While campus security has always been important, it has recently been thrown into the spotlight with incidents like the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. As a result, schools across the nation are assessing their campus security and surveillance systems. And when it comes to surveillance systems, the old real estate adage comes to mind: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION.
Campus Video Surveillance Tips
- Exterior & Parking Lots: Not only do exterior and parking lot surveillance cameras allow security personnel to monitor a school’s perimeter, but also zoom in and get clear images of license plates.
- Loading & Unloading Zones: Most schools have specific zones identified for student drop off and pickup. These zones are musts for surveillance systems.
- Entrances: Some of the most important areas to monitor are the entrances to the school.
- Hallways: Monitoring hallways and other areas in which student congregate helps mitigate drug use and other unlawful activities.
- Restrooms: Cameras should also be placed outside of restrooms. This approach helps protect privacy while also improving security.
- Labs & Shops: Not only will surveillance cameras in labs and shops help discourage theft, but they will also help identify safety issues.
- Cafeterias & Gymnasiums: Gymnasiums and cafeterias are prime locations for fights.
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