School entrances, school buildings, bicycle parks, playgrounds… area protection is a very important aspect of safeguarding our children from the day care to the university.
School entrances and external area protection
The entrance to the area determines the overall impression which is of vital importance to a school. Fences must therefore be both attractive and secure – characteristics that reflect the school's image. They must also have functional characteristics (prevent unauthorised persons from entering the school) without impairing its inviting character.
It is important for schoolchildren to be able to roam the whole school area in safety. The fence ensures that they do not come out on to the street by mistake. The fence must always provide good visibility so that any intruders are noticed quickly. In densely built-up areas, the fence must be transparent.
Bicycle parks must be protected against theft and vandalism. They must also be easily accessible so that large groups of cyclists can come to or leave the park simultaneously. The fence must be and look secure so as to immediately discourage any persons with bad intentions. It is preferable to choose a system that is difficult to cut through or damage.
Child protection is important, but a playground should probably not look like a “prison”. This is why the choice here falls on a fence with a low to medium height. Visibility through the fence is important in order to make supervision possible. The fence must be completely safe and may not cause children to get injured or get stuck. Entrances are protected by gates with a locking system that prevents children from opening the gate from the inside.