School Gates in Buckinghamshire

School Gates in Buckinghamshire

School Gates in Buckinghamshire

1st Choice Security Systems are Trusted School Gates Installers

Ensuring that children are protected when they’re attending school is critical to both parents and school staff. The installation of secure school gates in Buckinghamshire is, for this reason, a spending priority across the county. The 1st Choice team knows this because we spend a good deal of our time fitting them! Since 2006 1st Choice Security Systems has been a trusted provider of school entrance gates for primary, secondary schools, and FE colleges.


Do Buckinghamshire Schools Automatic Gate Systems?

The 1st Choice team is regularly asked whether manual, or automatic school gates are better. An automated gate is powered by motors; it opens when activated remotely by a card, fob, or keypad, and closes when sensors confirm clearance.

Quite apart from the convenience and efficiency of automatic school gates; there are 4 additional benefits that we talk to clients about:

  1. Safety for Students and Staff. Professionally installed automatic school gates significantly enhance the safety of the school population.
  2. Perimeter Control. Automatic security gates offer a consistent level of control over who enters and leaves the premises.
  3. 24/7 Protection. Automatic gates for schools don’t just work during the school day. They provide ongoing protection after school and throughout periods when the school is closed, providing 24/7 peace of mind.
  4. Adaptable Controls. If you need to allow constant access at busy times of day, your gates can be scheduled to remain open.

Comprehensive Security for Schools

Before we start work on designing and installing school gates in Buckinghamshire, 1st Choice Security engineers offer a free security assessment of your premises, prior to installing. This allows us to make recommendations about the best positioning of the school gate. It also offers clients an important snapshot as to the efficacy of their current security systems.

Having completed our security assessment, we submit a detailed report of any vulnerabilities discovered, with recommendations for dealing with them. 1st Choice offers comprehensive security solutions for high-risk environments such as schools. We may suggest that the protection afforded by security gates could be strengthened by: CCTV, a door entry system, or an access control system.

Attractive School Gates Designs

School gates design has evolved fast over the past decade, so we’re able to allay any fears that schools will start to look like prisons. We completely understand that schools need to provide a friendly and welcoming environment for legitimate visitors, whilst also providing effective defences against opportunist criminals.

Many of our installations of school gates in Buckinghamshire have included class visits to see what we’re doing, and to help us test the automated features. 1st Choice school gates can be customised to include the school’s name or crest; often they are finished using the school colours.

Where Should Security Gates be Located?

Most of the school gates we install are located at the main entrance to the school, or at the car park entrance. Our design team will create and install swing or sliding gates that fit perfectly and do an excellent job of protecting everyone in the school. We would recommend that the entire perimeter of the school is protected; this may require a mix of car park barriers, turnstiles, parking bollards and automatic gates.


About 1st Choice Security

1st Choice Security Systems has experience of working in a range of educational environments over the past two decades, 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. Following installation, we can provide scheduled maintenance and prompt repairs.


If you would like to speak to a member of the 1st Choice team about installing school gates in Buckinghamshire, call us today on 0800 1182414.


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Barriers • Bollards • Burglar alarms • Garage Doors • Access Control • Roller Shutters • Intruder Alarm Systems • Commercial CCTV Systems • Residential CCTV Systems • Manual & Electric Doors • Door Entry Systems • Intercom systems