Client: Longhill High School
Installer: Wakefield Security Systems
Type of System: GuardPoint Pro integrated Access Control Solution
Type of Site: Educational
System Description: GuardPoint Pro
Longhill High School is an oversubscribed school on the eastern edge of Brighton and Hove. The number of students aged 11-16 in the school is over 1200, increasing yearly. Longhill is a specialist Technology College, offering enhanced activities and equipment in Information Technology, Design Technology, Maths and Science. These new initiatives will assist Longhill in its vision of becoming a Centre of Excellence as an Information and Technology College, expanding the educational opportunities for all its students across all areas of the curriculum. Longhill aims to become the hub of a community partnership in providing a Learning Centre for the Community of Rottingdean, Woodingdean, Ovingdean and Saltdean.
During a recent refurbishment, the need to upgrade the security system became apparent, it had become important to restrict access for unauthorised personnel to ensure a safe environment.
A GuardPoint Pro system was installed by local installer Wakefield Security. The system secures 25 doors using IC1000 controllers and SP-Mini readers. Providing a safe and secure environment for the staff and pupils was imperative - ensuring no unauthorised personnel were able to enter the building during school hours. The system is designed with timed free access for the students during lunch and break times.
The automation GuardPoint Pro has brought to the school has been a massive benefit overall - reducing staff time and involvement, particularly when opening and closing the school during break times.
The school now has full reporting of who has been in and out of the school building, allowing them to feel confident that there are now no unauthorised entrants in the building.
GuardPoint Pro Software
Alarm Control Module
IC-1000JX 2 reader controller suitable for read-in/RTE out requirements,4 inputs, 3 relay outputs, 5,000 card holders (expandable to 8,700 cardholders), Housed within a 3.5 A 12 VDC Power Supply.
SensorProx Mini Readers
Ray Thomson - Premises Manager
“The GuardPoint Pro software has been really simple to administer and a great success in automating functions and improving security for us”