Access Control Systems for Schools

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Installing Affordable Access Control Systems for Schools

The majority of schools the 1st Choice Security Systems team works with are keen to install an access control solution for their schools. They’re also working with very tight budgets. It’s important for them to know, therefore, whether we can provide an effective and affordable system to secure the school premises.

Of course, we can. Our bespoke security systems for schools always take into account the budget available. We provide all our clients in the education sector with a free security audit, detailed guidance on the most important measures required, and a unique design to secure their school and students. Affordable access control systems for schools are often part of that design.

Why Install an Access Control System?

Everyone we speak to in the education sector tells us that knowing who is on the school premises is key to student and staff safety. One of the major challenges when trying to achieve this is the numerous ways in which school buildings are accessed. School security gates can monitor incoming pedestrians, and reception door entry systems will offer a partial access control. For a comprehensive knowledge of the school population, however, school access control systems are required.

How to Install Affordable Access Control Systems for Schools

Working with bespoke security systems designers means that you can prioritise specific tactical developments, which feed in to a more long-term strategic plan. Or, to put it another way, you don’t have to have the comprehensive ‘bells and whistles’ access control all in one go.

Limited Access Control – Example

Suppose you have a number of school buildings, each with multiple exits and entries. You have a school door entry system at reception, and your school gates are monitored with an intercom system. A 1st Choice engineer would audit the vulnerabilities of the buildings and suggest access control for key entrance points not already covered.

Teachers and visitors would be required to use a fob, or card, to gain access. Their particular device would provide them with access to any door on the site. The entire operation is simple to induct people into, and can be administered by one person. If more budget becomes available, students could be integrated, and certain members of staff be given privileged access to particular areas.

1st Choice Security Systems Working in Schools

The 1st Choice team has been providing gates for schools, school door entry systems, and CCTV for schools over 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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