Client: Taunton School
Type of System: GuardPoint Pro integrated Access Control Solution
Type of Site: Educational
System Description: GuardPoint Pro
Taunton School is a co-educational boarding school located in South-West England for pupils from 2-18 years of age. With both national and international students, the school prepares students for entry into the British education system, enabling them to reach their full academic potential alongside participation in the sports, social and cultural life of British boarding schools.
With large numbers of pupils with high profiles, alongside extensive school grounds, security became a priority within the project in order to ensure the site provided a safe and secure environment for both the students and the staff.
A GuardPoint Pro system was specifically designed to meet the complex requirements of a large school with many sections. The school campus includes Taunton School International for overseas students; Taunton Preparatory School, serving boarding and day-school pupils aged 7 to 13; Taunton Pre-Prep School, serving day-school pupils aged 4 to 7, and Taunton Nursery, serving pupils aged 2 to 4.
With over 350 I-Class proximity readers and 40 Biometric Fingerprint Readers on site, the system has expanded as requirements have grown. The site utilises biometrics on high security areas within the school, with fingerprints being stored on smart cards. The smart cards are used for other applications such as cashless vending - this means that students only have 1 card for all of their requirements.
There were certain areas of the school where additional security was required - the Bioscrypt readers have allowed fingerprint verification to be utilised where required with just proximity entrance in other areas. With integrated fingerprint enrollment within GuardPoint Pro, the system has been easy for the school to operate & administer.
Taunton School now operate a fully integrated security system, offering peace of mind to both parents and students. The system has proved future-proof to date and will continue to grow and meet their expectations in both the contemporary software and smart card technology.
GuardPoint Pro Software Alarm Control Module, SQL Database, Integrated Biometric Enrolment
IC-2000JX 2-door/4-reader access controller with Flash Memory, 8 inputs (expandable to 16), 4 relay outputs (expandable to 64), 20,000 card holders (expandable to 40,000 cardholders)
IC-4000JZ 4-door/4-reader access controller with Flash Memory, 8 inputs (expandable to 16), 4 relay outputs (expandable to 64), 20,000 card holders (expandable to 40,000 cardholders)
HID I-Class R-10 Readers
Ben Moore - Manager of ITC Services
“GuardPoint Pro has met our growing requirements over the years and has constantly evolved without the need to change any components”