Bulgaria’s prime security provider chooses Winsted
The control room furniture manufacturer Winsted has equipped a stunning new control room at Bulgaria’s leading security provider SOT 161.
Specialising in delivering a highly professional and focused range of security services, SOT is Bulgaria’s largest security provider, with 4,500 security staff, protecting over 85,000 sites across the country, managed centrally from their National Operations Centre in Sofia. The centre operational 24/7, 365 days a year monitors the assets of numerous companies and properties, including Embassy residencies, Governmental buildings, Banks, High Street Stores, Sports Facilities, Hotels, car dealerships, offices and ATM’s. It was realised by SOT that the ability of their staff operating effectively in the control room was a major factor influencing the response time and outcome of incidents, so an ergonomic solution was a must. Winsted were invited to provide ideas for the control rooms’ furniture requirements, and produced computer aided design (CAD) drawings and colour renders giving a complete visualisation of the project. While great importance was given to workstations having an optimum ergonomic design, the use of space and aesthetics were also important considerations in selecting the correct console design and room layout for the control room. Winsted proposed and delivered a solution based upon a Prestige Sight-Line console, with a stand-alone M-View media wall selected for its modern aesthetics perfect for this contemporary looking environment. The consoles design allow for 19” rack mounted electronic equipment, and use of Winsted’s Versa-Trak display mounting system for ergonomic comfort and adjustability. Combined with VESA-compliant brackets, Versa-Trak has enabled screens to be easily attached and provides horizontal and vertical adjustability for optimal viewing angles and sight lines for the operating staff.
Also incorporated into the consoles design was enhanced cable management system consisting of a large dual-cable raceway hidden inside the console, keeping all cables hidden from view, but easily accessible. ‘The aim of the new control room was to create a solution that meets the current requirements and at the same time be flexibly extended for future requirements’ commented Darren Allen, Winsted’s European Sales Manager. ‘The consoles combined with the modern interior really give the room the wow factor.’