INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 29 October 2018

Keysource has announced that it has won a two-year contract extension to provide specialist data, technology and IT estate management services to the Metropolitan Police Service (the Met) in London, United Kingdom.

The appointment continues to demonstrate Keysource’s ability to keep pace with a growing and changing demand with a fast response and with skills that complement the working ecosystem

Keysource will continue to manage and enhance strategic IT infrastructure for the Met, as part of its One Met Model 2020 transformation programme. Keysource will also support the wider IT estate to maintain and improve availability as well as enable key projects, focused on modernising and improving efficiency for a safer London.

A key component of the transformation is the mobility programme which includes the roll out of a protected corporate WiFi system, which will allow officers to securely upload reporting documents directly from mobile devices, minimising time spent on administrative tasks. Working closely with the Met’s teams Keysource will also provide guidance and training for Met staff on Health and Safety regulations to ensure compliance.

Jon Healy, managing executive at Keysource, said: “As the UK’s security and policing needs become increasingly complex, it is crucial that our emergency services have seamless access to technology that will allow them to operate more effectively. Through key infrastructure improvements and ongoing consultancy, we will ensure the Met continues to develop a high-quality, resilient and efficient IT estate.  We are exceptionally proud of our partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service and look forward to supporting its mission to create a safer London for all.”  

Keysource was initially appointed by the Met in 2015 to manage critical infrastructure including data centres which, support emergency service communications, automatic number plate recognition and body-worn video footage. Keysource’s consultancy led to the Met being able to consolidate three data centre sites into two, and develop new infrastructure to house and protect data from its 22,000 body-worn cameras.

The One Met Model 2020 is a transformation programme aimed at creating a safer London and a modern, more efficient police service. An efficient IT infrastructure has been identified as a key enabler to deliver the Met’s 20:20:20 strategic goal of decreasing key crimes, increasing public confidence and reducing costs, all by 20 per cent.

Ends About Keysource: 

Keysource is part of integrated property services group Styles&Wood Plc, which provides a full range of professional and contracting services to some of the UK’s premier brands and leading blue chip organisations.

This includes designing, project managing and delivering a diverse range of property programmes including minor refresh works, conversions, shell fit-outs, complex refurbishments and specialist technical services to the data centre and critical facilities sectors. It also provides building intelligence systems, which specialise in optimising the management, running and performance of the built environment.

With over 30 years’ experience, we deliver services and solutions specifically for data centres and other business critical environments through consult, build and operate. Trusted by some of the world’s largest organisations, Keysource focuses on innovation while reducing complexity. They build long term relationships, aligning their engineering solutions with their customers’ business objectives and technology challenges.

Keysource’s success is measured by the value they provide to their customers and how simply they can deliver this. By always seeking a deeper understanding, listening and challenging when needed, Keysource recognises individual needs so they can tailor services and solutions in order to deliver the greatest value. With a focus on professional services and design, Keysource ensures their solutions are best suited for the application and deliver the highest levels of performance throughout the build and operation.

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