Securing Education

Schools and Universities are becoming larger, more populated, and are most of the time easily accessible.

Inner Range systems are the perfect solution for protecting and managing small and large institutions.

Challenges faced by Education

Universities have evolved from simply a precinct full of lecture theatres into complex “cities within cities” focussing on collaborative learning, innovation and research. These institutions must be open and welcoming environments for students and staff; however, they face complex security risks ranging from Active Shooters to highly organised demonstrations.

These environments demand a wholistic security management system that can deliver enterprise grade security functionality as well as provide comprehensive integrations with Intelligent Building Systems and Education Software.

Centralised Management Of Multiple Systems
Student Staff and Safety

Incident Management

Student Verification at Exams

Centralised Management Of Multiple Systems

University security management centres require management of real-time information from multiple Intelligent security systems. These include Intruder Detection, Access Control, Video surveillance, Intercoms, Duress systems, and BMS amongst others. Integriti software is the perfect platform to deliver this information in a user friendly and actionable format.

While Integriti’s software can manage and prioritise this vast amount of information in real time, Integriti's backend integrations allow the system to seamlessly integrate with other University IT systems. Integrations with Student Databases and Student Management systems mean that student enrolment and provision of access cards can be completed from dedicated enrolment software and automatically updated into the Integriti access system.

Students and Staff Safety – Managing Access

Integriti’s Access Control features ensure that only authorised staff and students are permitted in restricted areas, whilst being free to access common areas.

Access credentials can be integrated into the Universitoties own smart phone App and integration with Tmetable managements sytems mean that students can only access lecture theatres when they have a scheduled class.

Student residence halls, which often use a dedicated wireless access control system, can also be fully administered from the Integriti software via Integriti’s integrations with a large range of leading wireless access control systems.

Incident Management – Active Shooter

In the unfortunate case of a serious security event occurring, Integriti can be a critical part of management and containment of serious incidents.

In an Active Shooter scenario Integriti has a comprehensive set of door lockdown features that can assist in containing threats to specific areas. Lockdowns can be triggered from controls within Integriti software, hardwired controls, or other software systems. Groups of doors that are placed in Lockdown will only be accessible by a special class of users such as first responders and security guards. Integriti also integrates with gunfire identification analytics engines that immediately notify stakeholders of an incident even before staff or student have reported an issue.

Student and Staff Safety - Localised Duress and Welfare checks

Duress alarms can be raised from onsite help stations, university smart phone apps, or security guards equipped with mobile duress systems. When a duress alarm is raised, guards, staff and other stake holders can be immediately notified via Integriti's messaging application – Communicator-- which will broadcast texts and emails.

Video surveillance integration can provide control rooms with immediate access to live and recorded video associated with the Duress Alarm displayed on a schematic map which shows the exact location of the incident.

Integriti also offers guard and welfare check functionality so that a student’s status within onsite accommodation can be checked and confirmed.

Identity checks at examinations

Integriti's innovative mobile reader application confirms students’ identities at exam entry points. This application allows university administrators to ensure that the photograph on the student card presented at the exam entrance is that of the individual actually taking the exam.

Contractor Management

Universities require the services of hundreds of independent contractors who require access to university facilities. In addition to its native functionality Integriti also seamlessly integrates with dedicated contractor management systems. These systems ensure contractors are provided temporary access credentials and have complied with onsite health and safety protocols. In addition, contractor invoices can be reconciled with the actual time that contractors spend on site.

Integriti Features that Power Retail Environments

The University of Western Sydney

The University of Western Sydney (UWS) is geographically one of the largest in Australia and its campuses are widespread. The University had long been a supporter of the Inner Range system. Individual UWS Campuses had been using Inner Range's Concept 4000 security hardware and Insight System Management Software for several years but the style of security management had been segmented, each campus having autonomy over its own cardholders and access permissions. 

 Unfortunately, if one of their 30,000 students or staff members needed to visit another campus, their card would need to be reprogrammed on the destination security server, effectively duplicating the amount of administration for the cardholder. When the time came to centralise the security administration and upgrade the levels of security and protection offered to students and staff, UWS came to Inner Range for help.

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Intruder Detection 

  11,000 security detection points
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Access Control

  Over 2,700 access controlled doors
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Smart Building

  Pager Integration
  CCTV
  Research Monitoring System
  Automation Systems
  Geographical Information System

Knowsley Learning Centre

Knowsley Metropolitan Council is one of 12 authorities who are part of the first wave of Building Schools for the Future (BSF). When completed, the Knowsley project will see all of the borough’s 11 secondary schools replaced by seven state-of-the-art learning centres. The project has been funded by Transform Schools, who have provided just under £165m to build the new learning centres. 

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Intruder Detection 

  130 internal dual technology detectors
  30 external dual technology detectors
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Access Control

  Over 70 access controlled doors

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Smart Building

  Fire alarms
  CCTV
  Cashless vending
  PA system
  Sprinklers

Aintree University Hospital

Aintree University Hospital NHS provides care to 1.5 million residents across Merseyside and the Northwest of England. A £35 million programme sees the Foundation Trust’s urgent care and trauma unit transformed into a state-of-the-art facility, allowing the hospital to enhance the patient journey and provide hospital staff with the ability to offer the best care to the 80,000 patients who pass through the emergency department each year.

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Intruder Detection 

  Secure area monitoring
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Access Control

  Over 1,000 access controlled doors
  Combination of wired and wireless

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Smart Building

  Wireless Locking
  CCTV
  Car Parking System

Newcastle-Under-Lym e College

At the beginning of 2010, the iconic Newcastle-Under-Lyme College in the United Kingdom was unveiled. The bold and exciting campus, embodying both the dynamics of 21st century education and green ethics, is a stark contrast from the original 1960’s buildings which were no longer fit for purpose. During planning stages of the project, amongst the key objectives of the college were to provide an innovative, technology driven environment to enhance the learning experience of some 10,000 students, streamline campus management and promote sustainability through the use of environmentally friendly and energy saving construction materials and building automation systems.

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Intruder Detection 

  Site wide Intruder Detection
  Secure area monitoring
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Access Control

  Control of the access rights for students and staff
  Satellite photocopiers management

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Smart Building

 Automatic Number Plate Recognition Technology
  CCTV
  Lift control
  Student enrolment system

Tottenham Hotspur Football Academy

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club was to construct an all-round state-of-the-art training academy, on a 77 acre site at Bulls Cross, Essex. This new facility would be where first, reserve sides and younger academy teams could train to the highest standards, in a well-equipped, comfortable and secure environment. Proposed facilities at the site comprised: 11 outdoor pitches, one fully covered training pitch, gymnasium and pool.  

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Intruder Detection 

  200 intruder motion sensors
  Real-time asset tracking system preventing unauthorised movement, removal or theft from site
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Access Control

  Up to 50,000 doors
  Biometric access control
  Wristband incorporating RFID access control technology

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Smart Building

  CCTV

Reference Sites:

  • Monash Uni
  • Deakin Uni
  • Victoria Uni
  • RMIT Uni
  • Central Queensland Uni
  • Western Sydney Uni
  • Swinburne Uni
  • Australian Catholic Uni
  • Tonsley TAFE
  • Blacktown TAFE
  • Norther Suburbs Institute of TAFE
  • North Sydney TAFE
  • Ultimo TAFE
  • Sydney TAFE
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