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Delta Security installs integrated security solution at Grasmere Primary School

Delta Security – a specialist in automated, high-security solutions – has installed an integrated access control and IP-based HD CCTV system at Grasmere Primary School to enhance security for students and streamline access for teachers and visitors.

Local to Delta Security, the Hackney-based school had been relying on security systems and processes that were not integrated. Large numbers of keys were required for the safe management of the school.

Nick Mallender, head teacher at Grasmere Primary School, stated: “The organisation of the keys and systems gave our site manager additional work and avoidable stress.”

Mallender approached Delta Security after having worked with the company in a previous role. “In addition to my experience, speaking with other head teachers it was clear that Delta Security has a reputation for providing ‘The Gold Standard’ of security to schools in the area.”

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Access control system

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

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,” observed 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.”

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’s vital that everyone feels comfortable with how it all works. Dave Mundy, Delta’s managing director, gave comprehensive training and I’m confident that everyone can take ownership of the new system.”

Commitment to the community

Grasmere Primary School is home to approximately 240 students. It prides itself on being highly inclusive for children with medical and special educational needs and has a commitment to local community, the arts and innovative teaching methods.

“We now feel we’ve brought our security system in line with the innovative culture of our school,” concluded Mallender. “I would not hesitate in recommending Delta Security to other schools. Both Dave his and the team of engineers’ communication was second to none, making the installation process absolutely seamless.”

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Delta Security installs security regime for Housing Association residents in Hackney

Delta Security has installed a new door entry and CCTV system at Rotheley House, a supported-living housing development in Hackney, in turn assisting residents who suffer from mental health issues and learning difficulties to manage their own security and live an independent life.

Rotheley House is home to 15 residents and managed by Advance Housing and Support. With over 40 years’ experience, Advance offers a wide range of housing and support services to over 5,000 people at home, in work or within the local community.

The previous entry system had become unreliable and Kevin Pearce, deputy area manager for London and the South East at Advance, sought a new system that would provide greater security specific to the needs of the residents.

“One of the requirements was for us to be able to choose which residents had the functionality to let visitors in or not, depending on their capabilities,” explained Pearce.

Delta Security has installed a new door entry and CCTV system into Rotheley House, a supported-living housing development in London's Hackney

Delta Security has installed a new door entry and CCTV system into Rotheley House, a supported-living housing development in London’s Hackney

Following an assessment of the property, Delta upgraded the door entry system to an isolated digital video entry system using the latest Videx Kristallo colour apartment handsets. These provide end users with clear video images of visitors and have the required flexibility to restrict functionality where required.

Delta also recommended and installed Nexus HD IP CCTV cameras in communal areas and outside the premises. The cameras provide “exceptional” image quality, even at night, while the high information storage capability enables images to be stored and reviewed when necessary.

Regular communication and flexible response

Pearce reports that the installation process progressed extremely well and, indeed, was completed faster than expected.

“All engineers were professional and understanding in giving residents extra time to understand why they were there, giving them their badges and working through any communication challenges,” he stated. “The whole process for us was made very simple thanks in large part to regular communication and prompt, flexible responses to any issues or changing requirements.”

Pearce concluded: “The CCTV has already proven to be extremely useful on two occasions. For one in terms of an internal incident and the other when it came to assisting the police service with a mobile phone robbery that happened outside the premises. We were able to provide very clear images.”

Dave Mundy, operations manager at Delta Security, explained that the company boasts valuable expertise in a wide range of Housing Association projects.

“For the Rotheley installation,” outlined Mundy, “we hand-picked engineers who knew the challenges and Best Practice of working within this kind of accommodation. As a company, we take great pride in the part we play in helping those resident in supported living environments to live as independent a life as they possibly can.”

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