Security Gates for Schools in Hertfordshire

Security Gates for Schools in Hertfordshire

Security Gates for Schools in Hertfordshire

1st Choice Installs Security Gates for Schools in Hertfordshire

Schools have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their students and staff during working hours. They also have to deal with a dizzying proliferation of threats, from cyber security attacks through to violent intruders. What is the best way, then, when managing a limited security budget, to enhance the protection of your school premises?

The 1st Choice Security Systems team are faced with this dilemma frequently, and our advice is always to invest in security gates for schools in Hertfordshire. They are simple to install, demonstrate clearly the school’s security awareness, and will act as a deterrent to opportunist criminals looking for an easy target.


Do All Schools Need Security Gates?

Schools have a unique role to play in their community. Their primary role is education of young people, but they also host local meetings, provide a space for community activities and offer pre-school and post-school clubs for students. They offer inclusive access, whilst also having to protect against unwanted intruders.

There are 4 clear benefits that school security gates confer:

  1. Perimeter Control. Staff can control who accesses school premises.
  2. Student and Staff Safety. The safety of staff and students is enhanced by having gates protecting the main point of access,
  3. Flexible Control. Gates can be opened at the start and finish of the school day, but be kept locked otherwise.
  4. Protection 24/7. Electric security gates will protect your school premises against trespass and intrusion throughout the holidays, and in the evenings.

Holistic Security for Schools

The Hertfordshire schools we install school security gates for are hugely concerned that their security provision is appropriate to their need. 1st Choice engineers offer a free security assessment of your school premises. This informs the choices schools make regarding the positioning of their school gates, and forms part of an ongoing review of the school’s security system as a whole.

Once our assessment is complete, we’ll submit a report and recommendations. 1st Choice offers comprehensive security solutions for high-risk environments such as schools. We may suggest that the protection afforded by security gates would be strengthened by the installation of CCTV, a door entry system, or an access control system.

Our School Mustn’t Look Like a Prison

School gates design allows for a range of possibilities, including gates finished in your school colours, or with the name of your school integrated into the design. We sometimes get students involved in the way the gates will look, to ensure that they send out a message of inclusivity, whilst keeping out trespassers, intruders and thieves.


About 1st Choice Security

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.


If you need assistance with security gates for your school in Hertfordshire, call 1st Choice Security Systems today on 0800 1182414.

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