Although, like any communal space, educational establishments have their dangers, they’re generally safe. However, any school should have measures in place to prevent unauthorised access, theft, vandalism or violence within their premises.
The best solutions for schools and universities include CCTV cameras, access controls and, in some cases, trained personnel to mitigate these risks.
CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) and access control systems are great for educational establishments for a number of reasons.
Firstly, they enhance the overall security of the school premises by monitoring activities in various areas, deterring unauthorised access and providing a record of events in case of incidents or emergencies.
CCTV cameras can act as a deterrent to potential misconduct or criminal activities. The presence of cameras may discourage individuals from engaging in disruptive or unlawful behaviour.
Monitor different areas of your school or college.
They allow school administrators and security personnel to monitor different areas of the school, such as hallways, entry points, and common areas, to ensure the safety of students, staff, and visitors.
In case of incidents like theft, vandalism, bullying or other disturbances, recorded footage from CCTV cameras can be reviewed to identify culprits, understand the sequence of events, and take appropriate actions or measures.
Access control systems, like key cards or biometric scanners, regulate who can enter specific areas of the school.
This helps prevent unauthorised individuals from entering sensitive or restricted zones and can enhance overall safety.
In the event of emergencies, such as lockdowns or threats, access control systems can aid in quickly securing the premises or restricting access to certain areas, aiding the application of safety protocols.
Having these systems in place can reassure parents that the school takes security seriously and help improve your reputation.