Blake Fire and Security Systems

Your One Stop Shop for your School's Fire & Security... makes life easier

Blake's track record stretches across more than 200 delighted schools! The value of using a single company for EVERYTHING is clear...

We'll manage your Fire & Security design, installation and maintenance. And, refurbishments too - we even have electrical and building contractor departments!

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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.

    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!
    "Tom was working here at Easter and this summer holiday to complete works to the new fire system...

    I would like to express my appreciation for his high standards and work ethic. He has explained things in detail when I have queried something or expressed an interest in the work he was carrying out. He has been amazingly polite and courteous to all staff that have been on site.

    Rory also has been very helpful and he too deserves praise. I would not hesitate to recommend your company to other schools"
    Chris Caton
    Collingwood Primary School, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford, Essex
    "What a credit your engineers are to your company, whether fire extinguishers, light or alarms. I never have any issues with invoices, booking in visits, early or late, your engineers do not spend all their time with us on their phones, they usually don’t even have a coffee - although we do ask. They bring all the equipment they need for the job, are smart and clean."
    Marian Brown, Office Manager
    Wethersfield C of E Primary School, Near Braintree, Essex

    Audited & Approved

    ...compliant AND in safe hands with Blake's
    BAFE Registered OrganisationFIABMTRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Installation & MaintenanceBMTRADA Q-Mark Fire Stopping Installation
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    Still researching? Click here to get advice from qualified experts on how to ensure your School’s Security and Fire Safety is compliant with legislation

    Why using Blake's One Stop Shop will make your life easier...

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    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.

    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.
    "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 purpose and compliant!"
    Simon Blake
    Emergency Lighting Manager
    School Case Study

    Chalkwell School Case Study

    Read how installing an easy to use, reliable access control system allowed the reception staff to fully control entry to the entire building. It helped with the school's improved Ofsted rating too!

    Click through to download the full case study.
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    The buck stops with the Responsible Person

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    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 Responsible 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.
    Still researching? Click here to get advice from qualified experts on how to ensure your School’s Security and Fire Safety is compliant with legislation
    "Net2 Entry is so easy to use. It's useful for Reception staff to be able to see who is trying to enter before letting them in. We have peace of mind that the children are safe and only authorised people are in the building at all times."
    Trudi Manicom, Business Manager
    Chalkwell Hall Junior School
    "On the 21st December of last year, I had a complete breakdown of the school's intruder alarm. I would like to say how impressed I was with your response to this problem. Within hours I had two engineers on site, as well as yourself. 

    I am extremely satisfied with all of the disciplines provided by Blakes and I am happy to continue to use Blakes for many years to come."
    Leonard Levey, Site Manager
    St Anne Line Junior, Catholic School

    Alarms, CCTV and Access Control for schools

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    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 security 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.

    Maintenance, Monitoring and Takeovers


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


    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.

    Dedication to Accreditation

    Why you should choose Blake Fire & Security to design, install and maintain your Fire and/or Security system, including Fire Doors.
    Long track record - our family-run firm has been installing fire and security protection across four decades. We're not going anywhere. Your guarantee will be honoured!
    Dedication to Accreditation - if we're not qualified to provide a service we won't offer it to you! Simple.
    Experience & Expertise - we're professional and fully qualified so you get the system that is perfect for your circumstances.
    Who is in your home or premises? - your engineer is always trustworthy, polite and fully qualified, with regular checks to ensure this.
    Quality workmanship and service - we're passionate about your security, our standard of work and the way we deliver it to you.
    Blake Fire & Security Systems have BAFE, NSI Gold, SSAIB and BM Trada approval! This means you get:
    Bespoke systems - designed to perfectly fit your family's requirements or the needs of your business.
    Highest quality systems and equipment - we only use the best quality, industry-approved equipment to provide protection that lasts and looks good.
    Police and Insurance recognition - our work is guaranteed to be of the highest standard and both Police and Insurance companies acknowledge this.
    Regular and reliable monitoring and maintenance - ensure your Fire and/or Security protection is working in your time of need AND someone is always watching over your home or business!

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      Accreditations and Memberships

      Domestic and commercial clients trust Blake's dedication to accreditation. We always meet or exceed the latest quality standards.
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