Automatic Gates for Schools

Automatic Gates for Schools

1st Choice Security Fit Automatic Gates for Schools

When we drop our kids off at school in the morning we want to know they’re safe. Every parent wants to walk away from the school gates with peace of mind regarding the safety and security of the school premises. That’s why the 1st Choice Security Systems team considers the installation of school security gates to be one if the most important things we do.

Safeguarding children at school covers every aspect of a child’s well-being whilst on school premises. Increasingly schools are recognising that emphasis must be placed on the physical security of pupils. This requires the integrity of the school perimeter to be maintained at all times when children are on the premises.

Physical Vulnerabilities for School Premises

Primary and secondary schools are part of the communities they serve, and for this reason they tend to be porous. The young people come and go, of course, but so do parents, teachers, contractors, visitors etc. The ethos of accessibility is important but so is the safeguarding of children within the school perimeter. The challenge is to secure school premises, without making them an impermeable fortress.

Automatic Gates for Schools

The most insecure area in schools tends to be the staff car park. Apart from staff it’s also a point of access for external visitors. This makes it a phenomenally difficult area to manage, but automatic gates are providing a popular solution. 1st Choice Security Systems work with schools to determine the gate that will work best for them. From fully automated systems, to gates using swipe cards or keypads for staff, whilst having access control for visitors via video or an intercom system.

Access Control Systems for Schools

1st Choice Security recently installed an access control system for a school in Hertfordshire. Access control allows staff to know exactly who’s on the premises at any time during the school day. Visitors trying to access the premises are, therefore, assessed by a member of staff before being allowed to enter the premises.

The access system installed is also linked to the school’s fire alarm system. This means that in the case of a fire, all doors become free access, granting staff and students easy egress from the school buildings.

1st Choice Security Systems Provide Risk Assessments

The 1st Choice Security Systems design team work closely with schools to design the security that minimises the risk to children and staff, whist maintaining the school’s culture and ethos.

Once we’ve assessed a school premises we will normally recommended a blended approach to security which may include:

Safety Peace of Mind With 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice is a local company that has been fitting security systems in Bedfordshire, the Home Counties and the London region for over a decade now. Our security gate installations are compliant with the HSE directive for the installation and maintenance of electrically powered gates. Our engineers are skilled and experienced security practitioners, and we always put the safety of our customers at the heart of what we do.

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Are you looking to install automatic gates in your school, or place of work. Call our skilled and experienced team at 1st Choice Security Systems on 0800 118 2414 today.



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