Coventry Building Society called in CGT Security, manufacturer of innovative shutter systems, as they carried out a multi-million-pound refurbishment programme.
CGT Security has been working with Coventry Building Society, the second largest building society in the UK, for 18 months as they invest in their branch network.
The building society is creating more spacious, community-focused, relaxed and friendly environments at its branches. The Society consulted its members and committed to making branches much easier to access for everyone, including people with disabilities or young families.
They also needed to ensure that the new, spacious and stylish branches offered safety for their staff and customers – so CGT Security was engaged to provide physical security packages for 15 branches.
Secured by Xonar Shutters
CGT Security’s Xonar Shutters were chosen by the Society as they have been developed with a unique self-locking technology that ensures the shutter can never be left insecure.
For a standard roller shutter, lifting is one of the significant vulnerabilities. Additional locks or the use of steel are conventional methods to combat this fault though these solutions leave much to be desired.
Depending on the control system, a standard shutter curtain will not engage the locking mechanisms until closed. In the event of incomplete closure, any attempt to manually force the shutter open will result in compromised premises.
For shutters with self-locking capability, manual force or levering with the assistance of tools such as car jacks will have little to no effect. Attempts to lift the shutter in any position will fail, no matter what position the shutter has been left in.
It is impossible to leave a Xonar Shutter insecure and there is no other product like it on the UK market.
Assisting with major refurbishments
Roger Humphreys, Managing Director of CGT Security, said: “We were delighted to help Coventry Building Society’s major refurbishment.
“We were very pleased that the Society recognised both the uniquely high standard of our products but also the advice and aftercare that we are able to offer.”
Matt Mannings, Head of Branch Network at Coventry Building Society, said:
“We’ve been very pleased with the service provided by CGT, which has helped to ensure that our branches are secure without compromising on the end result; an improved experience for our members.”
CGT Security was able to vary products for the different environments and ensure that, as well as being extremely secure, the branches still look appealing and welcoming.
The CGT Security ranges offer architects and specifiers high quality, reliable security systems that minimise adverse effects on the final property design.