Client: St Mary Magdalene Academy
Installer: Gratte Brothers Ltd
Type of System: GuardPoint Pro integrated Access Control Solution
Type of Site: Educational
System Description: GuardPoint Pro
St Mary Magdalene Academy is a Christian learning community that aim to nurture their students to become high achievers and facilitate their vocation discovery in a global society. In purpose built accommodation, the ethos of the long established Christian school creates a place of outstanding educational opportunities.
When the school gained academy status and a new building was constructed in 2007, upgrading the security system to meet the demands of a modern school became part of the project.
A 60-door GuardPoint Pro system was installed with a range of Sensor's intelligent IC-controllers and Mifare proximity readers. With over 1,200 pupils, it was important for the Academy to minimise administration of the system. GuardPoint Pro was installed running an SQL server and was linked with the school's current HR Database, helping to populate GPP automatically.
Installing the system on the existing schools network allowed for a cost effective installation with minimal disruption.
The system has been very successful for the school and has proved simple and effective to use and administer. With the integration of GuardPoint Pro and the HR Database, the administration of the system has been minimal, so with very little time investment from the school they now run GuardPoint Pro for all staff and students.
GuardPoint Pro Software
Alarm Control Module, SQL Database
IC-2000 JX 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),
Housed within a 3.5 A 12 VDC Power Supply.
IC-4000 JZ 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), Housed within a 4.5 A 12 VDC Power Supply.
Sensor Mifare Readers