntesfield.

With extensive grounds, imposing architecture, paintings and artifacts from a variety of periods in history, it’s easy to see why. The ‘golden age of television’, as it has been referred to has brought about a new breed of fan, eager to embark on location tours of their favourite shows. This, while increasing visitor levels for the National Trust, also increases the likelihood of risk to properties. Luckily, with the Legacy PAG8 System in place, house managers can be easily connected to the entire property, using a range of devices, such as staff pendants, pagers, panic buttons and covert tamper sensors.

For more details of our Legacy products or to update an existing system, contact us today on 01934 743440 or sales@sentinor.com.

Counter terror attack at the Trafford Centre

TraffordManchester has become the latest UK city to stage a mock terror attack, following similar events in London and Glasgow. From midnight 800 volunteers simulated a bomb attack. A man entered dressed in black and a smoke filled explosion went off, causing the volunteers to run, sustain ‘horrific injuries’ or ‘die’. The simulation will last for three days, and is not directly linked to any particular terror threat, but is, according to Greater Manchester Police, a way to “test the emergency response to a major terrorist incident.”

Former Sentinor CEO Peter Rogers said:

“With the world under constant threat, exercises such as this are important in planning the safety of our citizens in the face of a genuine attack.”

 

 

Flint Water declared safe by Barack Obama

BarackThe US President visited Flint, Michigan this week and drank a glass of their filtered water to prove its safety. After high levels of lead were found in the city’s water supply, Obama declared a state of emergency, sending urgent federal aid to deal with the crisis.

Filters have now been tested and put into place so that every Flint resident has access to safe water. A local eight year old girl had written to the President to ask him to try it and he decided to make good on her request.

Sentinor protects over 80% of the UK’s water supply with tamper proof solutions. Watercress 4 is our most advanced product yet, using cloud software and multiple access points.

For more details of our products and services contact us today on 01934 743440 or sales@sentinor.com.

Water supply delivered by train in India

Water Train IndiaHalf a million litres of water was delivered this morning to Latur and other areas in India affected by the drought.

The ‘water train’ houses ten tankers, previously used to transport oil. The tankers were steam cleaned before being filled and sent for emergency well deliveries across the western state of Maharashtra.

Water scarcity in Latur has led to prohibition orders being issued for more than five people gathering around a water storage tank. Meanwhile Maharashtra’s Chief Minister has announced that more efforts are being made to supply water to residents.

Setting up emergency infrastructure on such a large scale is no easy feat and protecting it is a priority. Sentinor provides critical infrastructure protection with the WaterCress solution. The portfolio includes specialist systems for securing water hatches, protecting tanks and fences and analysing sites. We have also created a functions and features matrix to make finding a solution easier:

>> Download Sentinor’s Solution Matrix <<

“WaterCress is a cost effective long term solution for monitoring solutions remotely.”

Said Sentinor CEO Peter Rogers;

“A tamper-proof water supply has the potential to save millions of lives.”

Sentinor: Using a 18th Century Stables to Connect an Estate to the 21st Century

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Sentinor have recently completed a complicated and sensitive upgrade to the alarm system in a Grade 1 listed house in the South of England.

“We are faced with a number of problems with the existing alarm system, including panic button black spots and out buildings whose alarms were unmonitored” said the owner.

Sentinor did a thorough appraisal of the situation, and, using a clever combination of Legacy and Pag8 products, managed to save the owner many thousands of pounds as well as the disturbance of digging through a listed garden.

The appraisal highlighted that there were a number of redundant buildings which could be used as radio hubs for alarm signals from outlying buildings. At the request of the owner, the footprint of the panic buttons was significantly upgraded as well.

The new systems was installed in two days, significantly less than it would have taken to undertake the ground works, had a trenching solution been deployed. And the owner isn’t missing the disturbance. “We have a very high level of traffic on roads and footpaths. The work that Sentinor did ensured that it was business as usual.”

The Estate’s regular alarm providers will now connect the new system into the regular alarm system.

“I am delighted to think that we can now benefit from 21st Century technology throughout our Estate.”

