Client Background:

Our client is a primary school operating from split sites, operated by Surrey County Council. The school caters for children with severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, including children with autism and for pupils with complex social communication needs (CSCN).

The school needed to implement an improved access control solution to provide enhanced security for pupils, staff and visitors. The client knew they needed to improve their systems, but needed advice on the best way to design and implement the new controls, having regard to the needs of the children in their care. The school itself has a mixture of learning facilities, office space and communal spaces, including a swimming pool which is also let to local users, which presented a complex set of access points to be controlled.

Securus Solution:

Our discussions with the school indicated that there was a need to provide security that would allow controlled access to the school premises as well as a secure, safe and controlled mechanism to ensure the children in their care were not able to exit the premises in an uncontrolled manner. We recommend a Paxton Net2 system, combined with an IP Access Control panel controlled from the school office. Site access is controlled using BPT stainless steel surface mounted vandal resistant video entry panels on each of the main site access points, with electronic gate locking systems providing the security.

Individual access across the site is controlled via key fob user tokens issued to all staff and a central user database that provides individual user access control.
The whole system has a power back-up solution to ensure the controls continue to function in the event of a power failure and the system is configured to provide a full lockdown solution and integration with the school fire alarm system.


The school now has full control over access to and egress from the sites, ensuring they can provide security for their staff and visitors and a safe space in which their children can focus on their learning.

The access control and door entry system is serviced and maintained by us under a rolling Care Plan covering all equipment across both school sites.


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your staff and say how pleased we were with the design service, installation and aftercare to date of the school’s Paxton Net 2 security system. Your team were always efficient, knowledgeable and friendly and the project ran very smoothly from start to finish. We are very pleased with the end result which has provided a safer environment in terms of security for all of our staff and pupils. We would highly recommend your company to anyone considering a similar project.”

Sasha Ericsson, School Business Manager, Brooklands School, Reigate.

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