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Dodgy District School Doubles Security With Delta

Grasmere Primary

A school in one of London's dodgiest areas has had an integrated access control and IP-based HD CCTV system installed to enhance security for students and streamline access for teachers and visitors.

Grasmere Primary School is in the London Borough of Hackney. It had been relying on security systems and processes that were not integrated and large numbers of keys were required for the safe management of the school.

Nick Mallender, Head Teacher at Grasmere Primary School, said: “The organisation of the keys and systems gave our site manager additional work and avoidable stress, so I approached Delta Security after having worked with them in a previous role."

Delta Security specified a Salto access control system that enables school officials to print photographic ID cards (in colour) that also work as access control cards. Each ID access card is programmed according to the employee or visitor’s access authorisation. ID cards can be deleted at the touch of a button should they be lost or stolen.

 

CCTV

Working hand in hand with the access control ID card system is an IP-based HD CCTV system that provides visual confirmation of who has accessed the site and when.

“It has transformed security on the site,” said Mallender. “In addition to knowing who on site is meant to be there, we can also protect our confidential documents by restricting access to their location. The CCTV is also much more comprehensive, giving us access to high-quality footage when required.”

 

Change

Delta Security pre-issued ID cards to employees before works began at the end of the school holidays.

Essential to Mallender was ensuring the chosen system was user-friendly: “When implementing change that affects all staff and visitors it is vital that everyone feels comfortable with how it all works.”

Picture: Grasmere Primary School in the London Borough of Hackney

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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