School Door Entry Systems

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1st Choice Installs School Door Entry Systems

For the past year the impact of the global pandemic on schools has been the main story. Now, thanks to the vaccination programme, it looks like schools could be heading back towards a much-needed normal routine. It will take a while to build confidence in this return to normality but it certainly seems as though we’re headed in the right direction.

Getting kids out of the house and into the classroom may be a number one priority for families, but it’s also an important milestone. Schools are much more than an education hub; they’re also at the heart of the communities they serve. And as such, they need to be welcoming and accessible to a whole range of visitors. Which is why getting the security right is so important. One of the most popular installations for educational establishments are school door entry systems; in this blog we explain why.

Creating a Safe School Environment

Whether children are just beginning their education, or contemplating university, schools are required to create a safe environment for their learning. Key to this is knowing, at any given time, who is accessing the premises and whether they are legitimate visitors or not. Historically the School Receptionist has acted as gate-keeper, however the 21st century school has evolved to provide additional security to support them.

Securing the School Reception Area

The reception area is one of the most vulnerable access points in any school because there are so many people coming and going. The challenge for security engineers is to ensure this area is protected, without closing it down to legitimate visitors. School door entry systems are often the most appropriate devices because they monitor and control entry, without being heavy-handed about it.

Reception Entry Systems for Schools

1st Choice Security Systems engineers can fit reception entry systems to new and existing doors or gates. For many schools it’s important that security doesn’t alter the design or style of their reception area. We install systems that look good and can be integrated into the existing décor. There’s a range of different types of door entry systems to choose from:

  • Swipe card systems
  • Audio or video entry
  • Key pad
  • Press release buttons
  • Magnetic door locks

The Advantages of Choosing a Door Entry System

Many schools prefer the door entry technology because it feel ‘human’ and retains the role of the trusted receptionist. It’s possible to keep visitors outside the door until they have proved that they have a legitimate reason for visiting, at which point they are granted entry. Staff members and regular visitors will be able to access the premises via a code, or a swipe card.

Working With 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice provides comprehensive security systems for schools, in consultation with school heads or premises managers. Our goal is to create a system that is tailored to your school’s unique culture and role in the community. As well as door entry systems, we design and install school security gates, school access control systems and CCTV for schools.

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 school door entry systems or security systems in the education sector call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414.


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