Net2 PaxLock is a wireless access control unit in a door handle, combining networked security with a stylish proximity reader. The simple design means that it can be easily retrofitted in place of a standard handle. Net2 PaxLock wirelessly communicates with Net2 software, reporting events back to the server PC, meaning that student activity can be easily monitored. Net2 software is a networked access control system that benefits from the advantages of central control from one PC, event reporting and flexible control over users’ access. Each secured door is part of a network but can run independently making its own decisions and remembering events. Users of Net2 can also benefit from additional features like custom days, ideal for schools adapting access permissions for one-off occasions like open days and parents’ evenings.
Capita Managed IT Solutions integrated the Net2 software with Milestone. Milestone systems produce IP video management software that integrate with Net2 and allows users to manage CCTV and access control in unison. The benefits of this include features such as alerts when a door forced event is received and event tracking through the Milestone software with the relevant footage stored
Maxine Parratt, Network Manager from Kingsway Park High School one of the 11 schools, says: ‘If an external door is forced at any time of the day I receive an email alert so I am informed immediately, it offers great peace of mind for the safety of our pupils and is a preventative for any potential pupil truancy.’
Net2 is ideally suited to the growing schools within BSF, the system is easily scalable with up to 1,000 doors on one network. Andrew Tupman says: ‘Kingsway Park High School originally wanted 20 doors, after Maxine discovered how well the Paxton products worked she came back to us for additional doors and feature solutions.’