Electric Gates for Schools

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Installing Electric Gates for Schools

Schools have the unenviable task of creating an open and welcoming environment whilst, at the same time, protecting students, property and staff. Key to achieving this is the effective management, monitoring and restrictions of movement across the site. If carefully planned, this can be achieved without turning your school into a fortress.

Electric Gates for Schools Security Systems

Unfortunately, schools attract a number of different kinds of criminal activity. This ranges from opportunist trespass and vandalism, to planned burglaries and even violent crime. In order to counter these, schools benefit from a holistic security system which includes access control, CCTV, intruder alarms and electric gates. Working together, these resources can reduce the risk of criminal activity in your school.

1st Choice Security Systems offers a free security audit for your school. Our engineers will assess your existing security system, and check for vulnerabilities throughout the premises. A detailed report offers a series of recommendations for enhancing your school’s security.

How Do Electric Gates Prevent Criminal Activity?

The police security initiative Secured by Design recommends that schools create a single entrance to the school with separate pedestrian and vehicle access. Maintaining control over this entrance is critical to keeping the school premises secure. School security gates offer a flexible option for managing the flow of traffic into the school.

Here are 4 ways in which electric gates for schools keep young people, premises and staff safe:

  1. Robust Design. School security gates are designed to stop intruders from getting in. They’re very difficult to force open.
  2. Manned Entry or Automatic. During busy times of the day you gates can be programmed for automatic entry, whilst at other times they can be controlled through an audio or video door entry system.
  3. CCTV Enhanced. CCTV enhanced automatic gates allows you to see whether there’s any activity around the gates outside school hours.
  4. A Choice of Access Controls. School staff can operate the gates using either a keypad, keycard or ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition).

School Gates Design

Professionally installed electric gates for schools don’t have to look unwelcoming. They come in a range of school gate designs and can be customised to fit in with their environment. Many of the schools we work with choose to finish the gates in their school colours. Some even integrate the school coat of arms or name into the design. A popular option is to get students to design the finish, and then get them involved them in an aspect of the installation.

Working With 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice Security Systems has experience working in a range of educational environments so all our installers are DBS checked. We’re SafeContractor approved, work to the ISO2001-2015 standard, and we’re a DHF member. Should you need us in an emergency, we’re available 24 hours. We have high 1st time fix rates, and use a Job Management system to maximise efficiency on all projects.

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If you need assistance with electric gates or security systems in the education sector call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414.


  • 1st Choice Security Systems - The quality is top rate and the gate looks fantastic, excellent customer service. Thank youRebecca Perks

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