Friday, November 15, 2019

A Little Known Name Which Literally Watches Over You

CCTV Contract for London Renewed
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UK – telent Technology Services is a name that probably very few will instantly recognise. The company however literally watches over many of you and this week was given an extension to its CCTV maintenance contract with Transport for London (TfL) for an additional three-years.

The company works extensively on transport related contracts including those with Network Rail and Highways England as well as other mission critical environments such as at the nuclear power plant, Hinkley Point C.

Under the renewed agreement, the original version of which telent has held since April 2015, it will continue to provide maintenance of more than 800 street-based CCTV cameras and associated Operator Interfaces in TfL’s control centre, offices and on London’s streets.

telent will also restore, upgrade and install CCTV equipment across each of the 33 London Boroughs on TfL’s road network, acting as the eyes on the street for TfL. The contract extension will provide a highly scalable solution that the company claims will maintain the current high operational performance and will reduce staff time for planning and inspection of the CCTV equipment.

telent was initially awarded the contract following a competitive process, where it provided the best value offering, taking over from the long-serving incumbent who had been in place for over 10 years. telent’s portfolio covers both overground and underground networks, with an extensive background in the design, equipment qualification and deployment of technologies to operate within a variety of specialised applications. Adam Scriven, Account Director London Surface Communications at telent, said:

“Based on our exemplary performance and collaborative approach, TfL is consistently operating above target and we are absolutely delighted to have renewed the partnership until 2022. As telent continues to provide high-performance, ultra-reliable and extremely efficient services for TfL, it’s critical that we are able to do so cost-effectively and our proven experience in asset management and extending the life of current equipment is what makes us a long-term partner of choice for TfL.”