Security Systems for Schools in Bedfordshire

Security Systems for Schools in Bedfordshire

Security Systems for Schools in Bedfordshire

Installing Security Systems for Schools in Bedfordshire

Children spend a huge proportion of their lives in the school and installing security systems in schools in Bedfordshire ensures their safety and protection. A school environment that feels secure not only enhances the wellbeing of staff and students; it also enables them to focus wholeheartedly on teaching and learning.

An effective security system works to prevent theft, violent crime, bullying and assaults, and to proactively identify where such events take place in order to minimise the potential for escalation. 1st Choice installs security systems that are designed to achieve this aim, which include:

  • Access Control System
  • CCTV System
  • Intruder Alarms
  • Security Gates

Access Control System

A school access control system is an efficient way to keep staff and students safe whilst on school premises. The system comprises electronic door entry for entrances, exits, offices, computer rooms, server rooms etc. Authorised entry is achieved using smart cards, keypads, or biometrics. Visitors can be provided with timed access.

The benefits of an access control system are:

  • Access is monitored from a remote location.
  • The school building can be locked down in an emergency.
  • No need for keys. Instead, you have a record of who has access to which areas.
  • System logs provide detailed information of access at all points.
school access control

CCTV Security System

CCTV cameras in Bedfordshire schools are a popular, and effective deterrent to opportunist criminals, professional intruders and students engaging in bullying behaviours on the school premises. Professionally installed CCTV cameras send out a clear message about the school’s security posture; they also provide evidence of wrongdoing which can help the police to convict criminals.

The benefits of a CCTV system are:

  • 24/7 monitoring of school premises.
  • An active deterrent against bullying, assault on school premises.
  • High-quality footage available, should a crime occur.
  • Remote monitoring of premises available via laptop or phone.

School Intruder Alarms

Schools have significant downtimes in the evenings, weekends, and holidays. These are the times when the premises are most vulnerable to vandalism, trespass, burglary, and drug dealing. A school alarm system protects your school when there are no staff on site and provides a clear alert if an intruder is present.

Types of intruder alarm systems are:

  • Bells Only. The alarm sounds but the noise is the main deterrent to intruders.
  • Monitored Alarm. The alarm sounds and an alert is sent to a monitoring company who will alert the police, or a named individual.
  • Smart Alarms. These work with a range of sensors on doors and windows, as well as heat or vibration sensors. They will alert a monitoring company to any intrusion.

School Security Gates

School security gates provide public access to the school at specific times of the day, but bar entry to unwanted visitors. Being able to monitor gates remotely helps schools to manage their car parking spaces and gives out a clear signal that the school takes the security of students and staff seriously.

school security gates

The benefits of school security gates include:

  • All drivers entering the school can be monitored.
  • Can be scheduled to allow cars through in busy periods.
  • Security gates provide an obstacles to trespass during down periods.
  • Students can be involved in the design and installation of security gates.

1st Choice Security Services in Bedfordshire

1st Choice Security Systems has been installing school security systems in Bedfordshire since 2006. As part of our service, 1st Choice security engineers offer a free security audit. This identifies the vulnerabilities criminals may seek to exploit, and makes recommendations for closing those vulnerabilities.

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.


Do you have questions about installing security systems for schools in Bedfordshire? The 1st Choice team would be happy to talk through your options. Call us today on 0800 1182414

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