Modern school security options

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To keep staff, students and buildings safe, schools need to implement and maintain a comprehensive security solution throughout the premises. Schools can be a target for thieves and vandals as they are seen as fairly easy to get into out of hours and often have lots of expensive equipment on site. Thankfully there are lots of excellent security options available.

Perimeter fencing

Security fencing is an ideal way to deter anyone trying to get onto school property without permission and prevent students from easily getting on or off-site when they are not supposed to. Mesh fencing is a popular option with schools as, although it does not look as attractive as railings, it does offer more security. Mesh fencing is difficult to climb and allows students and the streets outside to be monitored by CCTV and staff as it is easily seen through. Thicker mesh is also tough to cut. With school fencing, it is often a good idea to separate areas such as playgrounds and car parks, so it isn’t easy to roam from place to place.

Gates and secure entry systems

If a school limits entry to just one main entrance and exit, they can easily monitor who is coming into the school throughout the day. Students can be provided with passes that they need to show to gain entry, and visitors can sign in at the main reception to receive a pass of their own. This helps the school in case of any serious incident or fire; they will know who was in the building when a theft or vandalism incident occurred.


There are pros and cons of CCTV; it is great for deterring criminals and useful for monitoring students, but it can be disliked by those who don’t like the idea of being watched throughout the day. Each school can decide how much CCTV is necessary for them according to how big the school is and the prevalence of crime. Some schools may want one or two cameras at the main entrance, whilst others may prefer to have cameras in each room. CCTV allows offenders to be caught easily after the fact.

Looking for Modern school security? Contact Zaun today!

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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