St. Christopher’s is a private school offering British curriculum education. It provides primary through to secondary classes, all the way through from reception to Sixth Form. Students are able to sit British GCSE and A-level examinations. In 2006, the UK’s Guardian newspaper included St. Christopher’s among the top eight British curriculum schools internationally.
The school’s principal, Ed Goodwin, received an OBE in 2013 for his contribution to British education in the Middle East.
Arencon Security undertook the security system upgrade for the school’s Saar and Isa Town campuses, with the main objective being to monitor the entrances and perimeter of each site. AMG Systems provided the ruggedised Ethernet switches which transmit images from the cameras to the digital recorder.
Arencon Security is a Bahrain-based installation company which provides CCTV, access control, alarm and perimeter security systems. Arencon General Manager Richard Monkhouse, whose children attend St. Christopher’s, said the new system improves the safety of the premises for both staff and students.
“The systems supplement the manned guard force and the centralised monitoring improves their ability to respond swiftly to any suspicious activity, as well as providing recorded evidence to aid any subsequent investigation,” he said.
AMG Systems is the UK manufacturer of intelligent, industrial grade, reliable edge-of-network transmission solutions. International Business Development Manager, Leona Hayes, said: “Safeguarding students and staff is of paramount importance for any school, and AMG is proud to be playing its part for this prestigious British curriculum school in Bahrain.”