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July 6, 2023


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St Albans’ Youth Talk charity gets security and fire safety install

Amthal’s integrated fire safety and security system has been installed at Youth Talk, a local youth counselling service to enhance safety.

Based in St Albans, Youth Talk provides free confidential counselling services to young people aged 13 to 25 who live, work, or study in the local area. With over 3,500 counselling sessions taking place each year, Amthal said the safety and security of its staff and clients are of ‘paramount importance’.

Youth Talk offices in St Albans

To help Youth Talk meet its security and fire safety needs, Amthal designed and installed a security solution that is said to include intruder alarms, fire safety measures, and access control technologies.

The system is designed to provide around-the-clock protection to the premises and ensure that any security breaches or incidents can be remotely detected and responded to accordingly.

David Barker, CEO of Youth Talk said: “Since 1997 thousands of young people have trusted us to provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to talk. Demand for the service has never been greater and our recent move to new, larger premises is part of our five-year strategy for growth. Working with Amthal has been great and we are looking forward to a productive relationship going forwards.

“They worked closely with us to design the system and ensure installation worked sensitively around our dedicated counselling services.  We now have peace of mind that our staff, volunteers and those who attend our services are safe and secure and that our premises are protected around the clock.”

The intruder alarm system is designed to detect any unauthorised access to the premises and instantly alert the monitoring centre, which can then notify the police if necessary. The system is also fully integrated with access control technologies, ensuring that only authorised personnel can enter the building at any time, according to Amthal.

The fire safety measures include smoke detectors, heat sensors, and emergency lighting, all of which are monitored 24/7. The system aims to provide early detection of any fire risks and prompt alerts to the occupants, helping to minimise the risk of injury or damage.

Paul Rosenthal, Sales Director of Amthal, added: “We are proud to have partnered with Youth Talk to design and install an integrated security system that meets their unique and growing needs. Our team of experts worked closely with the charity to ensure that the overall solution provides the necessary protection, while also being user-friendly and easy to operate. We are confident that the new systems will provide long-term security for Youth Talk and the young people it so closely supports.”

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