Brian Sims

Amthal Fire & Security plays leading protection role at The Trestle Theatre

AMTHAL FIRE & Security has upgraded the security regime at The Trestle Theatre in St Albans, Hertfordshire thanks to the installation of an access control system incorporating networked control, software and proximity ID cards, all without compromising on the historic ambience of the converted chapel building, which dates back for circa 100 years.

The Trestle Theatre itself boasts a 40-year history and is run out of the Trestle Arts Base with a stated mission to inspire creativity for all through participation and dialogue. The Trestle Arts Base inside the old chapel houses flexible theatre space, a rehearsal studio, a cafe, offices and a meeting/function room.

Clare Winter, executive director for The Trestle Theatre, commented: “Here at the Trestle Arts Base, we’re committed to providing a secure and welcoming space for everyone to access. On that basis, any security system under consideration had to be viewed in terms of its impact on end users as well as the aesthetics and architectural styling of this remarkable building.”

Winter continued: “Amthal Fire & Security understood this. Following on from a thorough site survey, the business designed the access control system around our needs. The installation process was swift. The new system is easy to manage and ensures complete access, safety and security. We are also safe in the knowledge that it’s future-proofed. As we continue to develop the site, the level of protection can grow to suit the facilities available.”

As The Trestle Arts Base continues to develop the quality of experience on offer for all who visit the building, the site management team is also conscious of the ongoing need to ensure controlled access and protect all assets on site.

Installation process

Following an initial survey to understand the rather unique requirements of the site, Amthal Fire & Security installed a Paxton access control system incorporating IP networked control, software and proximity ID cards in a bid to offer the “ultimate” in door entry and controlled access management.

David Williamson, sales manager at Amthal Fire & Security, informed Security Matters: “The Trestle Theatre’s management had a clear desire to partner with a company and develop a long professional relationship designed to maintain the high level of protection required at the premises where there are ongoing streams of staff and visitors at all times of day and night.”

Williamson added: “The Trestle Theatre is a great example of how the very latest access control solutions can be installed seamlessly in such a beautifully converted chapel building, with no adverse impact on the architectural design.”

Independently owned, Amthal Fire & Security is wholly dedicated to satisfying end users’ needs for security and safety. The business offers design, installation, service and remote monitoring solutions for advanced electronic fire and security solutions, including intruder alarms, access control and CCTV.

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Company Info

Amthal Fire & Security Limited

1 Executive Park
Hatfield Road
St. Albans

0800 093 7818

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