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.


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.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24


Management Jobs

Show Job Lists


Start-ups and new businesses gathered for an event hosted by the Sheriff of Norwich, Richard Marks. Pictured from left are entrepreneur Steffan Aquarone, John Lewis Partnership chief information officer Paul Coby, Mr Marks and Cafe Rouge founder and UEA chancellor Karen Jones, who spoke at the event. Picture: Steve Cox.

There are many things which can keep business owners awake at night – but finding ways of paying more tax is not likely to be one of them.

Better access to finance made 2016 a good year for entrepreneurs, according to research from Barclays. Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

The past year will be remembered for economic uncertainty, but it was a good time for entrepreneurs, writes Barclays’ Simon Smith.

Green 100


Enjoy the Green 100
digital edition


Mustard TV

Meet the Team

Mark Shields

Business Editor


Chris Hill

Agricultural and Farming Editor


Business Most Read


Norfolk Future 50 EDP Business Awards Green 100

Business Most Commented

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter