Protecting vulnerable housing association residents

Posted On 13 Jan 2015
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FullSizeRenderDelta Security has installed a new door entry and CCTV system into Rotheley House, a supported-living housing development in Hackney, assisting residents who suffer from mental health issues and learning difficulties to manage their own security and to live independently.

Rotheley House is home to 15 residents and is managed by Advance Housing and Support. The previous entry system had become unreliable and Kevin Pearce, Deputy Area Manager for London and the South East at Advance, sought a new system that would provide greater security specific to the needs of the residents:FullSizeRender_1

“One of our requirements was for us to be able to choose which residents had the functionality to let visitors in or not, depending on their capabilities.”

Following an assessment of the property, Delta upgraded the door entry system to an isolated digital video entry system using Videx Kristallo colour apartment handsets. These provide users with clear video images of visitors and have the required flexibility to restrict functionality where required.

Delta also recommended and installed high definition Nexus IP CCTV cameras in communal areas and outside the premises.

Kevin says that installation went very well and was completed faster than expected: “The CCTV has already proved extremely useful on two occasions. One for an internal incident and the other to assist the police with a mobile phone robbery that happened outside the premises, where we were able to provide very clear images.”

Dave Mundy, Operations Manager at Delta Security, said: “For the Rotheley installation, we hand-picked engineers who knew the challenges and best practice of working within this kind of accommodation.”