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Science Academy upgrades fire and security systems

by Andy Clutton

Malborough Science AcademyAmthal Fire & Security has upgraded the fire and security measures at The Marlborough Science Academy to feature IP CCTV, access control and automatic fire detection systems to provide peace of mind for staff, pupils and visitors.

The Marlborough Science Academy, situated in St Albans, is a specialist science secondary school and sixth form, educating approximately 1,200 students and employing over 80 staff.  The school is increasingly being used by the local community out of school hours and so the site required a general upgrade to its security and fire detection systems.

Amthal Fire & Security worked with the Estates Management team to provide a security overview and offered a number of ideas to ensure complete perimeter security and a smooth operating system throughout the Academy.

The electronic security solution specified, incorporated IP CCTV together with access control and automatic fire detection systems, all integrated into existing platforms.  The structure was installed in three weeks to ensure minimal disruption to learning timetables.

Chris Paice, Estates Manager at The Marlborough Science Academy said: “The school is committed to offering staff, students and the wider local community a vibrant, happy and nurturing learning environment.  So that we can do this as safely as possible, we ensure the fire and security systems, right from the entrance to the school and throughout the site, are all maintained to a high level.”

Jamie Allam, Commercial Director of Amthal Fire & Security added: “The Government’s continued pledge towards the extended schools agenda means educational premises operate today on a much more ‘open’ nature with either full public access or permitted group access increasingly required. This places added pressures on fire and security measures to ensure even out of traditional school hours, the site is carefully monitored.”

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