All schools around the country will benefit from increased levels of security. It doesn’t matter which level, from elementary to university. That’s why it’s crucial to have video systems in place that can make a measurable difference. When it comes to providing security for schools, better technology is the way to go!
One of the ways that video systems can help make a difference is when they are integrated into advanced access control systems. Video intercom systems, in particular, are relatively easy to install and operate. This functionality makes them ideal for educational settings at all levels. Plus, they go beyond securing doors by being able to accept changes in schedule, opening and closing doors at set intervals, and preventing unauthorized entry by outsiders who have no business being there.
Integrated Emergency Lockdowns
Initiating a lockdown is one of the most important reasons to incorporate video systems into the array of security measures you deploy on a school campus. It is intended to secure the university in case of weather emergencies, active shooters, or anyone or anything else that could present a threat to the school. These lockdowns will be easy to activate and also easy to lift. During these situations, only authorized security personnel can pass through the doors. Video verification is essential for ensuring that the only people who can come and go are the ones who are supposed to do so.
Automated Security Measures
There are also automated security measures that can be linked back to video systems that aren’t necessarily to do with cameras and lenses. Visitor cards can function as one day passes, and contractors who come in to make repairs or cleaners who come in to ensure that the campus is kept tidy can only have a small window during which they can be on campus. Perhaps one of the most sophisticated features associated with these systems is the ability to create an automated roll call list whenever the fire alarm sounds; this can help ensure that everyone is accounted for once evacuation procedures are complete.
Ultimately, these systems won’t be able to reach their full potential without administrative rights. Teachers, administrators, and students all have some level of control based on their authority. One of the most promising aspects of the way this system is designed is that remote access is possible.
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Located in Columbia, Maryland, ARK Systems provides unsurpassed quality and excellence in the security industry, from system design through to installation. We handle all aspects of security with local and remote locations. With over 30 years in the industry, ARK Systems is an experienced security contractor. Trust ARK to handle your most sensitive data storage, surveillance, and security solutions.