With the safety and wellbeing of the pupils and staff in mind, Astra was tasked with installing a site wide Access Control and CCTV System at Four Acres Academy near Bristol.
Astra Security is helping a Bristol School to further protect students, staff and property by upgrading its CCTV and Access Control system.
Security and Safeguarding within education establishments is of paramount importance, not only for pupils, parents and guardians, but also for the staff and governors. So, when Four Acres Academy approached Astra to review their security requirements and the long-term effectiveness of their existing Access Control systems, they were determined to provide a system which would be flexible to adapt to future demands.
The access control system installed gives the school complete control over who can enter the site by using a central PC. This system gives excellent flexibility through configured zone and timed control, so during the timetabled lessons, staff have greater control over who accesses a particular room or area.
Steve Rees, Senior Project Manager for Astra said ‘Following extensive planning, site surveys and technical design from our team, it was clear the school needed an intelligent, bespoke CCTV system in place. The system we’ve installed provides total peace of mind for the school in deterring crime and preventing anti-social behaviour. The choice of High Definition cameras ensures the highest picture quality at all times.’
Matthew Cave, Four Acres Academy Head Teacher said ‘It’s a huge priority for us to maintain the safety of everyone here at Four Acres Academy as well as making sure the building has adequate protection too. Knowing that there’s a new system in place allows us to focus on the key job in hand which is teaching! A huge thank you to Astra Security for their professional advice and guidance. They did a great job!’
Ofsted guidelines state that schools should give high priority to getting their safeguarding procedures right, including securing the site. The systems installed by Astra certainly meets this brief.
Astra Security specialise in providing bespoke security solutions. They design, supply, install and maintain integrated security systems, this includes CCTV, remote monitoring, access control and more.