Secom wins contract to support police at UK gateway facilities
KENLEY, UK--The UK unit of the security-solutions provider and installer Secom has been awarded a Metropolitan Police Authority contract to provide and install integrated systems for police facilities at Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5 and the new Channel Tunnel stations at St. Pancras and Stratford.
The installation of electronic surveillance and protection equipment is set to begin immediately at all three sites against tight deadlines: St. Pancras will see its first Eurostar services this November, while Terminal 5 at Heathrow is scheduled to open in March 2008.
In addition to the cross channel traffic, the new rail link will provide high-speed commuter services for North Kent via Stratford International and St. Pancras. Both stations are already key hubs on the London transport network.
Established in the 1960s, Secom has operations in 12 countries, 38,000 employees and over one million customers around the world.