The Smiths Building

This building was originally constructed in 1913 for Smiths Industries. They made the first-ever speedometers for the motor car, so the building has some industrial heritage within its walls.


The Office Group


Marylebone, London

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Opem was commissioned to enhance the security infrastructure at Fora’s The Smiths Building, a structure with rich industrial heritage dating back to 1913 when it was originally constructed for Smiths Industries, known for making the first-ever speedometers for motor cars. This project required sophisticated commercial security solutions to cater to the building’s unique needs, including 24-hour access.


  • Implement Comprehensive Security Systems: Install advanced access control, CCTV, and remote monitoring systems.
  • Facilitate 24-Hour Access: Design the system to support out-of-hours access while ensuring robust security.
  • Ensure Seamless Monitoring: Enable continuous monitoring through Opem’s control room for enhanced security management.
  • Provide Ongoing Maintenance: Ensure the systems remain reliable and functional through continuous maintenance.


Opem deployed Salto Space access control systems alongside CCTV and remote monitoring to deliver a comprehensive security solution tailored to The Smiths Building. Key elements of the solution included:

Salto Space Access Control System

    • Multi-Factor Authentication: Provides secure access through keycards, mobile access, and PIN codes.
    • Scalability: Supports various access points across the building, from main entrances to individual offices.
    • Integration: Seamlessly integrates with existing IT networks without overloading resources.

CCTV Installation

  • High-Definition Cameras: Strategically placed to cover all critical areas, ensuring comprehensive surveillance.
  • Night Vision Capability: Ensures round-the-clock monitoring with clear visibility, even in low-light conditions.

Remote Monitoring

  • 24/7 Monitoring: All systems are monitored around the clock from Opem’s control room, ensuring immediate response to any security incidents.
  • Real-Time Alerts: Instant notifications and alerts for any unauthorised access or security breaches.

Ongoing Security Maintenance

  • Regular Inspections: Scheduled maintenance checks to ensure all systems operate at peak efficiency.
  • Proactive Upgrades: Keeping the security infrastructure updated with the latest technologies and security protocols.
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  • Enhanced Security: The installation of Salto Space access control and CCTV systems significantly improved the overall security of The Smiths Building.
  • 24-Hour Access Management: The designed system effectively supports out-of-hours access while maintaining stringent security measures.
  • Seamless Monitoring: Continuous monitoring from Opem’s control room ensured quick response times to any security incidents.
  • Reliable Maintenance: Ongoing maintenance ensured the longevity and reliability of the security systems, minimizing downtime and potential security lapses.

Opem are always happy and willing to go above and beyond to ensure that our clients are looked after. They have supported our constant requests, and have been especially helpful over the last few months during COVID-19. They have remained agile and resilient during an incredibly difficult time and we don’t know what we would’ve done without their support.

Claire Miller – Head of Operations – East, The Office Group
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