30 October, 2006
A £3.5 million CCTV provider has expanded by opening its first office outside the North East, and has appointed the first member of staff to begin driving new business along the M62 corridor.
North Shields-based 2020 Vision has appointed security expert, Dave Allen to head up its new office in West Yorkshire, in a bid to transform the firm into a £10 million business within five years.
Dave from Hull has worked in the surveillance industry for 25 years on national security brands such as ADT.
In his role as sales consultant for 2020 Vision, he will actively work to establish the 2020 brand and expertise throughout Yorkshire.
He will advise and guide clients through detailed designs of integrated security systems, as well coordinating new business projects and initiatives.
Dave Allen said: “I am excited to join 2020 as they embark on a new phase of growth into Yorkshire and I’m eager to begin implementing a strategic sales campaign to develop links with major corporations across the region.”
Peter Houlis, managing director at 2020 Vision said: “Dave has in-depth knowledge of the Yorkshire market and is passionate about the issues surrounding the security industry, which will be vital for 2020’s transition into a new region.”
2020 Vision was established in the North East in 1992 and specialises in security systems such as CCTV, remote site monitoring, access control and concierge services. It has provided security in a diverse range of environments such as hospitals, casinos, universities, sports stadia, government offices and a seabird island.
£1m for surveillance technology upgrade security at a number of residential sites throughout Sunderland
17 October, 2006
A contract worth an estimated £1m has been awarded to North Shields-based security firm 2020 Vision, to upgrade security at a number of residential sites throughout Sunderland.
Following the successful implementation of security systems in five high-rise tower blocks in North Sunderland and the control room based in Leechmere, 2020 Vision was handed a deal which will mean new security installations for ten more low-rise sites in the Hendon area.
The award comes as Sunderland Housing Group embarks on further regeneration of existing properties. Installing high profile security systems means that residents will feel safer in their own homes and deter miscreants from committing crime, vandalism and anti social behaviour.
David Morton, Project Architect for Sunderland Housing Group said: “Our goal for the Roker Towers Scheme was to provide an excellent quality environment adding many communal facilities such as a sun lounge, communal meeting room and laundry. Externally the parking, private gardens and landscaping adds to the high quality space. Both these elements can be enjoyed fully when the tenants have the comfort of CCTV.”
Peter Houlis, Managing Director of 2020 Vision added: “Sunderland Housing Group is committed to making neighbourhoods safer, and we are delighted to be working with a local company to achieve this.
“CCTV is a great weapon in combating crime, arrest rates shoot through the roof when the police have access to the invaluable images cameras can capture. It’s also good to know that people feel safer in their own homes with the CCTV operators keeping a constant eye on things.”