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22nd March 2023 Issue no. 648

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Bold Communications and Openview Security Solutions in tech partnership

* Cardiff_ARC.jpgThe two companies already have a proven track record of working together on a number of high profile public sector projects including Loughborough University, Stockport Homes and the City of Cardiff.

This new partnership will enable clients, particularly in the public sector, to take advantage of the significant expertise and capabilities accumulated by both companies over many years in the deployment of innovative alarm and CCTV-based security systems that deliver best value.

Bold Communications Managing Director, Brian Kelly, commented: "Working with the right partners is essential to the successful delivery of important public sector projects. This new partnership between Openview and Bold builds on the unique strengths of both companies. Combining OpenView's project delivery expertise with Bold's specialised development and support skills will help to de-risk installations and ensure that control rooms deliver the highest level of service."

The monitoring sector has evolved significantly in recent years away from just simple alarm receiving and toward complete remote management solutions. The monitoring platform is now the central receiving and processing point for a wide range of security products and applications including fire and intruder alarms, public address systems and CCTV networks. The increasingly complex nature of such integrated systems demands the highest level of technical skills and resources making the relationship between software suppliers and systems integrators more important than ever.

Andy Ward, Sales Director of OpenView Security Solutions, added: "This partnership is a natural fit as both Openview and Bold are engineering-based companies with outstanding reputations in the security industry because of the quality of their work and longstanding client relationships. Together, we will be providing public sector clients with robust, reliable systems that provide the highest level functionality without the complexity or project risk associated with other solutions."

Picture shows the control room at the City of Cardiff Council's Alarm Receiving Centre

About Bold Communications
Bold Communications is the UK's leading developer alarm communications and management systems for the alarm central station and ARC market with over 30 years' experience in this market sector. The company provides open platform security monitoringsolutions enabling easy integration with the widest range of market-leading security product manufacturers. They include the new Gemini v2.0, a powerful monitoring solution that can be configured by users to meet their individual requirements. For additional information, please visit www.boldcommunications.co.uk

About OpenView Security Solutions
OpenView Security Solutions is the UK'S largest privately owned electronic security and electrical systems company and a leading provider of security, IT infrastructure, electrical and mechanical solutions to the public and private sectors. OpenView specialises in the provision of complete life cycle solutions including the design, installation and maintenance of the latest, fully compliant fire and electrical services. For more information, please visit www.openviewgroup.com

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