School Security & Fire Strategies

A robust security and fire strategy provides a solid foundation in creating a safe, secure environment for children, staff and visitors to work and study. As part of the strategy, security solutions can be implemented to help reduce crime, anti-social behaviour, truancy and bullying.

There are many factors that need to be considered when planning your school’s security and fire strategy. Whilst the primary concern is for the security and well-being of users, the impact that theft, vandalism or fire incidents can have on teaching time and capability needs to be evaluated too. For instance, what impact would a persistent false fire alarm have on teaching time?


Tailored School Security & Fire Provisions

At GBSG we recognise that every education establishment has their own unique risks and concerns. As such, we work with school leaders, facilities management and local education authorities to make recommendations to minimise and control those identified risks within school buildings.

In any recommendations that we make, we recognise that school security is not your only priority and that every risk solution must sit comfortably in a learning environment where young people need to thrive.

To safeguard both pupils and staff we offer a number of security and fire solutions to education, including:

  • Access Control – For the prevention of unauthorised access, good access control measures should be prioritised for daytime security of the school and the personal safety of users.
  • Intruder Alarm Systems & CCTV for Schools – Sensitive use of school CCTV systems can help reduce the risks of accidents and anti-social behaviour, as well as providing a tool to manage intruders entering through the school perimeter.
  • Fire Detection & Fire Alarms for School – To minimise the disruption and losses that can be caused by a fire, appropriate fire detection and fire alarm systems should be in place.