Based in the market town of Wellington surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside Wellington School
is a co-educational, 2-18 day and boarding school, currently with 750 pupils including 160 Sixth Form students.
Jim Pendleton, Estates Manager at Wellington School, has been responsible for the recent upgrade of doors from digital keypads to wirefree smart access control in order to improve security and better control the movement of staff and students around the campus.
To achieve this, the new solution installed by local SALTO dealer TLS Security is the XS4 platform. Fifty plus doors in school boarding houses, offices and external doors have been upgraded with SALTO’s XS4 E9450 slim-line electronic escutcheons supported by XS4 2.0 wall readers and controllers.
With a large variety of models, XS4 electronic escutcheons are simple to install and easy to manage. They fit virtually any door, including wooden and PVC doors as well as those with narrow metal frames. All are totally wire-free and networked through SALTO Virtual Network and SALTO Wireless network for access control in real time.
Richard Bond, Director at TLS Security says “The SALTO XS4 solution makes is simple for the school to manage the access rights of everyone on campus. Security measures in any educational establishment need to be robust and effective but unobtrusive. Parents need to trust educational institutions to look after their children, so it is vital that they provide effective 24/7 security and ensure both students and staff are safe and protected at all times.”
Staff and students at Wellington School now have a secure, flexible security solution they are comfortable using. Jim Pendleton, Estates manager, says “We like the fact that we now have audit trail information available to us and that we can also set up the system to allow access to specific rooms or areas for selected periods only, with doors auto locking at pre-specified times as necessary.”
SALTO educational access control provides the flexibility for an access control system to grow from a small number of doors and users to a large number of doors and users as required making it the perfect future proof choice for any school.