Case Studies

Cheltenham Ladies College

For over 160 years, Cheltenham Ladies' College has been at the forefront of girls’ education with a tradition of innovation, academic excellence and empowerment. Their campus is located in the heart of Cheltenham and encompasses various sites which are geographically dispersed. More than 850 boarding and day students walk between these sites throughout the day.

The College wanted a security system that would enable them to account for the safety and whereabouts of their students. Croma Security Solutions created a scalable system with FASTVEIN™ readers in key locations throughout the College, requiring pupils to register during defined windows at scanners when entering and exiting the grounds. The system alerts staff if pupils are missing and provides live reports of their whereabouts, which is particularly useful in the event of a fire or similar emergency.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College has also commissioned Croma to design and implement an access control solution for a new sports facility that is being built for students, staff and other members.

“We have been impressed by the professionalism and responsiveness that Croma have shown throughout the development of the bespoke registration system for the College, that suits our dispersed site and daily routine. The effective and adaptable nature of the technology has improved our security considerably and we are looking forward to developing the system further to maximise the benefits for our staff and pupils”. Richard Dodds – Vice Principal, Cheltenham Ladies’ College

St Mary’s School Ascot

Girls at St Mary’s School Ascot queue up before breakfast and register for that day’s lessons by passing one of their fingers over a scanner, which identifies them from the pattern of veins inside the finger.

St Mary’s has installed 15 FASTVEIN™ scanners, including two in its refectory where pupils normally register three times a day at meal times.

When girls leave the school’s grounds — for example, to go into Ascot on a Saturday afternoon — they have to scan their fingers in the presence of a member of staff. The system’s software then highlights the names of any pupils who have not returned by their designated time and includes their mobile numbers so teachers can find out where they are. During fire drills, the system is able to quickly identify which pupils are on site and which pupils are off site.

"The school has been delighted with the technology which has not only enabled us to improve our administrative functions but also the pastoral care of our pupils". Giles Brand — Bursar, St Mary’s School Ascot

West Hill Park School

West Hill Park School is a leading independent co-educational boarding and day school based in Titchfield, Hampshire.

Croma approached West Hill Park with their newly designed FASTVEIN™ system after identifying that there could be huge benefits to the School and parents in using such a system.

 Confirming parent’s identities when arriving to pick up children and preventing unregistered individuals from entering the premises are two of these benefits; greatly increasing the children’s safety, the parent’s peace of mind, and also creating a secure area.

 “We have been delighted with the FASTVEIN™ system and the care given to us by Croma. From design meetings to commission, the staff were knowledgeable, helpful and courteous. We are now looking to extend the system to more doors around the school to further increase our security and monitoring provision”. Alastair Ramsay MSC BED (HONS) – Headmaster of West Hill Park

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