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Wroxham firm Dragon Security Systems plays leading security role at five Norfolk academies

11:29 29 January 2014

Aerial photos of a new-build on the Thetford Academy North Site which is due to open to pupils in September.
Photo: Tim Ball.

Aerial photos of a new-build on the Thetford Academy North Site which is due to open to pupils in September. Photo: Tim Ball.

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Wroxham-based Dragon Security Systems has completed work on installing new security systems at five Norfolk academies.

The firm has worked with Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey near Norwich, Thetford Academy, Cromer Academy and the Open Academy and Notre Dame High School Academy in Norwich.

As well as CCTV systems to help prevent crime and to protect and monitor the premises round-the-clock, intruder alarms and fire safety systems have also been installed, while Thetford Academy has installed Mobotix digital cameras located at strategic points. The Mobotix system offers superior imagery to conventional analogue CCTV and provides greater clarity and more detailed footage of any incidents.

Sales Director John Ketteridge said: “The presence of these security systems is helping to ensure the safety and well-being of students, staff and visitors and also safeguarding the security of the site.”

The new-build premises at Ormiston (formerly Costessey High School) – which has undergone a £15m revamp - and Thetford (formerly Rosemary Musker High School) have seen the Dragon systems incorporated as part of the construction process.

At the Open Academy, Dragon has taken over the maintenance and support for the security and safety systems, while the contract for the maintenance and support for the security and safety systems with Cromer Academy - which was formerly Cromer High School - builds on a long-standing relationship.

“There has been a big investment by the education sector in these properties, so that is why it is important to protect that investment with fire and intruder alarms, and CCTV systems,” Mr Ketteridge added.

The systems have seen five-figure investments by each school to protect the establishments with the systems monitored by an Alarm Receiving Centre.

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