Northumbrian Water comprises of both Essex & Suffolk Water and Northumbrian Water employing all together around 3000 people. The company provides wastewater and sewerage services to the community in the surrounding area in addition to fresh portable water to roughly 30,000 people in one site.
Northumbrian Water has many rural assets in remote locations that have to be secured to the required Water UK standard. The site security is extremely important, as these assets give direct access to portable water. Water facilities are notoriously difficult to secure due to the complexity of these sites, with various locking points such as perimeter gates, external cabinets, chemical storage buildings, various hatches and covers all requiring either high security padlocks or cylinders.
Northumbrian Water had a requirement to relock all their assets onto a patent protected master locking system that would allow them to restrict access and regain key control with a product that is designed to withstand harsh environments.