So, what can you do?
Protect your staff by leaving alarm response to the experts
Keep your staff out of harm’s way by choosing an alarm response specialist. They’ll be best-placed to respond to the alarm quickly, assess the situation and keep your premises secure if emergency services are needed.
Delegate responsibility for locking and unlocking your premises
Outsource the responsibility for locks and unlocks, so your staff feel secure out of hours and during the holidays. Dedicated officers can conduct final checks and set the alarm before locking your premises at night and open up promptly the next morning.
When maintenance crews or contractors need to be let into the building, leave it to a trained officer. Your staff won’t be called out over the weekend or during their hard-earned holidays, keeping them protected and covering the school in case of accrued time in lieu.
Deter criminality with mobile patrols
If you’re looking for a visual deterrent to anti-social behaviour or attempts at property theft, you should consider mobile patrols from a licensed security officer. Making sure your school has year-round perimeter and grounds protection limits criminal activity, protects your premises from theft or vandalism, and discourages seasonal mischief.
Security within schools is paramount. This winter, it’s vital that measures are put in place to safeguard not only your staff and students, but your premises too.
Through the ESPO Security Services Framework (347), you have access to a wealth of approved security providers who you can rely upon to provide your school with the services it needs.
The Keyholding Company is one of these providers, offering a full suite of services to help you keep your school safe all year round.
For more information on the framework and how it can help you, head to ESPO's dedicated webpage.