Exploring three-step security for schools

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Schools across the country may be returning to full operation after the school holidays, with pupils and faculty members returning onsite. While students are on the premises, schools are charged with their care, but educational facilities must also ensure that during school closures, sites remain secure.

Many schools throughout the UK have invested heavily in technology, representing a significant financial investment. Whether a school is closed during a government lockdown or overnight and at weekends, it is essential to protect against intrusion.

We’ll explore three key steps to secure staff, students, and expensive assets at your school or college in the following sections.

Visitor registration protocols

No unauthorised individuals should ever be allowed to access your school. Putting protocols in place that only those invited can set foot on site is critical to safeguard both pupils and property, so ensure that all visitors are registered and access strictly monitored.

Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV)

The latest CCTV devices are unobtrusive and capable of recording high-definition footage that can provide evidential content when crimes are committed and effectively monitor your school. Out of hours, systems can be connected to alarms alerting authorities of trespass activity; When your school is open, it can help maintain social distancing, spot unwanted visitors, and deter bullying.

School fencing for security for schools

Nothing acts as a more powerful physical and psychological deterrent against criminal trespass than fortifying your school with security fencing. Ideal for keeping intruders off-site, it is also an ideal option for keeping students under your care within the safe confines of the school during the hours you are responsible for them. For enhanced perimeter security, fencing can be fitted with security gates, ensuring no unauthorised access, protecting any expensive assets out of hours.

Experts in security fencing

If you’re looking to tighten your defences with security for schools and want to upgrade your security with robust perimeter fencing or school gates, you can rely on Zaun for assistance. Contact our team today for advice on the best solution to achieve your security aims on site.

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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