Aston Martin Red Bull Racing secures its Milton Keynes facility with FLIR

FLIR Systems has been an innovation partner of Red Bull Racing in the period 2015-2018

In order to secure its Milton Keynes site and protect its people and technology, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Formula One Team decided to upgrade its current CCTV system with advanced security monitoring technology from FLIR Systems. The new security solution offers 24/7 blanket coverage of the site and enables security personnel to always be one step ahead of intruders.

In a highly visible, and competitive sport like Formula One racing, it’s not hard to understand why an organization like Aston Martin Red Bull Racing attracts people who want access to their factory, and all the secrets contained within. Intrusion from unwanted visitors or vandalism is something that the people at Milton Keynes headquarters, in Buckinghamshire, England, want to avoid at all cost.

Massive Operation

“Our Milton Keynes facility contains valuable technology and intellectual property,” says Mark Hazelton, Chief Security Officer. “At the same time, we are located alongside a public road, close to a residential area with high footfall. That is why it is critical for us to have high-performing security processes and systems in place, so we can effectively protect our assets as well as the people who work here.” The scale of operations at the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Team factory in Milton Keynes is amazing. Crafting the next Formula One challenger is done on the engineering site with a variety of buildings, including many office spaces, an R&D facility, manufacturing and storage areas. The design, testing, building and assembling of thousands of parts required to construct each race car all happen in house. About 750 people are employed at Milton Keynes and some parts of the factory are operated on a 24/7 basis.

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