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St Albans School, pictured, has had a security upgrade by a local installer. The independent boys’ school and co-educational sixth form has a mixture of buildings from the Roman-era cellar, to extensions built in the 1990s, alongside a field study centre and sports facilities.

Gary Douglas, Estates Manager at the school said: “As a school catering for over 860 pupils, it is our priority to deliver a robust level of security for everyone who works and learns here. In addition, the historical significance of the School is something we are immensely proud of and we are committed to ensuring the buildings and facilities are cared for at every level.

“With a view to upgrading our security to enable smarter solutions, Amthal was able to present an all-encompassing solution right from the perimeter systems through to CCTV and internal access control. These enhancements were carefully planned into a programme of works that is scaleable to work around learning timetables and the continued projects designed to further our excellent academic and co-curricular facilities.”

Amthal Fire & Security reports that it worked with the school from the initial design process, acting in a project management capacity to select security systems to suit the school. Avigilon CCTV and including Paxton access control were fitted, all without compromising on the historical ambience of the site, the firm adds.

Paul Rosenthal, Sales Director at Amthal said: “There has been a school on the Abbey Gateway site for more than 1,000 years. Today, St Albans School is one of the leading day schools in the country, a centre of educational excellence, occupying a campus that has been transformed and continues to grow.

“It is an absolute privilege as a local company to be on board to support the Estates Team to secure the School. We were very careful in our planning and design stages to structure a full team approach with leading suppliers, and present an expandable solution with the capacity to integrate with the requirements of this very impressive multi-dimensional educational institution.”



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