Fire roll call systems linked to attendance software can ensure swift student evacuation in schools

Tensor time and attendance systems for absence monitoring

Implementing a comprehensive fire roll call system linked to the access control and attendance marking software / school information management system can help ensure the swift evacuation of students out of a school in case of a fire.

This is exactly the type of situation that has recently occurred at Wolstanton High School
in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, where emergency crews were called in after a fire was started when a plastic toilet roll holder was set alight.

This led to the evacuation of hundreds of pupils and members of staff at the Milehouse Lane school for around 90 minutes.

They Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service praised the school for the swift evacuation of the building. A spokesman for the service said: “The school’s corridors were heavily smoke-blocked when the firefighters arrived. The school did a very good job in evacuating and had a headcount of all the pupils so when we arrived all persons were accounted for.”

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

If you would like to find out more about the Tensor.NET software plugin for SIMS, please contacts us or Book a Demo, we would be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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