Ensuring your students and staff are protected
Security is everything within a school, university, or college. With hundreds and sometimes thousands of children, teenagers, and young adults in your care you need to ensure that their safety is a number one priority at all times, alongside your own safety and your staff’s. Chris Lewis understand the importance of having the correct and best security measures possible for your organisation, providing you with security audits to evaluate your educational facility’s specific requirements and needs.
It's important to have a security strategy in place for your property. In most cases this will involve have a security system in place within your school, university, or college, to manage incidents such as vandalism, arson, unwanted intruders and dangerous individuals. The security within a learning environment should complement the facility’s safeguarding policy, as these will intertwine with one another regularly to ensure the safety of your students. Staff and students (if they are old enough) are responsible for their own safety and the safety of those that they teach and learn with. Therefore, each should be made aware of the security measures you have in place, especially staff members, so they can be utilised to their best effect.
Your security systems can add many other benefits such as space utilisation analysis, energy saving, time and attendance, emergency announcements and more...
More about our audits
The school environment should be a balance of: welcoming, for students, parents, and visitors; and safe, with the correct security measures in place. At Chris Lewis, we understand how fine this balance is and the importance of getting it right. We will undertake a security audit on your school, university, or college establishing the best systems for you to utilise in order to make your organisation as safe as possible. We will evaluate your educational facility based on the realistic threats your establishment might face and tailor all solutions to your exact needs and the ways that you wish to use the technology, drawing on the expertise we have gained over nearly 30 years in the security sector.
In order to get the security solution exactly right for your educational facility, we structure it around you and your school, university, or college. We take into account the size of the site, whether this is a small-scale primary school or a huge complex network of university buildings in a city university, and advise on how best to tackle these particular settings. We then create detailed plans based on our initial evaluation, taking into account requests, worries, and insights from you for the entire process. We look at the architecture of the building, considering the aesthetics and structural integrity, discovering how security may influence it and seeing how it can fit into the setting seamlessly.
Chris Lewis have had the pleasure of working on a multitude of projects involving historic sites and buildings, so understand how imperative keeping the historic integrity of the building in tact is. We work with you to create solutions that seamlessly and discreetly blend into any learning environment, whether you are a modern school or historic university.
In this ever-evolving technological landscape, it is easy to feel a little lost and confused when it comes to what the best technology is. With technological advancements being made every day, Chris Lewis ensures that we are only using the most up to date and trusted systems, so we can create the best security system for your organisation. The world is constantly emerging with new, innovative, and creative solutions to all our problems, so it’s best to try and keep up!
“The service that we have received has been first rate. Chris Lewis Fire & Security has really taken the time to understand our requirements and limitations, and has delivered in every aspect of the work. I now see them as trusted advisors who I won’t hesitate to contact when the time comes to extend or enhance the systems we now have in place.”
“Because of the size and nature of the building our security requirements were extensive. The solution implemented by Chris Lewis Fire & Security is highly intuitive and has delivered the level of protection required. I was also very impressed with the amount of training and the level of support that was provided. “