Is security in schools about technology or common sense?

Should we turn our schools into fortresses? Security within schools has always an emotive issue, and given the recent events in Leeds, it’s been thrust centre-stage again. There has been a tide of articles in the press recently questioning what security processes can be put into place to keep our schools safe. Installing metal detectors … Continue reading Is security in schools about technology or common sense?

School custom lanyards boost school spirit

School custom lanyards don’t just aid security in terms of identification, they can also help to unite pupils and students by promoting a sense of belonging. If you’ve been tasked with re-stocking the shelves with school lanyards, don’t just default to the standard ones before you’ve considered the benefits of custom designed. School custom lanyards … Continue reading School custom lanyards boost school spirit

Child ID cards: a new fixture at family festivals?

Family-friendly festivals are more popular than ever. From one-day music festivals like the Underage Festival in London to quirky weekend creativity spectaculars like the Just So Festival in Cheshire, our children are getting bitten by the festival bug early. But as the festivals get bigger and more popular, the chances of parents becoming separated from their … Continue reading Child ID cards: a new fixture at family festivals?

The future of school ID cards?

A new integrated smart ID card solution has been developed by Multicard in Australia specifically for the education market. Rather than allowing schools, colleges and other Education providers to just verify the identity of a student as most school ID cards do, it also tracks and reports attendance; acts as a library card; takes payment … Continue reading The future of school ID cards?

School visitor policy: mainly common sense?

Security within schools is always an emotive issue, particularly given recent headline hitting events in the US. Is your school at risk from unwanted visitors? Are your procedures adequate? Most importantly, are staff fully briefed on your policy? Would they challenge visitors they didn’t know within the school, if they weren’t accompanied or wearing school … Continue reading School visitor policy: mainly common sense?

School ID cards that pay for your lunch

With half-term over and the evenings drawing in, many schools and colleges are reviewing their security systems and procedures. This often leads to the consideration of school ID cards, as more educational establishments see the benefits of safeguarding staff and pupils. But did you know that an identity card can be much more than just … Continue reading School ID cards that pay for your lunch