Archive for March, 2008

Custom Consoles furniture chosen for Folkestone security monitoring centre

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

See Custom Consoles at IFSEC 2008, 12-15 May, Hall 19, Stand 20132

Custom Consoles announces the completion of a contract to supply security control room furniture for Folkestone Council. The furniture forms the basis of a new 24/7 video facility designed to monitor personal safety and motor traffic in the south coast resort.

Commissioned by Nottingham-based CCTV technology specialist Central Security Systems, the Folkestone Council project includes a Custom Consoles Module-R desk, four M Desks, 10 Ergotron adjustable computer display arms, four-open-style bookcases and four mobile pedestals. The Module-R desk is a 2.5 metre wide by 1 metre deep inline unit accommodating two operators. The M Desks are 1.5 metre wide by 1 metre deep and are designed for use by a single-operator. All five desks are finished in matching oak-veneer with grey Melamine worksurfaces. Two Ergotron flat-screen monitor arms fitted with 19 inch LCD screens are mounted on each desk, allowing easy adjustable of viewing height and angle.

“We have used Custom Consoles furniture successfully in many installations,” comments Chris Lazzari, Engineering Manager at Central Security Systems. “The desks are attractively styled and built to last. They are comfortable for security monitoring staff to work at during long shifts. We also appreciated the fast delivery times made possible by combining components from Custom Consoles’ standard range of furniture modules.”

Custom Consoles’ Module-R product range allows robust, efficient and attractive control-room desks to be produced to individual requirements from a series of high-quality pods, base sections, worktops, rear tops, end-panel modules and legs. Desk pods are available as single-bay sections with a choice of 3, 6 or 8 U chassis capacity. Cabinet construction is in high-quality veneered MDF. Cable management ducts are integrated into all desk sections.

Custom Consoles’ M Desk series incorporate extruded aluminium support pillars which deliver the twin benefits of light weight and high structural rigidity. incorporate cable management ducts as standard. FIRA approved, M Desk is augmented by a selection of matching pedestals and storage furniture. An optional height adjuster is available which enables staff to avoid backache and RSI by varying their working posture. This is achieved by means of a telescopic handle which returns into the profile of the desk when not required.

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd is an independent company manufacturing a broad range of control-room furniture. This includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles has built its name in the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture to a client base that includes major corporations in Britain, mainland Europe and the Far East. Custom Consoles Ltd is active worldwide.

Media contacts:

Gary Fuller, Custom Consoles Ltd: +44 (0)1525 379 909

David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants: +44 (0)1342 311 983

Knightsbridge Guarding invests in Custom Consoles security furniture

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

See Custom Consoles on Stand 20132 in Hall 19 at IFSEC2008, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, May 12-15

Knightsbridge Guarding Ltd, one of Britain’s fastest-growing security service companies, has invested in Custom Consoles Module-R furniture for a new control room at its headquarters in the City of London. The contract includes a main control desk, administration desk, scheduling desk and an aluminium-edged room-dividing security screen. The screen and main control desk are both engraved with the Knightsbridge Guarding logo.

“We were previously based in a much smaller area with built-in technical furniture that could not easily be moved to a new location,” comments Richard Breach, Senior Manager at Knightsbridge Guarding’s Operations & Communications Centre. “We wanted free-standing furniture that we could take with us if business continues to expand. We also needed a supplier who could match the new furniture in the future. Custom Consoles was recommended by our IT supplier, Vault-IT. I visited the factory and was greatly impressed by the range and quality of desks available and by the professionalism of the Custom Consoles staff. The main control desk was made to our specified 3 metres width from the Module-R range, finished in maple and surfaced in hard-wearing dark Marmoleum. Our staff do 12-hour shifts on a 24/7 basis so it was important that the desk be comfortable to use. Of all the desks I had seen, this was by far the best. Price was extremely competitive and the service provided was second to none. We now recommend Custom Consoles to our own clients.”

The control desk accommodates six 19 inch LCD monitors, each supported on an Ergotron mount allowing easy adjustment of screen position and angle. The matching administration and scheduling desks are from the Custom Consoles M-Desk range.

Custom Consoles’ Module-R product range enables robust, efficient and attractive control-room desks to be produced to meet specific needs from a selection of high-quality pods, base sections, worktops, rear tops, end-panel modules and legs. The desk pods are available as single-bay sections with a choice of 3 U, 6 U or 8 U chassis capacity. Cabinet construction is in high-quality veneered MDF. Cable management ducts are integrated into all desk sections.

The M-Desk range is fully FIRA approved and incorporates extruded aluminium support pillars which deliver the twin benefits of light weight and high structural rigidity. M Desk furniture incorporates cable management ducts as standard, with optional CPU holders and ergonomic LCD monitor arms as required. The range is augmented by a selection of matching pedestals and storage furniture. An optional retracting height adjuster is available which enables staff to avoid backache and RSI by varying their working posture.

Based in Throgmorton Street at the heart of London’s financial district, Knightsbridge Guarding Ltd specialises in high-calibre bespoke manned guarding services specifically for the blue chip and financial-services sector. Knightsbridge Guarding Ltd achieved yearly sales growth of 62 per cent per annum from 5.8 million in 2003 to 24.6 million in 2006 and recently appeared in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list of Britain’s fastest-growing private companies. The location places the company within a 15 minute walk of all its City clients, allowing it to offer a highly responsive service.

Founded in 1996, Custom Consoles Ltd is an independent company manufacturing a broad range of security and control-room furniture. This includes motorised, manually-adjustable and fixed-height units plus fan-cooled sound-insulated equipment housings. Custom Consoles has built its name in the design and manufacture of bespoke furniture to a client base that includes major corporations in Britain, mainland Europe and the Far East. Custom Consoles Ltd is active worldwide.

Media contacts

Gary Fuller, Custom Consoles: +44 (0)1525 379 909

David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants: +44 (0)1342 311 983