Abzorb wins major contract to drive integrated school security

Posted 4 months ago

Telecoms provider Abzorb has won a major new contract to deliver an integrated network cabling system and IP security at a new secondary school development in Milton Keynes.

This major new campus offering 1800 additional school places in the Western Expansion Area of the city will create a modern school infrastructure that delivers a model of excellence in education.

Abzorb offers a complete building services package to contractors, removing the need to manage multiple installers. Working with NWP, Abzorb designed a substantial network cabling system to facilitate the school’s voice and data network, site security, building management and access control, as well as to offer a flexible environment that meets the state-of-the-art IP security needs of the school now and in the future.

The network consists of 2212 category-6 user outlets, providing ample connectivity for each student, fed from four server rooms that are connected by fibre optic cabling and house nine cabling and equipment cabinets.

The Abzorb network also controls a 27-camera CCTV system and a secure fob-controlled building access system. Integrating the entire system through the network allows better visibility across the site and improved building management controls.

Kev Hall of Abzorb said: “The risk landscape is rapidly evolving in the education sector, online as well as physically on-site, and providing a safe learning and working environment is at the heart of every schools’ charter. Putting in place cost-effective and flexible security delivers the duty of care to staff and pupils and allows teaching staff to focus on doing their jobs.

“At Abzorb, we have years of experience in installing networks for a range of building types and we will deliver a flexible system that schools can rely on for network access, on-site security, effective access management and ease of use.”

Tim Keyes, Managing Director at NWP said: “We have been pleased to appoint Abzorb to provide the network cabling and CCTV systems for this high specification installation. Security is high on the Ofsted priority list and every school’s security must be reviewed on an ongoing basis in keeping with current guidelines. School security needs change continually and must be kept under constant review.”  

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