The start of the year for many means a new budget. That budget needs to be carefully planned and executed, with every penny accounted for. No doubt your school, college or university already has CCTV, so is there any need for a manned guarding service?
Manned guarding does come at a cost, we know that, but it can lower your insurance premiums and prevent against costly break-ins. More importantly, manned guarding is the best option when it comes to keeping students and staff safe. They’re a brilliant deterrent to crime, and all of our security officers are highly trained experts in what they do.
Agreeing the right level of security
When it comes to security for the education sector, there’s a delicate balance to be struck. Too much security and the school could feel prison-like or even unsafe. This could cause parents to worry, and it could cause anxiety in students and staff.
Too little and the safety of staff and pupils could be jeopardised. I’m sure we can all agree that this is not risk not worth taking.
It’s for this reason we can work with you to find the right balance and the right budget. The size of your school, college or university will have an impact, as will the location. We will always put our client’s needs at the heart of everything we do.
Security for smaller primary schools vs large campus universities
It goes without saying that the larger the premises, the more important it is to have a professional security presence. Campus Universities and large colleges have multiple buildings, expensive resources and a much more relaxed atmosphere. This relaxed approach can spell disaster when it comes to security, so it’s hugely important to invest in an educational security presence you can trust to keep everyone on site safe.
Security for rural schools vs city schools
Both rural and city locations carry security risks. Rural schools may be much safer during the day, but vulnerable at night. With hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of equipment, it might be worth arranging for mobile patrols during the night, instead of 24 hours a day. We could also talk to you about our alarm response service, so staff don’t need to worry about waking in the middle of the night and rushing back to school.
City based schools benefit from CCTV around every corner of the town, but it can make school settings vulnerable to strangers, especially if children are allowed off site during breaks. Having a door supervisor would help keep unauthorised people out of school grounds, making it a much safer place for children and for staff.
For more information on how we can support your school, college or university with a quality, reliable and professional security service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to further your career in security, you can visit the careers section on our website, or email us your C.V. Best of luck with your application.
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