In anticipation of Martyn’s Law, we want to ensure that your educational setting is ready and prepared to protect your staff and pupils against terrorism.

Martyn’s Law, also known as the Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill, is a UK wide measure to prepare and protect larger premises from potential terrorist attacks.

The proposed law is named after Martyn Hett, who lost his life in the terrorist attack in Manchester Arena in 2017. The Government’s final consultations for this end on 18th March 2024 with the proposed law due to take effect in September 2024.

In order to meet the requirements, each premises, with a capacity of more than 100 individuals must have an effective lockdown procedure in place. This includes all educational settings.

A set of clear procedures must be outlined and communicated to all participants. To do this effectively, your school must be able to broadcast a lockdown or evacuation alert across the whole premises, and ideally with a trigger button being issued to each member of the Senior Leadership Team, or remote access to trigger an alert via app or PC. We recommend these steps within your procedure:

  • Providing clear instructions to all involved
  • Training all staff and pupils
  • Testing regularly and communicating effectively

We recognise the challenges that schools face with Martyn’s Law and want to support you with protecting your school by preparing for lock down and evacuation.

  • An alert can be triggered simultaneously across multiple buildings on site
  • Messages can be pre-recorded to save time and ensure a calm message is broadcast
  • Alerts can be broadcast in a variety of ways, including text display and luminous strobes
  • If you are an existing customer simply add some sounders to your premises to broadcast your Lock down alert
  • The Harmony range includes a variety of auditory and visual alerts for broadcasting, as well as a control box with four buttons to account for different types of alert

Using the Harmonys range of audio based equipment you can lockdown your staff and pupils at the touch of a button.

The system is connected to a POE network and easily configured to broadcast customisable alerts to staff and pupils in the event of an incident in the school where the safety of staff and pupils could be at risk and need to be immediately notified in order to begin a lockdown procedure. Live messages can be broadcast via a microphone or using pre-recorded alerts issued from a panic button control box.

Incidents such as:

  • Intruder On School Grounds
  • Disturbance In Local Area
  • Fire In Close Proximity
  • Dangerous Dog Roaming Loose
  • Chemical or Air Pollution Incident