Unilever Port Sunlight

Case Study

Client Overview

Unilever’s Port Sunlight facility, a beacon of innovation and research, has stood at the forefront of business strategy for a century. With a rich history dating back to the opening of the first purpose-built research laboratory in 1911, the site continues to drive R&D programs for Hair, Laundry, and Household Care, embedding Port Sunlight technology into numerous brands and ground-breaking innovations. The seamless integration of security solutions is essential to safeguarding the site’s legacy, intellectual property, and valuable materials.

Benefits and Results:

In celebrating a century of pioneering research, Unilever’s Port Sunlight facility stands as a testament to innovation and progress. Complementing this legacy, Hunters’ seamless integration of cutting-edge security solutions ensures that Unilever’s intellectual property, materials, and personnel remain well-protected. The collaboration between Unilever and Hunters underscores a shared commitment to excellence, security, and a future where innovation continues to flourish.

  • Comprehensive Access Control: Nedap Global access control system manages access to over 200 doors across three sites within Port Sunlight. Centralized programming and remote configuration by Hunters’ software engineers ensure efficient management and minimal disruption.

  • Real-time Monitoring: The security system, equipped with a network of over 200 Analog and IP cameras, provides real-time monitoring of activities across the expansive site. This enhances Unilever’s ability to respond swiftly to any security incidents.

  • Proactive Breach Detection: Hunters’ 24/7 monitoring ensures the timely detection of security breaches. With the presence of chemicals and materials on-site, early intervention mitigates potential risks and maintains a safe environment.

  • Seamless Integration: Hunters’ seamless integration of various security components, including barriers, IP intercoms, turnstiles, and gates, creates a cohesive security ecosystem that regulates site access and movement efficiently.

  • Preservation of Legacy and Innovation: By safeguarding Unilever’s intellectual property, innovative ideas, and valuable materials, the security system contributes to the preservation of the company’s century-long legacy of research and progress.

  • Operational Continuity: The remote programming and configuration capabilities of the access control system ensure minimal operational disruptions, allowing Unilever’s teams to focus on their research and development initiatives.

  • Enhanced Safety: The robust security infrastructure enhances the safety of Unilever’s personnel, assets, and materials, fostering a secure working environment that nurtures innovation.

  • Strategic Collaboration: The partnership between Unilever and Hunters exemplifies a strategic collaboration focused on excellence and security, reinforcing Unilever’s commitment to protecting its investments and innovations.

  • Peace of Mind: The comprehensive security system and continuous monitoring offered by Hunters provide Unilever’s leadership with peace of mind, knowing that their valuable assets and innovations are well-protected.


Access Control 100%
CCTV 100%
Intruder Alarm System 100%



We offer a full range of services and systems including, access control, CCTV, intruder detection, intercoms, safety barriers/gates & turnstiles as well as the copper and fibre networks that all of this technology sits on.

CCTV Systems

Hunter Communication Services Ltd supplies the world’s leading innovative video surveillance products and solutions.

Access Control Systems

Our access control equipment can create a safer environment for your business by allowing access only to authorised personnel, whilst also discouraging opportunistic theft.

Intruder Systems

Hunters specializes in Intruder Alarm Systems, with expertise spanning various sectors including warehousing, distribution, retail, museums, historical sites, local authorities, education, leisure, and offices. Trust us to safeguard your diverse needs effectively.

Security Solutions

Hunters security solutions integrate all devices into one comprehensive platform.

Data Solutions

We design, install and maintain copper and fibre optic network systems for voice and data services.

Service & Maintenance

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