(noun) The act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning, judgment and preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. e.g. Schools, colleges, universities, nurseries.

Our Belief in Education

At APG we believe that the educational sector is hugely significant to the continued prosperity of the UK. Education staff inspire the younger generation to ask questions to stay curious & dream of a better tomorrow.

We believe that this industry deserves high-quality security and protection to ensure children and others being educated get the best chance to study in a safe and secure environment, where every precaution has been taken to secure the establishment.

Across this sector, there is a variety of issues that educators and board members should be aware because their decisions directly impact the students, parents & staff. 

Group Services

  • Weekly Bell Testing (ARK)
  • Open and Lock (ARK)
  • Alarm Response & Key Holding (ARK)
  • Fencing (BGB)
  • Gates (BGB)
  • Roller Shutters (BGB)
  • Water Mists (Cannon)
  •  ANSUL R-102 (Cannon)
  • CCTV Monitoring (VRC)
  • Visual Verification
  • Fire & Intruder Monitoring (VRC)

ARK & Education

ARK has a variety of services that would be helpful to an educational establishment. Of the most requested service is the Weekly Bell Testing, if you were to use this service you would have strong assurance that your alarm systems are fully operational. The benefit of this is that you will no longer have to train staff, you and your staff can stay focused on the school your staff and pupil.

Another service that is often used is Open and Lock where we send mobile patrol officers to attend at agreed times to unlock or lock up your premises and therefore remove the risk to a member of your staff doing these duties on their own.

Also offered by ARK is the Alarm Response & Key Holding service which is used in the event of an alarm activation. ARK will send one of our officers who will go to your premise determine the cause of the alarm and issue any appropriate actions e.g. filing a report with the police. ARK will also provide a report of the alarm and actions for you to review.

ARK Alarm Response & Keyholding

Alarm Response & Keyholding specialise in providing professional keyholding and alarm response services across the UK to secure your home or business and ensure the safety of your family and staff.

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BGB & Education

BGB can provide external barriers and perimeter solutions that can secure the verges of the facility with Fencing that is tailored to buildings individual needs, i.e. we can also make our traditional solutions ‘smart,’ by incorporating technologies such as RFID which could be programmed to only grant access to authorized personnel. BGB also has a variety of Gates (tracked sliding, swing, bi-fold and cantilever) to meet the needs of school or educator.

On the external of your building, BGB can supply and fit Roller Shutters which will dramatically improve security whilst reducing the possibility of an after-hours break-in.

BGB Boundary Gate and Barrier

Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts are experts in all forms of Perimeter Security. With national installation and service capabilities, Boundary Gate and Barrier Contracts provides our customers with a one-stop gate and barrier solution.

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Cannon & Education

Cannon Fire Protection can provide Water Mists to environments that need protecting in an environment where covering the assets in water or other flame suppression liquid is not possible, as it would cause further damage (such as IT Classrooms and server rooms).

We also provide equipment to schools and colleges such as, ANSUL R-102 systems which in the event of a kitchen-fire the which is fitted above cookers and will put the fire out before it has a chance to do damage and spread around the area/building.

Cannon Fire Protection

With over 30 years experience, Cannon Fire Protection has developed an excellent reputation within the fire protection industry throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. 

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VRC & Education

VRC can externally monitor existing CCTV equipment cameras with their CCTV Monitoring which could be used in tangent with other powerful tools such as ANPR (automatic registration plate recognition), this could be set up so that it kept a log of all vehicles. This technology could be used to highlight unknown/new vehicles as well as remembering unwanted visitors.

VRC’s Visual Verification and Fire & Intruder Monitoring is able to visually verify your intruder & fire alarms saving you money on call outs for false alarms and ensuring genuine alarms can be visually confirmed before the police or fire service are dispatched.

VRC also provides another benefit to customers, we could positively impact the price of your building insurance.

VRC operates an NSI Gold Category II Remote Video Response Centre. 

VRC Video Receiving Centre

For over 10 years we have been offering bespoke monitoring solutions to protect people, property and peace of mind across the UK and Ireland. From our state of the art, Remote Video Response Centre (RVRC) in Yate, our highly experienced team work night and day to ensure your people and property are protected.

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Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

Cannon Fire Protection Awarded New BAFE SP206 Scheme Certificate

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the new BAFE (British Approvals for Fire Equipment) scheme certificate for kitchen fire suppression systems.

The new scheme (SP206) was originally set up in 2018 by BAFE as a means of verifying the competency of companies who install and maintain commercial kitchen fire suppression systems.

The scheme took almost two years to develop with the support of insurers, equipment manufacturers and trade associations from the fire and catering industries.

Fire industry/insurance data reveals food and drink related fires are statistically the third most likely cause of large fires, also accounting for nearly 10% of all large loss fires. Fires involving restaurants and cafes represent some 42% of all fires within the food and drink sector put together.

BAFE’s new scheme has been developed to provide end users of kitchen equipment with the confidence and peace of mind that their kitchen fire suppression systems have been installed and/or maintained by a provider who has been independently assessed for their competency. The certification scheme covers the design, installation, commissioning, recharge and maintenance of kitchen fire suppression or protection systems.

The BAFE Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Scheme (SP206) observes best practice including LPS 1223 (fixed fire extinguishing systems for catering equipment) and the UL 300 (Fire Testing of Fire Extinguishing Systems for Protection of Commercial Cooking Equipment) Approval Standards.

BSI, who carried out the surveillance audit on behalf of BAFE, went through all our processes for installation and maintenance from quotation to final commissioning and all stages in between. They also did a full audit of our quality management system.

Nicola Roberts, Operations Director commented:

“Achieving this accreditation continues to demonstrate that as a business we are committed to third party accredited schemes providing a focus on delivering the best possible service to our customers through quality products and procedures.”

We are now one of seven companies in the UK who have been awarded this certification.

Find out more about Cannon Fire’s certified kitchen fire suppression systems here or call us on 01623 860685.

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