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New gates for primary school

iC2 CCTV Security Specialists have installed new access control and automation to entrance gates at Bucklands Primary School in Surrey.

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The old gates were padlocked at night and weekends and had to be left open during school days, allowing access to any pedestrians or vehicle drivers to enter the school grounds. With a nursery on site and plans to open a children's centre in the near future, the school decided it was time to control access and improve security.

After a thorough assessment of the schools' needs, iC2 recommended FAAC automation arms for both the pedestrian and vehicle gates. They are time controlled and can be set to open at bulk entry and exit times. Reception can override the pre-programmed opening times should the need arise, for example for open days, fetes or parents evenings.

Electronic locking from Adams Rite provides maximum security with egress being facilitated via an exit loop for the vehicle gate and egress button for the pedestrian gate. These are controlled via time profiles to help prevent the controls being operated out of hours.

Authorised users can gain access through both gates using a Paxton Access key fob system. Visitors can communicate with the school via an intercom and activity at the gate is constantly monitored by a high resolution Samsung CCTV camera and Videoswitch digital recording. All of the equipment has a high level of vandal resistance built-in.

Headteacher – Karima Mould is delighted with the new system. She says: "Because we couldn't see the school gates from our offices, we really had no way of monitoring or controlling who came into the school. Now we can check and record who is entering and leaving at all times. I found iC2 to be very knowledgeable throughout the whole process and we are very grateful to SCC for their contribution to the security and safety of our children".

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