As we seek solutions to the ongoing problem of school and campus security, we realize there’s a lot to think about. When considering how we apply each of these potential security measures we have to think about the privacy and comfort of the students and faculty, the accessibility of any technology, the strain it puts on security officers, and the opinions of parents and guardians. With the right technology and security solutions, students and faculty can be kept safe through non-disruptive measures that make school life easier for everyone.
Technology is playing the biggest role in finding non-invasive ways to strengthen school and campus security. From Concealed Weapons Detection (CWD) systems to CCTV centralized monitoring, implementing security technology effectively can provide the biggest boost to the security of our educational facilities. Proper implementation will also assist security officers, making it easier than ever for them to do their jobs efficiently and effectively through the use of security apps and communication technologies.
A security team is most effective when they can communicate quickly and precisely. However, it’s important to remember that communication should not start and stop at the security team. The use of intercoms and overhead paging systems reminds everyone in the facility that security is always watching for trouble and ready to respond. Most criminals don’t want to be caught, making them less likely to cause problems when they know they’re being monitored. In addition, security teams can report suspicious behavior to each other right away and close the gap between themselves and the subject to make it easier to respond to an incident immediately.
Keeping access points secure is one of the biggest struggles facing schools and campuses. There are many different security options available that provide access control, so it’s important to consider these choices carefully and have a discussion about the best options for your facility’s needs. Consulting with a professional firm such as ARK Systems can help you understand the utility of these varied systems and find the one that works best for keeping your students and staff safe while still allowing easy access to common areas.
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