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February 7, 2012


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ADT secures Bond… James Bond

ADT Fire & Security is providing the security systems for a one-of-a-kind UK tourist attraction: the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.

Set in the heart of the New Forest National Park, Beaulieu is one of the South of England’s top day visitor attractions comprising the world famous National Motor Museum, Palace House, Beaulieu Abbey, the World of Top Gear and the all-new Bond In Motion exhibition (more of which anon).

ADT is helping to protect this historic and fascinating location thanks to the installation of its intruder and fire detection solutions which look after the outbuildings at this 43 acre site.

In fact, the company has provided tailored security initiatives in response to Beaulieu’s long-standing business goals for many years. These goals encompass the ongoing protection and risk mitigation of the Beaulieu site which harbours GB pound 50 million worth of vehicle assets, together with notable buildings that played a significant role in Britain’s turbulent religious history.

In conjunction with caring for Beaulieu’s historic landmarks, maintaining a secure and safe environment is a business imperative when helping to ensure an enjoyable experience for all staff and visitors.

Protecting the main attractions on site

To deliver a successful solution that runs in parallel with these business priorities, ADT has installed intruder and fire solutions which help protect the main attractions on site, including the National Motor Museum, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey.

All fire systems within each building are equipped with Redcare monitoring capabilities, coupled with Grade 3 signal responses on all intruder alarms that automatically notify the emergency services immediately on receiving an alert.

Using ADT’s industry-leading monitoring services, streamlined reactions occur in the event of a problem.

“ADT has long been our go-to security partner over the years due to our excellent relationships with its staff and its clearly tailored solutions focus,” explained Doug Hill, the National Motor Museum’s Manager.

“The site at Beaulieu demands security capabilities that are able to preserve, protect and reassure as the site attracts thousands of visitors annually to see unique and extraordinary vehicles and buildings which are priceless in value. ADT’s initiatives and rapid response to problems envelops our most important priorities, being an integral part of our continuity strategy through minimising risk to Beaulieu’s heritage.”

Ken Scotland, sales director for ADT Fire & Security, added: “We are delighted to be working with the National Motor Museum on a long-term basis and we will continue to maintain and provide the site with the best possible service to protect its incredible asset portfolio.”

James Bond exhibition officially opened at The National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu and Eon Productions officially opened Bond in Motion, the exclusive official exhibition of 50 original James Bond vehicles, in January.

At the exhibition press launch, Lord Montagu’s son, the Hon Ralph Montagu, said: “The exhibition, which we are putting on in conjunction with Eon Productions, is the largest of its kind staged anywhere in the world and features 50 original vehicles from the James Bond films, including some of the best loved and most iconic.”

He added: “2012 is a very special year for both of our organisations as, in addition to it being the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond films, we are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of my father, Lord Montagu, first opening the doors of his home, Palace House, to visitors in 1952 and the 40th Anniversary of the opening of the National Motor Museum.”

Helping Mr Montagu to open the exhibition were four Bond girls from the films, including Britt Eckland, who starred as Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) with Sir Roger Moore, Eunice Gayson who played Sylvia Trench opposite Sean Connery in Dr No (1962) and From Russia With Love (1963), Jenny Hanley who played The Irish Girl in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) opposite George Lazenby, and Madeline Smith who was Sir Roger Moore’s Beautiful Girl in Live and Let Die (1973).

Other personalities present for the exhibition opening were Colin Salmon, who appeared as Charles Robinson in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002), Commander Ken Wallis who built the gyrocopter ‘Little Nellie’ used in You Only Live Twice (1967), stunt driver Vic Armstrong who has worked on a number of Bond films and Bond SFX supervisor Chris Corbould who has worked on multiple Bond films, including Quantum Of Solace (2008), Casino Royale (2006) and Skyfall (the next film in the series which is currently in production).

Plethora of famous Bond vehicles

Bond in Motion features a whole range of vehicles which have appeared in Bond films over the years including cars, boats, motorbikes, sleds, jets and many more. This collection of iconic movie vehicles includes the 1964 Aston Martin DB5 and the 1937 Phantom lll Rolls-Royce both from Goldfinger, the Lotus Esprit S1 affectionately nicknamed ‘Wet Nellie’ from The Spy Who Loved Me, the Bede Acrostar jet famously flown in Octopussy, the BMW 750iL from Tomorrow Never Dies, the original villain Parahawk featured in The World is Not Enough and the original SFX Cello Case Ski famously navigated by Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights.

Bond in Motion will run to December 2012 and can be seen as part of a visit to the whole Beaulieu attraction.

For further information on the exhibition visit the official website

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