Responding to Increased Student Safety Concerns on Campus
Higher educational facilities have been privy to an automatic assumption that students are safe within the confines of their ‘walls’. Universities especially are known as a place where students could attend to develop academic, social, and life skills. However, with an increased risk of highly publicised threats occurring within Universities and Colleges across the globe, now more than ever before, are educational facilities becoming a focal point for re-evaluating security needs.
Read the latest article on the effects Covid-19 has had on the Education Sector, and how we are helping to provide secure, touchless access solutions.
Designing A Safer, More Secure University Campus
Within the corporate sector, pedestrian security has been a fundamental need of building design for many years. Common requirements are managing the flow of building users, monitoring access, mitigating risk, responding to out-of-hours access, and so forth. Higher education facilities are now investing in a similar risk analysis, where overall building security is becoming a necessity rather than just another requirement.
At Meesons we have seen a dramatic increase in the following campus security:
- Security speed gate requirements for new and existing educational facilities.
- 24/7 secured access requirements for student accommodation complexes.
- High-security access requirements for research facilities on university campuses.
- Visitor management integrations with access control systems and physical security.
- More recently, touchless access solutions for university building entrances.
Creating the Perfect Security Solution for Universities
Due to the high number of students, staff and increasingly members of the public accessing facilities day and night, educational institutions face a challenge in creating a safe and secure campus. Ensuring controlled access to multiple building types such as campus gyms, protecting library assets, or securing the perimeter all require a variety of solutions to prevent unauthorised access.
At Meesons, our range of secure entrance solutions is suitable for main entrances, accommodation, libraries, sports facilities, and even external applications such as cycle parking facilities or the campus perimeter.
Our Latest Education Projects
The College required a unique entrance solution that would allow them to secure the perimeter of their campus and control student access.
Goldsmiths, University of London
Following a review of the library’s security measures, it was determined that enhanced security was required in line with the access control upgrade.
Chapter was searching for a physical entrance solution that would allow controlled access whilst complementing their minimalist design