The state-of-the-art security at Churchers started out as a security guard patrol with a German Shephard dog named Jaeger. Today, it involves networked links between the Liphook and Petersfield campuses, access control, alarms, key-holding, mobile patrols and remote CCTV monitoring. Security officers can even activate a loud-speaker over the CCTV system to warn off would-be intruders.
The company’s director, David Preston, who set up ADP Security Systems with partner, Alan Day in 1996, has attributed the company’s success to understanding customers and always being flexible to change. He said: “Customer service is a cause that is close to our hearts and that is why we sponsored the Life in Petersfield Business and Community award for customer services this year. My one piece of advice to a start-up would be, never to take your clients for granted. Always remember, the only reason that you are in business is because of your customers. Deliver a personal service, listen to what they say and be flexible.”
Having itself been a Finalist in Customer Service at the 2013 South Coast Business Awards, and shortlisted for Customer Care at the 2013 Security Excellence Awards, ADP Security Systems has also won three regional and two national security industry personnel awards.
Always keen to work with local suppliers and supportive of youth sports, the company has gone from strength to strength, now securing many properties and handling remote CCTV monitoring for clients in the south-east and northern England. To celebrate the Life in Petersfield Business and Community awards and ten years of securing Churcher’s College, ADP Security Systems is offering businesses a courtesy site survey during 2014.