Education sector


“We’ve got the right people, we’ve got the right technology, now, let’s put them together and look after our students” – Collaborative campus safety in Manchester

IFSEC Global speaks to professionals at CriticalArc and Salford University about how the SafeZone app is being recieved and future plans for expansion. Read More

Abloy UK announces course dates for new Foundations CPD course 2022

Abloy UK has revealed the dates of its Academy Foundations and Foundations Plus CPD courses for 2022. Read More

Manchester universities collaborate with CriticalArc’s Safezone to develop unified city-wide safety and security initiative

Three Manchester universities have pioneered the UK’s first city-wide safety and response initiative using CriticalArc’s, SafeZone. Read More

“82% of schools and colleges plan to adapt existing video monitoring systems to keep ‘COVID safe”, report finds

An education sector study finds that 82% of CCTV and video monitoring systems will be extended to help keep schools and colleges ‘COVID Safe’. Read More

How wireless access control is bolstering security in the education sector

How wireless access control is supporting the education sector improve management processes and bolster security. Read More

“The loss of a school can be avoided with a sprinkler system” – Jonathan O’Neill responds to new proposals for schools

Jonathan O’Neill offers his thoughts on the recently published proposals regarding fire safety in schools. Read More

AUCSO set to expand global reach and encourage greater collaboration between university security teams

The Association of University Chief Security Officers (AUCSO) has announced plans to increase its global reach, says its new leadership team. Read More

Beauchamp City Sixth Form installs Comelit Atena fire detection panels

To ensure ongoing safety Comelit’s Atena fire detection panels have been installed at the Beauchamp City Sixth Form in Leicester. Read More

Call for 2021 focus on student wellbeing, safety, and security

Board advisor for ProtectED says preparations needed for post-COVID life, as volunteering teams continue to ensure security and safety of students. Read More

Solving key and access control challenges in the education sector

ASSA ABLOY explores how wireless locking can provide an access control solution to the challenges facing education institutions. Read More

CriticalArc customer success programme wins at the Security & Fire Excellence Awards

CriticalArc has won the Customer Care category at the 2020 Security & Fire Excellence Awards, in recognition of its customer success programme. Read More

Upgraded fire system installed at Imperial College London

A network of fire panels from UK manufacturer, Advanced, has been installed as part of a campus-wide system replacement at Imperial College London (ICL), Hammersmith. Read More

40 schools a month hit by fires in the past year

A new study from Zurich Municipal reveals 480 primary and secondary schools endured fires in 2019, a staggering 40 incidents every month. Read More

Cyber threats disrupt return of education

As if the return of the academic year wasn’t already disrupted enough from the COVID-19 pandemic, reports indicate that a number of UK institutions have also been subject to cyber-attacks during the summer. Read More

Petition launched as research finds risk of fire at schools double that of other buildings

According to new research from insurer, Zurich Municipal, schools in England are “nearly twice as likely” to suffer from a fire as other types of commercial buildings. Read More

Integrated access control a priority for higher education institutions, according to report

According to a recent survey undertaken by Genetec and HID Global, higher education institutions are set to embrace new access control technology to improve the experiences of students and staff. Read More



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