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1st Choice Installs School Security Systems

Every parent wants their child to have the opportunity to learn, play and socialise with others in an environment that offers minimum risk and maximum protection. Schools bear the heavy responsibility to provide this, in addition to offering a first rate education to their students. 1st Choice Security Systems supports schools by offering guidance, tailored design and installation of school security systems.

Free Security Audit for Schools

1st Choice has a team of trained security engineers who provide a detailed audit of school security issues. They will highlight key vulnerabilities, assess existing systems, and provide detailed guidance on ways to improve your security systems. Most schools will tell us that they have a limited budget to spend on security. Our security engineers can advise on the best way to spend your budget in order to get maximum benefits for your school.

What Should be Included in School Security Systems?

Schools are currently confronting a range of security issues which include: theft, intruders, on-site bullying, trespass, fights, and drug abuse. There’s no single security device that can provide a solution to all of these problems. That’s why we advocate for tailored security systems which integrate a number of different devices.

1. CCTV in Schools

The benefits of installing CCTV cameras include:

  • Detection of unregistered visitors to school grounds
  • Deterrent against bullying, fights and opportunist crime
  • Ability to monitor a range of locations from one hub
  • 24/7 surveillance of school premises
  • Provides evidence of criminal action which can aid police

2. School Access Control Systems

Offering a range of security advantages, which include:

  • Provides a detailed overview of who is on the school premises
  • Allows staff and students to access appropriate areas only
  • Eradicates the need for keys
  • Offers detailed reporting in the event of a crime being committed
  • Facilitates immediate lock down of the building using a single button

3. School Door Entry Systems

When placed at strategic locations, such as reception, these offer the following benefits:

  • All visitors have to request access from the receptionist
  • School staff can use swipe cards, key fobs, or codes to enter
  • Non-intrusive form of security
  • Door entry mechanism can be integrated into existing décor
  • Known visitors can be granted access without extensive checks

4. Security Gates for Schools

Most schools have a car park on site which requires managing. A school security gate can help by:

  • Offering a way to monitor all drivers accessing the site
  • Providing an obstacle to trespassers/intruders trying to access the school out-of-hours
  • Remaining open during busy periods, and locked throughout school teaching
  • Demonstrating the security stance of the school to outsiders
  • Signalling to students and parents that the school takes their responsibility seriously

5. Intruder Alarms for Schools

Intruder alarms offer the following benefits:

  • Deterrent against vandalism, trespass and theft
  • They can be integrated with CCTV and access control to provide a comprehensive system
  • Monitored alarm systems ensure an immediate response to intrusion
  • Staff know that the premises are protected during weekends, evenings and holidays
  • Reduces the need for on-site security staff

About 1st Choice Security Systems

1st Choice Security Systems installs school security systems in Herts, Northants, Bucks, Cambs, Beds and North London.We  have extensive experience working in a range of educational environments so all our installers are DBS checked. We’re SafeContractor approved, and we work to the ISO2001-2015 standard. 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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Our CAMESAFE Installers have vast knowledge and experience to be able to offer the required security solutions and automation safety for all our security systems.


If you need assistance with school security systems there’s a number of ways we can help. 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

  • 1st Choice Security Systems - When I was looking for a state of the art security solution for my house, I was provided with an in-depth site survey & Consultation (Free of charge) before being given a fantastic service. I am very impressed and would highly recommend.Dev Patel