The London Film School, one of the world's leading postgraduate film institutions, based in Covent Garden, has appointed SmartSec Solutions to manage its security services.
The security specialist will base its officers for seven days a week across the film school’s site on Shelton Street, next to the Pineapple Studios, and at its financial offices a short distance away.
SmartSec prepared the facility for the students’ recent return with carefully designed routes in and out to adhere to social distancing measures and to encourage flow throughout the site. Branded London Film School face masks are provided for each student upon entry and SmartSec is running a daily front-of-house reception service to welcome visitors.
SmartSec is also working closely with the London Film School’s internal FM team – its specially trained staff will cover holidays and absences.
Nick Aravis, facilities manager at the school, said: “At such a critical and sensitive time, it was important for us to appoint a security provider who would display empathy and professionalism to our students and staff who may have felt a hint of anxiety about returning to work and study. SmartSec clearly understood our needs. The company has helped prepare the facility impeccably and made the return as seamless as possible.”