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St Mary's School Ascot

Access Control

Croma supply and install all types of access control systems, from mechanical code locks through to sophisticated Biometric Systems.

Time & Attendance

From monitoring attendance rates, to hours worked, FASTVEIN™ helps you manage your School, College, University, or workplace like never before.


FASTVEIN™ can double as an access control system, eliminating the requirement for students to carry tokens or cards, which are frequently lost and costly to replace.

Unique Integration

We are able to integrate with many industry specific systems including ISAMS and SIMS to ensure you benefit fully from the interoperability that can be achieved using FASTVEIN™.

Innovative Technology

Vein recognition is the most reliable and least intrusive biometric technology available today. As your vein pattern is not an externally

recognisable characteristic, there are far less data protection issues than with other biometrics.

“The school has been delighted with the technology, which has enabled us to improve not only administrative functions but also the pastoral care of our pupils” 

Giles Brand — Bursar, St Mary’s School Ascot

Girls at St Mary’s School Ascot queue up before breakfast and register for that day’s lessons by passing one of their fingers over a scanner, which identifies them from the pattern of veins inside the finger.

The school has installed 48 scanners, including two in its refectory where pupils normally register three times a day at meal times. When girls leave the school’s grounds — for example, to go into Ascot on a Saturday afternoon — they have to scan their fingers in the presence of a member of staff.

The system’s software then highlights the names of any pupils who have not returned by their designated time and includes their mobile numbers so teachers can find out where they are. During fire drills, the system is able to quickly identify which pupils are on site and which pupils are off site.

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