Paxton Supports BBC DIY SOS: The Million Pound Build for Children in Need

Paxton, the UK market leader of electronic IP access control and door entry solutions, recently supported the BBC’s DIY SOS team in their latest project to create a new, purpose-built support centre, with short term accommodation for young people living in and leaving the care system.

Nick Knowles and the DIY SOS team headed to Swansea to support The Roots Foundation Wales, a charity part-funded by BBC Children in Need which offers wide-ranging support to children and young people. Despite storms and a tight 11-day build schedule, the team, with the help of hundreds of volunteers built the new 320 square metre facilities from the ground up.

As part of the project, Paxton donated a range of their products including Net2, their flagship networked access control solution, Net2 Entry an IP based door entry solution, Net2 PaxLock, a wireless access control system in a door handle, and a range of their readers and keypads to control access in and around the new building. In total eight doors were secured in the installation by Secured Alarm Systems Ltd, a Swansea based company specialising in electronic security, who worked on site to assist with the project.

Richard Green, Sales Engineer at Secured Alarm Systems, involved in the installation says: “We saw the project advertised locally and after looking into the work that The Roots Foundation offers to people within care, we were more than happy to offer our services to support this challenging project. We spoke with the site designers, who wanted to offer a simple and straightforward system to allow visitors, staff and residents access to the main gate.”

Richard continues: “We recommended installing Paxton because we felt it could offer them greater convenience by installing Net2 Entry, on the main gate, with the added flexibility of integrating with the rest of the Net2 system across the whole building. This has meant that The Roots Foundation can now provide residents with keyfobs, allowing them the independence to access the areas they have the correct permissions to. Paxton have supported us during the install and have been very accommodating. We are still actively assisting The Roots Foundation and helping them wherever we can.”

Paxton was delighted to support the project, and for those that missed the episode when it aired on 15th November, you can watch it now on the BBC iPlayer:

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