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Academy access

A case study of access control at The Priory Academy LSST, based in Lincolnshire. It provides places for around 240 pupils in each year group; and offers boarding at Robert de Cheney House for sixth form students.

A representative from the school contacted the local installer Lincoln Security when their access system began malfunctioning, leaving some users unable to operate doors and few students unable to gain access to their bedrooms.

Lincoln and the doorproduct manufacturer UNION designed a locking arrangement that ensures doors unlock without the means of cables, auto lock when shut and allow free exit, as well as providing a mechanical override on a master system. Lincoln also ensured that all existing apertures made by the previous hardware were covered using bespoke cover plates, helping the school to maintain aesthetics. The manufacturer ASSA ABLOY supplied UNION Codehandle sets, providing key-less locking and unlocking for the students’ interior doors, 2c2 DIN nightlatches, half-euro cylinders and euro profile escutcheons.

Emily Greaves at Lincoln Security said: “The Priory Academy LSST placed an order that required the installation of 62 sets of hardware to be fully completed within a very short time frame. Having worked with ASSA ABLOY in the past we knew they would be able to provide us with an excellent turn around of stock, enabling us to complete the job within the timescale.”

Martin Undrill, Site Manager at The Priory, said: “The Academy prides itself on providing secure, first-class accommodation for its boarders, so we were relieved that Lincoln Security and ASSA ABLOY were able to provide the service we needed quickly and efficiently, causing minimum disruption to both our students and staff.”

And Simon Wilson, Regional Sales Manager for Security Solutions, said: “We have extensive experience when it comes to supplying the education sector, and the safety of children is always a priority. We are pleased that through working closely with Lincoln Security to see exactly what function the school wanted, we have been able to provide suitable products that enable the students to gain the access they need.”

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