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School Lockdown Systems

What do you know so far about dynamic lockdown procedures?

Dynamic lockdown is the ability to quickly restrict access and egress to a site or building (or part of) through physical measures in response to a threat, either external or internal. The aim of lockdown is to prevent people moving into danger areas and preventing or frustrating the attackers accessing a site (or part of). It is recognised that due to their nature some sites may not be able to achieve lockdown.

Bespoke school lockdown systems

We are experts in the security sector and with our 20 years experience in the industry we realise every building has different requirements, we can design and build bespoke and cost effective lockdown systems to suit the need of your school.

We can:

  • Provide onsite lockdown assessment
  • Supply and install school lockdown systems
  • Help you achieve effective full and partial lockdown
  • Train staff on school lock down procedures

Lockdown Systems

A lockdown system can be a number of security systems integrated in with one another which then essentially becomes a bespoke system. A typical example of this would be a single activation switch to secure a number of doors in a part of the school while also triggering an audible tone/message into the affected area. This can also then be expanded into other zones of the school if necessary.

A guidance for schools establishing lockdown procedures:

  • Close all windows and doors
  • Lock up
  • Out of sight and minimise movement
  • Stay silent and avoid drawing attention
  • Endure – be aware you may be in lockdown for some time

System Types

Bodet systems are a zoned PA system enabling different messages to be broadcast into different zones of the school. With options of multiple chimes to differentiate between existing school emergency systems and class change tones, appropriate action can then be taken to ensure that school staff and pupils are kept safe at all times.

The system can be used for

  • Evacuation
  • Invacuation
  • Wet breaks
  • Panic alarm
  • Other prerecorded announcements

IP intercom systems can combine a mixture of LCD screens, call buttons, keypads, RFID card readers, cameras and relays all in one device and can also send snapshots of visitors to email so that you always know who is trying to access the premises.

Easily integrated with existing VOIP telephone systems thanks to built in SIP protocol support.

EntroWatch™, the world’s first PoE/PoE+ native BACnet® access control system, dramatically reduces setup and maintenance time with innovative features for self-configuration and network discovery. Creating a paradigm shift in installation simplicity, EntroWatch enables you to focus on what really counts…your business.

Leaving behind traditional, proprietary systems, EntroWatch is built upon the standards-based BACnet protocol, providing truly open interfaces to thousands of compliant systems and devices. License free EntroWatch software enhances this interoperability with an intuitive, feature-rich user experience, redefining the limits of flexibility and convenience.

SYSTEMS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Windows 8 style live tile dashboard
  • License free software
  • Virtually unlimited capacities
  • Designed to UL 294 and 1076 standards
  • True Plug and play – no set-up required
  • Native BACnet, POE/POE+ 2 door, 4 reader panel
  • Connect to any third party compliant BACnet system

Full door access management systems which can provide the following:

  • Clocking in & clocking out data
  • Integration with existing CCTV systems
  • 1 door to 100s of doors with 10,000 users
  • Individual user ID logging software

B2B Secure It can help with your door security, providing high-quality digital surveillance and door security, our experience combined with state of the art technology allows us to supply and install door access for your school.

A lockdown system could be as simple as a single switch activating the existing fire alarm sounders or PA system. This is programmed to use a different tones and sounds so staff and pupils can easily differentiate between a fire alarm activation and a lockdown alert.

A number of these lockdown switches can be positioned around the premises.

A pre-existing VoIP system can be used and integrated into a lockdown system. This can be used in the event of an emergency to send immediate emergency notifications from any keyboard, phone or panic button. It also automatically monitors, records and sends alerts whenever any emergency number is dialed.

Offsite monitoring

24 hour emergency response

The schools existing life safety monitoring device can be utilised to be used in lockdown emergencies

Please contact us for a free quotation. Finance solutions available on all system installations.

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