Monday, 7 November 2011

Barriers Installed at Westfield Stratford

Atlas has installed two rising arm barriers at the massive Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.
Installed to control unauthorised vehicles entering tyhe complex, the barriers are expected to be especially useful over the period the 2102 Olympics are taking place on sites adjacent to the shopping centre.
With a total floor area of 175,000 sq. m., 300 shops and 5,000 parking spaces, Westfield Stratford City is one of the largest urban shopping centres in Europe and the largest n the EU if the surroinding shopping area is included.
Over 70 percent of visitors to the Olympics are expected to go through the centre on their way to the games venues.
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Picture shows Westfield Stratford with the Olympic Park in the background.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Slough Trading Estate to get Multi-Million Pound Boost

The Atlas Group has welcomed the unveiling of ambitious plans by the Slough Estates Group (SEGRO) to revamp the Slough Trading Estate and create more than 4,000 jobs.
Atlas managing director Joe Baker said that since moving to the Plymouth Road on the estate nearly four years ago he had found it an excellent location for business opportunities both on the esate and in the local area.
"In particular we have found the massive size of the estate has provided a substantial number of sales opportunities from companies keen to improve their access control".
The £600 million redevelopment will take 20 years but many of the new shops, hotels and leisure facilities will be in place by 2015.
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Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Rising arm barriers from the Atlas Group's Agies range are in use at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. The hospital, formerly and still known outside of the local TV news as Treliske Hospital, is a teaching hospital on the outskirts of Truro.
The barriers are used to control parking on the site in order to ensure the helipad is always clear for the helicopter to land and is also immediately accessible by ambulance from the A & E department.
The helicopter service was inaugurated in 1987 and was the UK's first dedicated helicopter emergency medical service. It has been called out to over 20,000 emergencies.
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Tuesday, 16 August 2011


The safety and security of school pupils, staff and premises has never been as important as it is today. But according to access control specialists Atlas Group the automated gates and barrier systems installed at many schools are unsafe to use and do not comply with current regulations.
The Company's managing director, Joe Baker, said: "In the past six months we have attended local schools to audit the safety of their automated gate and barrier systems.
"Although there were a handfull of exceptions, we found that the majority did not comply and required modification or upgrading to ensure hazard-free operation for child safety and the safety of others."
Atlas is urging schools to check their security systems to ensure children and staff are safe from intruders, and that the possibility of unauthorised access and damage by vandals is minimised.
"If a school is not confident that it is as secure as possible it should call in access control specialists to check. Most reputable companies will not charge for this service", said Joe Baker.
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Wednesday, 1 June 2011


Security gates and other home safety devices help you to feel and be safe and can reduce the cost of your home contents insurance, as well as car insurance.
An element in calculating insurance premiums is very often the risks around you home or parking area. Security gates offer you protection and send a signal to your insurers that you may be in a lower risk category.
If you would like to talk to the experts in the deign and installation of security gates and other measures call Atlas today on 01753 696166 or visit the website 

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Top Marks from US Embassy

The US Embassy in London has given Atlas top marks for the maintenance services it provides on external physical security equipment.
The 2010 performance evaluation report prepared by the Embassy's facilities office awards Atlas 5 out of 5 for quality, cost control, business relations, timeliness of performance and customer satisfaction.
The report says Atlas is overall a good company, offers great advice and is always there to assist if needed. It gives Atlas a highly recommended rating.

Monday, 28 March 2011

SIA not to be abolished

On March 24 the House of Lords passed an amendment to the Public Bodies Bill to take the SIA (Security Industry Authority) out of the list of quangos to be abolished.

However, the Government has stressed this does not mean there has been a change in policy as it remains their intention to change the form of the SIA, but that this can be best achieved by new legislation.

The Government's aim is to have the new organisation in place by the end of 2013.

Monday, 31 January 2011

New Gate Safety Organisation

GATE SAFE has been set up following the death of two children and other potentially fatal incidents during last year.
Its goal is to bring together a broad cross-section of manufacturers, installers and those organisations responsible for safety in order to look at how the current safety measures can be improved to try and eliminate as far as possible any future accidents.
A well attended summit meeting unanimously agreed that urgent action was needed to stop any further injuries or fatalities caused by automated gates. Actions to be implemented included putting pressure where necessary to bring gate safety to the top of the political agenda, and to set up a working party to look at ways of achieveing safety regulation compliance for all installations.