The Ulster Museum, Belfast

As the largest museum in Northern Ireland, the Ulster Museum, situated in the Botanic Gardens, Belfast is home to a vast collection of art, history and natural sciences displays.

In 2006, the Museum closed to undergo a £17 million refurbishment – one of the most significant cultural projects to ever be undertaken in Northern Ireland. A core element of the redevelopment involved the replacement of the 25-year-old security system with a modern, flexible alternative that would be able to cater to the complex needs and top level security conditions they required.

Diamond provided the commissioning and system installation for the project ensuring that all customer requirements were successfully met. Diamond engineers took great care to ensure the system installed would be in keeping with the open, accessible feel of the newly designed internal layout. The client also required the system be installed so as to integrate seamlessly with other building control systems.

The system installed is among the larger intruder systems within the United Kingdom featuring over 500 zones, and almost 400 detectors including Viper shock sensors as well as door and shutter contacts. Altogether, this provides the museum with a versatile system capable of providing differing levels of protection to different areas at different times, to ensure that all collections and artefacts particularly those of high value are protected.

Following this successful installation, Diamond went on to provide the installation of a full IP based 150+ network camera HD IP CCTV system to the same site.

"Diamond Systems' utilisation of Honeywell’s Galaxy Intruder System has provided the Ulster Museum with a flexible and reliable security solution that will ensure the ongoing protection of the Museum’s most valuable and priceless assets"

Ray Williams

Facilities Manager, Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum, Belfast