What systems do you have in place?
Staff mobile phones?
Limit the flow of people by using access control
Consider assigning access control pass cards to students, too. Your passes can double up as student I.D.
You need to have clear signage highlighting what to do in an emergency, emergency exits and if you are monitoring by CCTV
Ensure you have a gated entrance, perhaps a security gate that requires a keypad/swipe card entry to access
It is important to think about the placement of CCTV cameras, as cameras and their cables could be prone to attack.
Security lighting should also fall into the design considerations for CCTV implementation. E.g. Flood lights that are triggered by infra-red detectors.
During Winter it gets darker earlier, therefore, security lighting outside is a good idea.
You should know at all times who is on the premises, especially visitors. Consider I.D. cards for visitors
You still need access to your data in an emergency and/or if the power is down.
You can get an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) unit which means you can still work or access your records on the grounds
on emergency procedures. It’s a good idea to review and remind them on a regular basis
Just like in a fire alarm practice, you may also want to practice what happens in other situations.
Damage to your fine reputation
A fall in enrolment, and potentially disruption from learning
Lower morale from staff and students
Disruption to learning - especially if it is a loss of equipmentGet in touch today for your free school security audit