Martham Academy and Nursery

During half term we were asked to upgrade the school’s ageing access control infrastructure.

Martham Academy and Nursery is part of the Rightforsuccess Trust. The trust has established an ethos where pupils and staff feel secure and safe within the Academy’s environment. This includes the responsibilty to provide an effective managed access control system to all entrances and exits to the academy’s properties.

Access Control is always a very critical aspect of an organization’s overall security strategy. Access Control objective is simple enough to begin with – protect physical, IP and human assets. Essentially, this requires restricting unauthorized people from reaching pre-defined areas while ensuring easy access for authorized people. However, this seemingly simple problem becomes a multi-dimensional challenge when we add dimensions of time, organization hierarchy and asset classification. Therefore an access control solution must address the basic questions of who, where and when with adequate flexibility and scalability.

The Matrix COSEC system was chosen as it satisfied all of the requirements of the academy’s access control process.

Matrix COSEC is a comprehensive and flexible access control solution designed to meet access control needs of any organization irrespective of its size, locations, layouts, and timings. Matrix COSEC allows controlling access on all three simultaneous dimensions – user, zone and time by answering the three fundamental questions about who, where and when. In addition, value-added features such as antipass back, 2-person rule, first-in user, blocked users, door auto relock, guard tour, man-trap and smart card identification ensure foolproof security of physical assets and safety of person.

The Matrix COSEC access control equipment was installed on time ensuring when the staff and pupils returned from the break an effective, simple to use and manage, system was seamlessly implemented.