Designing perimeter security for schools demands a careful balance of access, safety and aesthetics. A research project by Jacksons Fencing aims to collate expert advice for specifiers
Jacksons Fencing is undertaking research to help architects and contractors understand the implications of designing and specifying perimeter security for schools. Planning, designing and installing perimeter security can be challenging, requiring a range of considerations from the aesthetics of the school itself and any threats in the local environment, to the number of staff, students and visitors requiring access to the site.
The company will canvas the opinions of school leaders, teachers and parents, as well as other stakeholders involved in ensuring the safety, security and protection of pupils and staff, to produce the Jacksons Fencing Education Report. Covering a range of topics, the report aims to focus on how to balance high-quality perimeter security, which ensures the safety of everyone on site, with an engaging, inviting centre of learning, while avoiding a fortress-like appearance.
Contributors will include leading industry bodies, Secured by Design, insurance specialists in the education sector, and the Loss Prevention Certification Board, as well as parents and school staff, whose experiences can be used to inform the design and specification of perimeter security for schools. Managing director of Jacksons Fencing, Peter Jackson, will also draw on his years of knowledge and in-depth understanding of the sector to share his advice on how to ensure school perimeters remain safe while providing adequate access.
As well as advice on how best to retrofit older sites to make them safe for 21st-century learning, the report will offer invaluable advice and guidance to contractors, developers, architects and specifiers working with schools to provide enhanced perimeter security and access control.
Jacksons Fencing has been designing, manufacturing and installing school security for many years, creating bespoke solutions for the specific needs of every site. As well as offering RoSPA-approved timber fencing, security fencing and access-control solutions handmade in the UK, Jacksons carries out design consultations and site assessments to ensure every school is as secure as possible.
The report will be available to download later this month. To receive a free copy, please register at: www.jacksons-security.co.uk
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