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Securitas understands the multiple threats to educational institutions, and through its experience can detail the right security solution to maintain a safe and secure site.

You educate, we protect.

Securitas South Africa provides customized security services to prevent intrusion, emergencies, fire damage and other potential impacts to schools' functioning. Our advanced technology, highly trained and fully licensed professional security specialists are well experienced and equipped to provide security services specific for the education sector.

Creating safe havens

The security needs vary depending on whether the learning facility is a pre-school, primary school, high school, University or vocational college.

Each educational establishment is very different and Securitas develops a strategy that is tailor-made to its own unique circumstances and its demographics.

We will work with your education institution's administration to protect your students, staff, visitors, and facilities while meeting your specific security requirements.

With the correct security solution in place the management is well prepared to tackle any crisis within no time.

Security solutions for the education sector


Physical security remains a critical aspect of ensuring a safe and secure learning environment for educational institutions. In today's complex world, schools face a range of physical security threats, ranging from unauthorized access and trespassing to vandalism and violence. These threats can have a significant impact on the well-being of students, staff, and visitors, as well as the overall learning environment.

One of the primary physical security concerns is the potential for unauthorized access to school premises. Unsecured buildings, poorly maintained fences, and inadequate access control systems can create vulnerabilities that allow unauthorized individuals to enter school grounds. These individuals may pose a threat to the safety of students, staff, and visitors, or they may engage in vandalism or theft.

Inadequate surveillance systems can also pose a significant physical security risk. Limited camera coverage, outdated technology, or poor maintenance of surveillance equipment can hinder the ability to monitor school grounds and identify potential threats. Surveillance systems play a vital role in deterring criminal activity, providing evidence in the event of an incident, and assisting in the identification and apprehension of perpetrators.

The presence of large numbers of students, staff, and visitors on school campuses can further complicate physical security efforts. Maintaining order, ensuring the safety of all individuals, and preventing unauthorized access can be challenging in such a dynamic environment. Effective physical security measures must be designed to accommodate the unique challenges of managing large groups of people within a school setting.

Educational institutions can effectively address physical security concerns by implementing a comprehensive security strategy that encompasses both preventive measures and response protocols. This strategy should include:


Perimeter Security: Strengthening perimeter security measures, such as installing fences, gates, and access control systems, can deter unauthorized access and help control the flow of people entering and exiting school grounds.

Surveillance Systems: Implementing a comprehensive surveillance system with strategically placed cameras, high-resolution technology, and regular maintenance can provide real-time visibility of school grounds and aid in the identification and apprehension of suspicious individuals.

Access Control: Implementing access control systems that restrict access to sensitive areas, such as classrooms, laboratories, and administrative offices, can help protect valuable assets and prevent unauthorized intrusions.

Security Personnel: Employing trained and experienced security personnel can provide a visible deterrent to criminal activity and assist in monitoring school grounds, enforcing security policies, and responding to incidents.

Security Assessments: Conducting regular security assessments and vulnerability testing can help to identify potential security weaknesses and prioritize areas for improvement.

Security Awareness Training: Providing security awareness training to staff and students can help to educate them about potential threats, security procedures, and reporting suspicious activity.

Emergency Response Planning: Developing and regularly reviewing emergency response plans can ensure that school officials, staff, and students are prepared to respond effectively to a variety of security incidents, including violence, fires, and natural disasters.

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