Marist College Canberra (Verkada)

Project overview

Marist College Canberra, a renowned educational institution with a history spanning over 120 years, sought to enhance the security of its global network of schools. To achieve this, Marist College Canberra engaged Secure People, a leading security solutions provider, to design and implement an advanced electronic security system using Verkada technology. This case study highlights the successful collaboration between Secure People and Marist College Canberra, showcasing the comprehensive security solution that integrates access control, CCTV, alarms, and environmental sensors provided by Verkada.

Marist College Canberra, established in 1973, has grown to become one of the largest and most highly regarded schools in the ACT. While the college maintains its historical traditions, it also embraces contemporary advancements to provide a well-rounded education. After bidding farewell to the Brothers, who had played a pivotal role in its early years, Marist College Canberra entrusts the teaching and care of its students to dedicated lay people who uphold Marcellin Champagnat’s educational values.

Engagement with Secure People
Recognizing the need for a comprehensive and integrated security system, Marist College Canberra partnered with Secure People, an experienced security solutions provider. Secure People’s collaboration with Verkada, a leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, made them the ideal choice for this project.

Design and Implementation
Secure People proposed the installation of Verkada’s All-in-One electronic cloud-based system to meet Marist College Canberra’s access control requirements. This system offered numerous advantages, including ease of use, distribution of Bluetooth mobile credentials, centralized management through the cloud-based platform, and integration of various security components for a seamless experience.

Key Features of the Verkada System
Access Control Verkada’s system provided a robust access control component, allowing the college to manage access privileges efficiently. The use of Bluetooth mobile credentials eliminated the need for physical keys or cards, enhancing convenience and security.

CCTV System with Smart Analytics Secure People integrated a powerful CCTV system from Verkada of 150+ cameras, which included built-in smart analytics. These analytics allowed for real-time monitoring, intelligent video analysis, and proactive event detection, improving the overall security posture of the campus.

Alarms and Environmental Sensors Secure People installed alarms and environmental sensors as part of the Verkada system to address emerging risks such as vaping. This proactive approach to monitoring and detecting potential threats contributed to a safer environment for students and staff.

Integration and Centralized Management Verkada’s comprehensive platform allowed for seamless integration of various security functions. For instance, when an access control door was opened using a credential, the associated camera would provide a live image of the event. The system’s centralized management capabilities enabled efficient monitoring and control from a centralized location, streamlining operations.

Benefits and Results
The implementation of Verkada’s electronic security system by Secure People yielded several benefits for Marist College Canberra;

Enhanced Security The integrated system provided comprehensive security coverage, real-time monitoring, and proactive threat detection, fostering a safer campus environment.

Streamlined Operations The centralized management platform allowed for efficient control and monitoring of the entire security system, reducing administrative burden and enhancing operational efficiency.

Seamless Integration The Verkada system’s ability to associate different security components facilitated a cohesive and responsive security infrastructure, allowing the college to quickly identify and respond to security events.

Proactive Threat Detection The incorporation of smart analytics and environmental sensors enabled the early detection of emerging risks, such as vaping, ensuring timely intervention and risk mitigation.

Secure People’s engagement with Marist College Canberra and the implementation of Verkada’s electronic security system have significantly enhanced the campus security of the college’s global network of schools. By integrating access control, CCTV, alarms, and environmental sensors, Marist College Canberra now enjoys a comprehensive and centralized security solution. This collaboration demonstrates the college’s commitment to preserving its rich heritage while embracing modern technologies to create a safer and more secure environment for its students and staff.

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