Safeguarding students and staff at Milton Keynes College
Working with Telepen, one of our key installation partners, Fastlane turnstiles have been supplied and installed at Milton Keynes College to increase campus security and help safeguard students and staff.
During March 2018, Milton Keynes College completed a thorough review of its campus security in regard to its duty of care to its students. The review considered previous security incidents, current measures – including the College’s existing access control system and manned guarding – the views of staff and students, current or perceived risks and the national threat levels. The review resulted in the decision to install barrier systems at the entry points to three of the main campus buildings – Bletchley main building, Chaffron Way main building and the ITC building situated adjacent to the Chaffron Way building.
Following a competitive tender, during which Telepen evaluated various site-specific factors – such as the limited available space, the requirement for floor protectors to provide robust and concealed containment of cabling without disturbing the floor, and the requirement for a wirefree release option at one of the sites which didn’t feature a manned reception area – Fastlane Glassgate 150 turnstiles were selected as the most suitable entrance control option. This was due to a number of reasons, including the 150s’ capability to provide suitable security in an elegant design, its ease of integration with the existing access control system and its favourable price point.
Installation of the turnstiles took place during the summer of 2018, ahead of the start of the new term.
Phil Allen, Regional Sales Manager UK & Ireland at Integrated Design Limited, comments: “Installing entrance control turnstiles at Colleges and Universities to help ensure the wellbeing of staff and students in their care is something we are seeing more and more of. The Fastlane Glassgate 150 is ideal for this kind of environment as it strikes a balance between security and attractive design, providing an improved level of security without making the premises feel unwelcome in appearance.”
Kevin Sontag, Sales Account Manager at Telepen, adds: “We’ve worked closely with IDL and their Fastlane turnstiles for a number of years because the product itself is outstanding and IDL are so co-operative to work with. They have customer facing sales managers – like Phil and John – who are always very responsive, and our customers love the products because they look great, they easily integrate with their existing access control systems, they provide the required level of security and they are exceptionally robust, so require very little maintenance. Our engineers also enjoy working with the Fastlane products due to their high quality internal design, making all the difference when integrating access control systems and during installation.”
To find out more about the Fastlane range of products, or to arrange a live demonstration of our products at our facility in West London, please contact our team by calling +44 (0)208 890 5550 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Telepen, call Tel: +44 (0)1582 769991 or email email@example.com
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