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Uni building access

The new Urban Sciences Building at Newcastle University in the city centre, pictured, is now protected with an access control system, provided and installed by Chubb Fire & Security, with an integrated intruder alarm.

The security firm says that the intruder product is already in use in all other buildings on Newcastle University’s campus and comes with its ability to integrate with the university’s wider security management system.

Richard Johnston, senior project manager, estates support service, Newcastle University said: “We required a highly secure yet flexible and user-friendly system to ensure convenience and safety. As a new build, it was vital that the building’s security was in place for the new term.”

With the new system, estates management staff can print ID passes, restrict and monitor access, and be responsive to potential incidents. It is also able to review arrangements for events and monitor door usage. The Urban Sciences Building has a total of 60 doors, requiring separate zoning and access restrictions for undergraduates, postgraduates, staff and visitors.

Before the building opened, Chubb delivered training to the estates management staff to get the most out of the system. Johnston added: “The training was extremely useful and a part of the excellent service and expert advice we have come to expect from Chubb. The University has linked educational establishments across the globe and Chubb has worked on projects in Singapore, providing the same professional approach.”


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