Education facilities have a responsibility to ensure the safety of employees and students, as well as protecting property and equipment from theft or damage. Our systems can provide a simple, user-friendly solution that offers benefits beyond just securing doors.

  • Flexibility to manage changing schedules of a busy campus
  • Automated door open and close times for school hours
  • Prevent unauthorised personnel from entering the school

Customer feedback

We found the Paxton system very easy to use and felt confident using the software in less than a day. We are now able to view and monitor who can access which areas of the site by setting specific access rules. Plus, the ability to extend the system in the future is also beneficial.

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How Paxton helps secure education facilities

Managing your building

Access control allows people to move freely around a building, whilst also ensuring specific areas benefit from higher security. For example, school offices or staff rooms. Our solutions can be used as an effective registration tool, providing easy, automated reporting of who is on site.

  • Card designer – personalise cards with staff and student photos for quick visual verification
  • Reports – build custom reports about user events, or for individual or groups of doors. For example, if a door is forced open you can receive an email notification instantly with any associated CCTV footage if you integrate your system
  • Anti-passback – prevents students or unauthorised users from sharing tokens

Setting access rights

Depending on which solution you choose, access permissions can be managed from a PC or locally at each door. Either way, our solutions can help you manage your site with a range of access permissions.

  • Multiple user groups – easily set up your building using groups, such as ‘students’ and ‘teachers’. Teachers can access all areas such as the staff room, whilst students can access just the main school entrance
  • Emergency lockdown – secure the campus quickly at the touch of a button. In the event of an emergency, only specific security personnel can be permitted to pass through secured doors during lockdown
  • Video door entry – a quick and convenient way for Reception staff to  visually verify visitors before granting them access into the school

Automated security settings

Automation allows you to run your building efficiently, gaining more from your system than just a security solution.

  • Auto expiration dates – indicate the time period that a user’s access is valid. Visitor cards, for example, can be configured so that they automatically expire after one day. Contractors or cleaning staff can be set up to have access only between certain dates and times
  • Roll call – set your system to generate an automatic roll call report when the fire alarm goes off. This helps to identify exactly who is safe once the building has been evacuated
  • Energy saving readers – help keep costs down by switching off lights, air conditioning and electrical equipment when the room is empty or the school has closed for the day


Integrating the system

Integrating your access control solution with other systems can make your building more streamlined and secure.

  • Cashless vending – when integrating with a cashless vending system, students can put money onto their access cards to pay for school meals without needing to carry money. If a card is lost it can be cancelled and re-issued easily
  • Wireless door handles – the PaxLock Pro is an ideal way to quickly expand your security system, as it can be installed retrospectively using the existing door handle fittings with limited disruption to students or classes
  • Third party integration – our systems seamlessly integrate with a range of other manufacturers including CCTV, biometrics, visitor management and intruder and fire alarms systems. Our software allows users to manage these systems all from one central platform, making administration simple and straightforward