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Hundreds of buildings in Denmark’s Aarhus region to upgrade alarm and video surveillance systems

Hundreds of buildings in Denmark’s Aarhus municipality will receive upgraded alarm and video surveillance systems as part of a complex and wide-ranging agreement.

G4S will make the improvements to 285 council owned and managed buildings in the Aarhus Municipality in Denmark – Aarhus Kommune in Danish – including schools, kindergartens, town halls, sport and leisure facilities, libraries, and community centres.

G4S-DenmarkAarhusProject-23The work will see intruder detection and video surveillance systems audited and improved at buildings in the western and southern zones of the greater city area in east Jutland.

Building in sustainability to the project

Søren Bergenhammer Rasmussen, Key Account Manager for G4S in Denmark, said: “This is a huge and complex project to collaborate with Aarhus Kommune to really understand exactly what they have in each of these buildings through the deployment of our dedicated teams

“Once we understand what is there we will maintain and upgrade those systems.

“An important part of our partnership is our commitment to sustainability and reducing CO2 emissions. Some systems can be upgraded. We have our own refurbishment centre where we restore technology to work better and for longer.

“When equipment cannot be refurbished, we will focus on recycling the technology waste. At G4S Denmark we have a recyclability rate of almost 100%. We collect more than 170 tons of electronic waste every year, and we refurbish or recycle almost everything.”

Sustainability commitments between Aarhus Kommune and G4S include the ongoing electrification of G4S’ car fleet, so everyone working on the contract drives an electric vehicle.

G4S will also audit the video monitoring cameras installed in more than 500 buildings. New cameras will be installed where they don’t exist and licences for those will be acquired. The team will service and maintain all of the new and existing technology equipment.

Bringing the community’s security systems together

This first phase is expected to take a year to complete, with a number of small, dedicated and specialist teams, including certified electricians and technicians, responsible for inspection, maintenance, servicing, and replacing the alarms respectively.

Søren added: “What the Municipality wants to achieve is to reduce the number of different systems that exist. Previously they had multiple suppliers and the aim is to now standardise the solutions to make maintenance much more efficient and to improve safety and security.”

Aarhus Kommune has installed an intelligent video management surveillance system – an Axxon Unified VMS platform – which allows monitoring in real-time any incidents across Aarhus.

G4S will add cameras, loudspeakers, and licences to stream video and audio as part of the Aarhus IT setup.

This new installation will allow operators in the municipality’s control room to see every video feed in one place. They will have the ability to communicate directly with unauthorised persons through a loudspeaker system.


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