Hutt Valley High School

Simple, reliable security with improved accessibility

Hutt Valley High School have received their new dual aisle D-Tech RFIQ™ book security system from Library Plus to replace their existing checkpoint library security system.

The existing system was obsolete, unreliable and staff had resorted to leaving the system turned off.  The location and poor performance of the system also meant that the gates could be bypassed around it's outer sides. To stop this, staff had resorted to placing barricades made of book shelves and signboards which presented a very confining and unwelcoming entrance to the library.

It was important to the school that whatever system they chose was of high quality, affordable and provided future-proof technology which D-Tech RFIQ™ is uniquely able to offer.

The installation included a dual aisle M180 RFID gate system covering a 3.35 metre wide entrance along with RFIQ staff pads, software and pre-activated RFID / RFIQ book labels.

The School required the install to be done during holidays which the Library Plus team accomplished on schedule.  A new location for the gates was also recommended to make the library entrance more open, welcoming, and to provide optimum book security detection.

First impressions from Anne, head librarian, were 'What an amazing amount of extra space!'.  New photos of the complete install will follow along with the Hutt Valley High team's thoughts on the new system.

Hutt Valley High School is a state secondary school (year 9-15) with a role of 1560 students.

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To whom it may concern;

I first met Steve from Library Plus when I enquired about RFIQ security gates for our school library. My initial enquiry was for information about the product and then later, costs to present to our school management. There was no guarantee my request would be granted; indeed it was not initially. Steve continued to be friendly and helpful even when I did not make a purchase. At the end of 2014, I did receive permission to replace our security gates and chose the RFIQ option from Library Plus. Installation was completed over the summer holidays with no disruption to our students or services. I have been very pleased with the product, which is much more accurate and attractive than our old gates. A couple of minor tweaks have been necessary and Steve has been unfailingly and promptly helpful every time I have contacted him. Having settings altered remotely is magic! I highly recommend Steve, the RFIQ security gates and the service from Library Plus.

Anne Stephenson PiperLibrary Manager
Hutt Valley High School