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From controlling access to school grounds, to creating barriers to help prevent arson attacks, fire and security systems play a critical role in reducing the risk of crime, safeguarding students and staff, and providing a much needed sense of protection.

With our highly innovative, intelligent fire and security systems, your bespoke solution will protect your external school grounds, internal classrooms and corridors, and access to common areas such as receptions.

Benefits Of Our Fire & Security Systems

  • Secure external school grounds against potential intruders and break ins
  • Control staff, visitor and student access to the site
  • Ensure health and safety legislation compliance
  • Protect buildings, staff and pupils from the risk of fire
  • Implement effective lockdown proceduresin the event of terrorist threat or attack
  • Reduce risk of arson attack
  • Monitor your CCTV, intruder alarms and fire alarm systems with our in-house category 2 NSI Gold accredited alarm receiving centre

Lockdown Procedures

We partner with Commend to offer a complete dynamic lockdown solution for your education establishment. Dynamic lockdown is the ability to quickly restrict access and egress to a site or building (or part of) through physical measures in response to a threat. That threat can be either external or internal. The aim of lockdown is to prevent people moving into danger areas and preventing or stalling the attackers accessing a site (or part of a site).

The Commend Lockdown solution is also easily integrated with most existing fire and security systems.

Why Businesswatch Group?

We already look after many schools, colleges and universities, so our extensive experience in the education sector will ensure you receive the correct tailored whole-site fire and security solution for your site.

Following an initial site survey and in-depth consultation to determine your specific fire and security requirements and conditions, our expert in-house design department will design a tailored, integrated solution for your site.

This may include internal and external CCTV, intelligent video analytics, automated gates and barriers, ANPR cameras, intelligent fire detection systemsaccess control systems and dynamic lockdown solutions.

Your bespoke fire and security solution will ensure peace of mind, comply with health and safety legislation and demonstrate your commitment to the highest standards of security for your staff and students.

BusinessWatch Group are experts in the development and installation of integrated fire and security solutions to educational establishments.

Our customers include:

  • University of Bradford
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Peterborough Regional College
  • Leeds College of Music
  • and over 60 primary and secondary schools.

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To discuss your school fire safety and security solutions, please speak to one of our Education Sector experts. Call us on 0330 094 7404. Alternatively, complete your details and we’ll be in touch asap.



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