Keeping kids safe in schools has become more of a priority than ever before. Parents, teachers, and administrators must find ways to ensure the safety of the students as crime continues to occur on school grounds. Evaluating the needs of a school district begins by understanding the major security threats to security. Here are three issues that face many schools today, and how they can best be addressed to reduce their frequency.
Weapons On School Grounds
Weapons like guns and knives can be used to assault teachers, staff, and students. While weapons like this are prohibited on most school campuses, kids still try to sneak them in. Metal detectors can add a level of security to find the weapon before it has a chance to do damage. It is also important to educate students on the dangers of these weapons and provide them with instructions on how to react if an unfortunate event occurs.
Unauthorized Access To Buildings
Maintain a safe perimeter to keep buildings and the people inside them safe. Exterior doors that cannot be opened from the outside can prevent unwanted guests from slipping in unnoticed. Let the office staff determine who can come in and who must stay out.
Access control systems used in many business settings can be adapted for use in a school. This keeps unauthorized individuals from entering the grounds and monitors movements of who’s coming in and who’s going out. An access control system can system can monitor thousands of students and staff from one central point, adding a layer of protection to the people inside in the event that an emergency arises.
Illegal Drug Sales
Video surveillance is one of the best ways to secure a school. Installing a surveillance camera system outside the school can help curb illegal activity. Drug dealers will be less likely to set up shop and try to sell to the students on their way to school if they know they are being monitored. If you report any suspicious activity to the police department, and then show them your security camera footage, you can help law enforcement capture these criminals and bring them to justice. This protects your students from falling prey to dangerous activity from an early age.
Place Cameras In The Right Areas
Security cameras should be installed in high-risk and highly populated areas to increase safety of students and staff. This can also help reduce vandalism and theft. Some of the top areas for camera placement include:
At Dyezz Surveillance & Security, we specialize in all types of security for facilities and buildings. Our technicians have the experience and knowledge to evaluate your school’s needs and set you up with the best protection available. Contact us today to discuss your school security plan. We look forward to helping you make a difference in the lives of your students by keeping them safe and secure.