A pioneering engineering firm has expanded its divisional offering to meet a growing fire and security requirement across a spate of industries. The news comes as many sites and facilities have been laid victim to theft following forced site closures during COVID-19. National firm ADI Group has introduced ADI Fire & Security into the fold, continuing its strong track record of launching a new engineering discipline every 12-18 months. Highlighting security risks The new division will aim to strengthen the security and safety credentials of a multitude of industries after sectors as diverse as pharmaceutical, construction, retail, and manufacturing were hit hard by criminal activity during national lockdowns. At ADI, we have long provided a range of fire and security needs as part of wider engineering remit" “The launch of this division is timely for a number of reasons,” said ADI Fire and Security general manager, Stuart Anderson. “Firstly, we’ve had a number of clients highlighting security risks to us throughout the pandemic, as opportunists looked to cash-in when many manufacturing facilities were forced to close amidst restrictions.” Fire detection “It really caused us to re-evaluate our Group proposition. At ADI, we have long provided a range of fire and security needs as part of wider engineering remit, but until now it has not been as focused to specific team or specialist set of services.” “Moving forward, we’ll be able to enhance a multitude of sectors and industries, that now need even greater protection for their assets in a highly volatile climate.” As part of ADI Fire & Security’s offering, the business will be able to deliver a wide range of services, from CCTV and surveillance to help prevent intrusion, to fire detection and alarms to enhance safety procedures. Temperature sensor technology Production and storage environments are getting ever more sophisticated Among its chief capabilities will be the installation of security panels and access control systems, the type of automated entry/exit technology typically seen in an airport or train station to help prevent unauthorized access. This is coupled with temperature sensor technology, restricting access to individuals displaying symptoms of a high temperature or fever. “Production and storage environments are getting ever more sophisticated,” added Stuart. “If you look at pharmaceutical and bioscience facilities – these places have always needed high-tech security systems to protect high value and temperature-controlled assets. But you’ve also got facilities such as supermarket warehouses, which are ever expanding their product lines and diversifying what they do.” Meeting market needs “With each gain and enhancement, the security level, threat and need increases, so what we’re really trying to do is provide a solution that caters on all levels. We’re excited by the potential ahead.” The launch of AD Fire & Security follows a regular pattern of ADI Group adapting its business to meet market needs, having ventured into the electric vehicle infrastructure market in February. And now, with ADI Fire & Security added to a mix of over 30 specialist disciplines, the business is well equipped to continue meeting the ever-changing engineering landscape.