Security Enhancement Project

CST’s Security Enhancement Project funds security facilities, such as CCTV systems, fencing, anti-shatter window film, locks and alarms, at hundreds of Jewish buildings across the country.

The project has committed and spent over £6 million to strengthen our community’s buildings against attack. This money is raised entirely through voluntary donations and we thank all our donors who have contributed to this project.

The project’s goal is for all Jewish communal premises to meet the recommendations of Government counterterrorism guidance:

  • Deter a would-be intruder, by providing physical and electronic security measures, coupled with good management practices.
  • Detect an intrusion, by providing alarm and visual-detection systems with verification.
  • Delay an intrusion for a sufficient period of time to allow a response force to attend, by putting in place the appropriate physical security measures.

Security Measures Installed

 During 2017Since 2008
CCTV Cameras5825228
CCTV Monitors70829
Digital Video Recorders59624
Perimeter Fencing715 m9,960 m
Pedestrian Gates15233
Vehicle Gates16184
Access Control Systems38261
Security Grilles9382
Intruder Alarm Systems20186
Fire Alarm Systems446
External Lighting Systems972
Perimeter Protection Systems19
Security Doors14166
Security Cabins118
Anti-Ram Bollards0110

Future Updates



“"The Guardian of Israel doesn't slumber or sleep". This feeling of safety and security that we search for and need is gratefully appreciated when it's given to us by the CST. It really is a pleasure to work with the CST and to be looked after and cared for by them. Where ever I go throughout Britain, in all our Synagogues from north to south the impact and help given by the CST is warmly valued.”

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner
Senior Rabbi, Reform Judaism