Bunbury Catholic College, a co-educational high school in Western Australia, provides a catholic secondary education for over 1,400 students from the country’s Bunbury region. Recently the school has grown its operations to two campuses, a jump that gave the college a chance to reinvent its security measures.
In a report from Source Security, the college invited Welshpool, Western Australia- based security reseller and installer Security and Key Distributors to discuss the various options available. The result of the conversation was a contactless RFID solution from SALTO Systems. The SALTO system is helping to monitor access to specific rooms for selected periods only, with doors auto locking at pre-specified times as necessary.
Bunbury opted for the SALTO AMOK electronic escutcheons for its classrooms and facilities, in part, because they can be quickly locked down during a security or emergency situation. The battery powered locks also cut down on energy costs as they don’t require a permanent connection to a main power source. SALTO’s report capabilities also let college officials know whether the doors are locked or unlocked, as well as enables them to control who can enter the building and when.
“We’ve secured 85 doors across campus including administration, classrooms, office doors, stores, entrances, staff rooms, IT Rooms, and staff toilets with a mix of SALTO CU50ENSVN wall reader update points as well as stand-alone battery operated electronic AMOK escutcheons and GEO cylinders,” says David Stocks, operations manager at Security and Key Distributors. “SALTO is also being used to control access to the photo copy machines.”