Vaylia Limited joins Secured by Design police security initiative
05 January 2021
IT’S NOT every security company whose personnel have been involved in protecting G8 conferences, nuclear summits, political party conferences and conventions, space rocket launch sites, oil and gas installations, prisons and Olympic and Commonwealth Games venues. These are the impressive credentials of the security experts at London-based Vaylia Limited, one of the latest companies to join Secured by Design (SBD), the UK’s official police security initiative.
Capable of working on projects of all sizes up to the largest in the UK and internationally, Vaylia Limited’s services range from consulting and specification through to installation, testing and project sign-off. This means the company can design and build security projects, including those with the highest profile, and hand them over in an operationally ready state.
Working with product manufacturers and service providers alike, Vaylia Limited uses its risk management and physical security experience to bring together measures and processes that offer protection tested to recognised standards. They include CCTV and video analytics, RADAR, access control, electric fencing and perimeter intrusion detection as well as hostile vehicle mitigation.
Paul Painter, CEO at Vaylia Limited, explained to Security Matters: “Our strengths are our people. Many of our capabilities are in-house.”
Painter is “encouraged” by announcements during the COVID-19 lockdown about substantial central Government investment in infrastructure projects around the UK. However, he firmly believes that there’s a need to ensure this vital capital investment is spent in the best possible way.
Best value for clients
“A partnership proposal to develop a successful, long-term strategic relationship between customers and suppliers, based on Best Practice and Best-in-Class products and services, is key to ensuring best value propositions for clients. We have built some very exciting partnerships with global businesses that want to work with us as they believe in our ethos and what we can achieve together.”
In addition, Painter stated: “The identification of risk needs to consider the whole lifetime cost of any given security scheme and deliver products that are appropriate and proportionate to the risk in order to avoid money being wasted on under or over-specified products.”
Chris Plimley, director at Vaylia Limited, has stressed that the importance of tested and certified physical measures, such as robust perimeters, pedestrian and vehicle gates and turnstiles, should never be underestimated.
“The testing determines the intruder or attacker delay period offered by any particular product and provides the end user with peace of mind,” asserted Plimley. “Measures such as video analytics systems or radar linked to CCTV which can track movement outside the perimeter or that detect cutting and climbing attacks on the fence afford additional security.”
Plimley added: “We also have some exciting product developments in the pipeline in the physical and electronic market.”
Joining the CSSC initiative
Recently, Vaylia Limited joined the Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications initiative which is designed to share messages between the private sector and national and local Government and law enforcement agencies to help businesses develop robust resilience and emergency preparedness.
The company is also a registered supplier on the Achilles UVDB construction industry accreditation and risk management scheme, which itself assists utility companies to assess suppliers to ensure they meet industry requirements.
Vaylia Limited offers a range of products that meet SBD’s police-preferred specification remit including grilles and shutters, doors and physical perimeter security. Further detail is available online at https://www.securedbydesign.com/member-companies/sbd-members?view=companydetail&account=0011i00000j9SmSAAU
Hazel Goss, development officer at SBD, concluded: “We’re delighted that Vaylia Limited has joined SBD as a member company. The business offers a wealth of expertise and experience from the UK and around the world. We look forward to working with the company on developing its business.”