The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) is a world leading charity providing information, support and advice to almost two million people with visual impairments or blindness. It relies heavily on public funding to carry out vital research into eliminating avoidable sight loss, as well as supporting research into sight loss and other eye health issues. The RNIB is Europe’s largest Braille publisher. Its main production centre is based in Peterborough, where it produces a wide variety of literature, including books, magazines and commercial documents.
The production facility in Peterborough requires significant annual overhead and operating costs, which include the security of the site. The RNIB has, for some time, been considering ways in which it could operate more efficiently, and decided that a state of the art security system could help achieve this aim, which would also free up scarce funds to reinvest in the charity’s core services.