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Wireless access for dorm

PEL Services Ltd has completed the installation of a new wireless access control system, for The American School in England (TASIS). TASIS is a co-educational university and college preparatory school, in Surrey. It takes 650 children, of whom 195 board. The wireless access covers students in a new single gender dormitory, home for up to 28 students during term time.

After a site review, PEL proposed wireless access control, using the British firm Paxton’s Net2 Paxlock product. That’s a battery powered access control unit in a slim line door handle. PEL was able to install the new electronic door handles, with customised handles to match the style in use throughout the site, on all internal dormitory doors. The handles are wirelessly controlled from a central on site PC with software.

Also installed was a hard wired access system to the main entrance and corridors for extra safety and security.

The installer points to the relationship built between the two over 30 years, during which PEL has provided multi-disciplinary maintenance of the school’s fire alarms, intruder alarms and access control. In 2007 PEL designed, supplied and commissioned a ‘Lock Down’ system covering the campus by using the Bosch Praesideo networked system and, more recently, has been involved in the upgrade design, supply and commissioning of the TASIS networked addressable fire alarm.

Mary Ealey, Personnel and Operations Director at TASIS, says: “We continue to use PEL’s services as they are specialists in their area and have undertaken a considerable amount of work with schools. PEL always go above and beyond, to meet requirements in an efficient and timely manner and the service is always first class and very obliging.”



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