The importance of campus security

The best system for educational campus security is becoming more and more pressing. Choosing the correct security system is vital for controlling access to thousands of students and tutors across multiple campuses in real-time.

Control multiple campuses with one system

When Northbrook College carried out its award-winning plan to redevelop its two main campuses, security was highlighted as one of the many important factors for the new buildings. Paxton Access was advised as the best technology to satisfy their immediate needs, but also as a versatile system that would be able to grow with them as they expanded – which they did.

Technology that has room for growth

As the college expanded, it developed its Aeronautical and Automotive Campus at Shoreham Airport. It then later merged with Brighton City College in 2017 to become Greater Brighton Metropolitan College. The access solution was easily migrated into the new college campuses and made inter-site access easy to manage.

Real-time updates

Using a secure VLAN and internet connection, Northbrook were able to effectively join their two campuses. When a database entry was made (such as adding/amending users, groups or time schedules), amendments were automatically shared across the network. This meant that changes from the administrator’s control software were transmitted in real-time to all the security-controlled doors on both campuses.

Fire alarm integration

The powerful Net2 Pro software offers all the traditional access control features, such as the control of users, groups, doors and time schedules, with the added benefit of fire alarm integration. The system now lets them generate roll calls and muster reporting to aid the emergency services in an evacuation system.

Covid safety

Responding to the need for Covid safe buildings, the Pro software also has integrated features that will enable occupancy management systems. This gives the ability to control the maximum number of people in any given area to ensure areas are not overpopulated.


At SecureSite, we advise, supply, survey, install and maintain the latest technology security systems for university campuses across the UK. Our proximity systems work seamlessly on an inter-campus basis to handle both immediate and long-term needs. Access control is one of the best ways to improve security on college campuses.

If you’re unsure of the security systems your premises require, we strongly recommend booking a free health check with our experienced surveyors. We will check your existing security measures for any vulnerabilities, including a report with detailed findings and recommendations – completely obligation-free.

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