Fast and orderly emergency evacuations in schools can be streamlined by fire roll call systems
Fire roll call systems play a vital role in ensuring that all members of staff and students leave the school premises in an orderly manner in case of an emergency evacuation. Fire roll call systems play a vital role in ensuring that all members of staff and students leave the school premises in an orderly manner in case of an emergency evacuation.
This sort of situation has recently occurred at the Regents Park Community College in Southampton, which was evacuated and searched by police for an explosive device.
The school was evacuated after a suspected hoax bomb threat. Hampshire Police said officers were called after a bomb threat was made by telephone against the school. Children at the 650-pupil school were all evacuated and sent home as specialist officers the premises for a potential explosive device.
Nothing suspicious was found at the scene and a 21-year-old man has now been arrested in connection with the incident.
A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police were notified this morning after a bomb threat was made to Regents Park Community College, Southampton, by telephone.
“The school took the decision to evacuate the pupils and staff, and a search was carried out. Police attended as part of the investigation and we are currently treating this as a hoax. Nothing suspicious has been found at the scene.
“At this time, it is believed the threat was a malicious hoax and there is no direct risk to pupils, staff or the wider community.”
TENSOR.NET SOFTWARE PLUGIN ENABLES EASY INTEGRATION OF FIRE ROLL CALL WITH SCHOOL ATTENDANCE SOFTWARE
The Tensor.NET Integration Module (Plugin) enables schools and other organizations in the educational sector to link the Tensor Time and Attendance Clocking and Access Control equipment with SIMS.
The software plugin allows students’ and staff’s attendance records to be imported into Tensor.NET, along with the details of their assigned proximity smart cards. Staff and students can then gain, or be denied, access to areas controlled by the Tensor T8526 access controllers, based upon their access permissions.
As attendance marks are received by Tensor.NET, a cardholder’s roll call status is updated at the clocking equipment. This status is further updated as clocks and access controller units book staff and students on or off of the fire roll call evacuation report
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