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Many schools, nurseries, academies, colleges and universities face complex security and access challenges. Having the correct security measures in place to keep intruders at bay is crucial, but it’s important to do so in a safe manner, ensuring emergency evacuations are not hampered in any way. MJ Security is accredited by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), highly regarded as the champion of high standards in the security sector. Since 1985, we’ve helped countless educational institutions across Bedfordshire and the surrounding area boost protection without compromising on safety.

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Maximum protection for teachers and students

There are many reasons why it’s essential for schools to implement an effective security strategy, including modern systems such as CCTV, alarms, access control, door entry and lock down systems, including:

  • Protecting buildings from theft and burglary.
  • Preventing intruders from accessing premises by unauthorised people.
  • Maintaining the security and safety of the pupils and teachers.
  • Improve visitor management processes whilst monitoring and tracking all visitors.
  • Combatting the rise in assaults on staff and pupils.
  • Improve decision-making when investigating incidents, using clear data captured on high definition cameras.

In recent years, Ofsted has adopted greater scrutiny of school security during inspections, and we can ensure you have a well-maintained security setup that complies with building safety regulations. We can work with you to achieve a high rating and meet Ofsted’s criteria. However, it is important to understand that every strong security strategy will incorporate physical security systems to maximise protection and create a safe environment for children, staff and visitors to work and study. Here at MJ Security, we specialise in supplying and advising on:

Intruder Alarms

An intruder alarm can deter opportunist intruders from entering through the school perimeter. We’ve helped many nurseries, schools, academies, colleges and universities upgrade to a monitored alarm system that’s compliant with police requirements and eligible for immediate police response.

With expert 24-7 monitoring, you’re able to stay two steps ahead, increasing the likelihood of bringing intruders, vandals or burglars to justice.

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Whilst CCTV systems can heighten security measures in schools, capturing potential crucial evidence in the event of burglaries or vandalism, they can also help increase staff and student safety. Here in the UK students between the ages of 12-18 are more likely to be victims of violence at school than they are at home. CCTV cameras can monitor the movements of staff and pupils, capturing evidence of bullying, misbehaviour and truancy. MJ Security provide a huge range of CCTV systems for educational institutions, whilst we can ensure your equipment is installed safely and complies with GDPR, whilst promoting a safer learning environment for staff and pupils.

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Access Control

These systems not only help prevent unauthorised access, they play a pivotal role during the teaching day, controlling truancy and visitor management. Whether you require numeric keypads, electromagnetic locks with swipe cards or biometric recognition controls; we can ensure your education institution is safe and secure.

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Door Entry

Our door entry systems will ensure you meet your health and safety obligations, whilst giving your reliable staff full control over who can access the school. With wired or wireless configurations, MJ Security can provide your reception team with the convenience of verbally or visually checking whom it is at the entrance before allowing access. We can also offer vandal proof flush steel external panels where necessary, whilst some of the many features include:

  • Conversation and video privacy
  • Video voicemail
  • Noise-free audio
  • Excellent picture quality
  • Tilt screen displays
  • Door lock release
  • Stair light activation
  • Anti-vandalism devices

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Lock Down Systems

With schools, academies and colleges facing increasing threats from intruders and emergency situations, it’s important to ensure school lockdowns, evacuations or warnings are managed quickly, safely and efficiently. Our cutting edge lock down systems are designed to ensure everyone understands what is happening and what action to take. Your tailored solution can include lesson bells and emergency alarms to be broadcast clearly across the entire site.

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Maintenance and Monitoring

With our maintenance and monitoring solutions, we can check your system routinely, so that when an alarm is activated, our friendly and highly trained team will immediately contact you or your emergency response teams to provide on-site support. With 24-7 monitoring, we can guarantee an effective response to genuine intruder and CCTV alarms, whilst our ARC controllers can notify the police, who will then respond to the alarm activation.

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If you’d like to learn more about our security solutions for the education sector, or wish to speak to us about your needs, please call MJ Security today on 01582 665022 or email us at .

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