InVentry helps Discovery Bay with their sign in process and safeguarding

The Client

Discovery Bay International School (DBIS) is a unique British International School with a warm welcoming community feel in the heart of tranquil Discovery Bay on Lantau Island in Hong Kong. The school has nearly 1200 students from over 40 countries aged from 3 to 18.  It follows the English National Curriculum starting in Early Years through to iGCSEs and A-Levels in the Secondary School.

The Challenge

DBIS has three campuses and needed a solution that would quickly identify where their senior students and staff were in the event of an evacuation. They also needed a better tracking system for visitors to replace their paper-based process.

The school also needed a solution which provided a read and write-back integration with their MIS (iSAMs), as well as a solution which had proven reliability in other International Schools; InVentry gave them just that!

The Solution

Discovery Bay now have a state-of-the-art system, whereby staff and sixth form students can sign in and out between the sixth form and main site campuses, allowing each campus to have accurate evacuation records.

Sheila Stamp, Director of IT and Communications at Discovery Bay International School, commented “InVentry has improved our visitor experience enormously. Our previous visitor registration process had been a pain-point for parents when visiting the school. Security checking of general visitors has now been streamlined and the InVentry solution also enables us to know exactly where our sixth form and secondary staff are on campus at any given time.”

The ability to print visitor badges and clearly identify those on-site is another plus for DBIS. Visitors like the new quick sign in process and the issuing of family cards to DBIS family members has helped to augment the feeling of being part of the school community – an important part of the DBIS ethos.

Sheila went on to say “We found the InVentry team very professional and helpful throughout the installation.  It was a difficult time as COVID-19 arrived just before the UK team were due to fly over to complete our installation.  A lot of uncharted waters were sailed both by us and by InVentry over the following month as we worked together to finish the installation without on-site support, during a global pandemic. The system is now up and running and InVentry has been very good at supporting us remotely despite the eight hour time difference. We would be happy to recommend InVentry, both as a solution and a company.”

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