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When Manor Multi Academy Trust needed an effective anti-climb solution to protect their Primary School against unwelcome intruders Roller Barrier provided exactly what was needed. James Rowden, Premises Manager for the Academy Trust, described how intruders were putting themselves at risk, by climbing onto rooftops, and then causing costly damage by breaking into the building via first floor windows. Insight Security worked closely with James to assess what was required and devise an effective solution that immediately solved the problem.
This case study provides a complete description of the challenges faced by Manor Multi Academy Trust along with details of how the project was managed by Insight Security. COVID related restrictions imposed some significant constraints which were overcome with the aid of technology and excellent customer communications.
Here’s how the Premises Manager, James Rowden, described their problem and how this was successfully addressed by Insight Security and Roller Barrier.
We would like to thank James for his professionalism and help in providing all the information we needed to devise the bespoke security solution required by the Academy Trust. We would also like to thank the Trust for allowing us to use this case study which will potentially be helpful to others as it demonstrates how, by following a few simple steps, an economical, attractive, safe and highly effective anti-climb security solution can be readily devised and implemented.
As noted, COVID restrictions meant that our standard Roller Barrier site survey procedures were not possible so we relied on our client, James, to provide what was required. Below you can see some of the excellent images he created, carefully annotated to clearly show various dimensions. These enabled us to calculate how much Roller Barrier was needed and determine the support bracket requirements for each section.
Additional helpful comments and feedback from our client alerted us to roof height variations and the tiered multi-level cladding. This valuable information enabled us to design special, bespoke brackets of various sizes, to support Roller Barrier at specific locations around the building.
Determining how to fix Roller Barrier in place to protect the covered ground floor walkway was one of the challenges faced. But with the aid of the excellent information provided by James we were able to design special clamp type brackets which were then attached to the steel box-section support posts.
Luckily, James was able to use word processing and desktop publishing software to annotate his images and provide the information we needed. But it should be noted that other customers have successfully provided details of their requirements by simply writing dimensions and details on their site survey photos.
Providing a site plan along with some images of the areas in which Roller Barrier is to be installed is an excellent starting point from which our experienced team can devise a proposal that will meet customers’ requirements.
In this case, we were able to identify the various types of Roller Barrier support brackets required, based on the excellent collection of images provided by James. Detailed photos of each section of the building, taken from multiple viewpoints, along with general views of the Primary School and feedback from our client provided everything we needed to come up with a robust security solution.
As noted, the site survey was effectively conducted remotely by using carefully annotated images along with supporting feedback from the client. Here are some of the annotated images provided by James that enabled us to determine the necessary Roller Barrier components.
Here’s the Primary School siteplan annotated to show where Roller Barrier was to be installed along with important dimensions. This, along with additional site images, provided a great starting point for the project.
This image provides valuable building dimensions that enabled us to calculate the length of the Roller Barrier runs and how much would therefore be required. The image also alerted our team to potential issues in positioning Roller Barrier support brackets due to the location of doors and windows. It was concluded that a combination of standard and bespoke brackets were needed.
This image shows both detailed, dimension information along with a general view of the area which was a great help to our team.
The ground floor walkway didn’t provide any timber or brick structural elements to which Roller Barrier support brackets could be firmly affixed. Also, the rain guttering was another obstacle that had to be accommodated. Our solution was a bespoke bracket, specially designed to firmly clamp to the existing steel box-section support pillars.
This overall view of the ground floor walkway, annotated with accurate dimensions, enabled us to determine how much Roller Barrier was required as well as the number of specially designed clamp-brackets necessary to support it.
Here are just a few images of the completed Roller Barrier installation at this Primary School. While the image quality isn’t great the images demonstrate how unobtrusive and totally non-aggressive the Roller Barrier anti climb system is. They also demonstrate the system’s versatility and how, with the addition of some carefully considered support bracket designs, Roller Barrier can be installed almost anywhere.
This image shows the variation in roof height which required the use of both standard and bespoke Roller Barrier support brackets.
This image shows a section of this installation which required only the standard, universal Roller Barrier support brackets. The unobtrusive, non-aggressive, attractive appearance of Roller Barrier is very apparent.
This image shows Roller Barrier installed to protect the roof of the ground floor walkway. Specially designed clamping support brackets were used to avoid drilling into the steel support pillars. These were fixed in place using anti tamper fastenings.
Roller Barrier was installed on gates and fencing using a combination of bracket type supports and wall fittings. This prevents intruders from climbing over while allowing gates to open easily and safely.
The ends of each Roller Barrier run were neatly terminated with special security collars and end caps as shown.
Our client has reported that, since the installation was completed, the Primary School has not suffered from any further break-ins or damage to their roof. Previously they were experiencing escalating issues almost ever week.
The project has demonstrated how the combination of Insight Security product knowledge and expertise along with invaluable site assessment and photography, carried out by the client, have worked together to deliver a very successful installation.
If you would like to discuss how Roller Barrier could be used effectively at your premises, we would be delighted to speak with you, so please give us a call on: 01273 475500.
This message was added on Thursday 25th March 2021
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