Croma Security Solutions Group PLC is an AIM-quoted total security services provider based in Whiteley, with offices in London, Scotland, and Abu Dhabi.
Named as one of London Stock Exchanges ‘1000 companies to inspire Britain 2015’, the brand is synonymous with quality, service and innovation. Founded in 1970 as a locksmith, it has grown to be a key player in the market, servicing national and international corporate clients, as well as High Net Worth Individuals.more
The company offers CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Access Control, Manned Guarding, Locksmithing, and most recently FastVein™, a proprietary biometric vein scanning technology developed alongside Hitachi.
The group currently employs (through its subsidiaries) over 500 people, with a mixture of skill-sets including security officers and engineers. Its operations span most of the UK (with some work in the Middle East) and has a diverse client base from domestic customers to FTSE 100 companies and other 'Blue Chip' organisations.
Croma Locksmiths (and Security Solutions)
'Croma Locksmiths' comprises the businesses of CSS Locksmiths Ltd, and as of 9 December 2015, Access Locksmiths Ltd. The division's services include the supply, installation, and maintenance of high quality and high security locks, safes, keys, and other ironmongery and door furniture. The Division operates from 7 locations along the South Coast:
BournemouthSouthampton (Shirley)Southampton (Portswood)WinchesterFareham - Head OfficePortsmouth (Southsea)Brighton
All branches operate a 24/7, 365 emergency call-out service and are official Assa Abloy partners, as well as being Master Locksmiths Association certified.
Croma Biometrics is the biometric division of the group, focusing much of its efforts on FastVein™, its proprietary software/hardware vein recognition technology which was developed with Hitachi.The biometrics division comprises Photobase Ltd, and some previous CSS Total Security employees. This division is heavily involved in Research & Development. Its services include ID Management solutions, Time and attendancesolutions, and Access Control, all by using FastVein™ as its means of authentication.
Croma Biometric's Fastvein™ product has seen great degrees of success, having been used in the London 2012 Olympic Games, with Chief Superintendent, David Griffith of Dorset Police describing it as 'excellent'. It was also installed in 18 HM Prisons, for bailing and enroling inmates, as well as providing control over visitors.
Croma Vigilant is the groups 'manpower', investigations and Asset Protection branch, supplying Manned Guarding, Keyholding, Close protection, private investigation and covert surveillance.
A strong military ethos has been adopted and is emphasised throughout; close to all personnel are ex-forces, a large tranche of these are ex-Special Forces. The company prides itself on its ex-military values and style, which have led to it winning prestigious contracts in varying sectors, having even provided officers for the Commonwealth Games.
Croma Security Systems
Croma Security Systems is the electronic security division of the group, engaged in the consultation, design, supply, installation, maintenance and servicing of bespoke integrated CCTV, intruder alarm, fire alarm,access control and revenue parking systems. The division operates a fleet of engineers and corresponding vehicles to allocate and delegate its works. Croma Security Systems comprises predominantly CSS Total Security Ltd, but includes other companies purchased by CSS Total Security Ltd prior the reverse takeover of Croma Group PLC, including Alarm Bell Ltd and Arlo Parking Ltd.
The division has been involved in the development of cutting edge and avant-garde systems since its foundation as County Access Systems, and prides itself on its expertise as system integrators; frequently designing and installing systems to perform together for optimum functionality. One such piece of technology is VIPS (Vehicle impact protection System), which was co-developed with Bosch, Colas and Aone+. The system uses Intelligent Video Analytics to warn (by flashing lights and sounding alerts) traffic workers on highways of impending collisions, providing them with valuable seconds to get to a safe location.
Most of the divisions work takes place on the South Coast, however increasing demand for its services in London and Scotland led to the addition of engineers to the roster in these locations also. Croma Security Systems heavily supports local businesses and communities, including Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council, and even undertook charitable work for an arson-hit nursery.less
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