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School Fire & Security - Blake's are your One Stop Shop!

Schools and other educational buildings are often vulnerable to intruders. Once someone is inside, there is the potential for theft, damage and even the setting of a fire.

Blake's recommend the use of high end, integrated alarms and CCTV cameras with fully monitored control centre packages for round the clock security. 

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We take care of everything, so you don't have to

Blake Fire & Security Systems can take the pain away, we cover everything. And we have done so for over 200 schools in Essex. Our qualified, accredited staff will work with you to ensure you comply with legislation, keep your staff and building users safe and reduce costs.

As you will know, managing projects with different suppliers is stressful. It requires a lot of time and effort to:

  • Co-ordinate timelines
  • Call each supplier for updates
  • Schedule visits
  • Manage individual projects

And, you have to pay more for the privilege with separate call-out fees and higher overall costs! Instead, use a single company for everything, we handle the stressful part, while you see the project progress without the organisational headache. It's a winner!

Here are four reasons why using Blake's One Stop Shop will make your life easier:

  1. We're always prepared - Using one company for the installation and maintenance of all your systems is usually cheaper. We carry spare tools in the van so that, if an unexpected issue arises, we can likely fix it there and then. No need for extra call outs!

  2. Reduce delays - You don’t have to wait on the deadlines of another company. Blake Fire & Security Systems is a sub-division of our parent company, Blake Contractors, and all of our experts work from our HQ in Southend!

  3. Everything done to the same exceptional standard - You have peace of mind that all of your projects are being carried out by the same, reputable company with the appropriate fire, security, electrical and building accreditations to prove it!

  4. Dedicated experts for each department - Blake's aren't a jack of all trades company!
    Each division has its own department with a dedicated expert who has years of experience in their specialty.

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Thank you so much for supporting our (emergency) light(ing) issue down at Hinguar. Whilst on site your technicians were very thorough and professional in helping to sort out technical issues and getting the job done.
Once again thank you for ensuring the quality provided by Blakes is of the highest quality.
Hinguar Primary School and Nursery
Viv Stevens, Headteacher
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Read how Blake Fire & Security Systems designed and installed a state of the art access control system to solve two safeguarding headaches for a school in Essex.

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School security and fire safety

We cover everything you need to protect your pupils, staff and visitors in an emergency. Fully BAFE and NSI Gold approved for fire protection we will ensure your school is compliant with all legislation for:

For safeguarding your pupils and staff from suspect visitors, Blake Fire & Security Systems cover everything. Fully approved with NSI Gold you will be compliant for:

Take home point - if you don't use a professional, qualified and accredited installation company you are taking an unnecessary risk. If anything goes wrong you face a large fine or even imprisonment.

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The buck stops with the Responsible Person

The Responsible Person has a job on their hands. He/she must organise a fire risk assessment, review it annually and act on it accordingly. This includes informing and training staff about the risks, put in place fire safety measures and plan for an emergency. 

Your fire risk assessment needs to follow FSO guidelines because it 

places ultimate responsibility for competency and engineering skills of the installer or service provider onto the owner of the fire system. This places unmanageable levels of responsibility on fire-safety system owners

IFSEC Global, July 2016

So the buck really does stop with the responsbile person OR the owner of the system! For schools, this means the Head Teacher, Governing Body, the Bursar/Financial Manager or another member of staff is ultimately responsible! Ask yourself, how qualified is your responsible person to ensure the competency and engineering skills of the installer?

Blake Fire & Security Systems will take care of everything for you because we are qualified to do so and have the track record to back it up.

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Alarms, CCTV and Access Control for schools

Safeguarding school children remains high on the OFSTED agenda. So choosing the right company to trust your school's security to is critical but easy. Look for a professional company with the right accreditation!

Blake Fire & Security Systems have approval from both leading accreditation bodies: NSI Gold and SSAIB! NACOSS Gold Scheme approval covers the design installation and maintenance of the following secruity systems:

Intruder Alarms

Our systems are of the highest quality, the service we provide matches that and your system will comply with all the relevent regulations.

Access Control and Door Entry

Your system will work day in, day out for years to come because we only install quality equipment. Reception staff will be able to vet entry from their desks, thereby keeping unwanted visitors out!


Professional installation means you will not have to settle for poor quality images. You do not have to put up with excuses such as "the distance between your security camera and the pc is too far"

Automatic Gates

As a member of the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) Powered Gate Group we’re approved to install Automatic Gates to Quality Assured standards. Also we're obligated to a code of conduct governing standards of workmanship, quality, training, safety, business integrity and CE marking compliance.

Lockdown Alert Alarm Systems

Terror attacks, knife and gun crimes are often in the news. And schools have been asking how they can safeguard their staff and pupils. If a threat presents itself, the Lockdown Alert Alarm will prompt staff and occupants of the building to go into Lockdown procedures. These may include locking classroom doors and getting into hiding positions. Find out if your Fire Alarm could integrate with a Lockdown Alert Switch.

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Blake says...

Most electricians have not had the training and are not qualified to design, install or maintain emergency lighting. All our designs are checked by dedicated software that ensures your escape routes are safe, fit for all purpose and compliant!

Simon Blake - Emergency Lighting Manager


Like a car, sophisticated electronic equipment needs a service to remain reliable. Maintenance contracts provide that care and are offered to all customers as a stipulation of both our NSI and SSAIB accreditations.


Blake Fire & Security Systems are happy to take on the maintenance of your current security system - in most cases this is an easy process with no loss of service.


Blake Fire & Security Systems offers a high-quality alarm monitoring service through our partner Southern Monitoring, who are a NSI Gold Approved CCTV Monitoring Station and Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC).

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