9 May 2014

The education sector has become an important vertical market for the security industry. With recent high-profile cases of security issues in some schools, it is a market that looks set to become even more security focused. Many educational establishments are looking more closely than ever at the security of their facilities, to protect people, property and assets from unwarranted attention or attacks. Because of these concerns, current estimates value the access control market for education in the EMEA region at a noteworthy £46M (Source: IMS Research).

Integrated security systems provider TDSi sees the education sector as a particularly interesting growth market, as Managing Director John Davies elaborated, “Our partners have shown significant growth in their education market business in recent years, with the UK and Middle East having particularly strong demands for access control solutions. All the signs are that the market is set to continue growing and offers considerable opportunities for installers, suppliers and manufacturers of security systems that offer products and services which address the needs and concerns of schools, making them safer for all concerned.”