GREENVILLE, SC- Christ’s Hospital School has a long history. It first opened its doors to 380 pupils in November 1552, at that time located in Newgate Street, London.
In 2022 the school needed to replace their now obsolete security system with a new solution that would be simple to manage while maintaining the security of the site, staff, and pupils.
The school has around 900 students, over 95% of which board. With 18 boarding houses on site, all requiring different access permissions, as well as the school buildings, dining hall, and other common areas. It was imperative that the school’s new security system was able to manage a huge number of doors and users, whilst still providing a simple, user-friendly experience.
James Brookes, Operations Manager at Vistec, said: “I’ve been working with Paxton systems for over 12 years, and as soon as I heard the requirements for Christ’s Hospital, I knew that Net2 would be the right solution.”
Net2 is Paxton’s flagship, networked access control solution, designed to make the management of any site straightforward. Easy to use and with a range of features, it moves beyond the basics of controlling the flow of people around a building, offering benefits such as building control and system integration. The Net2 system is easily scalable, making it perfectly suited to the school’s needs.
James continues: “There were a few challenges to contend with for this installation, including the need to use existing cabling, limited space for hardware storage, and most difficult… time! We needed to install over 280 readers and all of the supporting Net2 plus access control units in only six weeks whilst the students were on their summer holidays. Thanks to the ease of the Net2 system to install, and the occasional help from Paxton’s Technical Support team, we were able to deliver!”