Homelessness charity Emmaus Bolton provides up to 22 people with a home, support, training and the focus of supported work each day in different shops and services within its grounds located off Fletcher Street in the town.
As well as private bedrooms and bathrooms, the residential part of the building contains community kitchens, a dining area, lounge and games room, gym, computer suite and meeting rooms.
Texecom donated all the equipment to update the intruder system within the charity’s community home and repair personal call-out buttons for each of the bedrooms, as well as new keypads, panel, external detection and bell boxes.
Automatic Alarms installed the equipment over three days with two engineers. The new system means residents have access to support at the touch of a button, alerting a central control system and members of staff at Emmaus Bolton.
Emmaus Bolton Director Tony said: “We’re constantly looking for improvements and innovations to help people feel safe and secure. People thrive on solid foundations, so we’re grateful to Texecom and Automatic Alarms for helping our charity support people on their journeys rebuilding from homelessness.”
Texecom’s Customer Alignment Manager John Gildert was delighted to be part of the project, which is close to his heart, being based in his home town.
“After an introduction to Tony at Emmaus Bolton and understanding the requirements of the system, I knew the Texecom Premier Elite system would be more than suitable; not only to provide the crucial first response system for staff and residents, but would also provide security for the site out of hours.”
A key requirement for Emmaus Bolton was to ensure multiple staff can be notified of any alerts whether they are on or off site and respond to these accordingly. This was made possible through the installation and setup of Texecom Connect 4G and end-user mobile app providing round the clock protection for the site and its residents.
After completing the works on site, it was demonstrated how the site can be self-maintained to save costs but also remotely monitored by the installation company using Texecom Cloud services without the necessity to visit the site.
Managing Director at Automatic Alarms, Gareth Williams, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with Emmaus Bolton and Texecom on this project. People supported by Emmaus will really benefit from this easy-call out personal alarm system, which we were delighted to install.”
Emmaus Bolton is currently accepting referrals for people to join its community. If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness and would like to learn more, including how to apply, visit: Emmaus