Enhancing School Efficiency and Security with Paxton Net2 and InVentry Integration. 


Schools are embracing technology to streamline their operations, enhance security, and create a more efficient learning environment. Paxton, a renowned provider of access control and security solutions, have developed the Net2 system, which is revolutionising the way schools manage their sites. When integrated with InVentry, an innovative visitor management system, Paxton Net2 offers a comprehensive solution for schools to ensure security, efficiency, and overall peace of mind. 

Paxton Net2: The Heart of School Security 

Paxton’s Net2 is a leading access control system known for its user-friendliness and robust security features. It has become an essential tool in educational institutions across the UK for maintaining a safe and controlled environment. Here are some of its key features: 

  1. User Access Control: Net2 provides schools with the ability to grant or restrict access to specific areas based on roles and responsibilities. This ensures that only authorised individuals can enter designated areas, enhancing security. 
  1. Proximity Cards and Tokens: Net2 eliminates the need for traditional keys or passcodes by using proximity cards or tokens for access. Lost or stolen cards can be instantly deactivated, reducing security risks. 
  1. Scalability: The system is scalable and can accommodate the access control needs of any school, from small primary schools to large university campuses. 
  1. Time and Zone Control: Net2 allows for the creation of time-based access permissions and control over multiple areas or zones, offering greater flexibility and security. 
  1. Real-time Monitoring: The system provides real-time monitoring capabilities, allowing administrators to track who enters and exits the premises and when, ensuring an accurate and up-to-date record. 

InVentry: Streamlining Visitor Management 

InVentry is a cutting-edge visitor management system that complements Paxton Net2 perfectly. It simplifies the process of tracking and managing visitors, contractors, and staff, while enhancing security and compliance. Key features of InVentry include: 

  1. Visitor Sign-in and Badge Printing: InVentry offers an intuitive, self-service sign-in process for visitors. It also prints visitor badges, making it easy to identify authorised individuals. 
  1. DBS/Authorised Module: The system can differentiate authorised (DBS checked) visitors from unchecked visitors to ensure different levels of safeguarding are met. These can be identified with different visitor passes. 
  1. Compliance: Schools can easily track and manage compliance requirements, such as DBS checks, ensuring that they are meeting regulatory standards. 
  1. Staff and Student Registration: InVentry can be used to register staff and students, allowing for an efficient and secure way to manage the school community. 

Integration Benefits 

The integration of Paxton Net2 with InVentry offers a wealth of benefits to schools in the UK: 

  1. Enhanced Security: The combined solution creates a comprehensive security network, where access control and visitor management work seamlessly together. 
  1. Efficiency: With Paxton and InVentry’s swift automated processes for visitor, staff and student sign-in, schools can operate more efficiently by allowing sign in at any designated entrance into school. 
  1. Detailed Reporting/ Fire Roll Call: Both systems offer detailed integrated reporting capabilities, giving administrators valuable insights into who is on-site and when. InVentry Anywhere is an application in which schools can complete a full up-to-date fire roll call. 

Virtue’s Solution  

Virtue Technologies are the leading provider of InVentry and use gold standard installers for Paxton Net2, offering a one stop shop for all things security and safeguarding. Integrating InVentry and Paxton Net2 is a game-changer for schools in the UK and Virtue Technologies can offer an all in 1 package. The synergy of these systems enhances security, efficiency, and compliance while offering a user-friendly experience for both staff and visitors. See our case studies for 1st hand experience of customers placing their trust in Virtue’s security proposals. By working together with Virtue and investing in Paxton Net2 and InVentry, schools are taking a proactive step towards a brighter and safer future. 

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