As schools become filled with products of the IT revolution, they offer ever more temptations to criminals. A website offers advice on a range of devices available from members of the British Security Industry Association. Though razor wire and CCTV may distress many teachers, there is also information on risk assessment, and on friendlier mechanisms including window locks and smoke alarms. Even if valuables are not lost, five minutes of vandalism can destroy months of work and years of morale; it's worth thinking of how to avoid that.
Contact BSIA, Security House, Barbourne Road, Worcester WR1 1RS. Tel: 01905 727707; fax: 01905 613149; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.bsia.co.uk Tom Deveson