The iconic Lloyds Banking Group buildings in Aylesbury required an audio system installation to provide improvements to staff communication. General use Public Address (PA) / Tannoy was required to notify staff about any serious issues or security measures (including lockdown).
To support security and incident alarm strategy, our client also asked us to install system inputs and microphones in defined secure locations, easily accessible by local site security, fire marshals and to visiting external emergency agencies.
- Public Address (PA) / Tannoy
- Audio message playout (security and alarm)
- Lockdown with enhanced system input / control measures
Audio Specification & Technologies
- 100v line, high impedance
- Traditional and IP speakers
- Audio matrix
- SIP / IP Telephone interface
- Secure microphone input locations
Our particular challenge for this project came from the glass wall construction of much of the perimeter of the building. This restriction limited choice for speaker locations and also cable containment plans. To add to this, the office ceilings were made using a suspended bespoke long length slotted metal grid and sectional tiles. It was possible to remove short sections to install cables and associated containment but we elected to install wall mount speakers to internal walls/fixing areas (it was not possible to cut and install recessed ceiling speakers).
An audio matrix was installed to provide flexible routing of audio to different floor levels throughout the building. The primary input for making announcements was via telephones (no microphone). We installed an IP SIP interface (IP decoder) which was registered for service from the building IP telephone system.
A series of secure wall interface panels were installed to key security locations and stairwells to provide local security staff, fire marshals and any visiting security and emergency agencies access to the system and to make building wide announcements.