PEL Services has completed the installation of site wide access control, CCTV and intruder alarm systems at the smartly re-invented and re-developed Westbrook Primary School in Hounslow, West London.
PEL Services completed the installation of site wide access control, CCTV and intruder alarm systems at the smartly re-invented and re-developed Westbrook Primary School in Hounslow, West London.
The new state-of-the art school building and grounds, costing £10.58 million and teaching 665 pupils aged from three to eleven, has an ingenious space configuration cleverly arranged to allow the local community to also benefit from its excellent facilities out of school hours – including three halls - whilst securing access to the main teaching areas.
Access Control System
To provide maximum protection from unauthorised visitors, whilst ensuring unhampered pupil and staff access, PEL Services installed a Paxton Net2 proximity access control system to all perimeter doors and gates (including the barrier protected car-park), the school’s sporting and meeting halls, doors that lead from reception into the school and on IT rooms which house potentially valuable equipment.
15 entrances in total are protected and the system has approximately 100 users. Perimeter entrances also benefit from a video door entry system, integrated into the access control system by PEL.
Networked CCTV System including 22 x Dome Day & Night Cameras
Westbrook further benefits from a HikVision IP networked CCTV system featuring 22 Dome day and night vision cameras which had been installed by PEL to monitor the school’s perimeter external grounds, corridors and reception. Video is recorded 24 hours a day on to a 16TB storage device and is monitored by the school’s permanent on site manager using his laptop, for maximum convenience and cost-effectiveness. PEL specified the CCTV system for its quality, versatility and ability to use the school’s network rather than requiring its own dedicated network.
Intruder Alarm Solution
Out of hours, the school is further protected by a Grade 3 Menvier intruder alarm system, featuring the latest addressable control panel. It was configured by PEL to protect the teaching areas and offices during weekday evenings and full site wide coverage at weekends.
PEL Services used its extensive experience of designing and installing security systems in schools and was able to not only identify potential vulnerable areas but also recommend and install reliable systems that met with the school’s brief of being user friendly and flexible. Open protocol, PC based systems were therefore considered essential, to ensure the school is not tied to any single manufacturer.
Nathan Brace, Site Manager at Westbrook Primary School, has been impressed with the work carried out by PEL and the level of service the school has received: “all the security systems in place are great – easy to use and working exactly as they should be. PEL’s support has been really good, from install up”.
Westbrook Primary School has now awarded PEL with the contract to maintain these systems.
PEL Services are one of the UK’s most reliable and respected providers of installation, maintenance and servicing of quality commercial, music systems, sound solutions, fire protection, security and communication systems, with over 35 years experience.