Case Study – A123

A123 Systems WarehouseA123 has three manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, as well as facilities in Europe and Asia, where it mass-produces advanced battery cells and systems to meet the ever increasing global demand. When looking at different security solutions, A123 were impressed by the service offered by Netwatch. Netwatch specialists analyzed their site and recommended a system which offered full perimeter protection which was installed in early 2012. Impressed by the Netwatch service, the system was installed in another two of the A123 sites in Massachusetts during the year.

Founded in 2001, A123 Systems develops and manufactures advanced lithium iron phosphate batteries and energy storage systems which allows their customers to bring next-generation products to market. A123 Systems partners with customers in the transportation, electric and commercial industries to provide complete energy storage solutions that enable the rapid development and delivery of innovative products.

‘The Netwatch system provides significant cost savings to a123 as well as providing 24/7 coverage. The system was initially installed as a stand-alone facility and the results were so dramatic, it was quickly decided to install this system in all three Massachusetts facilities’.

‘The new system allows A123 to review the cameras in the event of any type of issue. The camera system even identified a contractor leaving the site while charging the company for a full shift. With the old system this evidence would have never have had been possible’.

‘It is clear that A123 is more secure with the Netwatch Security System in Place’.

Phil McRae, 123 systems, Waltham, MA

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