Devastating news from Brussels

belgium_640 copyOur thoughts are with the people of Brussels after today’s horrifying attacks. Over 30 people have been killed and many more injured.

The city is on lockdown, and questions have been raised in the media about how prepared Belgium was in dealing with an attack, given the threat level in recent months. Despite Brussels seeming an unlikely region for extremism, many of the Paris attackers came from the district of Molenbeek, the location of Salah Abdelslam’s arrest last Friday.

Sentinor’s engineers have been rapidly developing a mini version of the CobWeb Spider, designed to work with the existing system to provide covert, remote monitoring of terrorist targets, to prevent further atrocities such as this, and others reported regularly across the world.

“CobWeb technology combines user friendly deployment and state-of-art covert tactical intruder detection,” said Peter Rogers, CEO.

“We have created a system that will allow government agencies to use technology to monitor select targets in an extremely efficient and effective manner. The consequence of CobWeb’s deployment is that less man hours are needed, allowing more time to be devoted to intelligence analysis.”

Sentinor visit the Anglian Water market stall event

This week, Sentinor were invited to join Anglian Water in Peterborough for their Market Stall event.

Sentinor has been working with Anglian Water for the past 7 years to protect their Clean Water Estate from intrusion and attack by supplying and installing our WaterCress hatch protection system.

At the event we met with Anglian Water staff and stakeholders, and we were able to give an insight into the technology that protects their critical infrastructure, as well as a display of the new technologies we are currently developing:

If you would like more information on our products and services, please contact us at info@sentinor.com

Re-introducing the WaterCress Solution

WaterCress Grows

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WaterCress
Critical National Infrastructure Protection
Protection of drinking water supplies

Our new WaterCress Solution document explains the various different features and options available when configuring a new WaterCress setup.

Introducing The WaterCress FlightDesk 2016. When combined with Sentinors’ GSM Collection Service, The FlightDesk 2016 Alarm Management Software allows the simple viewing of alarm information for multiple sites of protection, all on one user friendly user interface.

The WaterCress GSM Collection Service enables the collection of alarm and alert data from multiple different sources to be held all in one place, this data can then be processed using Alarm Management Software to allow simple viewing of information and quick response to alarms.

Please check out our newly updated suite of WaterCress Datasheets.

Sentinor: keeping you and your property safe

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Lily Allen hit the headlines recently after the man who stalked her for seven years was convicted of burglary. He broke into her house while her children were sleeping, stole her bag and tried to attack her in bed.

Alex Gray’s hate campaign began in 2009 when he claimed to have written her song ‘The Fear’. He sent letters, trolled the singer online and threatened her during a concert. Luckily no one was hurt during the break-in.

Celebrities and other wealthy public figures can be a target for fanatics and intruders. Securing their personal safety and valuable property from malicious intent is a priority.

Sentinor secure several National Trust, Heritage and high net worth sites with the LEGACY-PAG8 System. Triggered by a number of sensors it will alert residents or staff of intrusion, attempted theft, fire, break-ins or other threatening events. LEGACY-PAG8 provides information from multiple sources including artefact security systems, fire and intruder alarms, door bells and panic buttons.

As one recent LEGACY-PAG8 client puts it:

“Now the system has been installed we are safe in the knowledge that it is protecting us all.”

 

 

Possible Caravaggio painting discovered in loft

louvreThe French government have barred a piece of art from leaving the country for 30 months while they investigate whether it’s a masterpiece by Italian artist Caravaggio.

A couple in Toulouse found it as they were fixing a leak in their roof two years ago and passed it to an art expert. If discovered to be genuine it could be worth up to £94m.

Sentinor have developed an even smaller version of the LEGACY Spider sensor to safeguard items as potentially valuable as this. The Mini Spider is similar in size to a £1 coin and can be deployed with minimal invasion using double sided tape or wire. It works with the existing LEGACY PAG8+ System and has a range of up to 30 metres.

If the painting is indeed the real ‘Judith Beheading Holofernes’, as suggested by the Louvre ‘s Eric Turquin, first refusal will be given to the French government. In the meantime, securing it will be a priority.