Scope installs intercom system at local nursery

Scope Fire & Security was approached by a local nursery that was experiencing issues admitting children as a result of Covid safety protocols.

Unable to allow parents access through the main entrance, the nursery had advised all visitors to use the rear entrance. Unfortunately, this had led to disruptions as many parents found it difficult to signal their arrival to the nursery staff.

Scope installed an intercom and entry functionality which has been fully integrated into the nursery’s existing phone system. The system lets parents ring the correct area of the nursery directly from the gate intercom, allowing staff to check the camera and verify the parent’s identity much more efficiently.

Staff can now also open the gate via the phone system which allows much quicker access to the grounds. Once the parent has been admitted, the gate automatically closes.

Working closely with the nursery’s existing telecoms provider, Scope was able to connect the new equipment with minimal disruption, whilst remaining on the same phone system.

Having been advised by several other companies that the integration would not be possible with their existing phone system, the customer was very happy with the result.

Scope has since been invited back to review some long-standing faults with the nursery’s CCTV system; these have now been successfully repaired.

At Scope, our systems are tailored to the requirements of our customers. If you’ve changed your procedures in compliance with Covid guidelines and are now experiencing similar issues, get in touch and we’ll identify the best solution for your business.

Call: 0330 088 4647

Email: service@scopefireandsecurity.co.uk

 

 

Proud members of the Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA)

Scope Fire & Security are proud members of the Automatic Door Suppliers Association (ADSA). ADSA exists to promote the highest standards of workmanship and operation in relation to automatic door installation, design and maintenance and work to ensure that its member companies offer superior levels of safety for pedestrian automatic doors.

Scope is delighted to be one of those members and give credit and thanks to Michael and his Automatic Entry team for the consistently high standards of workmanship. Click here to view our certification.

Key benefits of automatic doors

  • Provide a smooth welcome for visitors and deter unwelcome visitors
  • Improve safety and accessibility for people with disabilities
  • Reduce energy consumption due to automatic opening and closing of doors
  • Improve hygiene with hands-free access at a time when sanitation is so important

Want to enhance your security measures? With a wide range of security devices that can be fitted to control activation, our experts can help design, install and maintain automatic doors to your exact requirements. For more information, speak to a member of the team on 0330 0884647 or email service@scopefireandsecurity.co.uk 🔐

 

 

Do my school security procedures meet Ofsted regulations?

It’s hard to imagine a time when safeguarding in schools meant anything other than enforcing pupils to wear a face mask, socialise within a bubble and walk in a single file.

I’m sure we can all agree that COVID-19 has thrown a spanner in the works for most establishments (to put it lightly), but schools, colleges and other educational facilities had a duty of care to create a safe environment for pupils long before the pandemic began.

In fact, having the right procedures and security systems in place is an Ofsted regulation, as well as a government requirement. If they suspect a possible breach of security, Ofsted inspectors can actually mark your school down.

So, what is Ofsted looking for?

Ofsted inspectors look beyond quality of education. Health & safety, and general security of the grounds and school building are equally important factors in determining the standard of a school.

In order to adhere to guidelines laid out by governing bodies, security measures such as access control, emergency lighting, fire procedures, alarm systems and CCTV must be carefully considered:

  • Does your facility have a type ‘A’ alarm system, monitored by a central monitoring station?
  • Do you have an adequate fire detection system?
  • Is your CCTV placed out of reach?
  • Does it provide clear facial recognition?
  • Do you have lighting to support the operation of CCTV?
  • Does the main entrance of your school building have some degree of access control?
  • Do you have the facility for immediate response to security breaches?

How Scope can help

Having reliable, compliant security systems and procedures in place can mean the difference between a good Ofsted score and an outstanding one, but more importantly, it will create a safe and comfortable space for pupils to learn.

The team at Scope are experts in the design and installation of all types of school security systems, and we can work around your needs and obligations to keep your school safe. We know that getting used to new technologies can be difficult, so we also provide training and aftercare to make the transition as smooth as possible.

For the full Scope, please call 03300884647 and speak to a member of the team.

Scope helps to raise £1,700 for Lancashire Women

Scope Fire & Security proudly sponsored Lancashire Women’s Big Night In last week.

The virtual event, which took place on the 27th of November drew over 50 people to the Zoom room for a night of music, quizzes, cocktail making, auctions and of course, fundraising for an amazing local charity.

Adele Helm, business development officer at Lancashire Women said, “For our first online virtual event, it has been so well supported and on first count, we have raised just short of £1,700 which I’m sure you’ll agree is FANTASTIC!

It was a fabulous event and the feedback has been exceptional. Everyone had a great time.”

Scope would like to say a huge thank you to the event organisers, attendees and other sponsors.

We would also like to thank BBC Radio Lancashire’s Hayley Kay who hosted the event, Kathy Anderson whose music really added to the atmosphere and Whip & Kitten bar owner Bryony for guiding us through the delicious Lancashire gin cocktail-making!

It was a great night and we can’t wait to support Lancashire Women again in the future.

What’s next for Lancashire Women?

Lancashire Women work tirelessly to support over 8,600 women and families across Lancashire each year. The Big Night In was a huge success, but for this charity, the work doesn’t stop there.

On Giving Tuesday, Lancashire Women launched a new campaign hoping to double the impact in time for Christmas. They are asking for donations to The Big Give – a match-funded campaign where all donations are doubled. One donation, twice the impact!

Click here to make a donation and support them if you can. For more information, give us a call on 0330 088 4647 or email service@scopefireandsecurity.co.uk.