Delta Security, the CCTV and access control specialists, has extended its 18-year partnership with the Stoke Newington-based Sir Thomas Abney Primary School, to deliver the very latest wireless-based ‘ring of steel’ to protect pupils, visitors and staff.
Two new systems have been installed: a Salto wireless electronic locking system that requires a keycard ID pass that automatically synchronises with the locks to allow or restrict access; and EntrySign, an easy-to-use touch-screen interface with the ability to pre-register guests, and significantly increase the accuracy of knowing who is on site at any given time.
Coral Wasylenczuk, School Business Manager at Sir Thomas Abney, says that the latter integrates the entire existing security infrastructure onto a central platform:
“Both our legacy technology and the new systems are now fully integrated to give us a complete system overview,” she explains. “It means that it is not only more efficient, but also more accurate in accounting for everyone on-site in case of an emergency. Simply put, we now have an electronic ‘ring of steel’ around the school and feel much more secure.”
The school has always prided itself on maintaining the safety of its 430 students and staff, as Coral continues: “Delta is integral to our gaining an ‘Outstanding’ grade from Ofsted in the ‘Behaviour and Safety of Pupils’ category, after an inspection this year,” she says.
“It always provides competitive rates with excellent service provision, working around our needs and timescale – and being a local company is an added bonus,” she concludes.
Dave Mundy, Operations Manager at Delta Security, says that proven, long-term relationships are important to gaining a customer’s trust: “Security is important in many industries, but few are as important as education, where the welfare and safety of children is paramount.
“Delta has established a niche expertise in this sector, and is pleased to continue working with Coral and her team in delivering best-in-class security for a best-in-class school.”