There is little that we love more than our children and so it has always been our highest priority to protect our kids while they’re at college and university. These education institutions are stepping up their security efforts following several high profile violent acts like the school shooting at VA-Tech university, and the threat of other random acts of violence and worldwide terrorism. While we’d all like to believe that these acts didn’t happen, it’s a safer and better practice to install the best security practices we can (and hope that their use will never come to be). As such, we can provide a full security management system to your school, or university with the best technology available including access control and video surveillance, streamlines for staff entry, visitor management, and vending and controlled access areas across an entire campus.
Many universities have realized the increased safety levels that access control cards provide. It means that strangers or other dangerous persons will be less likely to be in school dorms and classrooms. In fact, it means that only those people with authorized access to a certain area should be able to enter. These precautions can reduce problems of vandalism, theft, arson, and other unwanted and unsavory activities. This means that students and faculty who are working after-hours or in an isolated part of campus will be safer than ever.
We can also with his video surveillance in high traffic areas to remind students, faculty, and visitors that they are being watched and recorded. There is a psychological element to security and it is proven that when people believe they are being watched, crime rates are decreased.
And finally, we can help you establish a crisis management plan so you will know what to do if ever a crisis arises on your campus. The Department of Education recommend that every school has an emergency response system that includes the following:
- Mitigation and prevention – conduct school assessments to identify possible areas of risk.
- Preparedness – crisis procedures are instilled.
- Response – a crisis is the time to follow plans and make use of preparations.
- Recovery – return to learning and restore the infrastructure as quickly as possible.
We hope that with the use of these security measures that we can keep your school and your children safe. Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about our security system aimed primarily at institutions of higher education.