4 Ways to Improve School Security and Safety
School security is top-of-mind for school administrators nationwide, and today’s schools face many challenges when it comes to school security and student safety. Below is the points to Improve School Security and Safety
1. Install Security Cameras at Vulnerable Areas
It’s essential to do a walk-through of your school and determine how many locations you need to install security cameras. Make sure all main entrances and exits, common areas, and building perimeters are covered—and there are no coverage gaps.
Where are the Top Locations for Security Cameras in Schools?
- All main entrances and exits
- Building perimeters
- Computer labs
- Playgrounds and recess areas
- Athletic fields
- Parking lots
Installing video security cameras in high-traffic and high-risk locations can help enhance student and staff safety, reduce liabilities—and deter theft, vandalism, and property damage.
2. Install a Video Security System
A video surveillance system can be a powerful crime deterrent, and is your first line-of-defense for enhancing safety and security at your school, university, or educational facility.
High-resolution security cameras and multi-channel video recorders enable you to capture and view activity at high-traffic and the most vulnerable areas of your school, and keep an eye on the interior and exterior of your school and campus 24/7.
3. Implement a Door Access Control System
Door access control solutions enable you to monitor and prevent unauthorized access to critical areas of your school. Electronic access control systems provide an additional layer of protection, along with centralized monitoring and management of multiple locations and thousands of staff members.
4. Add Mobile Surveillance
Mobile DVRs provide schools with an extra set of eyes to monitor buses, drivers, and students—and tackle challenging issues like bullying, unsafe driving, vandalism, and reckless behavior.
Adding a mobile DVR to your school bus fleet will enable you to see what’s going on while the bus is on the road, at the bus stop, and parked. Many mobile DVRs provide the ability to track the buses’ location in real-time via GPS.