PEL upgrades school with safe and secure access control environment

PEL Services Ltd. has completed the installation of a new wireless access control system, further enhancing security for The American School in England (TASIS).

TASIS is a leading independent, co-educational university and college preparatory school located in Surrey.  Accommodating 650 children, of whom 195 board, it required a well-rounded security solution to account for students in its new single gender dormitory facility, which is home for up to 28 students during term time.

After a careful review of the site, PEL Services proposed a wireless access-control solution, using the British manufactured Paxton Net2 Paxlock access control system.  Net2 PaxLock is 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 quickly and cost-effectively and without compromising on security.  The handles are wirelessly controlled from a central on site PC with easy to use software.

In addition, PEL installed a hard wired access control system to the main entrance and corridors for additional safety and security.
The decision to use PEL Services for this installation was based on PEL’s distinctive multi-disciplinary systems expertise, and as a result of the excellent relationship built between these two organisations over 30 years, during which PEL has provided multi-disciplinary maintenance of the school’s fire alarms, intruder alarms and access control systems. In 2007 PEL designed, supplied and commissioned a ‘Lock Down’ system covering the complete campus by using the Bosch Praesideo networked system and, more recently, PEL has been involved in the upgrade design, supply and commissioning of the TASIS networked addressable fire alarm system.

For Mary Ealey, Personnel and Operations Director at TASIS, service is one of the deciding factors in the appointment of an installer: “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.”

For over 35 years PEL Services Limited has been a leading UK building services and systems company designing, supplying, installing and commissioning integrated sound, fire, security, assistive technology and audio visual solutions.  In addition PEL provides a range of service agreements including routine maintenance and fully comprehensive cover, on third party equipment as well as PEL’s systems, throughout the UK and Eire.  The company supports markets as diverse as local authorities, public utilities, finance, healthcare, education, retail and leisure.

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