Gamlingay Village College
Additional security protection to the schools Paxton Net2 access control system.
The School had 3 doors they wished to add access control for the purpose of restricting the movement of pupils and providing additional security. We were asked to self-manage the project and provide all services required to complete the installation within a short time period before the arrival of pupils and staff before the start of term.
Tec Fire and Security provided additional Paxton Net 2 controllers connected direct the schools computer network at each door, and we was able to pre-program IP addresses provided by the school , to enable communication with the Paxton Net 2 software. The doors were fitted with magnetic locks which release on authorised presentation of staff fobs. Working time zones were set within the Paxton Net 2 software to allow the internal doors to release at break and lunch times to allow free movement. Our BAFE accredited fire department added Appllo fire alarm relay interfaces onto the Advanced MXpro fire panel to ensure the doors would release in the event of fire activation to allow safe egress from the building. Additional resettable break glass units were fitted adjacent to each door for all other emergency situations.
Amtec electrical and facilities services a NICEIC approved contractor was employed by Tec fire and Security Ltd to provide unswitched fused spurs at each door location.
Tec Fire and Security always fit back up batteries within power supplies to ensure ongoing operation in the event of a power cut to a specified amount of time generally 4 to 8 hours.
The system was tested and commissioned for correct operation
As a result of the installation the school have secured an additional external door and restricted flow inside the school benefitting the pupil’s onsite safety and wellbeing.
From Trevor Daisley: “I would like to thank Tec Fire and Security for delivering a great service whilst understanding the schools needs and tight deadline. The Tec installers communicated well with us while onsite and left the premises clean and tidy and a full working system. We will defiantly be using their services again.”
“A great small project which we were able to achieve, in a timely manner managing the project from start to finish with minimal disruption to the school.”