In the aftermath of the tragedy that struck Robb Elementary School just two weeks ago, the very real problem of school shootings is once again at the forefront of our minds. Schools have a unique problem facing them in that they need to be equipped to protect students and faculty without violating their privacy, upsetting parents and guardians, or making their school feel more like a prison than a place of learning and education. There are a lot of questions and concerns, but not all of them are easy to answer or address. However, the Motorola Solutions Concealed Weapons Detection (CWD) system can be an important step in the right direction for any school that utilizes it.
One of the great aspects of the Motorola Solutions CWD is the fact that it’s non-permanent. You can use it indoors or outdoors, and it can be moved whenever necessary to cover different access points. This can be a major benefit during different events, or even if the school is undergoing renovations, No need to trash the CWD system when your school decides to upgrade—store any unused systems and set them up at any new access points once renovations are complete.
The Motorola Solutions CWD is a great way to implement tighter security without disrupting students and faculty or invading their privacy. These systems use AI to differentiate between personal items and concealed weapons, so there’s no need for clear bags, body pats, or other invasive procedures that could be upsetting for your students and faculty. If a weapon of any kind is detected, an alert goes to the unit’s tablet with information on the weapon and where it is located on the person.
The fact that these units maintain privacy and are non-disruptive goes hand-in-hand. By avoiding invasive security procedures and choosing to automate, it is easier than ever to allow students to come and go as needed without the looming threat of a physical security check. Adjusting to such a simple system will happen quickly for most of your students, faculty, and visitors because they don’t even have to think about it—they can just walk right through.
The first priority of any security system is deterrence. For your staff and students, your CWD system will become a normal, everyday sight they don’t have to think twice about. For potential threats, these systems send a message that you are watching for problems and you’re ready to respond. It’s great to know you’ll be able to respond to a potential threat as soon as it walks through your doors, but it’s even better if that threat never happens because of the visible security the Motorola Solutions CWD system provides.
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