With school holidays fast approaching, schools should be thinking about securing their premises for the break. This ensures that your buildings and all of the valuables inside are protected while the students and staff take a well-deserved rest.
This article helps schools to identify ways to improve security during the holidays. The measures discussed during the article aren’t just helpful during the school break though; they provide security every day of the year.
Secure Your Perimeter
A clear and secure perimeter barrier around your school is important for safeguarding and security. Not only does it prevent children from leaving the grounds, but it also ensures unauthorised people are prevented from entering the school grounds. Over the holidays, closing and locking your barriers and gates is the most significant physical deterrent you can use to ensure your school is protected. If your school is entirely locked up, then it makes it difficult for people to walk into the school and almost impossible for vehicles to enter.
If you don’t have a secure perimeter, we can assist with the installation of security barriers and gates.
Monitoring activity over the school holidays is important. Not only do the presence of CCTV and alarms deter criminal activity, but they can also provide valuable information if antisocial or criminal behaviour occurs.
If you don’t have CCTV or intruder alarms, we can assist with the installation of these security measures.
Prevent Unauthorised Access
Access control systems use an electronic fob system to authorise access to certain locations. This means that access to your building and certain rooms within it is limited to people with a valid fob. In schools, access control ensures that only authorised people enter certain locations such as staff-only areas or storage rooms. Access control is common in government buildings, hospitals and medical facilities, offices and schools.
If you don’t have an access control system, we can assist with the installation of this important security measure at your school.
Review Your School Security Systems
We have created a free checklist to help schools assess whether it’s time to upgrade their CCTV system. Outdated analogue technology is no longer competitive against digital products on the market.
Security Works During the Holidays
The school holidays are the perfect time to complete re-cable works and security system upgrades in schools. Without students and teachers in the building, projects can be completed faster and more safely.
To learn more about school security, contact ai security
The ai security team can answer all of your school security questions. ai security combines 30 years of unrivalled customer service, a comprehensive understanding of client needs and the latest technologies available to provide intelligent and cost-effective security solutions to customers across the UK. We provide services to clients in London, Essex and the Home Counties.