Schools use access control systems to improve security and streamline operations. They can offer a huge amount of functionality in addition to keeping pupils and staff safe. Some Schools Use Access Control Systems ONLY as a door entry point… missing out on management, data and additional security features. Here is an outline of some of the ways in which these systems can be used:

Schools Use Access Control to Enhance Security

Access control systems can help to ensure that only authorized individuals are able to enter the school building or certain areas within the school. This can help to prevent unauthorised access and improve the safety of students, staff, and visitors. In addition, many access control systems include features that allow administrators to monitor who is entering and exiting the building, when they are doing so, and which areas of the school they are accessing. This can help to increase accountability and deter potential wrongdoers.

Does your School Use Access Control to Manage Attendance?

By using access control systems to monitor when students and staff enter and exit the building, schools can better manage attendance and reduce the risk of truancy. This can also help to ensure that students are arriving on time and not missing classes.

Improving Operations

Access control systems can be integrated with other school systems, such as student databases and timetabling software, to streamline operations. For example, students could be automatically granted access to certain areas of the school based on their timetable.

In addition, access control systems can be integrated with CCTV systems including ANPR cameras for staff and visitor carparks. Fire alarm systems can also be linked to Access Control systems for ensure complete safety solutions.

Simplifying Visitor Management

Schools can use access control systems to manage visitors, such as contractors or parents, by issuing temporary access cards or codes. This can help to ensure that visitors are authorised to be on school grounds and are only able to access the areas they need to.

By implementing access control systems, UK schools can improve security, attendance management, and overall operations.

To discuss improving upgrading your existing access control system to provide a greater level of functionality for your school, contact our team directly. We offer a free initial site survey and as experts in school fire and security solutions, we plan work to suit your school schedule with work carried out by designers, installers and maintenance team with DBS checks. Contact us today on 01535 661197 email or book online.