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TouchStar solutions are in use around the world in educational environments including universities, university housing, schools, research institutes, academies, kindergartens and more where they provide security, access control and campus management. Security measures in universities, colleges and schools need to be robust and effective but unobtrusive. Parents need

to trust educational institutions to look after their children, so it is vital that they provide effective 24/7 security and ensure both students and staff are safe and protected at all times. This is especially true in a campus housing environment, where many of the students are living away from home for the first time.

Access Control

As system integrators, we have many decades of experience of providing high technology access control systems into the educational sector. Our solutions combine our in-house M-EVO software with best-of-breed

hardware from established partners. For access control our preferred partners are Salto, Abloy and ievo.

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Access / Door Control Software

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Wire-free Electronic Locking Solutions

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Keyless Door Control Solutions

Building entrances, classrooms, lecture rooms, libraries, laboratories, staff rooms, sports centres, student housing and more can all be protected by smart access control that allows access to specific rooms or areas for selected periods only, with doors auto locking at pre-specified times as necessary.

And, if required, they can also incorporate special features such as electronic

escutcheons that enable classrooms and facilities to be quickly locked down during a security or other emergency event.

Our educational access control systems can provide you with a secure, flexible solution to these requirements and more.

Practical benefits of using access control systems

  • Differentiate easily who has access and when to such different places as offices, residences, laboratories, libraries, athletic and cultural facilities, common areas, etc.
  • Distinguish access not just by physical location but also duration, easily managing access for short-term guests, i.e., conference attendees, contract and temporary workers, as well as staff and students.
  • Integration of access control along with other campus services i.e., cashless vending, canteens, library systems, transportation on one credential.
  • Flexibility of system lets you change access plans easily thereby facilitating the individual programming of certain installations for conferences, sport and cultural events, etc.
  • In emergency situations, local lockdown feature allows authorized users to put electronic locks into stand-alone lockdown mode.


We only provide CCTV cameras that are high-quality for maximum image definition in all lighting conditions, including cameras using colour or monochrome formats.

Our systems have the ability to operate as stand-alone CCTV or to integrate into other security systems. A full system configuration could, for example,

incorporate remotely-monitored systems incorporating alarm management, remote access control, lone worker monitoring, live audio warning systems using network, ADSL and 3G transmission. Our independent status means we’ll work with you to put the right CCTV in place so you have peace of mind around the clock.

Features of our CCTV System

  • Instant playback options.
  • Round the clock monitoring of remote sites.
  • Zoom functions to focus in on suspicious activity.
  • Simultaneous multiple views.
  • Uninterrupted transmission to monitoring centres regardless of distance, weather or environment.
  • Fully scalable, from stand-alone configuration to fully integrated remote CCTV-Access Control.

Time & Attendance

Using the TouchStar time & attendance hardware can be the key factor in better management of your employee working hours. We can help reduce administrative paperwork and wasted time by capturing important time data automatically and ensuring that reports are instantly available to senior management.

Benefits of our time & attendance systems

The benefits derived from the adoption of an automated time & attendance system will vary depending on your organisations precise working patterns. However, typical benefits include;

  • Simplified creation of schedules - The TouchStar time and attendance system can be configured and adapted to include reflect specific production cycles, working practices, flexi-time, shift work and holidays.
  • Compliance with employment & workplace legislation - An automated time and attendance system will help ensure that workers’ schedules conform to Legislation relating to permitted working hours, compulsory break times etc.
  • Integration with HR and payroll systems - Data can be exported direct to other business systems, eliminating the potential for error caused by data double entry.
  • Reduce absenteeism and improve punctuality - Quantitative real-time data ensures problem areas and absence incidents are readily identified, allowing appropriate action before the situation gets out of hand or becomes a repeat pattern.