With bullying on the rise and gun violence becoming a more and more frequent occurrence, you cannot take it for granted that your school’s current security system is doing its job. According to the most recent PDK Poll, 72% of respondents lack confidence in their school’s security. It is no longer good enough to put locks on doors and metal detectors inside school entrances.
School security is at the forefront of the everyone’s mind and conversation, and schools across the country are looking for ways to bolster their security systems. There have been some extreme suggestions brought to the table. You will be glad to know that there is an simpler, more secure and affordable option.
Video surveillance offers many benefits that will fortify your school’s security system, making your job easier and your school safer.
Prevention goes a long way. Placing security cameras out of reach but where people can see them has been shown to deter some types of criminal activity. Cameras placed on and around the school campus and its perimeter will help you to prevent vandalism, break-ins, false fire-alarms, and other incidents.
Video surveillance has also been known to deter rule-breaking and illicit behaviors by students on school grounds. Cameras can be placed in parking lots, around intramural fields, and in other places where people might gather. In the event that an incident does occur you will have the evidence that you need in order to take action.
Monitor the Campus
With video surveillance you will easily be able to keep an eye on the entire campus in real-time. Placing cameras on all main entrances and exits, busy corridors, and off-limit areas can give you a broad view of the entire campus.
Today’s surveillance systems are more than just cameras— they also come with the option to use motion-sensor technology. When someone is in an area where they should not be, motion sensors will trigger a text or email alert notifying you or the authorities. What better way to feel at ease that your school is in good hands, even when you are away from campus.
Keep Students and Faculty Safe
The most important reason for choosing a video surveillance system for your school is to keep students and faculty safe. Surveillance systems help to monitor students, keep an eye on problematic situations, and keep bullying in check. They can also be helpful in monitoring campus visitors and preventing unauthorized access to the campus.
Video surveillance systems can help the authorities to assess the situation more accurately if a situation does occur. Better information leads to faster evacuations and more efficiently securing school grounds. Preventing access, reacting to problems, and improving the reaction time of the authorities adds up to safer schools and happier parents.
Peace of Mind
At the end of the day, we are all just looking for a little more peace of mind. Parents want to feel confident that their children are as safe as possible at school. Teachers, faculty, and students want to feel comfortable and safe when they are on campus.
When you add video surveillance to your security system, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that you are providing your school with the kind of comprehensive security that makes all of these good things possible.