Client: Barnsley College
Installer: Nationwide Fire & Security
Type of System: GuardPoint Pro integrated Access Control Solution
Type of Site: Education
System Description: GuardPoint Pro
Barnsley College campus is a leading educational establishment in South Yorkshire.
The college is currently undergoing a large amount of redevelopment, offering many new facilities to their students for state-of-the-art learning.
Barnsley strive to create an inclusive learning environment for all young people from the surrounding area and to provide courses that will employment opportunities for their adult students. They also provide training and services to meet the needs of businesses from South Yorkshire and nearby areas.
Barnsley college needed to find a security solution which provided a safe and secure environment for the students and staff. Previously, they had no way of knowing the identities of people who had access to their campus buildings.
The college is subject to a large amount of unauthorised public access and they needed to restrict access to students and staff only.
In order to safeguard the contents of the building, and increase the security the Barnsley College, the staff decided to implement an Access Control solution.
Sensor Access worked with Nationwide Fire and Security Solutions, an approved Sensor Access installation partner, to design and implement a bespoke access control solution for the college.
“Barnsley required a solution which was tailored to many users with different parameters and permission structures” said Trevor Davies, Senior Sales Executive at Nationwide Fire and Security Solutions. "The Sensor hardware and software solved all the security concerns the college had.”
Sensor Access offered Barnsley a trial to demonstrate the effectiveness of the access control solution, customising the solution to their needs. “We originally looked into access control by installing the system to three locations, this was found to be very effective” said Mark Kendrick from Barnsley College. “We decided to roll out the technology around all our sites, thus ensuring the safety of our students and staff at all college sites”.
Nationwide Fire and Security Solutions installed a range of market-leading Sensor Access hardware and software. “We ensured the solutions installed would expand with the college as it grows, the scalability of the Sensor Access System was key” said Trevor Davies.
Barnsley College was pleased with the SensorProx readers appearance and their ability to blend in with the building aesthetics. The ease of use and performance of the software, GuardPoint Pro, also impressed the Barnsley college staff. Martin Kendrick summarised that “the software is excellent and not too difficult to use”.
Colin Booth - Barnsley College Principal
"We have a College to be proud of, evidenced again by the increased success rates of our stu-dents. With the addition of superb buildings we are well on track to become an outstanding College in the very near future.”