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Recap: Open House Event

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Envision's Open House Event

Event Recap :  Envision Open House

Envision opened their doors to business across the UK and ROI for a fun and informative security open day. The event featured the latest DRP ( Detect React and Protect) series from Envision Intelligent Solutions, comedy set by Shane Todd and an aviation demonstration. The open house was a huge success and was enjoyed by clients, suppliers and guests alike.

What Happened On the Day

The Envision open house event took place on March 5th 2020 at Envision’s headquarters: Innovation house, Craigavon, Northern Ireland. Businesses traveled from all over the UK to attend the event – and they were not disappointed!

When guests arrived, everything was perfect! The check in process was quick and easy and each guest received a gift bag on arrival containing a notebook, pen, usb charger and travel mug. Envision members were very “helpful” and “friendly” as they directed guests to the main function area in the Envision offices to view the exhibitor stands and meet the team. 

The DRP Series

Envision showcased their new DRP (Detect React and Protect) security series. They highlighted the features of each product and the added security benefits this would bring to local companies. Envision made it very simple and easy to understand. Everyone was in awe at how far security technology has come. We spoke to a few of the guests at the event, and they said they were

“wowed at how far Envision has come in recent years with their team skills and innovation.”

The location allowed attendees to view Envisions offices and the notorious Alarm Receiving Centre. The arc is a 24 hour surveillance hub providing remote monitoring to detect and react threats to your business.

Comedy With Shane Todd

As it was approaching mid day, guests were directed to the marquee supplied by AR marquees. a delicious buffet lunch provided by Janes Kitchen. After lunch, guests were treated to a hilarious comedy set by local comedian Shane Todd. Shane has performed live in the UK, Ireland, France, Holland, USA and Canada.

We spoke to Shane Todd after the event and he commented that “from a performer’s point of view, the event couldn’t have been better organised and welcoming”

Flight of the A32 Seeker

With the weather on their side, everyone headed outside to see the Envision team put on an amazing display of the security A32 seeker aircraft. We were all impressed by the aerobatics and control capabilities of the surveillance aircraft. It was a real pleasure to watch it soar through the sky at incredible speeds -something you don’t get to see everyday!

Envision Intelligent Solutions had great feedback from the guests, everyone seemed to enjoy their day. It was clear to the attendees that Envision has more to offer than the average security company and they would be their first choice for business protection.

Speakers on the day

Find a list of speakers for the Envision Open House Event. If you would like contact details for anything of the speakers, please get in touch.

  • Amanda Campbell
  • Philip Murdock
  • Shane Todd
  • Aaron Butler
  • Phil Sloan
  • John Soper
  • John Douglas

Exhibitionists on the day

Exhibitioners Who Attended the Open House Event. If you would like contact details for any of the exhibitionists, contact us here.

Photos from the day

Below are some photos from the Envision Open House Event. If you have a photo and would like it featured on our website, contact us here.

security event featured in Ulster Tatler

Ulster Tatler Article

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Open House Event

Ulster Tatler Feature Envision

We are proud to announce that Envision Intelligent Solutions has been featured in this months edition of the Ulster Tatler.

Read an excerpt from the article below.

” Envision launched their new DRP (Detect React Protect) product series at their Open House Event, which was very well attended. The excellent weather allowed their A32 ISR aircraft to be put through its paces on the day. Guest speaker Shane Todd entertained everyone after a delicious lunch prepared by Janes Kitchen, Broughshane. Clients, suppliers and guests thoroughly enjoyed an informative event, which showcased Envisions unique security services and products.”  – Ulster Tatler

coronavirus covid19 update for envision intelligent solutions

COVID-19 ENVISION SERVICE CONTINUITY UPDATE

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Covid-19 Envision

Service Continuity Update

As the situation around the country rapidly changes and businesses and organisation are massively impacted, Envision want to provide additional reassurance to our customers as to continuation of full service delivery.

What Envision Are Working On

Over the past few months Envision have been investing in new advanced video analytical software called “Calipsa”, which reduces false video alarms to the Envision ARC (Alarm Receiving Centre).  Due to how successful this measure has been, Envision has launched a major increase in its deployment, rolling out across thousands of cameras. This is an unprecedented measure by the Company with a large investment in a short period of time. Ultimately, it ensures that we reduce false alarms and allows our staff to deal with mostly meaningful alarms (we have reduced false alarms in the magnitude of 65%). This in turn allows our monitoring teams to manage more sites with increased monitoring hours for clients who now require 24hr monitoring as sites enter lock down.

Envision have also been working on a surge work team program. We are aware that we will also suffer from expected staff shortages on a rolling pattern and to account for this we have trained extra staff to manage monitoring.  These are staff members who are currently engineers, managers and service desk staff to which all Envision staff are fully BS7858 vetted and compliant with the necessary standards.

Additionally we have also recruited new, highly experienced, ARC staff over the past weeks. This provides Envision with excellent flexibility to be fluid with shift patterns and the back fill of positions.

Under BS EN 50518 standard for the certification of ARC (design, build and operations) we have measures adopted to roll out in exceptional circumstances, to ensure uninterrupted service delivery. We have established and developed a number of remote locations to provide monitoring to allow us to continue operations. This is strictly managed and overseen by Envision senior managers.

 

Our other activities are functioning normally, with staff working under very strict hygiene procedures, with social distancing to ensure that systems on customer sites remain operational. The Engineering service teams will continue to work, unless government measures decree otherwise.  They will continue to conduct “Pre Planned Maintenance” (PPM) and reactive service calls to keep vital security and fire systems operational throughout this pandemic. 

