Access Control Systems for Schools

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Keeping Schools Safe With Access Control

Worried about student safety and security? As budget holders in schools across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire, you understand the vital role you play in creating a nurturing environment where learning thrives. That’s where 1st Choice Security Systems comes in. We’re the trusted security partner for schools like yours, with a proven track record of implementing access control systems that go beyond basic security.

Since 2006, the goal of 1st Choice Security engineers has been to create school premises where students, staff, and visitors feel protected, and valuable assets are safeguarded. With our bespoke access control solutions, you gain the resources to:

  • Restrict entry to sensitive areas, ensuring only authorised users have access to crucial resources.
  • Track student movement in real-time, providing peace of mind and valuable data for safeguarding.
  • Monitor all entrances and exits 24/7, deterring potential threats and ensuring a secure perimeter.
  • Protect sensitive data records from unauthorised access, complying with data protection regulations.
  • Enhance emergency response, with instant lockdown capabilities and streamlined evacuation procedures.

Our access control systems are more than just security: they’re an investment in your school’s future. They provide the resources you need to create a safe, secure, and focused learning environment where students can flourish.

Why Every School Needs an Access Control System

Why Every School Needs an Access Control System

With threats and challenges constantly evolving, keeping your school population safe requires a proactive approach. That’s where cutting-edge access control systems come in. The team at 1st Choice Security Systems believes every school needs peace of mind when it comes to security. That’s why we offer bespoke access control solutions tailored to your specific needs, whether you’re a small village primary school or a sprawling campus.

Here’s how we make your school secure:

We begin by carrying out a free security audit for each school we work with. We analyse your existing security infrastructure, identify vulnerabilities, and recommend the perfect access control system for your unique layout and budget.

Whether you need to secure a single classroom or an entire campus, our systems can be customised to fit your size and location. We can also secure specific areas like sports halls, labs, and administrative offices, ensuring sensitive equipment and data are always protected.

CCTV, Alarms, and Access Control for Total Peace of Mind

We offer a range of cutting-edge systems designed to shield your school from any threat, giving you the peace of mind to focus on what matters most: education.

Keeping students, staff, and property safe is your top priority. And in today’s world, comprehensive security solutions are more crucial than ever. We offer a range of cutting-edge systems designed to shield your school from any threat, giving you the peace of mind to focus on what matters most: education.

Our three-pronged approach:

  • CCTV Vigilance 24/7. Our high-resolution cameras act as digital guardians, providing 24/7 monitoring of your school’s interior and exterior. This deters unwanted activity and, in case of incidents, delivers clear video evidence for identification and prosecution. Remote monitoring lets you keep an eye on things from anywhere, anytime.
  • Intruder Alarms. We offer a range of alarm systems tailored to your specific needs. From loud sirens to monitored alerts that dispatch police instantly, our systems react quickly and effectively, deterring intruders and protecting your valuable assets.
  • Access Control. Our advanced access control systems grant seamless entry to authorised users while stopping unauthorised access in its tracks. Secure credentials like key cards and biometrics replace bulky keys, offering real-time tracking of who enters and exits your school. This streamlines security management and provides a detailed audit trail for complete peace of mind.

1st Choice Security Systems Working in Schools

The 1st Choice team has been providing security gates and access control systems for schools for the past two decades. We are security system specialists working in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and North London. All our engineers are SSAIB registered, SafeContractor approved, work to the ISO2001-2015 standard and have enhanced level DBS.

Most important, when it comes to schools, we’ll be your partner in security as you work towards a comprehensively secure site. Very few public sector institutions can afford to achieve the gold standard in security all in one go. We’ll work alongside you to achieve it, one step at a time.

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Would you like to talk to a 1st Choice Security Systems engineer about access control systems for schools? Whatever your budget, call us today on 0800 1182414


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