NanoQuest Providing Effective Access Control for Hampshire School


the client

Orchard Junior School in the village of Dibden Purlieu, Hampshire, where the staff pride themselves on their “happy, safe and purposeful environment”.


the challenge

The school needed an easy to manage and reliable means of improving school security whilst allowing staff access to the main school entrance. The school had previously used a keypad system, which provided minimum security for approximately 30 staff, as children were copying PIN codes. The mechanical buttons on the keypad also meant that it was prone to failure and water ingress.


the solution

NanoQuest was fitted by Southampton based security installer, Complete Security, to provide a cost-effective means of managing staff access and enhancing security. NanoQuest is Nortech’s standalone proximity based integrated access controller and reader. It was supplied with contactless key fobs to provide a simple effective solution that was well within the schools budget. The contactless proximity technology used in the NanoQuest unit eliminates wear and tear, and the risks posed by easy–to-copy PIN codes. As the unit combines a proximity reader and controller it can be easily incorporated into an expanded system as funds allow.

NanoQuest is an ideal solution for schools and colleges requiring effective entry-level access control while working to tight budgets.


the benefits

  • Simple to program and operate
  • Rugged and weatherproof for maintenance-free operation
  • Provides a much higher level of security
  • Simple to fit and is ideal for replacing keypads
  • Cost-effective entry-level system that can be readily extended


customer's comment

"Staff are delighted with the easy programmability of the NanoQuest unit as well as its simplicity of use" - Complete Security, Southampton


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