 

We fully understand the extent of awful strain and pressure on all our customers. We also appreciate the worry and uncertainty for staff, family and friends welfare. This is a situation that none of us have experienced before and we want to ensure each of our customers that at this time, Envision is deploying every measure it can,  regardless of financial impact to keep services operational and our customers protected.

Heartfelt Thoughts to you and your family during Covid-19

We want to express our heartfelt thoughts to all our customers and their families at this time and we trust and pray you all remain safe and well. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any concerns or changes to you service delivery requirements and we would be grateful if you could forward this message to members of your team. 

Kind regards,

Envision Looks to Secure New Growth With Us Export

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Envision Looks To Secure

Fresh Growth with New US Export Push.

ABC Council trade mission acts as catalyst for renewed export sales for Envision as it seeks to secure major government contracts in North America.

Craigavon-based security tech firm Envision Intelligent Solutions has embarked on a major export offensive following a recent trade mission to the US organised by Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

Set-up in 2010 by local entrepreneur Philip Murdock, the company provides bespoke technology-led security solutions including remote monitoring services to an ever growing client base across the UK and Ireland, with established offices in London and Newcastle, England.

More recently, in 2020, it created a presence in the US market when it established an operational base in Boston to explore new export opportunities and service a small but significant private-sector client base.

However, the company had not previously tendered for government contracts until the trade mission when it was given access to security specialists and senior personnel within various departments of the State of Pennsylvania and the United Nations at its headquarters in New York.

Showcasing its work on the landmark High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project supplying innovative drone technology and aerial assets to support the construction progress sparked significant interest in its innovative security solutions.

The company, which has grown its staff from 5 to 60 in less than a decade, said its renewed focus on the US market had given it fresh ground for optimism as discussions advance with export potential for a new swathe of high-profile clients.

With a high-tech specialism in drones, wireless border camera systems, security vehicles and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance) aircraft, the globally-ambitious company said it is poised to secure significant US business and is now more confident in its success.

From just a handful of clients, our investment in and focus on successfully rolling out security solutions across the construction, automotive retail, manufacturing, government and professional services arena has secured us a competitive position on a world scale and we now have the ability and belief to go global with the US market firmly in sight.

Since our return, we’re now actively engaged in the purchasing process for a number of significant US orders which would represent a significant export boost for us and a major market breakthrough.

We are indebted to the Council for helping us identify untapped export opportunities in the US.

Philip MurdockManaging Director

Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Councillor Mealla Campbell, praised the companies involved and congratulated Philip Murdock and the team for pursuing its ambitions to increase US exports.

 

“The US market offers exponential opportunities for a wide range of local businesses and their confidence and ability to harness these will play a vital role in supporting and growing our local economy, jobs and prosperity.”

 

“Envision Intelligent Solutions is just one of our many forward-looking, innovative and entrepreneurial businesses which we proactively support and encourage, and I wish Philip and the team continued success.”

 

Envision Intelligent Solutions was one of 10 companies in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough to join the three-day trade mission to the US to seek out export contacts, build relationships and secure new deals.

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Envision Supports Employee

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Introduction

Envision Supports New Employee

Philip  joined Envision Intelligent Solutions a year ago and we are proud to have him as a member of our team.

Not only is Phillip a great asset to the Envision security team, he is also a valuable asset to the community.

Over the last few years Philip has raised money for Tiny Life, The rainbow trust, look and Mencap by participating in the following marathons:

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About the Charity

How Envision Inspired Philip

“This year, as it’s my first year at Envision, I will be raising money for our friends at Skywatch : Northern Ireland Search and rescue.” – Philip, Envision Team member

Skywatch are an airbourne observation charity operating UK wide for over 10 years.

Skywatch also assist the Northern Ireland fire and rescue service by attending fires where they are in need of extra protection, to observe and report.

They carry out searches for vulnerable, missing individuals through aviation methods. These people could be lost children, people with Alzheimer’s or individuals at risk from committing suicide.

Funds raised for Skywatch benefit people locally in Northern Ireland and they rely solely on volunteers.

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Preparing for the Marathon

How will Philip Train for the Marathon?

Philip plans to train for the marathon by participating in the following runs:

Fundraising For Skywatch

How Envision Inspired Philip

Support Philip's Journey

While Philip trains, he is not just pushing his body but pushing his fundraising targets.

“In the past, I have had great success holding fundraising days at local supermarkets. “ says Philip.

Philip plans to take the same approach to his fundraising this year, but he is not alone, he will have full support from our Envision family.

Philip started his fundraising in July and has fundraising dates booked up until Christmas.

The first store to support him was Brownstown P & G based in Portadown, this was hosted by store managers Nathan and Lynn (pictured above).

Philip will be returning to this store to continuing raising funds before the fundraising end date in April.

On the 16th August, Philip was joined by our commercial director Amanda Campbell for a fundraising day in ASDA ( Portadown). This event was hosted by their community champion Elaine (pictured left).

Philip will also be fundraising in Tesco (Craigavon) on Christmas Eve. He will be fundraising from 10am -2pm – If you are around the area, pop in a say hello! This event will be hosted by Tesco’s community champion Marian.

“Philip, Graeme and Amanda are all backing this fundraising effort and it’s great having their support.” – Philip, Envision team member

The Fundraising Continues

Philip At Tesco Portadown

A successful but chilly day in the Portadown Tesco. Philip was helped today by Customer Services Manager Fiona Doherty.