Gallagher, Milestone Secure Kings Cross EstateKings Cross Estate has installed Gallagher Command Centre and Milestone VMS to secure a 67-acre site comprising homes, shops, offices, galleries, bars, restaurants, schools, and a university.

King’s Cross Estate has been transformed from an industrial wasteland into a vibrant new part of London with a mixture of old and new structures, each with its security requirements. Securing the site is Gallagher Command Centre, 178 T-Series readers, Milestone VMS with a Gallagher integration and an Otis Compass lift integration.

The public areas and many of the buildings in the estate are managed and maintained by the King’s Cross Estate Services team. They are tasked with keeping the site well-maintained, well-lit and secure at all hours of the day and night, making it a place all people want to visit and enjoy. To help make King’s Cross the best managed estate in the UK, the team needed a security solution that could evolve alongside them as the estate grows.

“Some of the buildings here have played a significant part in the area’s history, so extra care needs to be taken when installing a security system,” says Nick Killington, King’s Cross Estates security system design specialist.

“As we are such a large estate, we required an enterprise solution that offers us the ability to extend as and when required, something we know is a particular strength of the Gallagher system,” he says. “The Gallagher solution is particularly useful in a retro-fit situation like this, where running cables and network points in such buildings isn’t allowed.

“For example, we eventually want to replace some of the door handles with a wireless locking system, which we know can also be linked to the Gallagher system. The Gallagher solution provides flexibility to integrate other systems, such as video, visitor management and elevators, as well as being able to add functionality like mobile access when they require it. The Gallagher solution has allowed us to future proof our security, ensuring it will evolve with our needs as and when required.”

Fact File King’s Cross Estate:

* 67 acres
* 50 new buildings
* 1900 new homes
* 20 new streets
* 10 new public parks and squares
* 26 acres of open space
* Gallagher Command Centre
* Gallagher T Series Readers
* Milestone XProtect VMS.