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Upgrading security at historical school

by Andy Clutton

Amthal has created a scalable programme of works to upgrade security at St Albans School and ensure a secure environment.

With an architectural mixture of buildings dating back from the Roman-era cellar, to extensions built in the 1990s, alongside a field study centre and sports facilities, the grounds-care team was keen to ensure security was kept up-to-date.

Gary Douglas, Estates Manager at St Albans School commented: “As a school catering for over 860 pupils, it is our priority to deliver a robust level of security for everyone who works and learns here. In addition, the historical significance of the School is something we are immensely proud of and we are committed to ensuring the buildings and facilities are cared for at every level.

“With a view to upgrading our security to enable smarter solutions, Amthal was able to present an all-encompassing solution right from the perimeter systems through to CCTV and internal access control. These enhancements were carefully planned into a programme of works that is scaleable to work around learning timetables and the continued projects designed to further our excellent academic and co-curricular facilities.”

Amthal worked with the team at St Albans School from the initial design process, acting in a project management capacity to ensure the right security systems were selected to suit the school. Not only did this require solutions that included perimeter systems, where Avigilon CCTV was installed, but also working within school buildings and including Paxton Access control that could be installed seamlessly, all without compromising on the historical ambience of the architecture throughout the site.

Paul Rosenthal, Sales Director at Amthal added: “It is an absolute privilege as a local company to be on board to support the Estates Team to secure the School.”

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