A publication entitled ‘Briefing Note for Architects and Consultants’ was recently released by one of our police forces, in it guidelines were set out to help in the reduction of crimes and increased security in schools. It states that around 75% of all crimes commited against schools are opportunistic and will be carried out by outsiders, parents, pupils and even staff. Even through crimes on the whole are down, crimes such as arson are increasing in frequency but the guide suggests that efficient physical security should be designed at the beginning to provide staff and school managers the ability to maintain a secure and safe environment for pupils and staff alike. It warns that retrofitting of unsightly security systems which give the appearance of a fortress should be given a wide birth as this leads to a reduction in the environment of the school.
It lists a set of recommendations that architects and consultants should consider when drawing up plans. One point of interest is the windows and doors. Step in the WindowShield. Windowshield is the perfect glass protection product for schools and colleges when searching for a security solution that will not affect the appearance of their windows. Virtually impenetable against rocks, baseball bats, axes or whatever an attacker may throw at it WindowShield gives you invisible security and peace of mind that your School windows are secure.
If your looking to protect your existing school or college windows or in the planning stages of school design, talk to CrimeShield Manufacturing and see how we can help you. Call 01384 480202